Asia is the home of major philosophical, religious, and artistic traditions that have shaped the values of half the world's population. The economies of Asian nations and political events in Asia increasingly affect the entire world. Holy Cross offers a broad range of opportunities for students to learn about Asia including course work spanning seven countries and seven departments, a major and a concentration in Asian Studies, and study abroad programs in several Asian countries. Browse the selections to the left to learn more about Asian Studies at Holy Cross. The Asian Studies Director for the 2013-2014 academic year is Professor Karen Turner.