Academic Advising

Students of Transnational Asian Studies can meet with any of our department faculty for information about classes, our program, and the major. Our department is multi-disciplinary, and many classes that can be applied to the major are offered by affiliated faculty in other departments. These classes cross the curriculum, from history and art history, to languages, literature, religious studies, anthropology, political science, and more. For a full list of classes that fulfill requirements for a degree in Transnational Asian Studies see the General Announcements. If you would like to verify that a class can be applied to your major or are interested in a class that is not on the list but you think should be, just ask a member of our department. Here is a link to all of our department faculty and staff (

For majors/minors and those interested in becoming a major/minor, our Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Sonia Ryang (, and our Major/Minor Advisors, Dr. Lisa Balabanlilar ( and Dr. Steven W. Lewis (, are available to help. Contact any of them to discuss degree requirements, plan your course schedule, talk about internships, or explore study abroad opportunities. Contact Dr. Ryang to declare your major/minor.

We welcome your interest! Do stop in to say hello and explore our Department of Transnational Asian Studies: 306 Herring Hall.