The Asian Studies Program provides a broad range of courses on Asian cultures, civilizations, and societies as electives for all students. The program also offers a curricular concentration on Asia as a designation on the transcript upon graduation for students who choose this concentration. This designation of Interdisciplinary Emphasis in Asian Studies reflects the program’s multidisciplinary content and interdisciplinary effect. The designation is not a major or a minor, but functions as an enhancement of, or a complement to, any major of a student’s choice. Fundamental to the program is its invitation to a student who chooses the designation to cultivate her or his intellectual autonomy by exercising flexible choice of courses and participating in co-curricular events. Students who demonstrate academic excellence and complete a one-semester senior thesis will achieve the added designation Robert Trimble Distinguished Asia Scholar.