Major in APIA (self-designed)

The major in Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies may be pursued within the self-designed track of interdisciplinary studies. Interested students will please contact the Program Director, Professor Tanglao Aguas at fjtang@wm.edu.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: (33 credits minimum)
GATEWAY (3) 

APIA 205 - Introduction to Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies 

METHODS (3) 1 course from the following:
APIA 332 - Sex & Race in Plays & Films                  AFST 399 – Africana Studies Methodologies
AMES 250 – Introduction to AMES                          ANTH 350 – Anthropology of the State
ANTH 342 - Peoples and Cultures of East Asia     ANTH 302 - Ethnographic Research
ANTH 472 – Ethnographic History                          ANTH 454 – Qua. Res. Methods Anthropology
ARTH 333 – Theories and Methods of Art History BIOL 327 – Introduction to Biostatistics
BUAD 231 - Statistics                                                  ECON 307 – Principles and Methods of Statistics
GOVT 301 – Research Methods                                ENGL 200 – Interdscpl. Approach.  Lit. & Culture
GOVT 302 – Quantitative Methods                          GSWS 375 – Feminist Research Methods
HIST 301 – The Historian’s Craft                                LING/ENGL/ANTH 440 – Ling. Field Methods
LING 441 – Sociolinguistic Field Methods               PSYC 302 – Experimental Methods
PSYC 414 – Research Methods in Social Psych       RELG 391 – Theory & Method..Study of Religion
SOCL 352 – Research Design                                     SOCL 353 – Quantitative Research Methods
THEA 200 - Introduction to Theatre                          THEA 317 - Fundamentals of Playwriting
KINE/SOCL 369 – Methods and Analysis in International Community Health and Development
 
CORE (15) 5 courses from the following:

APIA 222 - Acting Asian American
APIA 315 - Asian Pacific American History
APIA 320 - Islamophobia
APIA 337 – Immigration, Assimilation, and Ethnicity
APIA 350 – Topics in APIA Studies
APIA 351 - Peoples and Cultures of Polynesia
APIA 352 (pending EPC, ANTH 342) Peoples and Cultures of East Asia
APIA 364 - Asian American Experience: Part 1, 1849-1965
APIA 365 - Asian American Experience: Part 2, 1965-present
APIA 366 - Asian American Studies
APIA 405 (pending EPC) Transnational Asian American Literature
APIA 385 – APIA/AMES Student Think Tank
APIA 444 - Filipino American & Diaspora Studies
APIA 445 - Korean American Diaspora Studies
APIA 480 – Independent Study

ELECTIVES: 9 credits of APIA CORE not yet taken or pre-approved courses.*
 
CAPSTONE: (3) 

APIA 499 – Senior Capstone Project
APIA 495 - Honors (3)*
APIA 496 - Honors (3)*

*Students taking 6 credit Honors sequence only need 6 Elective credits.