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Asian Studies

Manhattanville believes a liberal arts education today should afford students the opportunity to explore and understand the non-western world.  Therefore, it has developed a program emphasizing the languages and cultures of Asia.  The increasing importance of this region makes it imperative that students acquire a greater understanding of the ways of life of more than half of humanity.  The program offers language courses in Chinese and Japanese as well as courses on the history, religions, and literature of China and Japan.  The program also draws on courses dealing with Asia offered by such departments as art history, political science, religion, and sociology.  Field trips to New York City, especially its museums, are a vital part of the program.  Participation in internships and study abroad programs is encouraged.