The Global Studies Program offers a B.A. in International Studies, with the concentration in Global Studies, Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies.
Declaration:Students may declare their intention for the APIA major after completing any APIA course. To discuss their interest and program of study, they are strongly encouraged to visit with any APIA faculty or the Program Director, Professor [[spsheehi, Stephen Sheehi]]
Major Requirements: (33 credits)
I. Gateway (3 credits)
APIA 205 - Introduction to Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies
II. Methodology (3 credits)
APIA 332 - Sex & Race in Plays, Films & Pedagogies (4 credits)
APIA 352 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
APIA 366 - Asian American Demography & Law
APIA 380 – Media Arts & Agency Mobilizers
EDUC 417/APIA 350 - Critical Race Theory & Education
III. Core (15 credits)Courses not taken to fulfill Gateway, Methodology or Senior Seminar requirements may be taken for the CORE.
AMES 250 – Critical Issues in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
ANTH 150 - Culture and Migration
APIA 222 - Acting Asian American: The Performance of Identity
APIA 280 - Beyond Kung Fu: Asians in Film
APIA 315 - Asian Pacific American History
APIA 320 – Islamophobia
APIA 337 – Immigration, Assimilation, and Ethnicity
APIA 350 – Topics in APIA Studies
APIA 351 - Peoples, Cultures and Environments of Polynesia
APIA 385 – Student Think Tank
ARAB 348 - What is Decolonization?
IV. Senior Seminar (3-4 credits)From any APIA 400 level course excluding APIA 480, 495, 496, & 499
APIA 405 - Transnational Asian American Literature
APIA 418 – Portuguese India and its Literary Afterlives (approved by EPC via ENGL in SP2019)
APIA 444 - Filipino American & Diaspora Studies
APIA 445 - Korean American Diaspora Studies
APIA 480 – Independent Study
V. Capstone*: (3-4)
APIA 499 – Senior Capstone Project
APIA 495 & 496 - Honors (6)
VI. ELECTIVES: (9*)
*Students must take sufficient electives to fulfill the 33 credits requirement. Those taking 6 credit Honors (APIA 495-496) sequence only need 6 Elective credits.
AMES and APIA - courses not credited for other requirements fulfill Electives.
Any AFST, ARAB, CHIN, JAPN or LAS courses may fulfill electives.
ANTH 250 - Introduction to Native Studies
ANTH 470 – Native American Sovereignty
ARTH 333 – Theories and Methods of Art History
ARTH 392 – Buddhist Art & Architecture
RELG 212 – Introduction to Islam
RELG 213 – Introduction to Hinduism
RELG 214 – Introduction to Buddhism
RELG 215 – Religion in East Asia
RELG 221 – Religion and Ethics
RELG 325 - Understanding Muslim Ethics
RELG 367 – Himalayan Religion
RELG 382 – Buddhism & Science
RELG 380 – Buddhist Philosophy