The Department of Asian American Studies examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Asians after their arrival in the United States. The curriculum seeks to provide an awareness of the history, culture (e.g., literary, cinematic, and creative art accomplishments), psychology, political involvements, and social organization of Asian American communities. Students are invited to participate and partake in broadening their understanding of multicultural perspectives within U.S. society through traditional classroom setting as well as direct involvement with the local Asian American communities. Please consult the UCI Catalogue for more details about major and minor requirements.