Program Purpose: Students who complete Asian Studies will acquire a basic understanding of major figures, institutions and events influencing how Asia has developed as a continent. The program explores philosophical and religious traditions developed within Asia and how these traditions have spread throughout the continent. The cultural development, including literature, music and arts, can be examined by students and discover how Asian culture relates to their lives. The program also seeks to understand how various Asian governments confront contemporary domestic and global issues. The program considers how Asian countries deal with each other, what kinds of issues are likely to separate them, and how they resolve conflict between them.
Asian Studies is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide an integrated approach to the study of the history, culture, governments and current problems of this increasingly important region of the world.
To obtain an Associate in Arts in Asian Studies, students must complete 18-22 specified major units, plus General Education degree requirements.
|HIST M152||History of Asia from Prehistory to 1600||3|
|HIST M162||History of Asia From 1600 To The Present||3|
|Units from List A||9-12|
|Units from List B||3-4|
|ARTH M130||History of Art: Asian||3|
|CHIN M100||Elementary Chinese: Mandarin I||4|
|JAPN M100||Elementary Japanese I||4|
|JAPN M110||Elementary Japanese II||4|
|PHIL M12||World Religions: East||3|
|POLS M02||Comparative Politics||3|
|ANTH M02||Cultural Anthropology||3|
|ANTH M07||Peoples and Cultures of the World||3|
|BUS M70||Introduction to Global Business||3|
|ECON M201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|ECON M202/M202H||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ENGL M30A||Masterpieces of World Literature I||3|
|ENGL M30B||Masterpieces of World Literature II||3|
|GEOG M02||Cultural Geography||3|
|GEOG M03/M03H||World Regional Geography||3|
|MATH M15/M15H||Introductory Statistics||4|
|MUS M04/M04H||Survey of World Music||3|
|POLS M04||International Relations||3|
|SOC M110||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC M110H||Honors: Introduction to Sociology|
|Total Units for the Major: 18 - 22|
|MC General Education units: 28|
Double-Counted Units: 6 - 9
Electives to meet 60 associate degree units: 16 - 23
|Total Units Required for AA Degree: 60|
Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:
- identify the major figures, institutions and events in the history of Asia and explain their historical significanceanalyze the structures, institutions, and processes of government.
- describe the different philosophical and religious traditions of Asia.
- relate Asian literature, music and art to its historical and cultural context and to their lives.
- identify and analyze the challenges Asian governments confront in domestic, foreign and economic policies in relationship to current domestic and global issues.