Mission Statement

The B.A. in Asian Studies at California State University, Chico helps prepare students to assume responsibility in a democratic community and a global society by (1) educating students about the cultures, religions, economies, and politics of Asia; (2) cultivating understanding of the internal diversity of Asia; (3) empowering students with the facility in writing and speech that befits a well-educated professional; (4) equipping students with marketable skills in Asian languages.

 Goals and Student Learning Outcomes

G1. Graduates will understand the cultural, religious, economic, and political dimensions of Asia.

SLO1. Students can identify factual knowledge of Asia in the following realms: cultural, religious, economic, political.

G2. Graduates will understand the internal diversity of Asia.

SLO2. Students can compare the handling of a particular cultural, religious, economic, or political problem in one part of Asia to that of another part.

G3. Graduates will communicate effectively in speech and writing.

      SLO3a. Students can deliver a clear, intelligent presentation in both spoken and written    English.          

G4. Graduates will acquire basic communication skills in an Asian language (at the second-semester level or beyond).

      SLO4. Students can read basic text in an Asian language and respond orally and/or in       writing to questions derived from that text.