Study the impact of South, Southeast and East Asian cultures and how they influenced our world today.

BA in Asian Area Studies

Our program encourages students to think critically on socio-cultural topics and competencies, preparing them to become pioneers in the Canadian-Asian landscape.

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A major in Asian Studies is designed to give you the key linguistic and cultural capital to work as a leader in the 21st “Asian-Century” on the Canadian-Asian interface.

Program Overview

The Asian Area studies program focuses on the context and impact of Asian cultures and places less emphasis on language competency compared to the Asian language and culture program. Our courses aim to help students recognize the historical, social and cultural dimensions of Asian cultures and communities in North America and around the world. Throughout the program, students will learn how cultural contexts can shape thoughts and ideas and how they’ve impacted the world around them.