Asian American Studies

The Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to exploring the hitherto neglected experiences of Americans of Asian heritage. The major goal of the department is to communicate the experiences of Asians and Pacific Islanders as an American ethnic group. Courses offered as part of the Asian American Studies program examine the important issues and concerns of Asian Americans, including their history, social organization, and culture. The program seeks to promote teaching, research, community service, and cultural activities related to Americans of Asian heritage, while also preparing students for various careers in the community, private or public sector, along with graduate work.

CMC offers its students a sequence in Asian American Studies. The Asian American Studies Sequence is a multi-disciplinary program that examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Asians in the United States. The sequence is designed to accompany majors in other fields. To ensure balance and to accommodate the wide range of majors students may combine with the sequence, all courses must be approved by the CMC faculty member responsible for the oversight and administration of the sequence. Completion of the sequence will be noted on students’ transcripts.

Primary Contact: Professor Wei-Chin Hwang

See Asian American Studies in the CMC catalog.