Asian American Studies Minor

The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AAASI) at the University of Connecticut offers an interdisciplinary Minor in Asian American Studies. This minor reflects the comparative contours of Asian American Studies as a distinct race-based interdiscipline.

The minor requires students to complete 15 credits at the 2000-level and above by fulfilling the requirements for Groups A and B, below. AAAS 3998 can be taken repeatedly provided that the course content is varied. AAAS 3295 and 4999 require prior consent of the Minor Advisor for fulfillment of minor. Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the courses applied to the minor. A maximum of three credits towards the minor may be transfer credits of courses equivalent to University of Connecticut courses.

Group A: Asian American Studies

Nine credits chosen from: AAAS 3201, 3220, 3212, 3295, 3375, 3531, 3578, 3875, 3998, 4999; HDFS 3473; HIST 3202, 3845; SOCI 2271, 3821.

Group B: Comparative Ethnic Studies/Women’s, Gender, Sexualities Studies

Six credits chosen from: AAAS 3221, 3222, 3295, 3998, 4999; AFRA 2214, 3505, 3563, 3564, 3825; ANTH 3041, 3202W; DRAM 3131; HDFS 3268; HIST 3562; POLS 3017, 3082.

Pending the minor advisor’s approval, students may count up to six credit hours in independent study.

Consult with the minor advisor before completing the plan of study form. A copy of the approved plan of study must be filed with both the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute and the Degree Audit section of the Registrar’s Office, located in the Wilbur Cross Building, during the first three weeks of the semester the student expects to graduate.

This minor is offered by the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. Minor Advisors: Professor Cathy Schlund-Vials, Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, Beach Hall, Room 417 or Professor Jason Oliver Chang. For more information, contact Cathy Schlund-Vials by email or by phone at 860-486-9412.

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