Minor in Asian American Studies


The Asian and Asian American Studies Institute at the University of Connecticut offers an interdisciplinary Minor in Asian American Studies.

The minor requires students to complete fifteen credits at the 2000-level and above by fulfilling the requirements for Groups A, B, and C, below; but with consent of the minor advisor, one course from Group D may be substituted for a course in Group C. No other substitutions are permitted.

Plan of Study

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each of the courses applied to the minor. A maximum of 3 credits towards the minor may be transfer credits of courses equivalent to University of Connecticut courses.

Group A, three credits: AASI 3201.

Group B, six credits chosen from: AASI 3220/ARTH 3020; AASI/ENGL 3212; AASI/HIST 3531, AASI 3578/HIST 3530; AASI 3221/HRTS 3571/SOCI 3221; AASI 3295*, AASI 4999*, Variable Topics, AASI 3998.

Group C, six credits chosen from: AASI 3375/ART 3375; AASI 3222/HRTS 3573/SOCI 3222, AASI/HIST 3808, 3809, 3812; HIST 3822, HIST 3832, HIST 3863, POLS 3472; AASI 3295*, AASI 4999*, Variable Topics, AASI 3998.

*Group D: AFAM/ENGL 3214W; AFAM/HIST/HRTS 3563; ANTH 3041/PRLS 3241; AFAM/HRTS/SOCI 3505, 3825; COMM/PRLS 4320; DRAM 3131; AFAM/HIST 3564; HIST/WS 3562; PRLS 3298. * Must be approved by the Asian American Studies Minor Advisor.

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 American Studies Institute and Degree Auditing of the Registrar’s Office, located in the Wilbur Cross Building, Room 144, during the first three weeks of the semester the student expects to graduate.

Professor Cathy Schlund-Vials, Minor Advisor