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Fumiko Hosokawa
Professor/Department of Sociology
Office:  SBS C-340


  • M.S. Marriage, Family Therapy, CSUDH, 1984
  • Ph.D., Sociology, UCLA, 1973
  • M.A. Sociology, UCLA, 1971
  • B.A. Sociology, CSULB, 1969

Dissertation topic:

  • “Ethnic Identification Among the Third Generation Japanese”

Licenses and Certificates:

  • Marriage, Family Therapy license, State of California, July 15, 1985
  • Certificate in Chemical Dependency Training, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, July 1984
  • Certificate in Child Abuse Assessment and Reporting, January 25, 1986, Approved by the State of California
  • Certificate in Family violence Hotline Crisis Intervention Training, 1982
  • Hypnosis Certificate, State of California, August 27, 1987

Courses commonly taught at CSUDH, Sociology Dept.:

  • Sociology of Adult Life & Aging
  • Seminar in Marriage and Family
  • Sociology of the Helping Professions
  • Seminar in Aging:  Minorities and Special Groups
  • Seminar in Interaction Processes

Research Interests:

  • Fieldwork in Ethnic Communities     
  • Cross-cultural couple counseling
  • The aging family

Selected publications and papers:

  • Building Trust:  Doing Research to Understand Ethnic Communities, Lexington Books, 2010.
  • “Using Applied Sociology to Understand the Culture and Needs of Ethnic Communities,” paper presented at the Society for Applied Sociology Conference, Sacramento, CA, October 17-20, 2002.
  • “Arranged Marriages,” in Survey of Social ScienceSociology, Frank N. Magill, editor, Pasadena, CA:  Salem Press, December 1994.
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