Asian Studies

The focus of the Asian Studies area of study is on South and East Asian history, philosophy, and religion. Students take Asian studies courses to prepare for a major or to satisfy general education requirements in humanities or the social and behavioral sciences.

Contact Information

Department Chair: Brad Byrom

Louisa Moon

Dean: Dana Smith

Alketa Wojcik

www.miracosta.edu/ASIA

Department: History Department and Philosophy/Religious Studies Department

Office: Building OC3100, 760.795.6871

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Courses

ASIA 105: Asian Philosophy and Religion

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in PHIL 105.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (2201.00)

An interdisciplinary survey of the philosophical and religious thought of South and East Asia and its application in theory and practice in traditional Asian societies.

ASIA 107: East Asian Societies

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with credit in HIST 107.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (2201.00)

An examination of the social and political foundations of East Asia through historical, religious, and literary documents.

ASIA 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

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