Asian American Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

for the Interdisciplinary Minor in Asian American Studies


department page: Department of Asian American Studies

department website: https://www.aas.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Classics Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Liberal Arts & Sciences

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


email: aas@illinois.edu


The Asian American Studies Department offers a campus-wide Interdisciplinary Minor.  This minor represents a coherent program for students who wish to deepen their study of Asian American histories, experiences, contemporary issues and social problems as a part of their liberal education and understanding of race and diversity in the United States and transnationally. It is relevant to curricula such as letters and sciences, business, economics, education, health studies, pre-law, social work, or urban and regional planning.

AAS 100Intro Asian American Studies3
Asian American Studies Core Coursework
AAS 200U.S. Race and Empire3
AAS 215US Citizenship Comparatively3
AAS 300Theories of Race, Gender, and Sexuality3
Approved Electives6
Students complete 6 hours of AAS coursework (a minimum of 3 hours must be at the 300- or 400-level)
Total Hours18