The B.A. Degree Program in Asian and Asian American Studies at CSULA is an interdisciplinary program with an emphasis on the connections between Asian and Asian American Studies. The program is built on a solid foundation of languages, cultures and histories of Asia while emphasizing both the global and the local dimension of social, cultural, economic and political connections between Asia and Asian
The primary objectives of the program are to explore and study historical and contemporary transnational links between Asia and Asian America, between diasporas and their homeland, and the flexible and dynamic mutual social, cultural, economic and political influences they have on each other; to provide background on cultural continuity and reconstructions as immigrant and diasporic groups are formed as they settle in new homelands; and to explore interactions and mutual influences as different cultural groups interact within multiethnic, multicultural and multi-religious communities such as the United States.
The total number of units required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian and Asian American Studies is 180 units, of which 80 units are in the major. Students have a choice of an Asian Studies option or an Asian American Studies option.