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Professor Sophia Geng
Director of Asian Studies
CSB Richarda P17
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
320-363-5786
sgeng@csbsju.edu  

Norma Koetter
Program Coordinator
CSB Richarda N10
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

320-363-5248
nkoetter@csbsju.edu

Asian Studies Major

The Asian Studies Program prepares students for engaged global citizenship and life-long personal and professional involvement with Asian societies through focused interdisciplinary study.  The program offers students a wide variety of opportunities for robust intellectual engagement with the arts, economics and business, history, literature, politics, philosophy and religion of the many cultures and nations of Asia and the global Asian diaspora.  This coursework is augmented by significant opportunities for experiential learning, including study abroad programs in Asia as well as internship, teaching, service-learning, and other volunteer opportunities available locally, nationally, and internationally.  The Program collaborates with the Department of Languages and Cultures in providing students the opportunity for up to three years of language study in Chinese or Japanese.  The Program aspires to add expertise in South and Southeast Asia as well as the Middle East.

 

 

Our Program

Asian Studies faculty/staff have rich and diverse scholarly interests, expertise, and experience that reach from ancient times to the present.  ASP cultivates vital interdisciplinary relationships with other departments, programs, and centers of learning on and off campus.  Program faculty and staff members seek to inspire the entire CSB/SJU community to develop a deeper awareness and understanding of how interdependent we are with Asian societies. 

The Asian Studies Program actively promotes CSB/SJU's educational mission through its efforts to facilitate open-minded engagement with Asian peoples.  By encouraging students, faculty, staff and the larger community to listen to the voices and experiences of Asian traditions and cultural practices in a global setting, the Program aims to foster growth in wisdom and the capacity for reflective leadership.

News/Events - Spring 2017

Senator Foung Hawj to visit CSB/SJU
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
"How to be an Asian American Leader in the New Era"


10th Korean-America Student Conference Summer 2017
Application due March 1st, 2017 


The Mr. and Mrs. J.C. Wang and Sister Telan Hu, O.S.B. Endowed Scholarship Application Due March 15th, 2017


ASP Courses - Spring 2017

The Asian Studies Program offers more than 40 courses in a variety of disciplines.


ASP Spotlights 

                           

Tyler Brakner '15
Reach India
Volunteer Office Assistant (Kolkata, India)


Paul Park Fulbright Thailand 2016

Paul Park '16
Fulbright ETA award to Thailand
     


 Courtney Kimball

Courtney Kimball '13
Teaching in Japan
 

 

 

 

 

Find Out More

Contact Us

Professor Sophia Geng
Director of Asian Studies
CSB Richarda P17
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University
320-363-5786
sgeng@csbsju.edu  

Norma Koetter
Program Coordinator
CSB Richarda N10
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John's University

320-363-5248
nkoetter@csbsju.edu