Asian American Studies Minor
Upon completing the minor in Asian American studies, students will
- understand fundamental concepts and disciplinary methods employed in Asian American studies, and know how to apply them thoughtfully and critically;
- understand major historical events that have shaped Asian racialization in western modernity, and know how to analyze their relevance to the contemporary moment;
- understand how Asian racialization relates to other forms of racialization, as well as other forms of social difference, and know how to analyze its role in broader social formations;
- know how to communicate their knowledge effectively so as to help empower Asian American and Asian diasporic communities, build meaningful coalitions among oppressed and/or marginalized social groups, and promote the cause of social justice; and
- possess a global frame of reference, informed by an ethical commitment to social justice.
The minor in Asian American studies requires six (6) courses, as follows:
|AAST 3000||Introduction to Asian American Studies||4|
|Three AAST electives 1||12|
|One of the following:||4|
One additional AAST subject code course
One additional AAST attribute code course 2
One AASR attribute code course 3
|One of the following:||4|
One advanced AFAM subject code course or AFAM attribute code course 4
One advanced LALS subject code course or LALS attribute code course 5
See list below for courses with the AAST attribute code.
See list below for courses with the AASR attribute code.
A list of AFAM subject code and AFAM attribute code courses can be found in the relevant Bulletin section. AFAM subject code courses must be numbered 3000 or above.
A list of LALS subject code and LALS attribute code courses can be found in the relevant Bulletin section. LALS subject code courses must be numbered 3000 or above.
Asian American studies courses
Courses in this group have the AAST attribute.
|ANTH 4616||Contemporary Issues in Asian America||4|
|ARHI 2528||Asian American Art||4|
|COLI 3357||Writing Asian America||4|
|COLI 3359||Asian Diasporic Literatures||4|
|COLI 4150||Race and Contemporary Film||4|
|COLI 4600||Anger in Asian American Literature and Culture||4|
|COLI 4603||Asian American Critique||4|
|COMC 3280||Representing Asians in Journalism and Media||4|
|ENGL 3357||Writing Asian America||4|
|ENGL 3359||Asian Diasporic Literatures||4|
|ENGL 3647||Seeing Stories: Reading Race and Graphic Narratives||4|
|ENGL 3838||Postcolonial Literature and Film||4|
|ENGL 4150||Race and Contemporary Film||4|
|ENGL 4600||Anger in Asian American Literature and Culture||4|
|ENGL 4603||Asian American Critique||4|
|HIST 3929||History of Chinese in the Americas||3|
|SOCI 3428||Asian American Immigration and Community Organizing||4|
Asian American studies-related courses
Courses in this group have the AASR attribute.
|COLI 3802||Literature and Imperialism||4|
|ENGL 3802||Literature and Imperialism||4|
|SOCI 4408||Diversity in American Society||4|
The minor in Asian American studies is available at Fordham College at Rose Hill and at Fordham College at Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham's School of Professional and Continuing Studies may minor in Asian American studies only if they receive the approval of their advising dean and/or department, and their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.