The basic level Asian Programme has been running for 20 years! Join the over 1000 students who already have explored Asia with us. In honor of the year, the courses have been once again updated with fresh materials.
Our online courses give you a chance to study the most dynamic region in the world – when and where it is best for you. You can study business, societies and cultures of East, Southeast and South Asia in our versatile courses. Whether your career or study plans relate to Asia or you are interested in international affairs in general, take these courses to learn about Asia and the individual countries both at introductory as well as advanced level.
The studies are available and free of charge for registered (degree and exchange) students from member universities of the Finnish University Network for Asian Studies (Aalto, Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku, Vaasa, Åbo).
We have courses on both basic and advanced level. You can take single courses or combine 2 or more courses into a minor degree. The small Mini Minor is 10 ECTS and the bigger Asian Programme is 25 ECTS.
Welcome to Study Asia!
Finnish University Network for Asian Studies
List of courses offered in autumn semester 2019
Visit the course sites to read more about the contents and the access the application form.
These courses provide students with a good introduction to contemporary Asia with interdisciplinary basic level courses. This autumn we offer two courses at this level. More courses will be available in spring 2020. You can take individual courses or the whole Asian Programme, which is a 25 ECTS minor degree.
- Contemporary East Asia (3 or 6 ECTS) (autumn term 2019)
- Culture in East and Southeast Asia (3 or 5 ECTS) (autumn term 2019)
Combine Bachelor level courses (above) with Master’s level courses (below) to create a Mini Minor in Asian Studies (10 ECTS). The Mini Minor is designed for students who prefer to include a small minor in Asian Studies in their degree. It provides the possibility to gain advanced knowledge of a specific theme or region.
Master’s level online courses offer advanced knowledge on Asia. Courses focus on political, social, cultural and economic issues of Asian countries. The Master’s level courses are aimed for students who have already acquired some knowledge about Asia or on the specialty of the particular course.
- Introduction to Chinese History (5 ECTS)
- Introduction to Chinese Contemporary History (5 ECTS)
- Introduction to Mongolian Politics and Society (2 ECTS)
- Chinese Education and Society (3 OR 5 ECTS)
- Religions of East and Southeast Asia (5 ECTS)
- North Korea in the Heart of East Asian Tensions (5 ECTS)
- Chinese Workplace Cultures (5 ECTS)
- US-China Relations and Asian Security (3 or 5 ECTS)