Certificate in Asian Studies

Requirements (20 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Admission to the Program

  1. Students must meet general university admission requirements.
  2. Students in all majors are eligible to participate in this program.

Certificate Requirements

Eight units chosen from:8
Asian Cultures and Societies
Business and Asian Culture
Asian Cultural Traditions
Four units of foreign language study chosen from:4
NOTE: There is a prerequisite class (or equivalent) for each of the following 103 level courses.)
College Chinese III
College Japanese III
College Korean III
Electives (8)
Eight units chosen from:8
Seminar in Administration
Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices
Asian American Cultures
Asian Art
Topics in Asian Studies
Internship in Asian Studies
Independent Study in Asian Studies
Asian Media and Culture
Studies in Literary Diversity
Studies in Language and Linguistics
Ancient and Early Imperial China
Medieval China
Modern China II, 1911-1949
Modern China III, 1949-Present
World War II in the Pacific
Modern Japanese History
Food and Culture: Traditions and Trends
Comparative Studies in the Arts: East and West
Integrative Seminar in Asian Studies
International Experience: Asian Studies
Japanese Literature in Translation
Physical Fitness and Conditioning Activities: Yoga
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Aikido
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Tai Chi
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Judo
Somatic and Martial Arts Activities: Karate
Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Martial Arts
Professional Activity Preparation in Individual and Dual Sports/Movement Forms: Yoga
Introduction to Eastern Philosophy
Minority Politics: Asian American Politics
Asian Americans: Origin and Ethnicity
Total Units20