These introductory language courses will introduce you to Mandarin Chinese so that you can communicate across
ethnic, cultural, ideological and national boundaries. Through the study of Chinese, you will develop an understanding of
Chinese interpersonal behavioral culture and related thought patterns. You will acquire the skill to speak, listen, read and write Chinese at a level of proficiency appropriate for continuing on to the next level in the curriculum. You will further acquire a level of cultural understanding suitable for correct performance of assigned tasks in Chinese.
Both courses are offered in the hybrid mode, combining online and in-person meetings. You will finish the first-year Chinese sequence in 10 short weeks!
Chinese 1111: Summer session 1 (SS1), May 30-June 30
Chinese 1112: Summer session 2 (SS2), July 10-Aug 11
20 % of the population of California will be Asian American by the year 2020.
By 2050 it is estimated that Asian Americans will constitute over 10 % of the entire U.S. population.
From 1977 to 1987 the number of Asian American-owned businesses in the United States increased by 328 %.
Some Filipino Americans came to the U.S. as early as the mid-1700s.
Over 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced to live in internment camps during WW II.
Asian Americans come from over a dozen different countries.
Several of the most famous US Supreme Court cases involved Asian Americans?
AASI 3201 (3 credits). Come take this great online course during Summer Session 2 (SS2), July 11-August 12. It fulfills both a General Education Content Area 1 (CA 1/Arts & Humanities* and a Content Area 4 (CA IV/Diversity & Multiculturalism).
*Fulfills a CLAS/College of Liberal Arts & Sciences CA1 “E” World Cultures requirement. (AASI 3201 is a required course for the Asian American Studies minor & is an option for the American Studies major.)