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Asian American Studies Major - Double Major - Minor

Office Location

JR 340

Phone

818-677-4966

Main Office Hour

M-F 9 AM to 5 PM

 

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Suggested 5-Year Study Plan for Asian American Studies Standard Majors (R Plan).

1st Year. Fall Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
A1/IC
Written Composition
3
AAS 155
A3
Mathematics
3
MATH 102, 103, 105, 106, 131, 140, 150A, 255A
F
Sec I
Comparative Cultural Studies: AAS Core Course
3
AAS 100 - Introduction to Asian American Studies
A4
Oral Communications
3
AAS 151; CHS 151; COMS 151, 225; PAS 151

1st Year. Spring Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
A2
Sec I
Critical Thinking: AAS Core Course
3
AAS 201 - Race, Racism and Critical Thinking
Title V (1)
US History, Institutions and Ideals
3
CHS 245; HIST 270, 271; PAS 271, 272
B
Natural Sciences (including lab)
3+1
Any appropriate course & lab in B section of GE requirement
for 120 units
Fun class #1 of 17
3
 

2nd Year. Fall Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
B
Natural Sciences (including lab)
3+1
Any appropriate course in B section of GE requirement
Title V (2)
US Constitution/ State-Local Government
3
AAS 347; CHS 250; PAS 161; POLS 155
C
Sec I
Arts and Humanities; AAS Core Course
3
AAS 220 - Survey of Asian American Literature

2nd Year. Spring Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
E
Sec III
Lifelong Learning; AAS Cultural & Literary Studies
3
AAS 230 - Asian American and the Media
for 120 units
Fun Class #2 of 17
3
 
for 120 units
Fun Class #3 of 17
3
 
for 120 units
Fun Class #4 of 17
3
 

3rd Year. Fall Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
D
Sec I
Social  Sciences
3
AAS 210 - History of Asians in America
IC
Information Competency from Subject Exploration
3
AAS 311 - Theories and Research in Asian American Context
for 120 units
Fun class #5 of 17
3
 
for 120 units
Fun Class #6 of 17
3
 

3rd Year. Spring Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
C, Upper-Div
Sec III
Arts and Humanities; AAS Cultural and Literary Studies
3
AAS 321 - Asian American Fiction
F, Upper-Div
Sec IV
Comparative Cultural Studies; AAS Social Relations, Family & Gender Studies
3
AAS 340 - Asian American Women
for 120 units
Fun Class #7 of 17
3
 
for 120 units
Fun Class #8 of 17
3
 

4th Year. Fall Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
D, Upper-Div
Sec IV
Social Sciences; AAS Social Relations, Family & Gender Studies
3
AAS 350 - AA Personality & Mental Health
F, Upper-Div
Sec II
Comparative Cultural Studies; AAS Community Studies
3
AAS 345 - Contemporary Issues
for 120 units
Fun Class #9 of 17
3
 
for 120 units
Fun Class #10 of 17
3
 

4th Year. Spring Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
E, Upper-Div
Sec I
Lifelong Learning; AAS Core Course
3
AAS 390 - Field Practicum
Upper-Div
Sec V
AAS Elective #1
3
AAS 430, 355, 361A-Z, 455, 453, 440, 417
for 120 units
Fun Class #11 of 17
3
 
for 120 units
Fun Class #12 of 17
3
 

5th Year. Fall Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
F, Upper-GE
Sec II
Comparative Cultural Studies; AAS Community Studies
3
AAS 360 - AA Immigration-Global Perspective
Upper-Div
Sec V
AAS Elective #2
3
AAS 430, 355, 361A-Z, 455, 453, 440, 417
Upper-Div
Fun Class #13 of 17
3
 
Upper-Div
Fun Class #14 of 17 - must be upper-division
3
 

5th Year. Spring Semester.

GE/CSUN Requirements
AAS Requirements
Description
Units
Examples of Courses. (Courses in bold must be taken).
Upper-Div
Sec VI
AAS Senior Capstone Course
3
AAS 495 - Advanced Topic OR AAS 497 Senior Thesis
Upper-Div
Fun Class #15 of 17 - must be upper-division
3
 
Upper-Div
Fun Class #16 of 17 - must be upper-division
3
 
for 120 units
Fun Class #17 of 17
3
 
Upper-Div
A one-unit upper-division course
1
AAS 499A - Independent Study (Need instructor's approval)
Note: student may need more courses for full-time student requirement
48 units GE ; 6 units of Title V; 45 AAS units overlap with GE (including 6 units of upper division GE)
120
14 required AAS Classes (and 1-unit AAS Independent Study)

 

Notes

 

~ 120 units are required to graduate with a BA in Humanities. After GEs, Title V, and AAS requirements, an AAS major student needs 51 more units to graduate.

~ 51 units of non-GE and non-AAS courses are accounted here as fun classes, where 9 units are upper-division fun classes.

~ Please note that AAS courses here only account for 33 of the 40 required upper-division units (9 of the 40 must be also GE). The remaining 7 units are achieved through upper-division fun classes and a 1-unit through AAS 499A.

~ Student who has completed 56 units and has met the lower division writing requirement needs to take an essay exam called the Upper Division Writing Proficiency Examination (WPE). It is recommended to do this prior to earning 90 units (in junior year).

~ Please note that this plan is for GE-ready students. Students taking developmental courses will need summer classes to stay on this 5-year plan.

~ Total units taken with this 5-year plan is 121 units.

~ It is recommended that the student applies for graduation one year before the expected date of graduation.

~ Student should meet with the advisor to do the graduation check to make sure all requirements will be met for graduation.