Asian American Studies, BALAS

for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in Asian American Studies


department website: http://www.asianam.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Asian American Studies Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

college website: https://las.illinois.edu/


email: aas@illinois.edu


for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences Major in Asian American Studies


Advising: The Department of Asian American Studies provides advising for students. Students must officially declare their major by registering with the Associate Head of Asian American Studies. Students will work with their advisor to choose appropriate courses from the Additional Coursework List and the Approved Elective List to help plan a coherent program of study.  A Major Plan of Study Form must be completed and submitted to the LAS Student Affairs Office before the end of the fifth semester (60-75 hours). Please see your advisor.

General education: Students must complete the Campus General Education requirements including the campus general education language requirement.


Minimum required major and supporting course work: 33 hours. Twelve hours of 300- and 400-level in the major must be taken on this campus.


Minimum hours required for graduation: 120 hours.

AAS 100Intro Asian American Studies3
AAS 200U.S. Race and Empire3
AAS 215US Citizenship Comparatively3
AAS 300Theories of Race, Gender, and Sexuality3
Additional Coursework15
Complete at least 15 additional hours of substantive coursework offered by Department of Asian American Studies listed on the Approved Additional Coursework List.
Electives6
Choose 6 hours from the Approved Elective Course List.
Total Hours33

Approved Additional Coursework List and Approved Elective List are maintained in the department office and with the AAS advisor.