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East Asian Studies Minor

The East Asian Studies (EAS) program prepares students to understand the economic potential, rich cultural resources, and the basic need for intercultural relationships with one of the fastest growing regions in the world. Students who minor in EAS study China, Japan, and Korea, gaining intercultural knowledge and competence to benefit their ability to navigate this increasingly globalized world.

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  • International business
  • International relations
  • Teaching overseas
  • Tourism
  • Government organizations
  • Law and social work
  • Cultural institutions
  • Education

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East Asian Studies
117 Lake Ontario Hall
(616) 331-8110

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Location & Format

Undergraduate students in this program study at Grand Valley's Allendale Campus.

Format: Face To Face


Coursework is offered in a variety of subjects, including:

  • History
  • Languages
  • Literature
  • Philosophy
  • Religion
  • Politics
  • Cultures
  • Art
  • Geography
  • Asian American studies

EAS minor requires 22 credits. Study abroad credits count for electives. See catalog for details.

Career Options

East Asian studies can be instrumental for a variety of careers:


"The knowledge I gained through my minor gave me an advantage over other job candidates. I was selected for a job because I had the background to work with East Asian immigrant communities. It helped me when I was working in the academic world, the nonprofit sector, and in government. All of these roles were quite varied, but I was given the opportunity because of my knowledge of East Asia."