2017-2018 Catalog

Asian-Pacific Studies

Asian Pacific Studies Program Learning Outcomes

College of Arts and Humanities

Division of World Cultural and Gender Studies



Mary Lacanlale, Interim Coordinator
Jung-Sun Park

Program Office: LCH C-316 (310) 243-3327, 3224

Asian-Pacific Studies Committee

Please contact program office for current membership.

Program Description

The Asian-Pacific Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary minor in the study of Asian and Pacific Island cultures.

The minor in Asian-Pacific Studies is designed for students seeking to either complement their studies of other civilizations and cultures, or to pursue graduate study, travel, foreign service, or international business. It is structured to provide an understanding of the social, political, and cultural aspects of Asia and the Pacific through courses in Asian and Pacific history, politics, art, literature, language, popular culture and philosophy.


The University is located in a unique area at the nexus of the international ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Numerous corporations in Los Angeles and Orange counties represent the increasing importance of America 's Asian-Pacific relations.

The California State University International Programs make available to students, who would like to have firsthand knowledge of Asia, an opportunity to study at Waseda University (Japan), Yonsei University (Korea), National Taiwan University (Taiwan) and National Tsing Hua University (Taiwan).

Academic Advisement

Program coordinator will help students plan their course of study to fulfill requirements for an Asian-Pacific Studies Program minor.

Students should see the coordinator upon first entering CSU Dominguez Hills, at the beginning of their junior year or, at least at the beginning of their senior year.

Career Opportunities

In a world that is increasingly dependent upon global cooperation and trade, career opportunities for those with a background in Asian-Pacific Studies are numerous and varied.

  • Advertising or marketing
  • Community service
  • Domestic or international business
  • Education
  • Foreign Service
  • Film, television or multimedia
  • Government work
  • Health science
  • International law
  • Journalism
  • Ministry
  • Non-profit organization
  • Social Work