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Asian Studies Focus Award

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Why choose the Asian Studies focus award at PCC?

The courses included in PCC’s Asian Studies focus award foster a rich understanding and appreciation of the cultures of Asia. The Asian Studies Focus Award shows prospective employers and transfer colleges a foundational focus on Asia. These studies encourage broader reflections about the nature of culture and how it shapes everything from world views to daily life. Above all, the focus award enables you to develop a multidimensional perspective on Asia, its many cultures, and your own life experience as well.

Focus award information

Focus awards won’t appear on your transcript, but they may be earned alongside a certificate or degree. See the requirements and courses.

Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Focus Award: Asian StudiesLess than 1 year

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What will you learn?

To receive the Asian Studies Focus Award, you will complete at least 16 credits in Asian Studies related classes in the following subjects:

  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Business Administration
  • Chinese
  • Communication Studies
  • Geography
  • History
  • Japanese
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies
  • Women’s Studies

Completing the focus award

Once you’ve fulfilled the requirements, contact us to receive your award.

If you have any questions, contact Amber Hicks or Ron Bekey.

Next steps

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