Message From the Chair

Message from the Chair

The 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.

The major and minor in Asian-Pacific Studies are designed for students seeking to either complement their studies of other civilizations and cultures or to pursue graduate study, Foreign Service, international business, teaching careers, or work in health science fields and community services. It is structured to provide an understanding of the social, political, and cultural aspects of Asia and the Pacific region through courses in Asian and Pacific history, politics, art, literature, language, popular culture and philosophy. It also provides an understanding of the transnational connections between the Asian Pacific region and Asian American and Pacific Islander communities as well as the history and contemporary issues of Asian American and Pacific Islander populations.

If you are interested in learning about the Asian Pacific peoples and cultures and/or Asian and Pacific Islander Americans, please contact us. For more information on the new BA program, please click here.

Mary T. Lacanlale, Ph.D.
Chair of Asian Pacific Studies, Asian Pacific Studies