Academics

There are a variety of academic degrees and certificates that focus on Southeast Asian populations and cultures to be found in colleges and universities across the country. Very few focus specifically on the Hmong, though interest and research about the population is increasing. Locally, Fresno State has available a minor in Asian American Studies, a minor in Asian Studies, and a minor and certificate in Southeast Asian Studies.

Minors in Hmong Studies - California State University, Fresno

Information and academic requirements for the above minors

General Catalog

Preparing Teachers to Work with English Learners

The Kremen School of Education and Human Development prepares K-12 teachers, counselors and administrators. The Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) certification provides additional education to teach English learners.

Preliminary Multiple Subject Credential with BCLAD Emphasis (Spanish and Hmong)

The Multiple Subject Credential with an Emphasis in Bilingual Cross-Cultural Language and Academic Development (BCLAD) prepares teachers to work with English Learner students. BCLAD will authorize teachers to provide academic instruction to English Learner students in their primary language.

For more information on this program, email Dr. Teresa M. Huerta, BCLAD Coordinator, call her at 559-278-0364.

Required Courses in the Hmong BCLAD:

HMONG 100. Intermediate Reading and Composition (3)
Prerequisite: HMONG 4 or equivalent. Further development of reading and composition skills. Includes practice in reading expository texts and review of grammatical structures.

HMONG 101. Advanced Reading and Composition (3)
Prerequisite: HMONG 100 or equivalent. Emphasis on strategies for complex texts. Enhancement of composition fluency and grammatical accuracy.

LEE 129. Hmong in Bilingual Schools: BCLAD (3)
Prerequisite: HMONG 101 or equivalent. Emphasis on Hmong language development for bilingual teachers. Includes basic content area instruction in Hmong, evaluation of teaching materials, and conferencing with parents.
ANTH 123. Peoples and Cultures of Southeast Asia (3) 
Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D.An introductory survey of the cultural and historical adaptations of societies in Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam; and of Insular societies in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines. Examines the major effects of culture contact between East and West. G.E. Multicultural/International MI.

LEE 135. Teaching Content in Hmong (3)
Prerequisites: Hmong language fluency or permission of instructor. L1 methods and materials used to teach content in bilingual classrooms. Designed for BCLAD candidates. Students will deliver lessons in the Hmong language in bilingual classrooms in local schools under university supervisor.

Source: http://www.fresnostate.edu/kremen/departments/lebse.html

CSU and UC Southeast Asian Studies

The growing interest in studying the Hmong and Southeast Asian cultures is reflected in the variety and breadth of research and academic programs found in public and private colleges and universities across the country. Many of the campuses within the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems include degrees, majors and minors in Asian or Southeast Asian studies.

CSU Southeast Asian Majors and Minors
Institution Degree
CSU Bakersfield Minor in Asian Studies
CSU Channel Islands Minor in Asian-Pacific Studies
CSU Chico Bachelor of Arts in Asian Studies
  Minor in Asian Studies
*CSU Dominguez Hills B.A. Liberal Studies Option in Asian-Pacific Studies
CSU East Bay Minor in Asian Studies
*CSU Fresno Minor in Asian American Studies
  Minor in Southeast Asian Studies
*CSU Fullerton B.A. Ethnic Studies Option in Asian-American Studies
  Minor in Asian American Studies
*CSU Long Beach B.A. in Asian Studies
  B.A. in Asian American Studies
  Minor in Asian American Studies
CSU Los Angeles B.A. Asian Studies
  B.A. Asian American Studies
  Minor in Asian Studies
CSU Northridge B.A. in Asian American Studies
  Minor in Asian American Studies
CSU Pomona Minor in Asian American Studies
CSU Sacramento B.A. in Asian Studies
San Diego State University Minor in Asian Studies
  B.A. in Asian Studies
San Francisco State University B.A. in Asian American Studies
San Jose State University Minor in Asian Studies
  Minor in Asian American Studies
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Minor in Asian Studies
CSU San Marcos Minor in Ethnic Studies
Sonoma State University B.A. in Global Studies
CSU Stanislaus B.A. In Ethnic Studies
  B.A. Liberal Studies Concentration
  Ethnic Studies, Bilingual
Crosscultural: Southeast Asian

*Denotes campuses with certificate programs

UC Southeast Asian Majors and Minors
Institution Degree
UC Berkeley B.A. Asian Studies
  M.A. Asian Studies
  Ph.D. Asian Studies
  M.A. South and Southeast Asian Studies
  Ph.D. South and Southeast Asian Studies
  B.S. Asian American Studies
  Minor Asian Studies
UC Davis B.A. East Asian Studies
  Minor East Asian Studies
  B.A. Asian American Studies
  Minor Asian American Studies
UC Irvine B.A. Asian American Studies
  Minor Asian Studies
UC Los Angeles B.A. Asian American Studies
  B.A. Southeast Asian Studies
  Minor Asian American Studies
  Minor Southeast Asian Studies
UC Merced M.A. World Cultures
  Ph.D. World Cultures
UC Riverside B.A. Asian Studies
  B.A. Asian American Studies
  Minor Asian Studies
  Minor Asian American Studies
  Minor Southeast Asian Studies
UC Santa Barbara B.A. Asian Studies
  B.A. Asian American Studies
  M.A. Asian Studies
  Minor Asian American Studies
UC Santa Cruz B.A. Southeast Asian Studies
  B.A. East Asian Studies
  B.A. Asian Studies
  B.A. Asian American Studies
  Minor Southeast Asian Studies
  Minor East Asian Studies
  Minor Asian Studies
  Minor Asian American Studies