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

Asian Studies Course Offerings - Fall 2018

ASST 110W      Intro to Asian Studies 
HUMN 224        Arts & Ideas of Asia 
INST 110W       Intro to International Engagement 
RELS 110         Asian Religions 
ARTE 401         Manga and Beyond
ECON 375         Developing Countries
HIST 373          East Asia Before 1800
HIST 474          Modern Korea
RELS 300W       East Asian Religions 
CHNS: All courses
JAPN: All courses
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