Minors

Asian American Studies

Phuong Nguyen
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

Registration for a Minor form

Conceptual Framework Courses (6 credits required in this category)

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 30500 Practicum in Social Change I:  Urban Mentorship Initiative

CSCR

32400

Critical Race Theory

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

22300

Rise and Fall of the British Empire

HIST

39205

Special Topics: Islamic Civilizations: The Ottoman Empire

 

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

ANTH

22600

East Asia: Gender & Identity

HIST

38300

Revolutionary China

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

35003

Exiles, Refugees, and Diaspora

CSCR

30700

Race and Colonialism

CSCR

43400

Capstone Seminar: Culture, Race & Ethnicity (recommended but not required)

SOCI

24604

Asian American Communities

ANTH

29000

Global Mixed Race

ANTH

24100

South Asia: India and its Neighbors

ANTH

37800

The Anthropology of Music

HIST

22400

Modern South Asia

HIST

29204

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

HIST

48200

History Seminar: Global: People’s Republic of China

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