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Major in APIA

The Global Studies Program offers a B.A. in International 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 Stephen Sheehi at spsheehi@wm.edu.

Major Requirements: (33 credits minimum. For those declaring in 2022-23 onwards.)
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.)

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 380 – Buddhist Philosophy

RELG 382 – Buddhism & Science         

*Students taking 6 credit Honors (APIA 495-496) sequence only need 6 Elective credits.