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 2015
ASST 110 Intro. to Asian Studies
CHNS 101A Beginning Chinese I
CHNS 102A Beginning Chinese II
CHNS 201 Intermediate Chinese I
CHNS 202 Intermediate Chinese II
ECON 375 Developing Countries
HUMN 224 Arts & Ideas: Asia
JAPN 101 First-Semester Japanese
JAPN 102 Second-Semester Japanese
JAPN 201 Third--Semester Japanese
JAPN 202 Fourth-Semester Japanese
JAPN 301 Advanced Reading and Writing
JAPN 305 Conversational Japanese
RELS 110 Asian Religions
RELS 313 Buddhism
POLS 302 Politics of the Developing World
POLS 413 Political Development