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2020-2021 University Catalog 
2020-2021 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies Concentration, B.A.

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(120 UNITS)

Bachelor of Arts in Ethnic Studies

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.

Asian American Studies Concentration (15 units)

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.

Topical Requirements (6 units)

Community Research/Engagement Requirement (3 units)

All Asian American Studies majors must complete ASAM 230, or with permission: ASAM 495, ASAM 496 or ASAM 499.

Total (120 units)

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