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Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies (120 units)

This program provides an interdisciplinary approach to explore the diverse histories, cultures, communities, and contemporary realities in Asian America. Admission to the program requires completion of the GE Foundation courses.

Requirements

A major in Asian American Studies requires a minimum of 36 units.

Lower-Division Core Courses (9 units):

Take all of the following:

  • AAAS 100 Asian Eats (3)
    Prerequisites: None
  • ASAM 120 Asian American History (3)

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.

Take one of the following courses:

  • ASAM 121 Contemporary Issues in Asian America (3)

    Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
  • ASAM 200 Asian American Interethnic Relations (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.

Upper-Division Core Courses (12 units):

Take all of the following courses:

  • A/ST 307 Modern Asia (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
  • A/ST 309 Asia and Globalization (3)

    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing
  • ASAM 335 Asian and Latino Immigration Since World War II (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Explorations courses, and upper-division standing.
  • AAAS 492 Senior Research Seminar (3)

    Prerequisites: Upper-division standing in A/ST, ASAM, CHIN, or JAPN, or consent of the instructor.

Upper-Division Electives (15 units)

Selected from at least two (2) of the following areas, with no more than six (6) units from Group 4, Asia and Globalization:

  • Group 1. Specific Ethnic Group Focus:
    • ASAM 330, ASAM 331, ASAM 332, ASAM 333, ASAM 334, ASAM 352, ASAM 353, ASAM 354
  • Group 2. Gender Studies:
    • ASAM 340, ASAM 345, ASAM 370, ASAM 381
  • Group 3. Asian Americans in Comparative Perspectives:
    • ASAM 305, ASAM 319, ASAM 341, ASAM 346, ASAM 350, ASAM 407, ASAM 490, ASAM 499
  • Group 4. Asia and Globalization:
    • A/ST 306, A/ST 320, A/ST 336, A/ST 393, A/ST 495, CHIN 370, CHIN 390, CHIN 421, JAPN 350

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