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Asian Studies at Spelman

Asian Studies Program

Minor Requirements

Fall 2022 Classes Available for Asian Studies

AS/PSC 200 Intro to Asian Studies
PHI 375 Taoism: Chinese Philosophy
REL 275 Women in Eastern Religiouos Tradition
FLS 200 Intro Japan/China Business Travel 
ENG 216 Images of Women in Non-Western Literature
SIS 300 Special Topics: China in East Asia


Scholars are remarking on the “Asian Century,” as many of Asia’s economies come into their own.  With the gaining of economic strength also comes a heightening of these countries’ profiles in the world.  The Asian Studies minor brings a critical region of the world into focus and allows students to examine an area which is of increasing relevance to our lives.

Student Testimonial: Jillian Linnear, Senior, Asian Studies Minor

Spelman Asian Studies Student Jillian Linnearblue-quote-leftI have really enjoyed my time in the Asian Studies program. It is small, so we are all quite close, and I would not have it any other way. Our professors go above and beyond to make sure we're still able to learn in an area that interests us. In my second year at Spelman, my professor sent me to a conference at George Washington University in D.C. (all expenses paid) which exposed me to many programs, issues and ideas related to the Asian sphere. The opportunities given to us to ensure we can delve deeper into Asian Studies are endless. I hope in the future, more of my Spelman sisters develop an interest in Asian Studies because it is an exciting field of study, and really helps expand one's worldview.


Program Director

Spelman College Faculty Tinaz Pavri Tinaz Pavri, Ph.D.
Division Chair for Social Sciences and Education
Chair of Asian Studies Program
Professor, Political Science

Asian Studies in Action