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APA Studies Minor Requirements

Asian Pacific American (APA) Studies Minor

Have you ever taken courses in social sciences, history, literature, ethnic studies, or an Asian language?  If so, you may have already completed some of the requirements for the new Asian Pacific American (APA) Studies at MSU! The APA Studies minor explores a broad range of issues relating to Asian Americans, a diverse group with varying class, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds.

Students who minor in APA Studies develop a broader understanding of Asian American history, the impact of global issues on the Asian diaspora, and how issues of race, class, power, and representation continue to shape contemporary life. The APAS minor complements many undergraduate majors at MSU, including sociology, anthropology, history, education, arts and humanities, comparative culture and politics, international relations, political science, human development and family studies, psychology, literature, communication studies, business administration, management, city and regional planning, counseling, law, and public health. Many of our alums have gone on to be leaders in higher education, law firms, non-profit organizations, and community organizations.

Each student completes at least 15 credits in the minor.  In each subject area, there are a broad range of courses to fit your schedule and your major. 

SUBJECT AREAS ARE..

1. Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies (SSC 293, 3 credits)  Offered in spring 2019, Wednesdays, 9:10am-12 noon. 

2. Asian Pacific American Studies Courses

3. Asian Diaspora Courses

4.  Race and Ethnicity Courses

5.  Asian Studies Courses

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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. Students interested in this minor should contact the Director of Asian Pacific American Studies. The student’s program of study for the minor must be approved in advance and in writing by the Director or 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.

Program

Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies

Program Code 7744 Asian Pacific American Studies
Program Level Undergraduate
Award Type Minor Undergraduate
Start Term FS16
College College of Social Science

 

Requirements for the Minor in Asian Pacific American Studies

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.
                   
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. 
Note: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.

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 degree. The 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.

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