Undergraduate Program Advisor
- Dr. Teri A. Yamada
- Office: FO3-336
- Phone: (562) 985-7942
- E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office Hours: TBA
The Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian American Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to explore the diverse histories, cultures, communities, and contemporary realities in Asian America. It is designed to offer students an opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the complexities of Asian American experiences and to prepare them to function in a multiethnic society and multicultural world. The communication and critical analysis skills which are stressed in the program will be instrumental to students pursuing postbaccalaureate degrees in “traditional” disciplines, including History, Geography, Sociology, Psychology, and Literature; in interdisciplinary programs like Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies; and in professional fields such as Law, Business Administration, and Social Work. The program’s curriculum and broad liberal arts perspectives likewise will prepare students for employment in several professions, including education, public policy, community development, media, social services, and human resources. Admission to the program requires completion of the G.E. Foundation courses.
A major in Asian American Studies requires a minimum of 34 units, with at least 18 units earned in residence at CSULB. 34 required units to consist of:
- 6 units of lower-division core courses: ASAM 120, 221.
- 16 units of upper-division core courses: A/ST 300I, 301I, 310 or 407; ASAM 305, 345, 346, and 495.
- 12 units of upper-division electives to be chosen from at least two of the following areas: Specific Ethnic Group Focus, Gender Studies, Asian Americans in Comparative Perspectives, Explorations in Asian America
Group 1. Specific Ethnic Group Focus: ASAM 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 352, 353, 354
Group 2. Gender Studies: ASAM 340, 370, 381
Group 3. Asian Americans in Comparative Perspectives: ASAM 319, 321, 335I, 341, 342
Group 4. Explorations in Asian America: ASAM 310, 347, 350, 360, 380, 410, 490, 499
Required of all Students
- ASAM 200 or ASAM 220;
- A/ST 300I, 301I, and 492;
- Three semesters (or the equivalent) of a single Asian language, chosen from courses in Chinese, Japanese, or an Asian language approved by the Undergraduate Advisor.
Upper Division Requirements
I. Area Studies Track:
21 units of upper-division course work, including A/ST 492 (Proseminar in Asian Studies), selected from the list of approved electives, with the following provisions:
- No more than 9 units shall be counted in a single discipline, such as Art or History;
- No more than 9 units shall be credited for any one area of Asia, chosen from among the following: China, Japan, South Asia, or Southeast Asia.
No more than six (6) units on Asians in America can be applied in this category. (In the case of seminar, thematic or variable topic courses, the assignment of a disciplinary and/or geographic category will be made by the Undergraduate Advisor in consultation with the appropriate faculty member.)
II. Asian American Studies Track
21 units of upper-division course work, selected from the list of approved electives, with the following provisions:
- A/ST 492 (Proseminar in Asian Studies);
- Students must take 12 units of upper-division courses in Asian American Studies, including ASAM 310 and ASAM 345. The remaining upper-division units focusing on one geographical area of Asia, chosen from among the following: China, Japan, South Asia, or Southeast Asia.
A minimum of 38 units is required, including at least 15 units earned in residence at CSULB. CHIN 101 and 102 are prerequisite to the major and may be satisfied by appropriate high school preparation or by examination. Required courses include 23 units in core courses and 15 units in electives from the following two groups:
- language and language-related courses (9 units);
- Chinese culture and politics courses (6 units);
Lower Division Requirements (11 units)
- Take all of the following:
- CHIN 201 Intermediate Chinese (4 units)
- CHIN 202 Intermediate Chinese (4 units)
- CHIN 260 Introduction to Chinese Civilization (3 units)
Upper Division Requirements (12 units)
- Take all of the following:
- CHIN 301 Advanced Chinese (3 units)
- CHIN 370 Chinese Literature in English Translation (3 units)
- CHIN 451 Chinese Culture and Tradition (3 units)
- CHIN 492 Senior Seminar (3 units)
- Electives (15 units):
- 9 units selected from:
- CHIN 302 Advanced Chinese (3 units)
- CHIN 311 Advanced Spoken Chinese (3 units)
- CHIN 321 Chinese Calligraphy (3 units)
- CHIN 350 Business Chinese (3 units)
- CHIN 360 Classical Chinese (3 units)
- CHIN 380 Topics in Chinese Liguistics (3 units)
- CHIN 382B Modern China (3 units)
- CHIN 390 Topics in Chinese Cultural Studies (3 units)
- CHIN 410 Chinese Information Processing (3 units)
- CHIN 421 Newspaper & Web Reading (3 units)
- CHIN 430A Classical Chinese Fiction (3 units)
- CHIN 430B Classical Chinese Drama (3 units)
- CHIN 430C Classical Chinese Poetry (3 units)
- CHIN 451 Chinese Culture and Tradition (3 units)
- CHIN 461 Structure of Modern Chinese Lang (3 units)
- CHIN 462 Contrastive Analysis of Chinese & Engl (3 units)
- CHIN 471 Chinese Lit and Culture (3 units)
- CHIN 475 Chinese Communist Documents (3 units)
