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Asian Studies Minor

The Asian studies program at Pepperdine has been designed to help Seaver students learn about one of the most economically dynamic, historically fascinating, and culturally rich regions of the world. Our program offers a wide variety of courses—language, history, religion, and art—so that students can fully explore and learn about the civilizations of Asia, with special focus on East Asia.

The Curriculum


The Asian studies program at Pepperdine has been designed to help Seaver students learn about one of the most economically dynamic, historically fascinating, and culturally rich regions of the world. Our program offers a wide variety of courses—language, history, religion, and art—so that students can fully explore and learn about the civilizations of Asia, with special focus on East Asia.

Students wishing to intensively focus on the study of Asia can choose among the following academic courses of study: the international studies major, Asian Studies concentration; the Asian studies minor; and Chinese and Japanese languages.

In addition to these specialized courses of study, the Asian studies minor program also provides a range of courses that fulfill the general education requirement for the study of world civilizations.

 

Asian Studies Minor

The Asian studies minor provides a grounding in the study of the civilization of East Asia, offering courses in the languages and cultures of the different nations which constitute that region. The faculty teaching the courses are authorities in the fields of the history, literature, and art of China and Japan. A total of 16 units are required.

 

What International Studies Division Grads Are Doing

 

69.8%

Employed Full-Time or Part-Time

16.3%

Admitted to Graduate School

6.9%

Full-Time Volunteer or Other Activity

7%

Seeking Employment or Grad School

Why Pepperdine


Pepperdine Seaver College is consistently recognized among the top-ranked universities in California and the United States. We are a Christian university where students grow in knowledge and character. As a liberal arts institution, we focus on providing rich opportunities for intellectual and spiritual exploration for students with a diverse community.

 

 

Located in Malibu, CA

 

13:1 Student-to-Faculty Ratio

 

80% of Students Participate in an International Program

 

120,000 + Alumni Network

Contact Us

International Studies & Languages Division
Pepperdine University
24255 Pacific Coast Highway
Malibu, CA 90263
Office: PLC 101

310.506.7446

George Carlsen
Divisional Dean

Helen Tangalos Livanos
Office Manager

Lawrence Levy
Administrative Assistant