Studying Asian and Middle East Studies at Kenyon

Asian and Middle East Studies is both a concentration and a joint major, working in consort with another department. Students integrate coursework across disciplines, including anthropology, art history, history, language, music, philosophy, political science, religious studies and sociology. The department also sponsors films, invites speakers to the College, and promotes other social and cultural events to stimulate campus awareness of the societies of East Asia, India and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamicate world.

“Taking courses in the department really opened my eyes to how interconnected social, political, economic and environmental issues are in Asia.”

Camille Isabel Baxter
2021 Joint AMES & Chinese Major

Study Abroad Opportunities

The department encourages study abroad and endorses a variety of programs in Asia and the Middle East. Pictured: Cayla Anderson '18 walks with Colleen Moore '18 at the Ayyanar Temple in Pudukkottai, Tamil Nadu, India.

Phone Number
Oden Hall
Kenyon College
Gambier, Ohio 43022