Asian Studies Focus Award

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The courses included in PCC's Asian Studies Focus Award foster a rich understanding and appreciation of the cultures of Asia. A minimum of sixteen credits from the courses listed below entitles students to receive an Asian Studies Focus Award, which will show prospective employers and transfer colleges a foundational focus on Asia. These studies encourage broader reflections about the nature of culture and how it shapes everything from world views to daily life. Above all, the focus award enables students to develop a multidimensional perspective on Asia, its many cultures, and their own life experience as well.

Asian Studies Focus Award Requirements

To receive the Asian Studies Focus Award, a student will complete at least 16 credits from the following choices, which must:

Although only two courses from one discipline may apply toward the award, we encourage and wholeheartedly support taking two full years of an Asian language.

Courses may be selected from the following:

Anthropology
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Art
History of Asian Art
History of Asian Art
History of Asian Art
Business Administration
Introduction to International Business
Chinese
All language and culture credit courses may apply to the focus award. They vary from 3-5 credits.
Communication Studies
Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Geography
Geography of Global Issues
History
History of India and South Asia Region
History of China
History of Korea and Japan
Japanese
All language and culture credit courses may apply to the focus award. They vary from 1-6 credits
Literature
World Literature - Asian (India)
World Literature - Asian (China)
World Literature - Asian (Japan)
Music
Music Cultures of the World
Philosophy
Introduction to Asian Philosophy
Political Science
Comparative Political Systems
Religious Studies
Asian Religions
World Religions
Women's Studies
Women of the World

 

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As part of the process of pursuing the Asian Studies Focus Award, students are encouraged to work with an Asian Studies committee member as a mentor. For more information as the award and to connect with a mentor, contact Bryan Hull, bhull@pcc.edu or Ron Ross, reross@pcc.edu.

PCC is a Regional Center of the East-West Center’s Asian Studies Development Program (ASDP). More information can be found at www.eastwestcenter.org.