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Asian Pacific American Studies

General

Testing

Program Title

Asian Pacific American Studies

Degree Designation

MIN

Award Type

Minor

Program Level

Undergraduate

Instruction Mode

On Campus

Program Description

The Ethnic Studies, Asian Pacific American Studies Minor is designed for students who wish to focus their studies on the diverse social, historical, and cultural experiences of the various Asian Pacific American (APA) groups residing in the United States. All of the core (9 credits) and elective (9 credits) courses in this program are so targeted as to highlight the central issues which confront Asian Pacific American communities, and will consider such phenomena as transnational movements, representation in popular culture, gender roles, and the important contributions of people of Asian Pacific ancestry. Through study abroad programs, the minor will also provide the student with the opportunity to engage in comparative studies of the Asian homelands with the overseas Diaspora communities. In this manner, the minor will stimulate an exciting and challenging exploration of the histories, racial experiences, and contributions – as well as the social, cultural, political and intellectual developments – characteristic of Asian Pacific Americans.

College/School

College of Liberal Arts

Status

Active

Required GPA for graduation

2

Number of credits in program

18

Requirements

Program Learning Outcomes

Outcome

Demonstrate knowledge of central issues that confront Asian Pacific American communities as well as their contributions and various acts of resistance and agency.

Outcome

Develop intersectional analysis of race, class, gender, citizenship or immigration status as they study historical and contemporary issues and systems of oppressions faced by Asian Pacific Americans.

Outcome

Apply Asian American Studies methodologies to analyze the national and global experiences of Asian Pacific Americans.

Outcome

Engage in comparative analysis of diverse Asian Pacific American groups as well as other racial groups in the U.S.

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Major Code

8068

Program Code

8068.01