2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
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2018-2019 Undergraduate Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asian/Asian American Studies Minor

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Yingyi Ma
426 Eggers


Tej K. Bhatia, Carol Babiracki, Naomi Edwards,  Susan Edmunds, Gareth J. Fisher, Ann Grodzins Gold, Jeehee Hong, George Kallander, Norman A. Kutcher, Meera Lee, Amy Lutz, Yingyi Ma, Devashish Mitra, Deborah Pellow, Romita Ray, Farhana Sultana, Susan S. Wadley, Joanne P. Waghorne

More than two thirds of the Asian American population is comprised of immigrants whose personal and migration histories, educational achievements and attitudes have been molded by their Asian heritages and who continue to maintain connections with their homelands. This program was developed out of an awareness that we cannot understand Asian Americans without understanding the histories and cultures of Asia and vice versa, that we cannot understand contemporary Asia without understanding how American politics, capital, religion, culture and Asian American diasporas have shaped countries in that continent.

The minor will consist of 18 credits, 12 of which must be in advanced 300 or higher level coursework.

18 credits, 12 at the 300 or higher level

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Have the knowledge of the history of Asian Americans and how this history has shaped Asian American communities and identities

2. Understand the theories of migration, transnationalism and immigrant settlement

3. Understand some of the similarities and differences between the experience of Asian Americans and those of other racial and ethnic groups in the U.S.

II. One of these courses focusing on migration, ethnicity and/or race relations

III. At least one course focused on Asian Americans

IV. At least one course focused on Asia

V. Two courses from parts III or IV with one course in Asian language

(Chinese, Hindi/Urdu, Japanese, Korean)


* New courses not yet regularized

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