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 Women in Transition|
|American Studies Course on race or ethnicity|
|Select one of the following: 1||3|
|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 2||3|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
or an alternative approved by an Asian Studies faculty advisor
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.