Asian Studies

Program Requirements & Courses Offered

People living in Asia constitute over half the world’s population, and represent some of the oldest civilizations continuous on the globe. The Asian studies minor emphasizes study of an Asian language, particularly Japanese, in combination with courses that will enhance students’ awareness and appreciation of Asian literature, history, politics, economics, religion, geography and society.

Georgetown College students who complete this minor will be culturally and linguistically literate in Asian topics, broadening their horizons and enabling them to work, travel or study in Asia or with Asian people in the U.S.A. or other non-Asian parts of the world.

Classics

Dr. John Henkel, Program Coordinator | Program Requirements & Courses Offered

Latin and Greek are the foundation languages of virtually every liberal arts discipline; the study of these languages, and of Greek and Roman authors in English translation, will deepen a student’s understanding of any field he or she pursues. Reading the Classics can change your perspective on life in fascinating and surprising ways.

Georgetown College offers courses in Latin and Greek language through the second year level, with the option of continuing through independent study; in LAT and GRK 201-202 students read ancient authors in their original languages. The College also offers courses on Classical mythology, epic, drama, history, philosophy, art, and political theory.

Spanish

Dr. Adela Borrallo-Solis, Program Coordinator | Program Requirements & Courses Offered

Spanish is spoken by almost 400 million people in 25 countries, including the U.S., where Hispanic population is projected to be one quarter of the total U.S. population by 2025! Georgetown students practice their language skills at Spanish table, enjoy foreign films with the Hispanic Movie Club, attend cultural holiday parties like the Day of the Dead, eat and dance at the Festival Latino, and attend art exhibitions and lectures.

A minor in Spanish complements nearly every other field of study, since knowing a second language is essential in business, medicine, the travel industry, communications, international law, and education.  A knowledge of Spanish and appreciation for other cultures have placed GC students at the top of job candidate pools.

Students of Spanish at Georgetown also study abroad and find internships in places like Costa Rica, Cuba, Mexico, Ecuador, and Spain — and they come back with amazing stories to tell!