Asian Studies (Online)

Program Description

The fully Online undergraduate certificate in Asian Studies provides students with a rich learning experience about a fascinating and increasingly important region of the world, and is intended to enhance the student's competitiveness upon graduation. The program provides a multidisciplinary approach covering the philosophy, religion, art history, language, and literature of Asia as well as issues in history, politics, geography, sociology/anthropology, and international relations. This certificate is only available to degree-seeking students.

Note: Please understand that this certificate is only available to students who are completing a fully online degree program within FIU.

Unlike other Certificates offered by the Asian Studies program, this certificate cannot be done in conjunction with the Online Asian Studies Major and-or Online Minor.

Requirements (18 Credits)

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses (C- is not acceptable).

  • Two semesters of Asian language or equivalent (up to 6 credits may be applied)
  • 12 credits in Asian area studies


  • 18 credits in Asian area studies Electives

Online Asian area studies Courses

All Online ASN-prefix courses are applicable

  • ASH 3223 History of the Middle East 1800 to Present
  • ASH 3440 History of Japan
  • ASH 4300 East Asian Civilization
  • ASN 3143 Corporate Culture of China
  • ASN 3200 Asia Through Film
  • ASN 3202 Japanese Anime and Manga
  • ASN 3329 Women in Asian Society
  • ASN 3410 Introduction to East Asia
  • ASN 3403 Zen and the Art of Tea Ceremony
  • ASN 3414 Visual Cultures of East Asia
  • ASN 4111 Japan and the New East
  • CPO 3403 Politics of the Middle East
  • INR 3081 Contemporary International Problems
  • INR 3223 Japan and the United States
  • INR 3224 International Relations of East Asia
  • INR 3227 International Relations of South Asia
  • INR 3247 International Relations of the Middle East
  • INR 3703 International Political Economy
  • INR 4082 Islam in International Relations
  • REL 3020 Meditation and Spiritual Development
  • REL 3308 Studies in World Religions

For a complete list of available courses, visit the Undergraduate Courses page. 

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