Programs Offered


The Center for Asian Studies was established in 1999 to advance knowledge of Asia through undergraduate and graduate education, faculty research and outreach programs for the broader community. The Center for Asian Studies is pleased to offer the graduate certificate in Asian studies. In addition, a number of departments and schools provide graduate coursework in Asia-related topics.

The Center is committed to managing and expanding study of Asia by providing graduate student fellowships, scholarships and study opportunities such as Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships (FLAS); the Edward G. Seidensticker Japan Summer Research Grant and the Japanese Studies Scholarship Fund; investing in faculty research and professional development; providing support for building Asia-related resources on the CU Boulder campus; developing academic exchanges with Asia-based colleagues and students; and engaging the local community with Asia-related programs and events.

Finally, the center serves as a link and community-building resource for faculty and students across the university.

Course code for this program is ASIA.


While many faculty teach both undergraduate and graduate students, some instruct students at the undergraduate level only. For more information, contact the faculty member's home department.

Collins, Lauren
Instructor, Program Director; PhD, University of Denver

Fydenlund, Shae
Teaching Assistant Professor; PhD, University of Colorado Boulder

Rinaldo, Rachel Ann
Faculty Director; PhD, University of Chicago

Tsepak, Tenzin
Teaching Assistant Professor; PhD, Indiana University