Minor in Asian American Studies

This interdisciplinary minor focuses on Asian American history, culture, and contemporary issues as well as their Asian roots and American context. The Asian American Minor is six courses (18 s.h.), four in Asian American Studies, one in American Studies, and one Asian Studies course under an Asian Studies or cross-listed number, as distributed in the requirements list.

In lieu of taking regular academic courses, students can earn credits through fieldwork and independent study under a professor's guidance. This minor is a useful credential for majors in education, journalism and communication, social administration, health science, social science, humanities, history, pre-law studies, and business fields such as personnel and marketing.

 Requirements for the Minor

Asian American Courses
Select four of the following:12
Asian American Experiences
Honors American Lives
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Asian Diaspora
Asian Women in Transition
American Studies Course on race or ethnicity
Select one of the following: 13
Immigrant Experiences in America
Puerto Ricans in Philadelphia
African American Experiences
Latino Identity in the U.S.
Italian American Literature and Culture
Asian Studies Course
Select one course under an Asian Studies or cross-listed number 23
Total Credit Hours18
1

or an alternative approved by an Asian Studies faculty advisor

2

Advisors can help choose from a list of over 60 courses.

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.