Faculty of Arts - Asian Studies

Program description

Asian Studies is an area studies program that offers instruction in the languages, histories and cultures of China, India, Korea and Japan. Asian specialists in other departments such as Anthropology, History, Sociology, and Religion offer Asia-related courses which can be used to obtain a minor or major in Asian Studies.

Program options

Degree options

B.A. Bachelor of Arts (General) - 3 years

Interesting courses and unique opportunities

Interesting courses

  • Asian Civilizations
  • Chinese Civilization
  • Japanese Pop Culture
  • South Asian Civilizations
  • Japanese Literature in Translation
  • Chinese Film
  • Introductory Korean
  • Introductory Chinese
  • Introductory Japanese

 Professional opportunities

  • Foreign Service
  • Community Relations
  • International Trade
  • Translation
  • International Journalism

Admission requirements

Visit the Faculty of Arts Direct Entry (high school applicants) or Advanced Entry (post-secondary applicants) application for admission page to learn more about admission requirements, application dates and how to apply.

What is unique about this program at the U of M?

Asian Studies at the University of Manitoba offers more courses in Asian culture and language than any other university in Manitoba because of linkages with other departments students may combine studies in a wide range of disciplines with specialized Asian language and culture studies. Faculty are very active in research on the ground in Asia, including studies of the modern literature, traditional religious practice, and the culture of indigenous peoples in Asia. Course offerings in cultural studies include traditional as well as popular culture. There are a number of active student exchange programs involving universities in Japan, Korea, and China.

Important links

Faculty of Arts
Asian Studies Centre