Asian American Studies

AAS Double Major Requirements (after Spring 2015)

ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES DOUBLE MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (30 units)

*Revised Program starting Fall 2015 - download the graduation checklist (.pdf)

  1. Core Courses (21 units) Take all 7 courses in the Core Section:

    • AAS 100: Introduction to Asian American Studies OR AAS 345: Contemporary Issues in Asian American Studies (3)
    • AAS 201: Race, Racism and Critical Thinking (3)
    • AAS 210: History of Asians in America (3)
    • AAS 220: Survey of Asian American Literature (3) OR AAS 230: Asian Americans and the Media
(3)
    • AAS 311: Research Methods in Asian American Studies (3)
    • AAS 360: Asian American Immigration: Global Perspectives OR Equivalent course in another department/program with AAS Chair approval (3)
    • AAS 390/ F: Asian American Communities: Field Practicum (3)
  2. Area Courses (6 units) Take any two courses:

    Literary and Cultural Studies

    • AAS 321: Asian American Fiction
(3)
    • AAS 325A: Asian American Creative Studies Workshop: Literary Arts (3)
    • AAS 325B: Asian American Creative Studies Workshop: Performance Arts (3)
    • AAS 420: Asian American Literary Self-Representations (3)
    • AAS 430: Asian American Pop Culture (3)

    Ethnic and Comparative Experiences

    • AAS 345: Contemporary Issues in Asian American Studies [if not taken in Core section] (3)
    • AAS 355: Biracial and Multiracial Identity (3)
    • AAS 361: A-Z. Asian American Experience of Selected Groups (3)
    • Upper division course from another Ethnic Studies program/department OR Intermediate-level language course with AAS Chair approval (3)

    Gender and Sexuality Studies

    • AAS 340: Asian American Women (3)
    • AAS 455: Asian American Sexuality (3)

    Law, Policy, and Institutions

    • AAS 347: Asian American Politics and the Law (3)
    • AAS 417: Equity and Diversity in School (3)
    • AAS 440: Urbanization and Asian American Communities (3)

    Social Relations and Family

    • AAS 350: Asian American Personality and Mental Health (3)
    • AAS 450: Asian American Child and the Schools (3)
    • AAS 453: Asian American Families (3)
  3. Advanced Seminar/ Special Topics course (3 units):

    • AAS 495: Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (3)
    • AAS 497: Senior Seminar in Asian American Studies (3)
Total Units in the Major30
General Education Units48
Additional Units42
Total Units Required for the Degree120

General Education Overlap:

  • Critical Thinking: AAS201;
  • Arts & Humanities: AAS220, AAS321;
  • Social Science: AAS210, AAS350;
  • Lifelong Learning: AAS230, AAS390/F;
  • Comparative Cultural Studies/Gender, Race, Class, Ethnicity Studies and Foreign Languages: AAS100, AAS340, AAS345, AAS360