Asian/Middle Eastern Studies

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Minor [AMES]

Tiantian Zheng, coordinator
Moffett Center, Room 2112
Fax: 607-753-5973

Center for Gender and Intercultural Studies (CGIS)
Old Main, Room 122
Fax: 607-753-5964


Arts and Sciences

Minor Offered

Asian/Middle Eastern Studies


The Asian/Middle Eastern Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to serve the needs of students majoring in any subject area who desire more knowledge regarding Asia, Middle Eastern and Asian American concerns. The minor consists of 17 credit hours, including AST 100: Introduction to Asia and the Middle East and an additional 15 credit hours of upper-level course work that is usually drawn from at least two, preferably three, different departments.

In addition to the following courses, other courses with a very substantial Asian/Middle Eastern or Asian American focus may also meet the requirements, with the approval of the Asian studies minor coordinator. Such courses might include independent studies, special topics and other appropriate courses.

Special Features

Overseas opportunities

Career Potential

  • Education
  • International business
  • International communications
  • Tourism
  • Policy research
  • Government

Program Details for Asian/Middle Eastern Studies Minor [AMES]