Asian Studies

Major in Asian Studies

Minor in Asian Studies

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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 - Spring 2014

ASST 490   Capstone Course
ECON 376  Economics of the Pacific Rim
JAPN 330   Japanese Culture and Civilization
RELS 110   Asian Religions
RELS 212   Religions of India
SOCI 152   Introduction to the Asian American Experience



CHNS 101A, 102A, 201
JAPN 101, 102, 201, 202

Check the Spring 2014 schedule for class availability.