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  • Asian-American Studies Minor

    Hours: 15 credits, completed with minimum grades of C and no S-U

    This minor examines the diverse experience of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders in the U.S., including their literatures, cultures, religions, histories, racial and gender identities, political participations, and their relationships to their homelands and other Asian diasporas.

    Students must complete a minimum of six credits of coursework exclusive to the minor that cannot count toward the major(s) or other minors.

    Required Courses: Select 9 credits

    The required courses below are offered every other year. Please refer to the Schedule of Courses for the terms offered.


    AML 3673 Introduction to Asian-American Literature * 3
    ​AML 3673 Asian-American and African-American Interactions * ​3
    ENG 4130 Asian-American Cinema * 3
    ENG 4133 Martial Arts Cinema * 3
    POS 4931 Asian-American Politics * 3
    REL 3120 Religion and the American Immigrant Experience: Hindu Traditions in America 3
    REL 4936 American Buddhism * 3
    WST 3930 Women of Color in the US: Asian-American Women * 3

    * course must be taken under this specific course title

    Electives: Select 6 credits

    AFA 2000 Introduction to African-American Studies 3
    AML 3605 Survey of African-American Literature 1 3
    AML 3607 Survey of African-American Literature 2 3
    AML 4170 Indian Captivity Narratives * 3
    AML 4685 Race and Gender in U.S. Latina Literature * 3
    LIT 4930 Third World Women Poetry and Short Stories * 3
    POS 4624 Race, Law and the Constitution 3
    POS 4931 Multicultural Politics * 3
    SYA 4931 Race, Class, and Gender * 3
    SYD 3700 Minorities in American Society 3

    * course must be taken under this specific course title

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minors: asian-american-studies