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Asia-Pacific Studies

With the global shift of economic and political power to Asia and in light of the multicultural changes underway in Canada, understanding the dynamics of Asia is critical for any student.

Social, cultural and economic currents

Studies are focused on China, Japan and Southeast Asia.

Asia-Pacific Studies Courses

Related programs

Camosun offers flexible programs that give you the chance to explore your passion for Asia-Pacific Studies:


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ASIA 111 - Contemporary Asia-Pacific

An introduction to the development of the Asia-Pacific region in the modern period.

In the classroom

Take integrated courses that highlight the cultures, history, geography and contemporary political economy of the Asia-Pacific region. Gain an understanding of the multicultural character of Canada and its relationship to Asia and the Pacific. Write, research and critically analyze issues about the Asia-Pacific region, particularly within a global sphere.

A diverse range of courses equips you with knowledge that has application to a wide range of employment and career opportunities related to the Pacific Rim in areas such as teaching, research, business, international development, and foreign service work.

Part-time or full-time studies

You can take Asia-Pacific Studies courses within one of our 2-year programs or as individual courses on a part-time basis. If you plan to take Asia-Pacific Studies courses on their own, you will select University Transfer as your program option when you apply online to Camosun.


Asia-pacific studies faculty

Learn more about your instructors.

Meet the Faculty

Contact information

School of Arts & Science

Campus location

Fisher 104
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm

Location link

Lansdowne campus


Hilary Sandford | Social Sciences Chair


Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.

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