About this program
The mission of the Asian-Pacific Studies Program is to provide our students with high-quality education that enhances their understanding of the Asian Pacific region and its transnational connections. Through an interdisciplinary curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, research, writing and presentation skills, the Asian Pacific Studies Program is committed to providing an education that prepares our students to excel in the contemporary multicultural and global world.
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- Students must receive a minimum GPA of 2.5 or higher for California residents (3.0 for non-California residents)
- Students must complete all A-G college preparatory coursework with grades of C- or better. For Fall 2021 applicants, A-G coursework with a Pass/Credit taken during Winter/Spring/Summer 2020 will be considered to fulfill A-G requirements.
- Students must graduate from high school or equivalent
For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.
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The Asian-Pacific Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary minor in the study of Asian and Pacific Island cultures.
he Asian-Pacific Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor in the study of Asian and Pacific Islander societies and cultures, emphasizing a transnational perspective. Two concentrations are offered in the major:
- Asian-Pacific Studies concentration focuses on Asian-Pacific peoples, societies, and nations from the perspective of their historical, cultural and political experiences from antiquity to the present. It covers ancient civilizations, history, culture, philosophy, religion, politics, economics, and gender and family relations. It also explores the interconnections of Asian Pacific societies with the rest of the world. Though not required, Study Abroad and Asian language classes are highly recommended.
- The Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies concentration focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander American history, community formation, education, gender and family relations, culture, and social and political development including intra-Asian dynamics and relationships with other ethnic communities and the larger society. An internship course with a community organization is an important component of this concentration.
Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information
Undergraduate University Fees for a Full-Time Student (Based on 24 units per year)
- Tuition fees for California residents: $5,742
- Other campus-based fees: $1,203
- Total: $6,945 per academic year
Undergraduate University Fees for a Part-Time Student
- Tuition fees for California residents: $3,330
- Other campus-based fees: $1,203
- Total: $4,533 per academic year
- Identify the geographies and cultural areas of the Asian Pacific region.
- Explain cultural traditions, histories and sociopolitical issues of the Asian Pacific region.
- Compare the histories and sociocultural traditions of at least two different Asian Pacific countries.
- Describe the immigration histories and contemporary issues of Asian Americans.
- Outline the processes of globalization and how it affects the lives of Asian Pacific populations including Asian Americans.
- Demonstrate analytical, critical thinking and communication skills in written and oral presentations.
- Exhibit computer and information literacy including the skills to use scholarly resources for research and to utilize appropriate computer programs for written and oral presentations.
The following are some possible career fields:
- Advertising or marketing
- Community service
- Domestic or international business
- Foreign Service
- Film, television or multimedia
- Government work
- Health science
- International law
- Non-profit organization
- Social Work
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