The program offers a multidisciplinary and global approach to studying the peoples and cultures of Asia. Course offerings in both the social sciences and the humanities focus on East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia, and cover a wide range of topics, including East-West encounters, diasporas and globalization, social movements, environmental and political histories, technology, economies, regional security issues, gender and sexuality, post-colonial and nationalist film genres, music, art history, popular culture, Asian education systems, history, rituals, religion and Asian healing traditions, and both Asian and Asian American literary texts and social contexts. Options include a major and a correlate in Asian Studies as well as a correlate in Asian American Studies. Majors and correlates work closely with advisers to design their program of study based on their specific interests. The program encourages and places students to study abroad in Asia.