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Department Chair: Teri Yamada

Vice Chair: Barbara W. Kim

Department Office: Faculty Offices FO3-340

Telephone: (562) 985‑4645

FAX: (562) 985‑1535

Center: Center for Asian Pacific American Studies

Website: http://www.csulb.edu/dept/as

Faculty: Ruixi Ai, Kiyomi Chinen, Masako O. Douglas, Linda N. España-Maram, Hiroko Kataoka, Hsin‑sheng C. Kao (Emerita), Barbara W. Kim, Yoko Pusavant (Emerita), San-Pao Li (Emeritus), Dean S. Toji, John N. Tsuchida, Tianwei (Tim) Xie (Emeritus), Teri Yamada

Advisors:

  • Graduate: Teri Yamada and Barbara Kim
  • Undergraduate: Barbara Kim
  • Undergraduate: Dean Toji (Asian American Studies)
  • Undergraduate: Teri Yamada (Asian Studies)
  • Undergraduate: Ruixi Ai (Chinese Studies)
  • Undergraduate: Hiroko Kataoka (Japanese)

Associate Faculty: Christine Bhat (Educational Psychology, Administration and Counseling), Jeffrey Broughton (Religious Studies), Kendall Brown (Art History), Chi-Ah Chun (Psychology), Frank Gossette (Geography), Lisa Grobar (Economics), Jack W. Hou (Economics), Margaret Kuo (History), Tomotaka Ishimine (Economics), Guotong Li (History), Jyotsna Pattnaik (Teacher Education), Xiaoping Liang (Linguistics), William Mulligan (Journalism), Karen Quintiliani (Anthropology), George Scott (Anthropology), Michiko Takeuchi (History), Teresa Wright (Political Science), Oliver Wang (Sociology), R. Scott Wilson (Anthropology)

Administrative Support Coordinator: Michelle Seales

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

Career Possibilities

Social Scientist • Archivist • Social Worker • Journalist • Counselor • Teacher • Public Relations Consultant • Mass Media • Foreign Business and Trade • Community Organizer • School Administrator • Linguist • Parole Officer • Probation Officer • Editor • Writer • Urban/Regional Planner • Public Policy Administrator • Foreign Policy Officer • NSA, FBI Interpreter • Researcher (Some of these, and other careers, require additional education or experience. For more information, see www.careers.csulb.edu.)

Introduction

The Department of Asian and Asian American Studies fosters multi‑ethnic and cross‑cultural understanding from a global, multi‑disciplinary perspective and pursues an active language education program to promote cross‑cultural awareness and intercultural understanding.

Through courses of its own and those of cooperating departments, the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies offers B.A. in Asian American Studies, B.A. and M.A. in Asian Studies, B.A. in Chinese Studies, Single Subject Teaching Credential in Japanese, B.A. in Japanese, Minor in Asian American Studies, Certificate in Asian Studies, and Certificate in Asian American Studies. Information and advice relative to the programs are available through the department office, FO3‑340.


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