Departments & Programs

Asian American Studies

Minor in Asian American Studies


At least 15 credit hours of College of Arts and Sciences course work, including the following:

  1. A101 Introduction to Asian American Studies
  2. A499 Senior Seminar in Asian American Studies
  3. 9 credit hours from Lists A and B (see below). At least 6 credit hours must be at the 300 level or above. At least 6 credit hours must be from List A.
  4. With the approval of the director of the Asian American Studies program, 3 credit hours of A495 Independent Reading and Research in Asian American Studies may be substituted for one AAST course at the 200 or 300 level.
  5. No course taken in fulfillment of the American Studies major or minor can be applied to this minor.
  6. Students who choose course work outside the College in partial fulfillment of the minor will need to take additional College of Arts and Sciences course work to meet the minimum total of 15 credit hours in the College.
List A (Asian America)
  • AAST A300 Topics in Asian American Studies (3 cr.) CSA (Topic: Social Problems in the Health and Well-being of Asian America)
  • AMST A298 Special Topics in Arts and Humanities for American Studies (3 cr.) A & H (Topic: Negotiating Asian/American Identities: A Survey in Asian American Literature)
  • AMST A299 Special Topics in Social and Historical Studies for American Studies (3 cr.) S & H (Asian American Topics)
  • EALC E385 Asian Americans: Cultural Conflict and Identity (3 cr.) S & H, CSA
  • EDUC G204 Asian American Mental Health
  • ENG L374 Ethnic American Literature (3 cr.) A & H, CSA (Asian American topics)
  • HIST A205 Asian American History (3 cr.) S & H, CSA
  • POLS Y200 Contemporary Political Problems (3 cr.) S & H (Topic: Asian American Politics Since the 1960s)
  • SOC S342 Asian American Communities and Identities (3 cr.) S & H, CSA
List B (Asian Diaspora)
  • AMST A398 Advanced Topics in Arts and Humanities for American Studies (3 cr.) A & H (Topic: Responses to Empire: Reading Philippine–U.S. Contact)
  • CMCL C314 Communication, Culture, and Social Formations (3 cr.) S & H (Topic: Asian/Pacific Islander Families and Diasporas)
  • CMLT C360 Diasporic Literatures (3 cr.) A & H (Topic: Literatures of the Asian Diaspora)