Wendi Yamashita Assistant Professor and Coordinator

The Asian American Studies minor covers a broad range of issues, from the historically constructed and contested nature of individual identities to issues of cultural and historical representation, social justice, and struggles for racial redress. While the primary focus of the minor is on the experiences of Asian-Americans, its overall objective is to encourage, allow, and facilitate a study of the self in relation to the other. Where possible, courses rely on historical and comparative methodologies, a combination of epistemological/theoretical concerns with an analysis of “real-life” problems, and a critical approach to the processes of knowledge construction, all of which allow students to develop a contextual understanding of the issues they are studying.

Minors are required to take six courses (18 credit hours), two from Conceptual Frameworks and one each from the following four categories:

Comparative and International
Culture and History
Policy and Praxis
Power and Liberation

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The Minor in Asian American Studies SPRING 2020 courses are in bold     

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

11000

Introduction to Asian American Studies (Yamashita)

CSCR

CSCR

12300

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts (Ioanide)

Or

Politics of Identity: Race, Ethnicity, Culture - (cross-listed with POLT 14500)

Policy & Praxis (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

30501

Practicum in Social Change: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories in the United States (Horsley)

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

CSCR

21500

Asian Americans Speak Out: Resisting Mainstream Histories (Yamashita)

CSCR

38000

Applied Research in Culture, Race and Ethnicity

ANTH

36600

Anthropology of the U.S. Military

CMST

36000

Race and Public Policy (Brown)

POLT

34055

Special Topics in Comparative & International Politics: Politics of Security in East Asia

Culture & History (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

27000

Asian American Race Rebels

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media (Ioanide)

ANTH

22800

Critical Issues in Asian America

ENGL

19414

Introduction to Asian American Literature

HIST

39201

ST: Caste, Class and Race in South Asia

Power & Liberation (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

29002

Race & Love in Asian America

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics (Ioanide)

CSCR

21200

Asian American Gender and Sexual Politics (Yamashita)

ANTH

22600

East Asia: Gender & Identity

HIST

39202

Revolution & Counter Revolutions

HLTH

21300

Multicultural Perspectives on Healing

POLT

34050

Special Topics in Comparative & International Politics: Politics in East Asia

POLT

40113

Seminar in Comparative & International Studies: Imperialisms in the Asia-Pacific

POLT

34003

ST: Militarization of Everyday Life

Comparative & International (choose one 3 credit course in this category)

CSCR

20600

Asian American Counterspaces

CSCR

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race

CSCR

29006

Japanese Americans and Mass Incarceration

ANTH

29000

Global Mixed Race

ANTH

24100

South Asia: India and its Neighbors

HIST

22400

Modern South Asia

HIST

38300

Revolutionary China

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity