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International Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Asian Studies

    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 Abroadopportunities in China, India, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Taiwan, and Thailand.

    For more information, contact:

    Jason Clower, Religious Studies and Asian Studies


    FALL 2021 Courses
    ASST 152Intro to the Asian American ExperienceDr. Bow Lee
    ASST 110WIntro to Asian StudiesProf. Sinwoo Lee
    ASST 330Hmong Cultural Roots & Contemporary Issues Dr. Bow Lee
    ARTE 401Manga and BeyondProf. Toku
    HUMN 224WAsian Film & Literature Prof. Clower
    JAPN 101First-Semester JapaneseNomura Sensei & Tokuda Sensei
    JAPN 102Second-Semester Japanese Nomura Sensei & Tokuda Sensei
    JAPN 201 Third-Semester JapaneseNomura Sensei & Tokuda Sensei
    JAPN 202Fourth-Semester Japanese Nomura Sensei & Tokuda Sensei
    JAPN 301Advanced Reading and WritingTokuda Sensei
    JAPN 305Conversational JapaneseTokuda Sensei
    JAPN 320Japanese LinguisticsNomura Sensei
    JAPN 381Japan in Film Nomura Sensei
    RELS 300WEast Asian Religions   Prof. Clower
    RELS 310South Asian ReligionProf. Veidlinger
    SOCI 370Population and MigrationProf. Song
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