(College of Letters and Science)
Richard S. Kim, Ph.D., Chairperson of the Department
Department Office. 3102 Hart Hall; 530-752-2069; http://asa.ucdavis.edu
The Major Program
The Department of Asian American Studies offers an interdisciplinary major that examines the experiences of various Asian American groups in the United States. Pertinent to these experiences are the historical, cultural, legal, political, social-psychological, class, racial, and gender contexts for Asian Americans.
The Program. Majors take a prescribed set of lower division and upper division courses in Asian American Studies. These courses offer diverse theoretical and methodological tools to develop and encourage student critical thinking, creativity, initiative, and independent research about a complex, multiethnic and racialized society in the United States and in a global world.
Major Advisor. Joe Nguyen, Student Affairs Officer (SAO); 530-752-8617 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Substitutions for disciplinary track courses will be considered by the Department Chair on a case by case basis. Likewise, any substitutions of Major/Minor criteria will be considered by the Department Chair.
Direct questions pertaining to the following courses to the instructor or to the Department of Asian American Studies in 3102 Hart Hall; 530-752-2069.
Career Alternatives. Asian American Studies prepares students for a variety of careers. Given the multicultural nature of society and the increasing relations with different societies, many occupations seek individuals with background and expertise in ethnic relations and cultural issues. Graduates often enter the fields of teaching, research, government service, law, social services, etc., as well as graduate schools for advanced degrees in various disciplines.
American History and Institutions. This university requirement can be satisfied by one of the following courses in Asian American Studies: 1, 2; see also under Bachelor's Degree Requirements.