College of Arts and Sciences

Asia Program

Floating Torii photo by Paul Brian


Asian studies at WSU

The Asia Program at Washington State University offers both a bachelor of arts and minor in Asian studies, as well as two certificate programs in East Asian studies.

The rich cultural heritages of East Asia, South Asia, and the Middle East are examined through course work in language, literature, history, culture, philosophy, art, religion, anthropology, political science, and film.

Study abroad is very strongly encouraged.

Arabic and Korean languages

Great news for our Asian Studies students and all who are interested in learning an Asian Language:

Two additional Asian Languages will be offered on the Pullman campus starting this fall, thanks to the efforts of the Department of Foreign Languages and Cultures. We hope you will make use of these exciting opportunities to gain an in-depth knowledge of another culture!

  • For L 100-1
    (Beginning Arabic)
    will meet on MWF from 11:10-12:00 in THOM 201.  4 credits. Instructor:  Ms. Manal Shaheen. (Schedule Line Number 02677)
  • For L 100-2
    (Beginning Korean)
    will meet on MWF from 13:10-14:00 in SLOAN 163.
    Instructor: Ms. MiYoung Kim. (Schedule Line Number 08985)


Echoes of Asia photo exhibit Study abroad


Upcoming Events

Earn credit for sampling Asia!

East Meets West on cherry blossom background

For Spring 2016, the WSU Asia Program is proud to offer

"Cross-Cultural Communication:
Possibilities and Challenges"

Students of all backgrounds and majors invited! We offer a particularly warm welcome to students who are interested in exploring Asian Studies as a major or minor. This class will help students gain a better sense of what the Asian Studies field can offer those interested in making a difference on a global scale.

Learn more about Asia 301 »


Asia Program, PO Box 644030, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4030 • 509-335-5139 • Contact Us