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 South Asia (Indian Subcontinent), Southeast Asia, Central Asia, East Asia (China, Korea, Japan), and the Pacific Islands.

Forest scenery in Kyoto Japan

Concentration Content

  • The International Studies core requirements
  • At least three years of an Asian language - or two years of two languages
  • One course in Asian history
  • At least one course in all of the following subjects: anthropology, geography, political science, and economics
  • Eight courses in the following topic areas:
    • The History and Politics of Asia
    • The Thought and Culture of Asia
    • Global Studies

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.

View and download the Asian Studies Checksheet.

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