Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Arts | Asian American Studies

Preparation for the major. Asian American Studies 1; 4, 5 or 71 (RG ST 71); 2, 7, 8 or 9.

Upper-division major. Forty-four (40) upper-division units, distributed as follows:

Area A: Social Sciences & History. Two courses from: Asian American Studies, 107, 109, 110, 111, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 130, 132, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139, 150, 154, 155, 156, 157, 160 (POLS 160), 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 171AA-ZZ (max of 8 units), (175 or 195H), 183AA, 191AA, 192A-B, 193A-B

Area B: Humanities & Arts. Two courses from: Asian American Studies 100AA-ZZ, 108, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131, 133, 136, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 158, 170AA-ZZ (max of 8 units), (175 or 195H)

Area C. One upper-division course in Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, Feminist Studies, or Writing Program courses 109HU or 109SS.

****Note: students may petition to have upper division courses on race or ethnicity in related departments, including but not limited to Comparative Literature, English, Global Studies, History, Sociology, and Theater & Dance to fulfill this requirement.

Area D. Twenty additional Asian American Studies units from areas A or B, or Writing Program courses 109HU or 109SS. In Area D, up to two upper-division courses (8 units) from outside departments may be substituted, by petition, when course content is relevant. Please consult department for additional information.

Notes: Students are encouraged to enhance academic writing skills via Writing Program courses 109HU or 109SS and Asian American Studies 108. Asian American Studies 197 or 199 may be repeated, but only a combined total of 8 units may be applied to this area and the major by petition. Up to two upper-division courses (8 units) from outside departments may be substituted in this area, by petition, when course content is relevant, for a maximum of 12 units from outside departments toward the major. Please consult the department for additional information.

For a printable worksheet that summarizes these requirements, please click here.

Minor | Asian American Studies

All courses to be applied to the minor must be completed on a letter-grade basis. This includes both courses offered in Asian American Studies and those offered by other departments and applied to the minor.

Preparation for the minor.  Two courses (8 units) from the following: Asian American Studies 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9 or 71 (RG ST 71)

Upper-division minor. Five courses (20 units), distributed as follows, with at least one course from each area:

Area A: Social Sciences & History. Asian American Studies 107, 109, 110, 113, 114, 115, 116, 118, 119, 130, 132, 134, 135, 137, 138, 139, 150, 154, 155, 156, 157, 160 (POL S 160), 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 171AA-ZZ, 175, 183AA, 191AA, 192A-B, 193A-B.

Area B: Humanities & Arts. Asian American Studies 100AA-ZZ, 108, 120, 121, 122, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 131, 133, 136, 141, 142, 143, 144, 146, 147, 148, 149, 158, 170AA-ZZ, 175.

Area C. Additional UD Asian American Studies courses from Area A or B above.  One course may be chosen from Black Studies, Chicana/o Studies, or Feminist Studies.

Note: Substitutions and waivers are subject to approval by the chair of the department.

Asian American Studies 197 or 199 may be repeated, but only a combined total of 8 units may be applied to the minor by petition. In cases where AS AM 197 or 199 is applied to the minor, a letter-grade is required

For a printable worksheet that summarizes these requirements, please click here .

Department of Asian American Studies General Education Requirements and Courses As Of 1/19/17

Writing

Objective: Students will demonstrate abilites by producing written work totalling at least 1,800 words that is independent of or in addition to written examinations. Assessment of written work must be a significant consideration in total assessment of student peformance in the course.

AS AM 4 - Introduction to Asian American Pop Culture

AS AM 79 - Introduction to Playwriting

AS AM 100BB - Japense Americans

AS AM 100FF - South Asian Americans

AS AM 111 - Asian American Communities and Contemporary Issues

AS AM 121 - Asian American Autobiographies and Biographies

AS AM 122 - Asian American Fiction

AS AM 128 - Writing by Asian American Women

AS AM 131 - Asian American Women's History

AS AM 134 - Asian American Men and Contemporary Men's Issues

AS AM 136 - Asian American Families

AS AM 137 - Multiethnic Asian Americans

AS AM 161 - Asian American Religions

Ethnicity

Objective: To learn to identify and undersatnd the philosophical, intellectual, historical, and/or cultural experiences of HISTORICALLY oppressed and excluded racial minorities in the United States.

