Asian American Studies

Wendi Yamashita Assistant Professor and Coordinator

TheAsian 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

Registration for a Minor form

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

The Minor in Asian American Studies Spring 2019 courses are in bold.

CSCR

11000

Introduction to Asian American Studies

CSCR

CSCR

12300

14500

Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts

Or

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

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

CSCR

21500

Asian Americans Speak Out: Resisting Mainstream History

CSCR

30501

Practicum in Social Change I: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

31600

Practicum in Social Change II: Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theories

CSCR

35200

Punishment, Prisons & Democracy

ANTH

36600

Anthropology of the U.S. Military

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

ANTH

22800

Critical Issues in Asian America

CSCR

26100

Watching Race in American Media

CNPH

21001

Special Topics in Cinema Production: East West Cinema

HIST

22700

Early Islam

HIST

39205

Special Topics: Islamic Civilizations: The Ottoman Empire

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

CSCR

21200

Asian American Gender and Sexual Politics

CSCR

29002

Race & Love in Asian America

CSCR

25600

Politics of Whiteness

CSCR

35100

Race & Sexual Politics

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

40103

Seminar in Comparative & International Studies: Imperialisms in Asia

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

CSCR

20600

Asian American Counterspaces

CSCR

34500

21st Century Conversations on Race

SOCI

20700

Race and Ethnicity

SOCI

24604

Asian American Communities

ANTH

29000

Global Mixed Race

HIST

22400

Modern South Asia

HIST

29204

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

POLT

32300

Race & Colonialism

POLT

34012

Race & International Relations Theory

Fullmoon