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Minor in Cambodian (Khmer) Language and Culture

Program Description

The Minor in Cambodian (Khmer) Language and Culture focuses on the study of Cambodian (Khmer) language, culture, and society. It is available to any CSULB student although the minor is directed toward developing the language capacity of Cambodian heritage speakers. A minimum of 18 units is required. Students may take a minimum of 10 units of Cambodian language if the courses are at the upper-division level. Students may choose two upper-division electives or more language courses to complete the 18-unit minimum requirement in consultation with the program advisor. A *C grade in all required and elective courses in the minor is mandatory for continuation in the program.

Requirements

Lower Division

*"C" or better

Take the following 2 courses:

  • KHMR 101 Fundamentals of Khmer (4)
    Prerequisites: Linguistic competency equivalent of a beginning Khmer speaker; one GE Foundation course that may be taken concurrently.
  • KHMR 102 Fundamentals of Khmer (4)
    Prerequisites: KHMR 101 linguistic competency or equivalent.

OR

Take at least 10 units of Khmer language courses at the second or third year levels. These courses may be taken online through the UCB-UCLA-CSULB  Khmer Language Consortium; the Southeast Asian Studies Summer Institute, University of Wisconsin Madison; or the University of Hawai’i at Manoa Summer  Abroad Program in Cambodia: Khmer Language and Culture. For information about the specific courses, talk to the AAAS Department undergraduate advisor and visit the AAAS Department website.

 

Electives

Choose sufficient upper division courses from this list to achieve 18 units total for the Minor:

  • A/ST 307 Modern Asia (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
  • A/ST 309 Asia and Globalization (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
  • A/ST 336 Politics and Literature in Southeast Asia (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing. Students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.
  • A/ST 490 Selected Topics in Asian Studies (1-5)
    Prerequisites: None 
  • ASAM 334 Cambodian American Experience (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • EDEL 434 Cambodian Culture, Education, and Diaspora (1-3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • ART 375 Art and Social Action: A Global Perspective (3)
    Prerequisite: Upper-division standing.

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