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.
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.
- AAS Gradudation Reception @ the Orange Grove on Wednesday, 5/22, 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm, in the Lamb's Room.
- College of Humanities Convocation, 5/22, Wednesday, 6:30 pm to 9 pm in the Sierra Quad.
- AAS is offering six summer 2013 AAS classes, of which four are fully online (AAS 100OF, 201, 345OF, 347OF, 360).
- October 18, Thursday, 4 to 6 pm, Whitsett Room (SH 453), DACA Information Session with AAS alumna Sharlene Bagon, Esq. Powerpoint of DACA presentation.
- Our fourth newsletter is out. Thanks to Dr. Hattori and Dr. Stanley for being editors and the students who contributed to our AAS Newsletter.
- If you are an AAS alumn and has not taken our Alumni survey, please do so at http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/aasalumni2012
- If you are interested to support the AAS department in our work to mentor students, build communities and collaborate with others toward a more equitable world, please go to our donation page and specify that you want the money to go toward AAS.