The interdisciplinary Program in Asian Studies invites students to explore the vast and diverse area that is Asia through individually designed six-course concentrations which can include coursework in anthropology, art, economics, history, language, literature, performance, political science, and religion. One course required for all concentrators, ASIA 210: “Approaches to Asian Studies,” ideally taken in the sophomore or junior year, engages with important theoretical topics and key concepts that are relevant to the comparative and critical study of Asia. Beyond that, students construct a three-course curricular focus, which can center on either a region or country interdisciplinarily (e.g. South Asia via history, anthropology, and art) or on a theme inter-regionally (e.g. Imperialism/Colonialism in Asia; Art and Performance in Asia). Two additional courses, which can include language study, add intellectual depth or breadth to the curricular focus.