- CHIN 481 Principles & Practice of Teaching Chin (3 units)
- CHIN 485 Masterpieces from China (3 units)
- CHIN 490 Special Topics in Chinese (1-6 units)
- CHIN 499 Directed Studies in Chinese (1-6 units)
- A/ST 490A Modern Chinese Literature (3 units)
- A/ST 490B China in Transition (3 units)
- 6 units selected from:
- ANTH 332 Chinese Culture and Society (3 units)
- AH 468 Early Chinese Art (3 units)
- AH 469 Later Chinese Art (3 units)
- ASAM 331 Chinese American Experience (3 units)
- ASAM 335I Asian/Latino Immigrat Since WWII (3 units)
- ASAM 340 Asian American Family (3 units)
- ASAM 346 Asian Americans and the Law (3 units)
- A/ST 306I Traditional Asia (3 units)
- A/ST 307I Modern Asia (3 units)
- A/ST 310 United States and Asia (3 units)
- A/ST 320 Asia in Fiction and Film (3 units)
- A/ST 406A Asian Women (3 units)
- A/ST 495I China Heritage (3 units)
- ECON 365 Economics of Modern China (3 units)
- HIST 382A Imperial China (1-6 units)
- HIST 388 Contemporary China (3 units)
- HIST 406A Asian Women: East and N.E. Asia (3 units)
- HIST 410 Chinese Emig/Mig in Mod Period (3 units)
- HIST 488 The Chinese Revolution (1-6 units)
- JOUR 312I World Press (3 units)
- PHIL 306 Philosophies of China and Japan (3 units)
- POSC 362 Society and National Politics of China (3 units)
- POSC 455 Comparative Revolutionary Change (3 units)
- POSC 485 International Political Economy (3 units)
- R/ST 341I Buddhism (3 units)
- R/ST 343 Religions of China (3 units)
- WGSS 406A Asian Women (3 units)
- 9 units selected from:
The Bachelor of Arts program in Japanese at CSULB is designed to provide students with linguistic and cultural preparation supported by international perspectives and understanding of humanities for personal, social, intellectual and cognitive development as well as development of skills for economic self-sufficiency in the ever-intertwining world of global economy.
The program is different from a traditional literature-oriented language program. It emphasizes pragmatic language studies aiming for acquisition of communication skills through communication-oriented and content-based instruction. The program provides knowledge of language and culture to develop appropriate understanding and attitudes for intercultural communication.
Students with background in Japanese language competency gained through home use or through primary or secondary school work in the U.S. or Japan must take a placement test administered by the Department.
A minimum of 44 units is required, including at least 15 units earned in residence at CSULB. JAPN 101 and 102 are prerequisite to the major and may be satisfied by appropriate high school preparation or by examination.
Required courses include 23 units in core courses and 21 units in electives from the following three areas:
language and language-related courses (12 units);
Japanese civilization courses (6 units);
Japan-related or intercultural communication courses (3 units).
Lower Division Requirements Core Courses (8 units): JAPN 201, 202
Upper Division Requirements Core Courses (15 units): JAPN 301, 302, 311, 312, and 451
Electives (21 units):
- Language and Language-related Courses -12 units selected from: JAPN 350, 370, 371, 421, 422, 452, 453, 461, 462, 463, 471, 481, 490, 492, and 497;
- Japanese Civilization (taught in English) – 6 units from: ANTH 335, A/ST 393I, AH 470, HIST 383A, 383B, 384, 405, 407I, 409, POSC 363, and R/ST 344.
- Japan-related or Intercultural Communication Courses – 3 units selected from: ANTH 307I, 412I, 413, 490*, ASAM 330, 345, A/ST 300I, 301I, 310, 320, 406, 424, 490*, 492, 495I, COMM 309, C/LT 403, ECON 370, 471, EDSS 450F, GEOG 307I, H/SC 420I, HIST 307I, 382B, 406, 478, 495*, I/ST 317I, 318I, 319I, 478 JOUR 312, PHIL 306, POSC 362, 363, 371, 378, 469*, 485*, 489, 497*, PSY 439, R/ST 341I, SOC 350, W/ST 401I, and 406.
* Special topics courses in departments which regularly offer topical courses pertinent to the program.
The Japanese subject matter credential program at CSU Long Beach is intended to produce educators prepared in teaching Japanese with the communication proficiency, critical thinking skills, and sociocultural understanding essential for effective intercultural communication as well as pedagogical knowledge and training in teaching Japanese to diverse populations in our society.
Twenty-four (24) upper division units selected from the following four areas:
- Language: JAPN 301, 302, 311, and 312;
- Linguistics: JAPN 461;
- Literature: JAPN 471 plus 421 or JAPN 370;
- Culture: JAPN 451.
Electives: a total of 6 units selected from at least two different areas in consultation with a program advisor based on the student’s background interest, and teaching plans.
- Language: JAPN 385,421, and 422;
- Linguistics: JAPN 462,463 and 481;
- Literature: JAPN 370 and 371;
- Culture: JAPN 350,452,453 or 492.
- Variable Subjects: JAPN 490 and 497.
A grade of “C” or better is required in all courses accepted for the Japanese program. Refer to the Single Subject Teacher Education section of this Catalog or the Single Subject Credential Program website www.ced.csulb.edu/single-subject for a description of the professional preparation requirements, courses, and application procedures.
Prospective students should consult the Japanese Advisor and the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) Program Advisor early to plan their program