The majors in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Chinese, Japanese, and South Asia and Middle East) equip Whitman students with the knowledge, skills and cultural tools they need to become service-minded global citizens and leaders.
Gender studies courses focus upon gender identity and gendered representation as central categories of analysis.
Global Studies Initiative
The Center for Global studies seeks to address historical and contemporary interconnections to enable Whitman students — future humanitarians, teachers, diplomats and business people — to interact effectively and meaningfully with people from all corners of the world.
Race and Ethnic Studies
Race and Ethnic Studies brings together students and faculty interested in exploring ideas about race and ethnicity with analytical tools and approaches developed in a range of academic disciplines.
The Religion program's objectives are to convey knowledge in Asian Religions, Modern Western Religious Thought, Near Eastern Religion, and Religion in America, and to develop students' analytical, interpretive and communication skills.
The U.S.-Mexico Border Program
The U.S.-Mexico Border Program is a two-week intensive, academically rigorous program exposing participants to a wide range of perspectives on key border issues. (program currently inactive)