Undergraduate Minor - Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies

Program:
Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies
Program Code:
7744 Asian Pacific American Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Minor Undergraduate
Start Term:
FS15


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies

The Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies, which is administered by the College of Social Science, is available as an elective to students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs at Michigan State University.  Although the minor complements a number of major fields, students who plan graduate study related to the social sciences, ethnic studies, literature, media studies, or history may find this minor engaging. Students interested in pursuing professional training in business administration and management, city and regional planning, counseling, education, law, library and information science, public health, and social welfare may also be interested.

The minor focuses on social and cultural history and contemporary issues relating to Asian Pacific Americans, a diverse group who come from varying class, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds. The minor incorporates an interdisciplinary approach to issues and populations in the United States and includes exposure to current research, case studies, and contact with local communities.

Students who are interested in this minor must contact the coordinator for the Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies. The student’s program of study for the minor must be approved in advance and in writing by the coordinator for Asian Pacific American Studies. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, courses that are used to satisfy the requirements for the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for a bachelor’s degree. Certain courses in the minor may require approval of the department or college that administers the course, and enrollment in a specific section as approved by the coordinator of the minor.

Requirements for the Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies
The student must complete a minimum of 15 credits:
1. The following core course (3 credits):
SSC 293 Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 3
2. Complete one course from each of the following areas (minimum of 12 credits):
Asian Pacific American Studies
ANP 437 Asian Emigrant Communities: A Global Perspective 3
ENG 352 Readings in Asian/Asian American/Asian Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture 3
ISS 335 National Diversity and Change: United States (N) 4
MC 319 Asian American History 4
Asian Diaspora
ANP 437 Asian Emigrant Communities: A Global Perspective 3
ENG 352 Readings in Asian/Asian American/Asian Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture 3
ENG 360 Studies in Postcolonial and Diaspora Literature (W) 3
ENG 460 Seminar in Global and Postcolonial Literature 3
FLM 451 Studies in Postcolonial Cinema 3
MC 369 Global Issues in Citizenship (W) 4
Race and Ethnicity
ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity 3
ENG 449 Seminar in Race, Ethnicity, Literature 3
HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America 3
MC 281 Immigrants, Minorities, and American Pluralism 4
MC 385 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations 4
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
Asian Studies
ANP 415 China: Culture and Society 3
HA 260 Asian Art 3
HA 462 The Arts of China 4
HST 210 Modern East Asia 4
HST 365 The Vietnam War 3
HST 366 Modern Southeast Asia 3
HST 368 China since 1900 3
HST 370 Modern Japan: History, Culture, and Society 3
HST 371 Women and Gender in Asia 3
HST 389 World War II in Asia and the Pacific 3
HST 451 Special Topics in Asian History 3
PSY 493 Issues in Psychology (W) 3
REL 325 East Asian Buddhism 3
REL 335 East Asian Religions 3
REL 355 Southeast Asian Religions 3
With the approval of the Coordinator for Asian Pacific American Studies, students may take a second Asian Pacific American Studies or Asian Diaspora Studies course in place of an Asian Studies course. Students may not use the same course to fulfill the requirement in different areas.
The topic of ISS 335 and PSY 493 must contain specific content pertaining to Asian Pacific American Studies and be approved by the Coordinator for Asian Pacific American Studies.
One Asian language course at level 102 or above (Chinese, Hindi,  Japanese, Korean, or Urdu may be used toward Asian Studies courses in requirement 2.
With the advance approval of the Coordinator for Asian Pacific American Studies, other courses and options such as study abroad, study away, and independent study may be used to fulfill minor requirements.
3. Students majoring in a College of Social Science major may complete the following set of requirements in fulfillment of the minor requirements in lieu of requirements 1. and 2. above. Students who plan to complete these requirements should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science. The requirements may meet the College of Social Science college interdisciplinary minor requirement.
Complete a minimum of 16 credits from the following:
1. The following course (3 credits):
SSC 293 Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 3
2. Two of the following Race, Ethnicity and Migration courses (6 or 7 credits):
ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity 3
ANP 437 Asian Emigrant Communities: A Global Perspective 3
HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America 3
HST 160 Introduction to Asian History and Culture 4
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
SOC 310 Global Migration 3
3. One of the following Asian Diaspora and Asia courses (3 or 4 credits:
CHS 102 Elementary Chinese II 5
CHS 201 Second-Year Chinese I 5
CHS 202 Second-Year Chinese II 5
CHS 301 Third-Year Chinese I 4
CHS 302 Third-Year Chinese II 4
CHS 350 Studies in Chinese Language 3
CHS 360 Chinese Film Studies 3
CHS 366 Chinese Culture: Tradition and Modernity (W) 3
CHS 401 Fourth-Year Chinese I 3
CHS 402 Fourth-Year Chinese II 3
CHS 410 Chinese Short Stories 3
CHS 411 Advanced Spoken Chinese 3
CHS 466 Modern Chinese Literature and Films (W) 3
ENG 352 Readings in Asian/Asian American/Asian Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture  3
HA 260 Asian Art 3
HA 462 The Arts of China 4
JPN 102 Elementary Japanese II 5
JPN 201 Second-Year Japanese I 5
JPN 202 Second-year Japanese II 5
JPN 301 Third-year Japanese I 4
JPN 302 Third-year Japanese II 4
JPN 350 Studies in Japanese Language 3
JPN 369 Introduction to Japanese Literature and Culture 3
JPN 401 Fourth-year Japanese I 3
JPN 402 Fourth-year Japanese II 3
JPN 431 Advanced Spoken Language 3
JPN 441 Japanese Short Stories 3
JPN 451 Advanced Japanese for Japanese Language Proficiency Test Preparation 3
JPN 469 Research Seminar in Japanese Literature and Culture (W) 3
JPN 491 Topics in Japanese Studies 1 to 3
KOR 102 Elementary Korean II 4
KOR 201 Intermediate Korean I 4
KOR 202 Intermediate Korean II 4
KOR 301 Intermediate-High Korean I 3
KOR 302 Intermediate-High Korean II 3
KOR 401 Advanced Korean I 3
KOR 402 Advanced Korean II 3
LL 152 First-Year Less Commonly Taught Language II 4
LL  251 Second-Year Less Commonly Taught Language I 4
LL  252 Second-Year Less Commonly Taught Language II 4
LL  261 Advanced Less Commonly Taught Language I 4
LL  262 Advanced Less Commonly Taught Language II 4
LL 301 Third-Year Less Commonly Taught Language I 3
LL  302 Third-Year Less Commonly Taught Language II 3
LL  401 Fourth-Year Less Commonly Taught Language I 3
LL  402 Fourth-Year Less Commonly Taught Language II 3
REL 325 East Asian Buddhism 3
REL 335 East Asian Religions 3
REL 355 Southeast Asian Religions 3
Linguistics and Languages (LL) courses must be in Hindi and Urdu languages only.
4. The following capstone course (4 credits):
MC  319 Asian American History 4