Minoring in APIA Studies

Students interested in declaring the minor in Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies are advised to begin their study by enrolling in APIA 205: Introduction to Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies, which is offered in both fall and springs semesters. 

CORE REQUIREMENTS:

The minor requires the completion of 18 credit hours. There are three core requirements that students must complete for a total of nine credits from the following courses:

  • APIA 205-Introduction to Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies, Professor R. Benedito Ferrão (Fall 2016 and Spring 2017)
  • APIA 364-Asian American Experience: Part 1, 1849-1965, Professor Lynn Weiss (Spring 2017)
  • HIST 315-Asian Pacific American History, Professor Chinua Thelwell (Spring 2017)
  • SOCL 366-Asian American Studies, Professor Deenesh Sohoni (Fall 2016, offered every other year)
  • APIA 351-Peoples and Cultures of Polynesia, Professor Jenny Kahn (This will be offered when Professor Kahn returns from sabbatical.)

ELECTIVES:

To graduate with the APIA minor, students must complete nine credits from the following courses, or any core courses taken beyond the nine credit core requirement. (Other courses may be taken after approval from the program director.)

  • AFST 210-Medicine, Arts, and Social Justice, Professor Joanne Braxton
  • AFST 371-The Idea of Race, Professor Michael Blakey
  • AFST 332-Sex & Race in Plays & Films: Dramatizing Diversity, Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas
  • AMES 333-South & Southeast Asian Foklore Performance, Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas
  • APIA 350-Topics in Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies
  • APIA 365-Asian American Experience: Part 2, 1965-present, Professor Lynn Weiss
  • APIA 444-Filipino American & Diaspora Studies, Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas
  • APIA 445-Korean American Diaspora Studies, Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas
  • APIA 480-Independent Study
  • APIA 495 and APIA 496-Honors
  • ARAB 311-Arabs in America, America in Arabs, Professor Stephen Sheehi
  • HIST 341-U.S. Immigration History
  • SOCL 337-Immigration, Assimilation, and Ethnicity, Professor Monika Gosin
  • THEA 222-Acting Asian American-The Performance of Identity, Professor Francis Tanglao Aguas