Minor in Asian American Studies
Units required for Minor: 21
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.
|ETHN 11||Introduction to Ethnic Studies ||3|
|or ETHN 14||Introduction to Asian American Studies|
|ETHN 110||The Asian American Experience||3|
|ETHN 112||Contemporary Asian American Issues||3|
|ETHN 113||Asian American Communities||3|
|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