University of Utah students can complete the BA language requirement with Cambodian or choose to major or minor in Asian Studies with Cambodian as their language.
Cambodian courses introduce students to the Khmer language, spoken by most of the population of Cambodia and by some 1.3 million people in southeastern Thailand and by more than a million people in southern Vietnam. Students will not only learn the language but will also gain a preliminary understanding of the culture and history of modern-day Cambodia and the ancient Khmer empire.
The Asian Studies major is designed to provide students with language and cultural competence in a region of Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Russia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia) that can become the foundation for careers in public affairs, public service, business, and many other fields. Students pursuing the major may study Cambodian as their language and also choose Southeast Asia as their area of focus. Learn more here.
The Asian Studies minor is designed to be paired with another major in a discipline, so that students can combine discipline-specific skills with a degree of language and cultural competency. Students pursuing the major may study Cambodian as their language. Learn more here.