Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies

The minor in Asian American Studies gives students the opportunity to study race, politics, history, migration, labor, literature, art, and popular cultural production of Americans with personal or ancestral connections to the continent of Asia, conceived broadly to include the Pacific Islands, East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia, and West Asia/the “Middle East.” Courses eligible for the minor will originate in the American Studies department and a number of other departments, including Asian languages and cultures, Africana, Latino and Caribbean, history, and English.

The minor requires six courses, at least two of which must be at 300 level or above:

  • an introductory course in Asian American Experience (050:245) offered in American studies or an approved 100- or 200- level course centered on Asian American history or culture;
  • one course in Asian histories, literatures, cultures, or civilizations in a non-U.S. context; and
  • four more courses with substantial Asian American content, either from a list of approved courses or by the approval of the department.