Studies Track within the Interdisciplinary Studies major is
designed to offer students an interdisciplinary program of study
of various dimensions of the Asian world. Students may plan a
course of study that concentrates on a particular aspect of
Asian civilization or on a particular sub-region of Asia.
for example, focus on the art and philosophy of various Asian
peoples, or instead, one might choose to concentrate on Chinese
(or Indian or Japanese) civilization, studying the traditional
and modern society, its physical setting, and its political and
to build a sound program of study, which meets both the
individual student’s needs and Interdisciplinary Studies
requirements, it is essential that students work closely with an
adviser in planning the program and selecting courses.
option open to students interested in specializing in Asian
Studies is the International Studies major with a regional
History professor Steve Phillips
tells the "inside story of the greatest diplomatic coup in history" in a
recently published volume about President Richard M. Nixon's historic visit
in 1972 to the People's Republic of China.
Read the Q&A in the Baltimore Sun.