2020-2021 Catalog

Asian Studies

Home to more than half of the world population, Asia has a rich history and plays an increasingly important role in the contemporary world. With interdisciplinary and area studies approaches, the Asian Studies minor invites students to delve into the history, cultures, religions, arts, business, and economics of Asia; students will also have the opportunity to design their own focus on a particular “path” of study, i.e., China, Japan, or South Asia. The curriculum will lead students from two required introductory courses (HIST/IS 232 and RS 120) to upper-level electives (9 of the remaining credits must be upper-level). Internships and study abroad will also be recommended and rewarded with credits within the minor.

Division: Humanities and Social Sciences
Division Office: The Faculty Center 301
Phone: 646-393-4111
Division Chair:

Jennifer N. Brown, Ph.D. 

Administrative Assistant: Alexandra Dill

Program Faculty:

Yu-Yin Cheng

Professor of History & International Studies

B.A., National Taiwan Normal University

M.A. & Ph.D., University of California, Davis

The Faculty Center 501

Phone: 646-393-4140


Bradley L. Herling

Associate Professor of Religious Studies

Chair, Department of History, Philosophy and Religious Studies

B.A., Wesleyan University

Ph.D., Boston University

The Faculty Center 301 

Phone: 646-393-4115


Jill C. Stevenson

Professor of Theatre Arts

Chair, Department of Theatre Arts

B.S., Valparaiso University

Ph.D., The Graduate School and University Center, CUNY

Nugent Hall, Theatre Office

Phone: 212-517-0617