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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 2020 Courses
ASST 110WIntro to Asian StudiesMWF 9 and 10
FLNG 198  Beginning Korean LanguageTR 2-3:15
HUMN 224WAsian Film & Literature MW 4
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 301Advanced Reading and WritingTR 2
JAPN 305Conversational Japanese  TR 2
JAPN 320 Japanese Linguistics TR 2
JAPN 381  Japan in Film  TR 3:30
RELS 110Asian Religions TR 12:30
RELS 200 South Asian ReligionsTR 5
RELS 300WEast Asian Religions    MWF 11
SOCI 370Population and Migration MWF 1
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