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East Asian Studies  

Program Description

The 90 credit Associate in Arts degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for admission into a baccalaureate Asian Studies program. Asian Studies is also an excellent program for graduate work in Comparative Cultures, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Social Sciences, Education, Linguistics, Law and Medicine.

Asian Studies — What is it?

Asian Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the complexities and diversity of Asia and Asian societies. Through courses such as Asian languages, literature, history, Asian arts, eastern philosophy, geography, economics, sociology and political science, students develop a deep understanding and knowledge of Asian civilization.

Contemporary issues in Asian Studies:

Asian Languages and Culture, Asian Arts and Literature, Modern China and Japan, History of China, Japan and Southeast Asia, Political Systems, Foreign Policy and Asian Religions.

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Hours
Monday - Thursday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Outcomes

The 90 credit Associate in Arts degree is designed to meet the general education requirements at Washington State four-year institutions and prepares students for admission into a baccalaureate Asian Studies program. Asian Studies is also an excellent program for graduate work in Comparative Cultures, International Relations, Public Policy, Political Science, Social Sciences, Education, Linguistics, Law and Medicine. 

Career Opportunities — What can I do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Asian Studies?

Asian Studies is an excellent course of study to prepare future leaders for work with an area of the world that has become increasingly important in global affairs. Asian Studies majors become teachers and professors, researchers, diplomats, counselors, administrators, advocates, curators, publicists, and business leaders.

Potential employers include: 

Local, State and Federal and Government Agencies, Foreign Service, Public and Private Schools, Hospitals and Health Care Facilities, Law Firms, Community and Social Service Organizations, Public Advocacy Groups, Non-Profit Organizations, Foundations, Historical Societies, Asia Society, Museums, Libraries, Colleges and Universities, Business and Industry. For more, please visit Career Counseling.

Transfer Possibilities — Where can I transfer?

An Associate Degree from Shoreline  makes it possible for students to transfer to public and private colleges and universities throughout the U.S. with junior standing. For transfer within Washington State, we offer a special degree called the AA-DTA. For international students, Shoreline also has conditional admission agreements that allow a student to be simultaneously accepted by Shoreline and a university of the student's choosing.

Length of Program: 90 Credits Completion Award: A.A. Degree