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Asian American Studies

Minor in Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies
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(312) 355-3448
http://asam.uic.edu
Director, Anna Guevarra, guevarra@uic.edu

 



Minor in Asian American Studies

Asian American Studies explores the histories, identities, cultural expressions, social and community formations, and politics of people of Asian ancestry (including but not limited to those from East Asia, South Asia, and Southeast Asia) in the United States. The Asian American Studies Program seeks to provide students with the skills and knowledge to achieve a critical understanding of the place of Asian Americans not just within American society, but in the global system as a whole. Asian American Studies courses examine the impact of race and immigration upon American society, as well as situating Asian migrations and Asian diasporic communities in relation to larger processes of empire, nation building, and globalization. As an interdisciplinary field, students who minor in Asian American Studies will gain familiarity with the theories and methods of several disciplines, including literary and cultural studies, history, sociology, political science, and psychology. Education in Asian American Studies can effectively prepare students for a variety of careers, including in the arts, business, education, government, health sciences, international affairs, social services, and research.

Requirements for the Minor

Students who want to minor in Asian American Studies must complete 15 semester hours, including at least 9 semester hours at or above the 200-level, from the list of courses approved by the Asian American Studies Committee. Only one Asian Studies or Asian language course may satisfy the requirement of the minor. Further, at least two of the four courses must be from different disciplinary fields (for example, English, Sociology, History, Anthropology, etc.), or otherwise approved by the minor advisor.

Required Courses—Asian American Studies Minor
Hours
ASAM/SOC 125—Introduction to Asian American Studies
3
Four courses selected from the following list of approved courses (or other courses formally approved by the advisor).
12–13
Total Hours—Asian American Studies Minor
15–16

 

Courses Approved for the Minor in Asian American Studies

Courses
Hours
Asian American Studies  
ASAM /ENGL123—Introduction to Asian American Literature
3
ASAM 210—Asian American Histories
3
ASAM/SOC/ASST 228—Sociology of Asia and Asian Americans
3
ASAM 275—Critical Issues in Community Engagement
3
ASAM 290—Special Topics in Asian American Studies
3
ASAM/ENGL 328—Asian American Literature
3
ASAM/SOC/GWS 428—Asian/Asian American Women in the Global Economy
3
ASAM 441—Topics in Asian American Literature and Culture
3
ASAM 490—Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies
3
   
Asian Studies  
ASST/HIST 271—Late Imperial China, 1500 to 1911
3
ASST/HIST 272—China since 1911
3
ASST/HIST 275—History of South Asia
3
ASST/HIST 276—Modern South Asia, 1857 to the Present
3
ASST/ANTH 279—South Asian Cultures and Societies
3
ASST/GWS/HIST 438—Women in South Asian History
3
ASST/AH 471—Topics in Asian Art and Architecture
3
ASST/ANTH/HIST 479—Culture and Colonialism in South Asia
3
   
Asian Languages  
CHIN 103—Intermediate Chinese I
4
CHIN 104—Intermediate Chinese II
4
CHIN 111—Chinese for Students from Chinese Background I
4
CHIN 112—Chinese for Students from Chinese Background II
4
JPN 103—-Intermediate Japanese I
4
JPN 104—Intermediate Japanese II
4