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.
Camosun offers flexible programs that give you the chance to explore your passion for Asia-Pacific Studies:
- Arts and Science Studies Diploma
- Associate of Arts Degree in General Arts
- Associate of Science Degree in General Science
- University Transfer
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.
School of Arts & Science
Office hours: 8am-4:30pm
Hilary Sandford | Social Sciences Chair
Contact Admissions for information about applying to Camosun.