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College of Ethnic Studies
Dean: D. Phillip McGee
Department of Asian American Studies
Chair: Marlon K. Hom
Professors--Begonia, Chan, J., Chew, Dong, Hom, Okutsu, Woo
Minor in Asian American Studies
The goals of the Asian American Studies Department include:
Minor Program. The department offers a Minor in Asian American Studies for those students who wish to pursue a coherent course of study regarding the Asian American experience while completing majors in other fields. The minor program is designed to provide a wide range of course selections while ensuring knowledge of a broad range of different Asian American groups. The minor is of particular value for those students whose chosen careers may bring them into regular professional contact with Asian American groups and communities.
General Education and History/Government Requirements. The Asian American Studies Department has designed its course offerings so that students may take a broad range of courses in Asian American Studies while also meeting their general education and history and government requirements for graduation. These offerings explore all aspects of Asian American history, arts, and contemporary family and community experience, providing students with the opportunity to obtain a solid understanding of Asian American life and communities.
Liberal Studies. Asian American Studies courses can be used to meet many of the requirements for a B.A. in Liberal Studies, most especially as the basis for an emphasis in ethnic studies in Area III, Social Science. Those students planning to seek a multiple subjects credential to teach in the elementary school grades can use additional Asian American Studies courses to meet some of the subject matter and general unit requirements in the 85-unit liberal studies program for credential candidates. Students are encouraged to see a Liberal Studies adviser early in their enrollment, if they wish to make full use of these options.
Teacher Preparation. Courses in the Asian American Studies Department will provide important knowledge on Asians in America that can assist them in teaching in California. Course work in Asian American Studies also will help prepare students and meet credential subject matter requirements as described earlier as part of the liberal studies major.
Introductory Course (chosen from one of the following) 3 AAS 200 History of Asian Americans ETHS 210 Asian American Culture ETHS 220 Asians in America Ethnic-group Courses--one each chosen from three of the four ethnic groups listed below) 9
AAS 310 Chinese in America AAS 315 Chinese American Personality AAS 322 Chinese American Culture--Language, and Literature
AAS 355 Psychology and Behavior of Pilipinos AAS 363 Survey of Philippine Literature AAS 456 Pilipinos in America: Problems of Transition
AAS 331 Japanese Americans in the United States AAS 335 Japanese American Personality AAS 444 Japanese American Art and Expression
AAS 370 Southeast Asians in America
Thematic or Cross-ethnic Courses--one chosen from the following: 3 AAS 205 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions AAS 206 Introduction to Asian American Literature AAS 308 Photographic Exploration of Asian America AAS 406 Asian American Workshop in Creative Writing AAS 434 Concentration Camps, U.S.A. AAS 603 Asian American Women AAS 693 Asian Americans and the Mass Media Concluding Community Courses--one chosen from the following: 3 AAS 680 Community: Changes and Development AAS 695 Seminar on Contemporary Asian American Communities Electives Asian American Studies courses on advisement, with at least one upper division AAS course 6 Total for minor 24
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