Hiram College

Asian Studies Minor

Traditional Undergraduate

Understanding world cultures

Asian Studies contributes to developing a fuller and more accurate account of world cultures, societies, and religious traditions, as well as national and ethnic identity formation. It also examines the particular ways Asian political, historical, and cultural developments help to articulate their local interests and our interrelated global citizenry.

Who Are Hiram’s Asian Studies Students?

Students in Hiram’s Asian Studies minor are intrigued by world cultures, societies, and the way national and ethnic identities form.  They are intrigued by the ways Asian political, historical, and cultural developments shed light on local interests and the world’s citizens. Students in Asian Studies might also pursue International Studies, History, Classical & Medieval Studies, or one of the other academic programs that Hiram has to offer.

  • Pendleton House

    Pendleton House, a restored, historic century house, houses faculty offices, as well as several small classroom and parlor spaces for students taking history courses.

  • Koritansky Hall

    Hiram College's Political Science program is housed in historic Koritansky Hall, a classic church that was moved from Mecca, Ohio. The church was at one time home to a parish under the guidance of former President James A. Garfield.

Merose Hwang Headshot

Merose Hwang, Ph. D.

Associate Professor of History
Program Coordinator for Asian Studies Minor and the Peace Corps Prep Program

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