Students who have successfully completed a minimum of 24 units of program required courses which includes a minimum of six units of a major Asian language acquisition and 15 units of program core courses and a minimum of three units of elective courses will receive a certificate in Asian Studies. Additionally, students will be awarded an A.A. degree in Asian Studies when they complete the Associate Degree requirements of a minimum of 60 units of course work. In conjunction with the integrated courses in language, commerce and culture, students will have an option to participate in a 2-week intensive study abroad program in China.
- Language and language-related courses (6 units)
- Asian commerce, culture, and economy courses (18 units)
A. Core Courses (15 units)
Students must take 15 units of electives listed under the major.
B. Electives (3 units)
Students must take 3 units of electives listed under the major.
C. Language Proficiency (6 units)
Students must demonstrate proficiency at a level equivalent to two semesters of a major Asian language. The following courses are available at Skyline College to fulfill the proficiency requirements:
Total Core & Required Units for the Major 24.0
Specific Area and General Education Requirements for an Associate of Arts Degree
Specific Area Requirements (18 units)
American History and Institutions (6 units)
English (6 units)
Physical Education (Activity courses) (3 units)
Ethnic and Cultural Diversity (3 units)
General Education Requirements (18 units)
Natural Science (3 units)
Humanities (3 units)
Social Science (3 units)
Language and Rationality (6 units)
Personal Development (3 units)
At least 60 units is required to fulfill the Asian Study Program Requirements
(Major requirements, Specific Area Requirements and General Education Requirements)
The two certificates in the Asian Studies program are the Asian Studies Certificate and the Chinese Studies Certificate which are listed below with brief descriptions:
Asian Studies Certificate
The Asian Studies Certificate is an interdisciplinary program that allows students interested in Asia to utilize Skyline College's course offerings in various divisions to build an interdisciplinary program leading to a certificate. Students choosing the Asian Studies Certificate combine a Skyline College disciplinary major (such as business, Chinese language, history or political science) with Asian Studies courses which prepares them for a career related to Asia. In addition to coordinating Asia related courses in various divisions, the Asian Studies Certificate Program offers language and culture, and business courses. The interdisciplinary nature of the program can accommodate students with a wide variety of interests. Our program also includes options to participate in our Study Abroad in China Program.