Minor in Asian American Studies

Units required for Minor: 21

Program Description

Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the cultures, languages, historical, and contemporary issues relating to African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicana/os-Latina/os, and Native Americans. The program directs students to critically examine the cultural contributions made by these groups to world civilization and to American society. Ethnic Studies challenges all students to analyze existing generalizations, theories, and concepts about racial and ethnic groups in order to develop valid generalizations, concepts, and theories about the people and their experiences. Students are encouraged to actively work to eliminate problems based on discrimination.

Students are also encouraged to blend professional area studies with Ethnic Studies. For example, a student may major in Ethnic Studies and minor in Business Administration. Similarly, students with a degree in Engineering Technology may minor in Ethnic Studies and emerge well-prepared professionally to assume middle management and supervisory positions in a multicultural society. Ethnic Studies majors and minors enter careers and professions in both the public and private sectors.

Note: Program advising and other information can be obtained from the Ethnic Studies Department.

Program Requirements

ETHN 11Introduction to Ethnic Studies 3
or ETHN 14 Introduction to Asian American Studies
ETHN 110The Asian American Experience3
ETHN 112Contemporary Asian American Issues3
ETHN 113Asian American Communities3
Select three of the following:9
Southeast Asians in the US
Asian Americans and Globalization
Biracial and Multiracial Identity in the US
Asian American Politics and Public Policy
Asian American Women
The Filipino American Experience
Hmong American Experience
Sikh Americans and Globalization
Asian American Families: Issues and Perspectives
Research in Ethnic Studies
Ethnic Studies Fieldwork
Ethnic Studies Seminar
Elective(s) approved by the Director of Asian American Studies
Total Units21