Nov 30, 2023  
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Department Chair: Teri Yamada

Vice Chair: Barbara W. Kim

Department Office: Faculty Offices FO3-340
Telephone: (562) 985‑4645
FAX: (562) 985‑1535

Faculty: Ruixi Ai, Kiyomi Chinen, Masako O. Douglas, Linda N. España-Maram, Hiroko Kataoka (Emerita), Hsin‑sheng C. Kao (Emerita), Barbara W. Kim, Yoko Pusavant (Emerita), San-Pao Li (Emeritus), Dean S. Toji (Emeritus), John N. Tsuchida (Emeritus), Haiping Wu, Kyoungmi Ha, Tianwei (Tim) Xie (Emeritus), Teri Yamada

Graduate: Teri Yamada and Barbara Kim
Undergraduate: Barbara Kim
Undergraduate: Dean Toji, Emeritus (Asian American Studies)
Undergraduate: Teri Yamada (Asian Studies)
Undergraduate: Ruixi Ai (Chinese Studies)
Undergraduate: Kiyomi Chinen (Japanese)

Associate Faculty: Kendall Brown (Art History), Chi-Ah Chun (Psychology),  Lisa Grobar (Economics), Jack W. Hou (Economics), Margaret Kuo (History), Guotong Li (History), Jyotsna Pattnaik (Teacher Education), Xiaoping Liang (Linguistics), Karen Quintiliani (Anthropology), Michiko Takeuchi  (History), Teresa Wright (Political Science), Oliver Wang (Sociology), R. Scott Wilson (Anthropology)

Administrative Support Coordinator: Michelle Okawa

Students desiring information should contact the department office for referral to one of the faculty advisors.

College: College of Liberal Arts  

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Courses: JAPN  

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    General Education Category A must be completed prior to taking any upper-division course except upper-division language courses where students meet formal prerequisites and/or competency equivalent for advanced study.