Area Studies / Decentering Europe

Wesleyan offers a rich array of classes and programming related to diverse areas of the world. This includes "area studies" units that offer students the opportunity to major or minor in many of these areas; see the following links for further information. We also maintain a separate page listing all academic units that take steps in their pedagogy to decenter the European experience.

Area Studies Units:

African Studies

African American Studies

American Studies

Asian American Studies:

Caribbean Studies

Classical Studies

College of Letters

East Asian Studies

German Studies

Global South Asian Studies

Jewish and Israel Studies

Latin American Studies

Medieval Studies:

Middle Eastern Studies

Muslim Studies

Romance Languages and Literatures (French Studies, Hispanic Literatures & Cultures, Italian Studies, Romance Studies)

Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies