Asian-American Studies

School of Arts, Communication, and Social Sciences

Dean: William Kinney, M.A. (Acting)

Department Chair: Victor Chavez, M.A.

School/Department Location: www.swccd.edu/cvlocation

Office: 702B, (619) 482-6572

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/C4E3PnKsdU92

General Description

Asian-American Studies examines the needs, conditions and contributions of Japanese, Chinese, Filipino, Korean, and Asian Indians to the United States. This department explores the hitherto neglected aspects of the social, political, economic, and cultural factors of Asians in America. In doing so, the program addresses common experiences of immigration, race relations, community development, traditional values, U.S. policies, and issues of adoption within a complex society.

Career Options

Below is a sample of the career options available for the Asian-American Studies major. A few of these require an associate degree, most require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a graduate-level degree: lawyer, high school or college instructor, researcher, international trade specialist, foreign service officer, business administrator, historian, politician, political scientist, philosopher, writer, publisher, librarian, library technician, economist, cultural arts director, social service worker, business manager, consultant, counselor, and urbanologist.

Consult with a counselor to develop a Student Education Plan (SEP), which lists the courses necessary to achieve your academic goal.

Degree/Certificate Options Major Code
Associate in Arts Degree: Transfer Preparation
Asian-American Studies 01202

Faculty

Felix Tuyay, M.A.
ftuyay@swccd.edu

ASIA 112

ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY I

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Covers the history of Asian Americans in the social, political, economic, and cultural development of the United States from the colonial era to the annexation of California in 1848. Emphasizes the Filipino, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Asian-Indian, and Southeast Asian experiences. Includes study of the United States Constitution. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: HIST 112)

ASIA 113

ASIAN-AMERICAN HISTORY II

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Examines the history of Asian Americans in the United States from 1846 to the present. Major themes include the study of economic developments, occupational patterns, anti-Asian movements, inter-ethnic exchanges, gender and intergenerational issues. Includes a study of the Constitution of California. (Partially fulfills American Institutions requirement at CSU.) [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: HIST 113)

ASIA 114

FILIPINO-AMERICAN HISTORY

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the economic, political, and social history of Filipinos in the Philippines and in the United States. Analyzes the effects of Spanish, American, and Japanese colonization on Filipino culture. Focuses on the major waves of migration to the United States and focuses on youth, intergenerational, women, gender, and political issues. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: HIST 114)

ASIA 115

FILIPINO-AMERICAN CULTURE

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Emphasizes the roots of Filipino-American culture and its role in American society today. Focuses on the social, political, and economic ideologies, issues, influences, and challenges that affect Filipino-American society. Includes a study of family life, social behavior, language, education, and religion. [D; CSU; UC] (Same as: SOC 115)

ASIA 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study or research in some area of Asian-American studies of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.)