- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
Asian Studies Careers
The global society in which we live requires knowledge of the entire world and not merely of the western tradition. That’s why Mount Union offers a program in Asian studies, which provides students with knowledge of the Asian world in general and east, south and southeast Asia in particular.
Drawing from the humanities, social sciences and fine arts, this program will prepare you for a career in which knowledge of Asian cultures and civilizations contributes to success. You will be prepared to continue your academic or professional pursuits in many areas.
- Government service
- Social agency work
- Library science
- Historical preservation
As an Asian studies major, you’ll be exposed to diverse disciplines such as art, business, economics, history, music, political science and religious studies. This coursework, in combination with opportunities for hands-on experience, will truly prepare you for a rewarding future.