Mission Statement

The Asian Studies Concentration supports the mission of globalization and seeks to create enlightened and informed citizens of the world. The shifting world focus on the countries of Asia makes it imperative that students learn and understand the part of the world that contains more than four billion people unified by the term 'Asia.' The interdisciplinary concentration seeks to internationalize education by bringing together History, Government and International Affairs, English, Music, Philosophy, Religion, Cultural Studies, Art, Modern languages and International Business. The program instills an appreciation for Asian history, culture, politics and economics, and builds awareness of the differences among the continent's regions. It also cultivates an understanding of UIW's commitment to diversity, and of the interconnectedness of Asian cultures with the world.