Asian Studies, One-Year General Certificate

Curriculum Code #4113

Effective May 2022

Division of Arts and Humanities

The multidisciplinary Asian Studies program introduces students to the peoples and cultures of Asia in a global context through the study of Asian languages, literature, history, philosophy, and art. Students in the program expand their communication skills and develop their abilities to understand, interpret, and think critically about a variety of human affairs.  The certificate sparks the curiosity of students and empowers them to explore the global stage.  It also lays an academic foundation for further studies in international affairs, Asian languages, and Asian cultures and provides them with an essential background for careers with globally or multiculturally oriented businesses or organizations.Lorain County Community College has articulation agreements with colleges and universities including programs offered by Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterHours
SDEV 101 INTRODUCTION TO THE LCCC COMMUNITY 1 1
ENGL 161 COLLEGE COMPOSITION I 3
Select one of the following: 3
INTRODUCTION TO HUMANITIES
INTRODUCTION TO WORLD RELIGIONS
Select one of the following: 3
INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Select one of the following: 4
ELEMENTARY ARABIC I
ELEMENTARY CHINESE I
ELEMENTARY KOREAN I
 Hours14
Second Semester
ENGL 162 COLLEGE COMPOSITION II 2 3
HUMS 264G INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN CULTURES AND LITERATURES 2 3
RELG 262G INTRODUCTION TO EASTERN PHILOSOPHY 2 3
Select one of the following: 4
ELEMENTARY ARABIC II 3
ELEMENTARY CHINESE II 4
ELEMENTARY KOREAN II 5
Transfer Module Elective 6 3
 Hours16
 Total Hours30
1

A student must register for the orientation course when enrolling for more than six credit hours per semester or any course that would result in an accumulation of 13 or more credit hours.

2

Prerequisite:  ENGL 161.

3

Prerequisite: ARAB 151G.

4

Prerequisite:  CHNS 151G.

5

Prerequisite:  KORE 151G.

6

Choose any elective from the Transfer Module.

Consult an advisor or future transfer institution for advice in selecting electives that will apply to a specific major upon transfer.

Program Contact(s):

Ben Cordry
440-366-4732
bcordry@lorainccc.edu

For information about admissions, enrollment, transfer, graduation and other general questions, please contact your advising team.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe and appreciate the different literary, artistic, philosophical, religious, and cultural traditions of Asia.
  2. Analyze the breadth, movement, and interconnectedness of various representations of human thought and expression from Asian cultures by using appropriate methods and concepts.
  3. Create critical and reflective oral or written interpretations of various works of human thought and expression from Asian cultures over different historical periods and in different modes using appropriate methods and concepts.
  4. Demonstrate an empathetic understanding of Asian perspectives by applying philosophies, values, beliefs, and cultural practices to problems, issues, affairs, and experiences from a first-person perspective.