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Asian American Studies Minor

Institute for Global Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
The minor focuses on the history, politics, and culture of Americans of Asian descent. Courses explore the diversity of Asian American communities, and the history and present conditions of racial formation in the United States and other parts of the Americas. The minor draws from courses in a number of disciplines and academic approaches and encourages social awareness, critical thinking, the development of new perspectives, and artistic appreciation. Courses included in the minor allow students to develop their knowledge of Asian American issues in many different contexts. Some courses emphasize an in-depth study of Asian American history, literature and culture, social issues, politics, and psychology. Others include significant attention to Asian American studies topics in the course of broader discussions.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Students are urged to take AAS 1101 before declaring the minor.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Students complete at least 15 credits of 3xxx-5xxx coursework, including one core course. All courses must be taken A-F and only courses with a grade of C- or better count toward the minor. Students interested in the minor should make an appointment with the Asian American Studies director (778 Social Sciences Building, 612-626-9812). Students may request credit towards the minor for other courses with Asian American studies content by submitting a course syllabus and proof of completion to the Asian American Studies director.
Core Courses
Take 1 or more course(s) from the following:
· AAS 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMST 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3877 - Asian American History, 1850 to Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3877 - Asian American History, 1850-Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama [LITR, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama [LITR, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
Elective Courses
In addition to the required core course, take 12 or more credits of any 3xxx, 4xxx, or 5xxx AAS course (or other adviser-approved courses).
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AAS 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3113W - America's Diverse Cultures [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3211W - American Race Relations [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3483 - Hmong History Across the Globe (3.0 cr)
· DNCE 3495 - Dance and Global Tourism [GP] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History [WI] (3.0-4.0 cr)
· HIST 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in US History [HIS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AAS 3877 - Asian American History, 1850 to Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3877 - Asian American History, 1850-Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4231 - The Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanos in the United States (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 4231 - The Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanos in the United States (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4232 - American Drama by Writers of Color (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama [LITR, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· ENGL 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama [LITR, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
 
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