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Undergraduate Programs Information

Major or minor in Asian Studies.

Graduate Programs Information

Including: Master of Arts in Asian Studies, Master’s in Asian International Affairs, and Graduate Certificates in Asian Studies.

Student Testimonials

Christina Geisse

The Asian Studies Program was incredible because most professors were undertaking their own research, passionate about their subject of study, and enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge with students. It felt fresh and profound at the same time. Inspiring! 

Christina Geisse
Kim Sluchansky

I was able to delve deep and focus on the areas of Asian Studies that truly interested me, and therefore gained a much more thorough and developed understanding of my fields of interest, which are applicable to my current career path. Also, the professors are extremely helpful and want their students to succeed. They were very supportive both while I was at UH and after I graduated.

Summer 2023 Asian Studies Courses

Summer ’23 Asian Studies Courses

ASAN 320z – Asian Past & Present: Media, Advertising and Desire in East Asia. ASAN 411 – Comparative Muslim Societies. ASAN 464 – K-Pop and J-Pop. ASAN 465 – Anime, Manga and Film. ASAN 491z – East Asian and Asian…

Spring 2023 ASAN Courses

Spring 2023 ASAN Courses

Undergraduate Graduate Find out more about our courses for the Spring 2023 semester. Visit STAR ( for more information. Note that ASAN 411, ASAN 600Z, ASAN 623, ASAN 630 are only offered in the Spring semester or infrequently offered. Undergraduate…

Fall 2022 Courses

Fall 2022 Courses

Undergraduate Graduate Learn more about our Fall Courses! Visit STAR ( for more information. Note that ASAN 407, ASAN 484, and ASAN 654 are only offered in the Fall semester. Fall 2022 Asian Studies Courses Undergraduate Courses ASAN 202 -…

Summer 2022 Courses

Summer 2022 Courses

Still thinking about summer classes? Here is some more info on what we have available! Visit STAR ( for more information. Summer 2022 Asian Studies Courses ASAN 310 Dr. Surojit Gupta ( ) MTWRF | 9:00am-10:15am | Online (7/5-8/12)…

Flyer for Asia Past & Present: Okinawa, Spring 2022 course at UH Manoa. Tuesday-Thursday 3:00-4:15 pm.

Study Okinawa with Dr. Gregory Smits

ASAN 320O: Asia Past and Present: Okinawa Dr. Gregory Smits is the visiting Andrews Chair at UH Manoa this semester, Spring 2022. He will be teaching the course Asia Past and Present: Okinawa (ASAN 320O; see course listings or access…

Spring 2022 Asian Studies Courses

Undergraduate Courses Graduate Courses Undergraduate Courses Undergraduate Course Flyer ASAN 101 – Intro to Asian Studies Introductory course focuses on change and continuity in the history, culture, values, and political institutions of South, East, and Southeast Asia, and the region’s…

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Fall 2021 Graduate Courses

Enroll in our master’s level classes this upcoming semester! Want to learn more about historical and contemporary issues in Asia? Looking to gain research and practical skills to further your career? The Asian Studies Department at the University of Hawaiʻi…

Fall 2021 Asian Studies courses

Fall 2021 Undergraduate Courses

Come join us at the Asian Studies Department and enroll in our courses for Fall 2021!  The Asian Studies Department at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa will be offering a wide range of courses so that you can learn…

Asian Studies summer courses list

Take an Asian Studies Course this Summer!

UH Manoa’s Summer 2021 courses are now available. Join us this summer to explore Asian media cultures and more! Summer courses at UH Manoa are offered through Outreach College. Anyone with the equivalent of a US high school diploma is…

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