Asian Studies, Minor

Director: Michael Wert, Ph.D.

Early Jesuit pioneers, like Francis Xavier and Mateo Ricci, were among the first Europeans to engage Asians in intellectual exchanges. Asian Studies at Marquette continues the long and rich tradition of Jesuit interest in Asia. The interdisciplinary minor in Asian Studies introduces students to the culture, history, politics, economics, geography, anthropology, sociology, philosophies and religions of Asia. This knowledge prepares students to meet the challenge of global careers that are increasingly focused on the developed and developing nations of this region.