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Asian & Pacific Islander American Studies Minor

Effective Fall 2012

Exclusions:

A minor in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies is not open to students with any minor in the Department of American Culture.

Advising

Appointments with the respective advisor can be scheduled online at: http://lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergraduates/advising.html

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15
  1. Core Course: ASIANPAM 214 / AMCULT 214: Introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies
  2. Electives: Four courses (minimum of 12 credits). These courses may be taken from within, or from across, any of the three areas of specialty listed below that are regularly offered in A/PIA, as well as other 200- and 300-level courses occasionally offered in A/PIA. One of these four courses may be a 100-level course (e.g., Freshman Seminar on an A/PIA topic), while 200 and 300 level courses with A/PIA content offered in other departments can count if approved by the A/PIA Director:
    1. Historical Experience:
      • ASIANPAM 314 / AMCULT 314 / HISTORY 378: History of Asian Americans in the U.S.
      • ASIANPAM 317 / AMCULT 317.History of the Pacific Islands.
      • appropriate sections of AMCULT 310: Topics in Ethnic Studies or AMCULT 496: Social Science Approaches to American Culture, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor.
    2. Cultural Expression:
      • ASIANPAM 324 / AMCULT 324 / ENGLISH 381: Asian American Literature.
      • ASIANPAM 325 / AMCULT 325 / ENGLISH 388: Pacific Literacy and Cultural Studies.
      • appropriate sections of AMCULT 311: Topics in Ethnic Studies or AMCULT 498: Capstone Seminar in American Culture, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor.
    3. Contemporary Communities:
      • ASIANPAM 305 / AMCULT 305: Asian Pacific American Community Service and Learning
      • ASIANPAM 346 / AMCULT 346: Asian American Communities and Social Issues
      • ASIANPAM 347 / AMCULT 347: Pacific Islander American Communities
      • appropriate sections of AMCULT 301: Topics in American Culture or 310: Topics in Ethnic Studies, chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor.

Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Minor (Fall 2010-Fall 2012)

Effective Date: Fall 2010-Fall 2012

A minor in Asian/Pacific American Studies is not open to students with any minor in the Department of  American Culture.

The minor in Asian/pacific Islander American Studies is intended for students who wish to develop a coherent understanding of the contributions of the Asian/Pacific Islander American presence in American life, history, and thought.

Students wishing to pursue a minor in Asian/Pacific American Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the Program's designated advisor. Appointments are scheduled online athttp://www.lsa.umich.edu/ac/undergraduate/.

Prerequisites to the Minor: none.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits.

  1. AMCULT 214: Introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies
  2. Core: 4 courses, with a minimum of 12 credits. These courses may be taken from within, or from across, any of the 3 areas of specialty listed below that are regularly offered in A/PIA, as well as other 200 and 300 level courses occasionally offered in A/PIA.  1 of these 4 courses may be a 100-level course (e.g. Freshman Seminar on an A/PIA topic), while 200 and 300 level courses with A/PIA content offered in other departments can count if approved by the A/PIA Director:
    1. Historical Experience: AMCULT 314, 317, and appropriate sections of AMCULT 310 or 496 chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor.
    2. Cultural Expression: AMCULT 324, 325, and appropriate sections of AMCULT 311 or 498 chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor.
    3. Contemporary Communities: AMCULT 305, 346, 347, and appropriate sections of AMCULT 301 or 310 chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the advisor.