Majors, minors + certificates

Minor in Asian American Studies (AASTMIN)Asian American Studies Program

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

The minor in Asian American Studies complements any major or degree. The goal of the AAST minor is to invigorate a substantive understanding of the pressing questions of identity, belonging, and power from the perspectives of Asian American, Pacific Islander, and Asian/Pacific diasporic histories, communities, and cultures. Students approach big problems from a variety of disciplinary perspectives spanning the arts, humanities, and social and behavioral sciences to sharpen their skills for critical thinking and action in the globalizing world of the 21st century.

Minor requirements

The minor requires at least 15 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Course. One (1) course:
    • (approved topic: "Sociology of Asian America")
  2. Asian America and Asian Diaspora.
    1. Required Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (Maximum of 3 credit hours, with approval of the Director, can count toward the minor)
      • EDUC-G 204 Asian American Mental Health
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topic: "Asian American Politics Since the 1960s")
    2. Free Electives. Two (2) courses:
      • Additional course from the Required Electives list
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
      • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  3. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Minor Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Minor Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the minor must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the minor.
    4. Minor GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the minor—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.