Major in APIA

Declaration:

Students may declare their intention for the APIA concentration major of Global Studies 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 Francis Tanglao Aguas at fjtang@wm.edu.

Major Requirements: (33 credits minimum)
I. GATEWAY (3 credits) 

APIA 205 - Introduction to Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies 

II. METHODOLOGY (3 credits) 

APIA 332 - Sex & Race in Plays & Films (4 credits)

APIA 342 - Peoples and Cultures of East Asia

APIA 366 - Asian American Studies

APIA 350 – TOPICS (Cross-cultural Psychology)

III. CORE (12 credits)

Courses not taken to fulfill methodology requirements may be taken for the CORE.

APIA 222 - Acting Asian American: The Performance of Identity

AMES 250 – Critical Issues in Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

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 385 – Student Think Tank

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

IV. Senior Seminar (3 credits)

From any APIA 400 level course excluding APIA 480, 495, 496, & 499

V. CAPSTONE*: (3) 

APIA 499 – Senior Capstone Project
APIA 495 & 496 - Honors (6)

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

(Will Be Updated With the Registrar Every Semester.)

APIA - courses not credited for other requirements fulfill Electives.

AMES – any AMES course

ANTH 302 - Ethnographic Research

ANTH 350 – Anthropology of the State                                  

ANTH 454 – Quantitative Research Methods in Anthropology               

ANTH 472 – Ethnographic History        

ARTH 333 – Theories and Methods of Art History

ARTH 382 – Buddhist Art & Architecture        

BIOL 327 – Introduction to Biostatistics                                                          

BUAD 231 - Statistics GOVT 301 – Research Methods                                          

ECON 307 – Principles and Methods of Statistics                           

ENGL 200 – Interdisciplinary Approaches to Literature and Culture

HIST 301 – The Historian’s Craft                        

GOVT 302 – Quantitative Methods

GSWS 375 – Feminist Research Methods

KINE/SOCL 369 – Methods and Analysis in International Community Health and Development

LING 441 – Sociolinguistic Field Methods

MATH 106 – Elementary Probability and Statistics

PSYC 302 – Experimental Methods                                         

PSYC 414 – Research Methods in Social Psychology

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 364 – Yoga and Tantra

RELG 367 – Himalayan Religion

RELG 380 – Buddhist Philosophy

RELG 382 – Buddhism & Science         

RELG 391 – Theory and Method in the Study of Religion

SOCL 250 – Principles of Sociology

SOCL 352 – Research Design

SOCL 353 – Quantitative Research Methods

SOCL 362 – Medical Sociology

SOCL 440 – Social Inequality and Health

THEA 200 - Introduction to Theatre

THEA 317 - Fundamentals of Playwriting

THEA 333 – South & SE Asian Folklore Performance

THEA 334 – Classical Asian Theatres

 

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