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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 2019 Asian Studies Classes
ARTE 401:Manga and Beyond
ASST 110:Intro to Asian Studies
CHNS:Any Chinese class
HIST 373: East Asia Before 1800
HIST 474: Modern Korea
HUMN 224W:Asian Film and Literature
INST 110W:International Engagement
JAPN:Any JAPN class
RELS 110:Asian Religions
RELS 200:South Asian Religions
RELS 300W:East Asian Religions
SOCI 370:Population and Migration
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