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.
- We are happy to announce that our AAS Newsletter Issue #5 is ready for viewing.
- Please take a look at our tentative Spring 2014 Schedule of Classes to plan your own schedule.
- AAS just got funding to start a tutorial program for our students taking AAS classes. We have hired 3 student tutors along with Prof. Turnmeyer to provide help on writing and learning strategies.
- We have a new professor joining us with a joint appointment in Gender and Women's Studies. Dr. Khanum Shaikh will be teaching our AAS 201 courses this year. We look forward to her offering a Muslim American Experience course next Spring 2015!
- We are proud to announce that Dr. Tracy Buenavista has just received tenure! She now serves as Associate Professor with tenure in our Department!
- 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.