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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asia/Pacific Studies Program

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College of Arts and Humanities
Language and Literature Bldg., room 100-0

Fax 509-963-1654
    See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.

Faculty and Staff
Program Director

James Cook, PhD

Program Faculty
Yukari Amos, PhD, education
Liahna Armstrong, PhD, English
George Bellah, PhD, theatre
John Bowen, PhD, geography
Toni Culjak, PhD, English
Jeffrey W. Dippmann, PhD, philosophy and religious studies
Michael Launius, PhD, political science
Chenyang Li, PhD, philosophy and religious studies
Joshua Nelson, PhD, Japanese language
Penglin Wang, PhD, anthropology
Hong Xiao, PhD, sociology
Bang-Soon Yoon, PhD, political science and women’s studies

Associate Faculty
Koushik Ghosh, PhD, economics
Xiadong Kuang, PhD, communications
Alejandro Lee, PhD, Spanish language
Yong Joo Lee, PhD, finance and OSCM
Kun Liao, PhD, finance and OSCM
Yuanxia Liu, MA, lecturer, Chinese language
Keneth Munsell, MA, lecturer, history
Mariko Okada-Collins, MA, lecturer, Japanese language
Cameron Otopalik, visiting professor, political science
Hideki Takei, PhD, ITAM
Fen Wang, PhD, ITAM

Program Information
The Asia/Pacific Studies Program is an interdisciplinary program focusing on a region currently undergoing a dramatic economic, political, and social transformation. The program provides students with a grasp of the region’s diversity while emphasizing the interactive nature of an overarching community of nations. Careers in international business, government service, and education can be augmented by preparation in Asia/Pacific Studies. The program also serves as an excellent preparation for graduate study in various academic and professional fields.


Bachelor of Arts
(NOTE: Students seeking a BA degree must complete one year college/university study or two years high school study of a single foreign language.)


•  Asia/Pacific Studies Major, BA 
• Asia/Pacific Studies Minor 

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