Asian American Studies Minor

The Minor in Asian American Studies minor reflects the comparative contours of Asian American Studies as a distinct race-based interdiscipline. Students must 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 2530, 3201, 3220, 3212, 3295, 3375, 3531, 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 2210, 2220, 3295, 3998, 4999; AFRA 2214, 3505, 3563, 3564, 3825; ANTH 3041, 3202W; DRAM 3131; HDFS 3268; HIST 3562; POLS 3017, 3082.

Students may count up to six credit hours in independent study or special topics that focus on Asian American Studies with the written pre-approval of the minor coordinator.


Consult with the minor advisors 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.

Minor Advisors: Professor Jason Oliver Chang, Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, Beach Hall, Room 417 or Professor Na-Rae Kim. For more information, contact Jason Oliver Chang by email or by phone at 860-486-5717.