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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

    Spring 2021 Courses
    ASST 152Intro to the Asian American ExperienceAsynchronous
    ASST 110WIntro to Asian StudiesTR 2:00
    ASST 200Cultures of AsiaMW 2:30
    ASST 490WCapstoneW 5-8
    FLNG 198  Beginning Korean LanguageTR 2:00
    HUMN 224WAsian Film & Literature Asynchronous
    JAPN 101First-Semester JapaneseTR 9:30 and 12:30
    JAPN 102Second-Semester Japanese TR 11
    JAPN 201 Third-Semester JapaneseTR 11
    JAPN 202Fourth-Semester Japanese TR 11
    JAPN 330 WJapanese Culture & CivilizationTR 12:30
    JAPN 348Japanese Lyric Poetry TR 2
    JAPN 425Japanese Teaching Asynchronous
    RELS 110Asian Religions Asynchronous
    RELS 200 South Asian ReligionsTR 5
    RELS 300WEast Asian Religions    MWF 11
    SOCI 354Ethnicity and Nationalism MWF 2:30
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