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Undergraduate students looking for an Asian American studies course have a wealth of options that can satisfy multiple catalog requirements, including diversity credits and writing-enhanced curriculums. Courses in the Asian American Studies program are taught by faculty members from several different University departments, including African American & African studies, American Indian studies, English, history, psychology, and sociology. Through this unique approach, students enrolled in Asian American studies courses will have the opportunity to explore interdisciplinary research and creative activities by delving into the histories, cultures, communities, experiences, and contemporary issues of Asian Americans. 

All courses with AAS designator or cross-listed with AAS count for the Asian American Studies minor including those listed in the University Catalog and the following:

  • AAS/Theater 3311 Asian American Theater taught by Randy Reyes
  • AAS 3341 Asian American Images taught by John Matsunaga 

Fall 2017 Freshman Seminars that count for the AAS minor are:

  • ENGL 1911 Asian Americans in First Person taught by Prof Josephine Lee
  • PSY 1916 Race in Everyday Space taught by Prof Rich Lee

Other courses with Asian American Studies content may be petitioned to count for the minor. Please contact AAS Director Yuichiro Onishi if you have any questions at ohni0001@umn.edu.

Fall 2018

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
AAS 3001Contemporary Perspectives on Asian AmericaSections [1]
AAS 3211WAmerican Race RelationsSections [1]
AAS 3251WSociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and GenderSections [1]
AAS 3351Asian Americans and Popular CultureSections [1]
AAS 3503Asian American Identities, Families, & CommunitiesSections [1]
AAS 3601WWar and Empire: Asian American PerspectivesSections [1]
AAS 3920Topics in Asian American StudiesSections [1]
AAS 3993Directed Studies in Asian American StudiesSections [1]
AAS 5993Directed ReadingsSections [1]

Spring 2019

Course NumberCourse TitleSections
AAS 1101Imagining Asian AmericaSections [1]
AAS 3211WAmerican Race RelationsSections [1]
AAS 3251WSociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and GenderSections [1]
AAS 3301Asian America Through Arts and CultureSections [1]
AAS 3341Asian American ImagesSections [1]
AAS 3361Asian Americans and FoodSections [1]
AAS 3486Hmong Refugees from the Secret War: Becoming AmericansSections [1]
AAS 3993Directed Studies in Asian American StudiesSections [1]
AAS 5993Directed ReadingsSections [1]