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 2014

ARTH 140 Far Eastern Art Survey TR 630-745

ASST 110 Intro. to Asian Studies  TR 500-615

CHNS 101A Beginning Chinese I (various times)

CHNS 102A Beginning Chinese II (various times)

CHNS 201 Intermediate Chinese I (various times)

CHNS 202 Intermediate Chinese II (various times)

ECON 375 Developing Countries TR 330-445

HUMN 224 Arts & Ideas: Asia TR 500-615

JAPN 101 First-Semester Japanese (various times)

JAPN 102 Second-Semester Japanese (various times)

JAPN 201 Third--Semester Japanese (various times)

JAPN 202 Fourth-Semester Japanese (various times)

JAPN 301 Advanced Reading and Writing TR 1230-145

JAPN 305 Conversational Japanese TR 1100-1245

JAPN 281 Japan in Film TR 200-315

RELS 110 Asian Religions  TR 330-445

RELS 313 Buddhism W 200-450

POLS 302 Politics of the Developing World MWF 100-150

POLS 413 Political Development TR 200-315

Check the Fall 2014 schedule for class availability.