East Carolina University
Thomas Harriot 
College of Arts and Science
Asian Studies Program


Asian Studies Curriculum

ECU Kyoto Study Tour

Office of International Affairs

The interdisciplinary program in Asian Studies Program offers a minor for students seeking to explore Asia from a variety of disciplinary perspectives in the humanities and social sciences. The two required courses, "Introduction to Asia" (ASIA 2000) and "Senior Seminar in Asian Studies" (ASIA 4000), provide students with the essential foundations for understanding Asian cultures, traditional and modern, as well as a chance to engage in focused research that builds upon the breadth of courses taken in fulfilling the minor requirements. In addition to these courses, students are encouraged to study Asian languages and take advantage of study-abroad opportunities in Asia. Summer programs in Kyoto, Japan, Dharmasala, India, and academic year programs at Osaka Educational University (Osaka Kyoiku Daigaku) are among the many programs that Asian Studies minors can participate in towards completion of their programs of study. The Asian Studies Program also coordinates the ECU Annual Lecture in Asian Studies, delivered by an internationally-known scholar of Asian Studies.

John A. Tucker, Director
A-304 Brewster Building
Department of History
Office: 328-1028

Annual Lecture 
in Asian Studies

Association for 
Asian Studies

UNC Summer 
Japan Program