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 or Asian American Literature 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 or Asian American Literature 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
    FLM 450 Studies in Ethnic Film   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 414 Anthropology of South Asia 3
    ANP 415 China: Culture and Society 3
    ASN 464 Studies in the Literature of Asia and the Asian Diaspora (W) 3
    HA 260 Asian Art       3
    HA 462 The Arts of China     4
    HA 463 Japanese Art       4
    HST 210 Modern East Asia     4
    HST 365 The Vietnam War     3
    HST 366 Southeast Asia in the Age of Empire 3
    HST 368 China since 1900     3
    HST 370 Japan since 1800     3
    HST 451 Special Topics in Asian History 3
    MC 323 Japanese Foreign Policy 4
    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 (Chinese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Uzbek, Vietnamese and other languages as approved), 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.  

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

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Asian Pacific American Studies, MNUN (7744)

Required Credits: 15    Program Version: FS15

Requirement 1: Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Core
Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Core: 1 course from SSC293

Requirement 2: Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Asian Pacific American Studies Area
Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Asian Pacific American Studies Area: 1 course from ANP437, ENG352, MC319

Requirement 3: Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Asian Diaspora Area
Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Asian Diaspora Area: 1 course from ANP437, ENG352, ENG360, ENG460, FLM451, MC369

Requirement 4: Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Race and Ethnicity Area
Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Race and Ethnicity Area: 1 course from ANP330, ENG449, FLM450, HDFS442, MC281, MC385, SOC215

Requirement 5: Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Asian Studies Area
Minor - Asian Pacific American Studies - Asian Studies Area: 1 course from ANP414, ANP415, ASN464, HA260, HA462, HA463, HST210, HST365, HST366, HST368, HST370, HST451, MC323, REL325, REL335, REL355

Requirement 6
15 credits required to complete this degreeThe specified coursework in this program may not equal this total. The difference must be made up of open options which must be acceptable within the limits of this program. In cases of doubt, please consult an academic advisor.