Asia is the world's most populous region. It is home to the oldest continuous civilizations and some of the world's most vibrant economies. For many years, U.S. trade across the Pacific has been far greater than trade across the Atlantic. Asian societies have worked out their own distinctive solutions to some of humanity's most enduring predicaments. Today, Asia's ancient religions and beliefs are showing remarkable flexibility in adapting to the challenges of the modern world.
If you are intrigued by this fascinating region of the world, the Asian Studies major and minor offer courses including Japanese and Chinese language, ancient and modern history, religions as varied as Sikhism and Buddhism, explorations of social issues, art and literature, and much more.
Students are highly encouraged to take advantage of CSU, Chico Study Abroad opportunities in China, India, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.
For more information, contact:
Jason Clower, Religious Studies and Asian Studies
Asian Studies Course Offerings - Fall 2017
ASST 110: Intro to Asian Studies
CHNS: Language classes
ECON 375: Developing Countries
HIST 373: East Asia Before 1800
HUMN 224: Arts & Ideas of Asia
INST 110: Intro to International Engagement
JAPN: Language classes
JAPN 320: Japanese Linguistics
JAPN 381: Japan in Film
RELS 110: Asian Religions
RELS 200: South Asian Religions
RELS 300: East Asian Religions
SOCI 152: Intro to the Asian American Experience