Program Overview

The Asian Studies: Language, Commerce and Culture program is designed to strengthen Asian area studies and foreign languages across the curriculum to prepare students to function effectively in the areas of culture, commerce and languages with some of America's biggest trading partners. The program provides an interdisciplinary approach to explore the diverse cultures, languages, societies, history, political economy, and commerce of Asia.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses Units
BUS. 248 Asian Management Systems 3 units
ECON 310 Political Economy of Asia 3 units
HIST 432 Modern Asian Civilizations 3 units
Plus a minimum of 6 units from the following: Units
CHIN 111 Elementary Chinese I 3 units
CHIN 112 Elementary Chinese II 3 units
FILI 110 Elementary Filipino 5 units
FILI 111 Elementary Filipino I 3 units
FILI 112 Elementary Filipino II 3 units
FILI 120 Advanced Elementary Filipino 5 units
Plus a minimum of 6 units from the following: Units
ART 105 Art of Asia & the Near East 3 units
BUS. 221 Intercultural Business Communication 3 units
BUS. 241 Doing Business in Asia 3 units
BUS. 246 Doing Business in China 3 units
BUS. 670 Vocational Cooperative Education in Business 3 units
GEOG 110 Cultural Geography 3 units
HIST 430 Early Asian Civilizations 3 units
HIST 453 History of China 3 units
LIT. 265 Asian American Literature 3 units
PLSC 130 International Relations 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 21

And required General Education coursework and electives as needed to meet the minimum 60 units required for the Associate degree.

Please refer to the AA/AS Degree Requirements for more information.