Asian Studies


The Asian 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.

One might, 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 economic development.

In order 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.

A second option open to students interested in specializing in Asian Studies is the International Studies major with a regional specialization.


Steven Phillips, Program Director.

History Department

LI 119A

Tel (410) 704 - 2912

Fax (410) 704 - 5595








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.

The volume received the Thomas Jefferson Prize (Documentary Edition) from the Society for History in the Federal Government in March 2007.

Find out more about Asian Studies at Towson.





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