Asian Studies

Major in Asian Studies

Minor in Asian Studies

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Mission Statement

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