Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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PASI4200 Asian Studies Programme, 25–31 ECTS

Learning outcomes

The Asian Programme is an interdisciplinary Bachelor level study programme which provides students basic knowledge of Asia. It is a good introduction to Asia for all students whose study or career plans relate to the region.


The programme is coordinated by the University Network for Asian Studies. The Asian Programme is arranged on the Internet, in the Moodle learning environment. The courses consist of lecture presentations, literature exams, web assignments and essays.

You can either take individual courses or do the Asian Programme Basic Studies Minor with 25 credits.

For the Asian Programme Basic Studies Minor you have to choose at least three (3) basic studies courses and additional basic or advanced level courses to get a minimum of 25 ECTS. This means you can combine courses from Asian Programme with courses from advanced level.

Asian Programme Basic Studies Courses:

1. Contemporary East Asia (6 ECTS) (spring term)
2. Contemporary Southeast Asia (5 ECTS) (spring term)
3. Contemporary South Asia (5 ECTS) (spring term)
4. Culture in East and Southeast Asia (6 ECTS) (autumn term)
5. Business in East and Southeast Asia (6 ECTS) (autumn term)

See the list of possible advanced level courses from our website asianet.fi.

If you cannot fit the Asian Programme into your degree, take a look at the 10 ECTS Mini Minor in Asian Studies. In Mini Minor you can combine one basic level course with advanced level courses.


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Further information

The application period for all the courses is organized each year in September. The application form and guidelines will be announced on www.asianet.fi.

The courses are free for all students who hold a valid study right in one of the University Network's member universities. Member universities are: Aalto University, Lappeenranta University of Technology, Universities of Jyväskylä, Oulu, Tampere, Turku and Vaasa and the Åbo Akademi University.

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