Minor in Asian American Studies

A total of 24 units are required for the Asian American Studies Minor, 18 of which must be from core courses and six from electives on advisement.

Asian American Studies Minor — 24 units

Introduction to Asian American Studies (6 units)

Select one course in Category A and one in Category B6
Category A: History/Social Sciences
History of Asians in the United States
Contemporary Asian Americans
Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions
Category B: Humanities
Asian Americans and Mass Media
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Asian American Culture

Ethnic Courses (9 units)

Select 3 courses representing 3 different ethnic groups.

Note: Other AA S 300 level courses are acceptable upon advisement. AA S 685, AA S 688, or AA S 699 may count for this area if the course content is ethnic-specific (a maximum of three units from AA S 685, AA S 688, or AA S 699 can count towards the Asian American Studies minor’s total unit requirement of 24).

Asian American of Mixed Heritages

AA S 301Asian Americans of Mixed Heritages3

Cambodian American

AA S 377Cambodians in the United States3

Chinese American

AA S 320Chinese in the United States3
AA S 322Chinese American Language and Literature3
AA S 323Chinese American Identities3

Filipina/o American

AA S 350Filipina/os in the United States3
AA S 352Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture3
AA S 353Filipina/o American Identities3

Japanese American

AA S 330Nikkei in the United States3
AA S 332Japanese American Art and Literature3
AA S 333Japanese American Identities3
AA S 337Okinawan American Heritage and Culture3

Korean American

AA S 360Koreans in the United States3

Vietnamese American

AA S 370Vietnamese in the United States3
AA S 372Vietnamese American Literature3
AA S 373Vietnamese American Identities3

Panethnic Courses (6 units)

Select two courses from the following

Note: Other AA S 500–600 level courses are acceptable upon advisement. AA S 685, AA S 688, or AA S 699 may count for this area if the course content is panethnic (a maximum of three units from AA S 685, AA S 688, or AA S 699 can count towards the Asian American Studies minor’s total unit requirement of 24). A lower division course may also substitute for three units with approval from an advisor.

AA S 510Asian Americans in California3
AA S 512Asian American Children's/Adolescent Literature3
AA S 514Asian American Community Arts Workshop3
AA S 516Asian American Photographic Explorations3
AA S 540South Asians in the United States3
AA S 541/RRS 657South Asian Diaspora3
AA S 570Southeast Asians in the United States3
AA S 581Asian American Women3
AA S 582Asian American Women's Literature and the Arts3
AA S 584Asian American Sexualities3
AA S 585Asian American Religiosities3
AA S 587Asian Americans and Environmental Justice3
AA S 588Asian American Media Workshop3
AA S 591Asian American Community Health Issues3
AA S 595Asian American Communities and Public Policy3

Required Minor Courses  (3 units)

Select one of the following:
Asian American Community Changes and Development
Critical Approaches to Asian American Studies
Proseminar in Asian American Studies (prerequisite: 24 upper division AA S units)