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Attention Graduating Asian Studies Majors – Spring 2020


Portfolios Due May 15, 2020

Graduating seniors are required to turn in a short portfolio of their work over the course of the major.

In lieu of a capstone experience, students who intend to graduate with a major in Asian Studies are required to complete a small portfolio prior to graduation. The portfolio is due  to Dr. Meredith Oyen  by May 15, 2020 and should contain the following items:

  • (1) Photocopies of three assignments for two or more courses in Asian Studies—preferably from three different years in the program (can be long or short assignments, including work for language classes, and copies of originals, with teacher feedback, are fine)
  • (2) A brief reflection (2-3 pp) on your study abroad experience(s), if you were able to study in Asia
  • (3) A resume
  • (4) A brief description (2-3 pp) of how you see Asian Studies impacting your career or graduate school plans, focusing on roughly a 5-year time frame

The portfolio should be submitted via email to Dr. Meredith Oyen, Director, Asian Studies Program (  Please include a Table of Contents for all items included in the portfolio, in order.