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Asian American Studies Department Homepage

AAS Courses

AAS Chair

The Chair for AAS from Fall 2012 to Summer 2015 is Prof. Gina Masequesmay.

Academic Advisement

The Asian American Studies Department helps students select the program and courses that best satisfy their individual needs and interests. Please contact Prof. Gina Masequesmay (Chair) at (818) 67-4966 to schedule an appointment. The College of Humanities (COH) Student Services Center/EOP reviews students’ progress to ensure that the requirements of a major or minor in Asian American Studies are fulfilled. Call (818) 677-4784 or (818) 677-4767 to schedule an appointment with the COH Student Services Center/EOP.

Contact Information

AAS Department
Jerome Richfield 340
CSU, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8251

Phone: 818-677-4966
Fax: 818-677-7094

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The Asian American Studies Department is dedicated to academic and community-based goals, including promoting student learning and intellectual growth, stimulating professional growth and development among its faculty and staff, enhancing and empowering Asian/Pacific Islander communities locally and globally, and highlighting relevant social, economic, political, legal, and cultural issues within existing and emerging communities.

Founded in 1990, AAS is a vibrant interdisciplinary department that offers a major/double major and minor in Asian American Studies. Many AAS graduates work in a number of diverse fields, including education, entertainment, journalism, social work, community service, business and law.  Please check out our academic program page for more information on our courses and for advisement information.


Departmental Highlights

Welcome! We made many changes to our website including a new page called "What's New" to provide you with upcoming events information and departmental news. We have also created an Archival Page with list of events and list of of photo galleries for your information. If you have events or pictures you want us to add to our archive, please email the webmaster. Thanks and come back soon! Below are a few news items fyi.