AS AM 1 - Introduction to Asian American History, 1850-Present

AS AM 2 - American Migration Since 1965: Asians and others in the United States

AS AM 3 - Asian American Personality and Identity

AS AM 4 - Introduction to Asian American Popular Culture

AS AM 5 - Introduction to Asian American Literature

AS AM 7 - Globalization, Gender, and Social Inequality in Asian America

AS AM 8 - Introduction to Asian American Gender and Sexuality

AS AM 9 - Asian American Third World Resistance

AS AM 71 - Introduction to Asian American Religions

AS AM 100AA - Chinese Americans

AS AM 100BB - Japanese Americans

AS AM 100CC - Filipino Americans

AS AM 100DD - Korean Americans

AS AM 100FF - South Asian Americans

AS AM 107 - Third World Social Movements

AS AM 109 - Gender and Labor in Transnational Asian America

AS AM 111 - Asian American Communities and Contemporary Issues

AS AM 113 - Asian Americans and the Long Civil Rights Movement

AS AM 118 - Asian Americans in Popular Culture

AS AM 119 - Asian Americans and Race Relations

AS AM 120 - Asian American Documentary

AS AM 121 - Asian American Authobiographies and Biographies

AS AM 124 - Comparative Ethnic American Literature

AS AM 127 - Asian American Film, Television, and Digital MEdia

AS AM 130 - Colonialism and Migration

AS AM 131 - Asian American Women's History

AS AM 136 - Asian American Families

AS AM 137 - Multiethnic Asian Americans

AS AM 138 - Asian American Sexualities

AS AM 140 - Theory & Production of Social Experience

AS AM 146 - Racialized Sexuality on Screen and Scene

AS AM 148 - Introduction to Video Production

AS AM 149 - Screenwriting

AS AM 154 - Race and Law in Early American History

AS AM 155 - Racial Segregation from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

AS AM 156 - Race and Law in Modern America

AS AM 161 - Asian American Religions

AS AM 162 - Asian American Mental Health

AS AM 165 - Ethnographic Research Methods in Asian America

Area D (Social Sciences)

Objective: To apply perspectives, theories, and methods of social science research to understand what motivates, influences, and/or determines the behaviors of individuals, groups, and socieites. Area D courses are based upon systematic studies of human behavior, which may include observation, experimentation, deductive reasoning, and quantitative analysis.

AS AM 1 - Introduction to Asian American History, 1850-Present

AS AM 2 - American Migration Since 1965: Asians and others in the United States

AS AM 3 - Asian American Personality and Identity

AS AM 7 - Globalization, Gender, and Social Inequality in Asian America

AS AM 8 - Introduction to Asian American Gender and Sexuality

AS AM 9 - Asian American Third World Resistance

AS AM 100AA - Chinese Americans

AS AM 100BB - Japense Americans

AS AM 100FF - South Asian Americans

AS AM 107 - Third World Social Movements

AS AM 111 - Asian American Communities and Contemporary Issues

AS AM 119 - Asian Americans and Race Relations

AS AM 130 - Colonialism and Migration

AS AM 131 - Asian American Women's History

AS AM 136 - Asian American Families

AS AM 137 - Multiethnic Asian Americans

AS AM 154 - Race and Law in Early American History

AS AM 155 - Racial Segregation from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement

AS AM 156 - Race and Law in Modern America

AS AM 165 - Ethnographic Research Methods in Asian America

Area E (Culture and Thought)

Objective: To use specific methods and framesworks to develop persepectives and abilities that enable the study of culture and thought within specific contexts, and to recognize the role of human agency in defining, maintaining, and adapting cultures.

AS AM 71 - Introduction to Asian American Religions

AS AM 138 - Asian American Sexualities

AS AM 161 - Asian American Religions

Area F (Arts)

Objective: To develop an appreciation of fine and performing arts, popular arts, and visual culture and to express relationships between arts and historical or cultural contexts.

AS AM 4 - Introduction to Asian American Popular Culture

AS AM 79 - Introduction to Playwriting

AS AM 118 - Asian Americans in Popular Culture

AS AM 120 - Asian American Documentary

AS AM 127 - Asian American Film, Television, and Digital Media

AS AM 140 - Theory & Production of Social Experience

AS AM 146 - Racialized Sexuality on Screen and Scene

Area G (Literature)

Objective: To learn to analyze texts using methods appropriate to literature study and to situate analysis within contexts where texts circulate.

AS AM 5 - Introduction to Asian American Literature

AS AM 122 - Asian American Fiction

AS AM 128 - Writings by Asian American Women