The Asian American Studies program will
enable students to develop critical thinking skills, competencies,
and sensibilities to appreciate, contribute, and thrive
in a culturally diverse world. The goal of the Asian American
Studies program is to promote better understanding of
Asian Pacific Americans and their contributions to U.S.
society. The program is structured with several objectives
· To provide students with a full
and comparative understanding of Asian American and transpacific
historical experiences and contemporary social issues
in the United States.
· To promote study of, and engagement
with, the variety of Asian American and transnational
communities throughout the Sacramento region.
· To prepare students for graduate
work in Ethnic Studies with a concentration in Asian American
· To encourage students to enter
professional career paths where knowledge of the Asian
American experience is important, particularly in education,
health and human services, government, business, and law.