The Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies includes three concentrations, from which students select one – African American Studies, Chicana and Chicano Studies or Asian American Studies. Through interdisciplinary study, the degree prepares students for further training in a wide range of fields, including education, social work, law, community development, and health. The B.A. in Ethnic Studies includes 21 units of shared core courses, 15 units of courses specific to each concentration, General Education, all-university requirements and free electives.
The Asian American Studies concentration offers opportunities for students to learn about the experiences, expression, history and contemporary social, political and economic conditions of Americans of Asian and Pacific Islander ancestry. Committed to social justice, the program focuses on unique learning experiences that foster critical thinking, community engagement and leadership. Students who complete the degree take with them a sensitivity to and knowledge of Asian American and Pacific Islander issues, history and identities in areas, such as artistic expression, health, education and civic engagement.
General Requirements (6 units)
If ASAM 300 is taken as an Elective Core Course, then select an additional Elective Core Course.