Asian American Studies


The Asian American Studies minor examines the diverse experience of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S., including their literatures, cultures, religions, histories, racial and gender identities, political participations, and their relationships to their homelands and other Asian diasporas.

About this Program

Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

Required Courses

Required courses are generally offered every other year. Sometimes new required courses might be offered. To check the required courses being offered for a particular semester, please see the contact information above.

Select 9 credits:9
Asian American Studies (Introduction to Asian American Literature) 1
Asian American Studies (Asian American and African American Interactions) 1
Race and Ethnicity in Film (Asian American Cinema) 1
Film Studies (Martial Arts Cinema) 1
Special Topics (Asian American Politics) 1
Religion and the American Immigrant Experience (Hindu Traditions in America)
Special Topics in Religious Studies (American Buddhism) 1
Special Interdisciplinary Topics in Women's Studies (Women of Color in the US: Asian American Women) 1
Approved electives6
Total Credits15

Must be taken under this specific course title.

 Approved Electives

Courses Dealing with Race/Ethnicity in the US
AFA 2000Introduction to African American Studies3
AML 3605African American Literature 13
AML 3607African American Literature 23
AML 4170Studies in American Literary Forms (Indian Captivity Narratives) 13
AML 4685Race and Ethnicity (Race and Gender in US Latina Literature) 13
LIT 4930Variable Topics in Literature and Language (Third World Women Poetry and Short Stories) 13
POS 4624Race, Law and the Constitution3
POS 4931Special Topics (Multicultural Politics) 13
SYA 4931Department Honors in Sociology (Race, Class, and Gender) 13
SYD 3700Sociology of Race and Racism in the US3

Must be taken under this specific course title.