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Wendi Yamashita                                                                                                                                                                                    Assistant Professor and Coordinator

The Asian American Studies Minor promotes the study of the histories, politics, contemporary realities, and diverse experiences of people of Asian ancestry in the U.S. The Minor covers a range of topics: from Japanese American World War II incarceration to Southeast Asian refugee migration to militarization in Asia and the Pacific. Courses utilize an interdisciplinary and transnational approach to the study of Asian Americans that relies on historical and comparative methodologies and a critical analysis of knowledge production. The Minor encourages critical thinking, creative expression, and the development of new perspectives in the pursuit of social justice.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of major historical developments for Asian Americans and how that history impacts contemporary community identities and formations.
  2. Examine how structural racism operates both historically and in the contemporary moment in relation to the Asian American experience.
  3. Apply knowledge about Asian American oppression to think about themselves in relation to these structural systems and to empower students to confront privilege and create meaningful coalitions and alliances.
  4. Demonstrate how Asian American histories and communities have been marginalized in the U.S. and transnationally.
  5. Illustrate Asian American struggles for liberation and visibility.

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

  1. Policy and Praxis
  2. Culture and History
  3. Power and Liberation
  4. Comparative and International

The Minor in Asian American Studies:  SPRING 2021 courses are in bold.      

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

CSCR

11000

Introduction to Asian American Studies

CSCR

12300

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts

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

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

CSCR

21500

Asian Americans Speak Out: Resisting Mainstream Histories

ANTH

36600

Anthropology of the U.S. Military

CMST

36000

Race and Public Policy

POLT

34055

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

POLT

40114

US-China Relations

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

CSCR

27000

Asian American Race Rebels

CSCR

20700

Hip Hop Feminism

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media

ANTH

22800

Critical Issues in Asian America

ENGL

19414

Introduction to Asian American Literature

ENGL

36500

ST: Imagining the Orient

ENGL

36900

Multicultural American Literature

HIST

39205

Special Topics: Islamic Civilizations: The Ottoman Empire

HIST

22400

Modern South Asia

HIST

22700

Islamic Civilizations, Muhammad to the 19th Century

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

CSCR

21200

Asian American Gender and Sexual Politics

ANTH

22600

East Asia: Gender & Identity

HIST

39202

Revolution & Counter Revolutions

HLTH

21300

Multicultural Perspectives on Health & 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

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

CSCR

20600

Asian American Counterspaces

CSCR

22200

Japanese Americans and Mass Incarceration

CSCR

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race

CSCR

42000

Scholarship of and by Women of Color

ANTH

29000

Global Mixed Race

ANTH

24100

South Asia: India and its Neighbors

HIST

22400

Modern South Asia

HIST

29204

Special Topics: Studies in Global History: Introduction to Chinese Culture

HIST

34500

Gender and Family in Imperial China

HIST

38300

Revolutionary China

HIST

48200

State and Society in Imperial China, 1000-1800

POLT

32500

Chinese Politics

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity

HIST

21500

Introduction to Chinese Culture

HIST

34600

Religion and Society in Imperial China