Most students who are studying an Asian language have a keen interest in the region where that language is spoken. If you are taking one of the four Asian languages taught at Monash it is a great advantage to do some units which allow you to learn about the country of the language you are studying.
Because the Asian Studies subjects are done entirely IN ENGLISH, you can study the issues at greater depth and at your current intellectual level. The Asian Studies major is interdisciplinary, exposing you to a variety of academic approaches. It is an excellent preparation for Honours and for Postgraduate study in Asia.
Asian studies enables students to study specific issues across a range of Asian countries, cultures and societies and provides a broad comparative perspective across these areas of study. The interdisciplinary major is available to all students and has a particular relevance for those studying an Asian language.