The Asian Studies Major
This major provides systematic instruction about Asia. The goal is to broaden understanding – to prepare Carthage graduates for careers involving Asia and, more broadly, for work and life in an increasingly global economy. Developments in each decade since World War II have alerted Americans to the importance of Asia. From a longer perspective, Asian cultures and history have had profound effect on our own. The program is designed to give Carthage students an effective and interdisciplinary education on the different dimensions of this significant region.
Learn more about Asian Studies at Carthage
Issues in Asian History, Economics, History, Foreign Language (Chinese or Japanese), East Asian Civilizations and Culture, Political Science, Religion
Course requirements for the Asian Studies major
- Critical Thinking
- Analysis of Ideas and Theories
- Appreciation for Cultural Differences
- Written and Interpersonal Communication
- Communicating Between Cultures
- Comparing Translations and Interpretations
- Adapting to Other Cultures
- Foreign Language
Outlook for Field
Asian studies, like other branches of the liberal arts, both provides skills for making a living and learning as a lifelong endeavor. The student with an Asian Studies major has the choice of many professional opportunities.
Nationally liberal arts majors with bachelor’s degrees reported starting salaries of $39,897 in 2010. The starting salary for an Immigration Inspector was $53,880.
Possible Career Paths
Please note that list includes careers requiring differing degrees of education and training.
- Foreign Correspondent
- International Sales
- Foreign Student Advisor
- Bilingual Editor
- Customs Inspector
- Travel Agent
- International Business
- ESL Teacher
- Immigration Agent
- Embassy Personnel
- Market Research
- Study Abroad Coordinator
- English Teacher Abroad
- Government Agent
- Peace Corps Volunteer