Asian American Studies Minor
Director: Julie Park, Ph.D.
In the Asian American Studies Program (AAST), students undertake an interdisciplinary and critical study of race, immigration, and political and social representation through examination of the experiences of Asian Americans. Students study the experiences of Asian Americans compared to and connected with other groups in the United States, as well as situated within a global and transnational context. Through this approach, students examine the histories, communities and cultures of Asian Americans as both distinctive and connected to the broader themes for diversity, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, and migration in the Americas. AAST offers a 15 credit-hour minor. For the minor, courses may be cross-listed in other departments and some may satisfy general education requirements.
|AAST Foundational Course|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Asian American Studies (AMST298C)|
|Asian American History (HIST219M, HIST219G)|
|Select 9 credits of additional AAST or other approved courses 1||9|
|At least two of which must be upper division (300 or 400 level)|
|One must fulfill comparative ethnic or global/transnational/international area requirement 2|
|Immigration and Ethnicity in America|
|Introduction to Asian American Literature|
|Special Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST298A: Islam in America)|
|Special Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST298B: Visual Cultures of Islam)|
|Special Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST298J:Asian American Performance)|
|Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST398A: Vietnamese American Studies)|
|Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST398B:Asian American Social Policy and Community Advocacy)|
|Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST398D: Filipino American History and Biography)|
|Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST398E: Growing up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation)|
|Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST398M: Asian Americans and Media)|
|Asian American Women: The Social Construction of Gender|
|Sociology of Race Relations|
|Asian American Politics|
|Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST498B: Urban Democracy and Community)|
|Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST498J: Asian American Psychology)|
|Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST498M:Asian American Public Policy)|
|Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST498X: Techno-Orientalism)|
|Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST498B: Confucius' Many Lives in East Asia and Asian American) 2|
|Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (AAST498W/AMST498R: Transnational American Studies) 2|
|Upper Division Courses|
|AAST499||Senior Thesis (Or one additional 400-level AAST course) 3||3|
- No more than 6 credits (2 courses) taken at the 100 or 200-level may count towards the minor.
- A minimum of 9 credits (3 courses) must be taken at the 300 or 400-level.
- All courses used for the minor must have a grade of C- or better.
- A student may use a maximum of 6 credits (2 courses) to satisfy requirements for both a major and a minor. Courses completed for one minor may not be used to satisfy the requirements for another minor.
Students may take a course not on this list with approval from the AAST Director.
For the most current list of courses that fulfill comparative ethnic/global transnational/international area requirement, see AAST website.
Restriction: Permission of instructor or enrolled in AAST minor. This advanced colloquium in Asian American Studies is designed as a senior seminar. The course offers an intensive learning experience and students are required to complete a thesis, applied research project, or take part in and write about a sustained community experience.