Welcome to the Asian American Studies Department
The Asian American Studies department emerges out of social justice struggles in solidarity with multiple oppressed communities. It is dedicated to academic and community-based goals, including promoting learning and intellectual growth; stimulating professional development; enhancing and empowering Asian/Pacific Islander communities across local and global scales; and highlighting social, economic, political, legal, and cultural issues within existing and emerging communities to envision and effect just alternatives and social transformation.
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.
Open Position For a Student Assistant
The Asian American Studies department is looking to hire a student assistant. Get the job description and application instructions
Apply for The Abarquez Prize in Asian American Studies
The AAS department is Calling for Students to submit their essays on "Asian Americans and Education" for The Abarquez Prize in Asian American Studies at CSUN. Get more information and submission instructions here.