Filipino and Filipino American Studies
Filipino and Filipino American Studies Program
College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Office: Meiklejohn Hall 3118
Phone: (510) 885-4818
Director: Efren Padilla (Sociology and Social Services, Ph.D. Michigan State University
The Filipino and Filipino American Studies Minor serves several purposes. First, this minor strengthens the study of Asian civilizations and U.S. ethnic minority groups at Cal State East Bay by focusing on Filipinos and Filipino Americans. Second, students interested in taking courses related to Filipino and Filipino American experiences will be able to count these courses toward a minor. Third, the minor provides a foundation of cultural and social knowledge for students who plan to take business courses which deal with Filipino American communities and/or who plan to participate in international student exchanges with universities in the Philippines. Currently, students may participate in exchange programs between Cal State East Bay and selected universities in the Philippines such as De La Salle University, University of Northern Philippines, Silliman University, and the University of the Philippines (Diliman).
The minor consists of a minimum of 28 units of coursework selected from the following lists of core and elective courses. No more than 10 units of coursework applied toward a major may be counted for the minor. With the approval of the Filipino and Filipino American Studies advisor, a maximum of eight other appropriate units, including independent study or directed research, may be substituted for the Electives requirement.
- Core Courses (20 units)
- Electives (8 units)
- ANTH 3710 1 Anthropology and Museums (4)
- COMM 4830 Intercultural Communication (4)
- ECON 4710 1 International Economic Development (4)
- ENGL 3670 Asian/Filipino American Literature (4)
- ENTR 4490 1 Practicum in Small Business Management (4)
- ES/WOST 3030 Immigrant and Refugee Women (4)
- ES 3551 Asian American Women and Men (4)
- ES 3555 Asian American Family Patterns (4)
- GEOG 3550 Geography of Southeast Asia (4)
- HIST 3517 The Immigrants' West (4)
- MKTG 4450 1 Marketing Seminar (4)
- MLL 1653 2 Elementary Filipino III (4)
- POSC 3204 Political Systems of Asia (4)
- POSC 3418 U.S. Immigration Policy and Law (4)
- SOC 3425 Prejudice and Discrimination (4)
- SOC 3510 Sociology of Identity (4)
- SOC 3520 Sociology of Minority Groups (4)
- THEA 3233 Modern Philippine Dramatic Literature and Styles (4)
- WOST 3550 Women, Work, and Family Life (4)
- These elective courses require Filipino and Filipino American studies content and approval of an advisor.
- Students, whose Filipino language competency places them out of lower division coursework, must complete 8 additional units from the list of electives (excluding MLL 1653).