Asian Pacific Studies

Welcome to the Asian Pacific Studies Program!

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

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, 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 Pacific American communities as well as the history and contemporary issues of Asian Pacific American populations.

If you are interested in learning about the Asian Pacific peoples and cultures and/or Asian Pacific Americans, please contact us.


Jung-Sun Park, Ph.D.
Interim Coordinator, Asian Pacific Studies