Asian Studies (minor)
In a future when human value, whether capital or cultural, will move across boundaries with ever-increasing rapidity, educated actors on a global stage will require experiences that take seriously cultures, histories, and economies of particular geographical regions. A majority of the world’s population lives on the Asian continent. Asian societies have made rich contributions to human civilization, and take an ever-increasing role in shaping geopolitical events. An educated, global citizen would do well to have a working knowledge of Asia’s cultures, history, and economics.
The Asian Studies minor offers a rich understanding of the continent, not from the narrow confines of one academic discipline, but rather as an interdisciplinary series of courses that is capable of fostering cross-cultural understanding of this place of many cultures. Our University’s location on the Pacific Rim makes knowledge about cultures across the ocean so much more necessary, particularly for students in professional studies, such as Business Administration. It is a matter of great pride and excitement that here at California Lutheran University, we can introduce our undergraduate population to the multiple dimensions of the geographical and cultural realities of this vast continent.
Minor in Asian Studies
20 credits minumum; 12 credits upper division