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Asian Studies at the University of Vermont

The Asian Studies Program at UVM

Erik Esselstrom, Ph.D., Director

Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program composed of twenty-four faculty members in fourteen academic disciplines -- Art History, Anthropology, Chinese Language, Community Development,  Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, History, Linguistics, Japanese Language, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion.  The Asian Studies faculty is noted for excellence in both teaching and scholarship.

Major and minor academic concentrations in Asian Studies are available to undergraduate students. Several departments offer graduate programs as well. Students majoring in Asian Studies take courses on Asia in several academic disciplines and are encouraged to pursue language courses and study abroad opportunities.  Students focusing on a geographic area in which UVM offers a full array of relevant language courses (e.g., Chinese, Japanese, Arabic) all establish at least intermediate proficiency in the pertinent Asian Language.

Asian Studies faculty collaborate with community and student organizations to bring to campus intellectual and cultural events related to Asia, including speakers, films, music and dance performances, art exhibits, and culinary demonstrations.

Asian Studies Courses for Fall 2010

Asian school girls

Dr. Laura Nenzi presents her research on Kurosawa Tokiko as part
of the Lintilhac Seminar Series on November 16, 2009

Laura Nenzi Presenting 11/16/09

Affiliated Programs and Departments:

Asian Studies Outreach Program

Outreach Program website

Asian Languages and Literatures


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