The Asian Studies concentration emphasizes the interdisciplinary study of Asian cultures and societies. Courses in this concentration combine history, religion/philosophy, literature, art, political science, and language skills to give you the tools to understand and interpret Asia’s past and present. Geographical areas of study include West Asia (“Middle East”), South Asia (Indian Subcontinent), Southeast Asia, Central Asia, East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), and the Pacific Islands.
Within this concentration the student completes at least three years of a single Asian language, one semester of geography, two designated courses in Asian history, and eight courses from three “Tracks,” “The History and Politics of Asia” (Track I), “The Thought and Culture of Asia” (Track II), and “International Studies” (Track III). Presently, Japanese and Chinese are offered at Colorado State University, but other languages could be studied in study abroad programs with approval of your advisor for this major.