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Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies Minor

Institute of Arts and Humanities
Humanities and Social Sciences Building, First Floor

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice.

The Minor

The Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies minor (AAPI) at UC San Diego is an interdisciplinary field of study in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. AAPI is a scholarly examination of the complex social, cultural, political, literary, artistic, and historical aspects of Asian American and Pacific Islander life. In addition to taking a core course, students will complete twenty-eight total units of which at least twenty units (five courses) must be upper division. The required distribution of the five upper-division courses may be selected from among the following courses. Students may count one of the listed language courses toward the requirement. Students also may petition to receive credit for courses not listed below.

CORE COURSES

ETHN 20. Introduction to Asian American Studies (4)

HILD 7B. Race and Ethnicity in the US (4)

LTEN 28. Introduction to Asian American Literature (4)

ELECTIVE COURSES

ANTHROPOLOGY

ANTH 21. Race and Racisms (4)

ANTH 23. Debating Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Societies (4)

ANTH 44. Gender, Sexuality, and New Media Fandom in the Korean Wave (4)

ANTH 105. Climate Change, Race, and Inequality (4)

ANTH 108. Indigenous Peoples, Extractive Development, and Climate Change (4)

ANBI 121. The Original Moonshot—The Voyaging Achievements of the Polynesian Ancestors (4)

ANSC 117. Transgenderisms (cross-listed as CGS 117) (4)

ANSC 144. Immigrant and Refugee Health (4)

ANSC 180. Capitalism and Gender (cross-listed as CGS 120) (4)

ANSC 194. Language, Migration, Borders (4)

CHINESE STUDIES

CHIN 10AN-BN-CN. First-Year Chinese—Nonnative Speakers (4)

CHIN 10AM-BM-CM. First-Year Chinese—Mandarin Speakers (4)

CHIN 10AD-BD-CD. First-Year Chinese—Dialect Speakers (4)

CHIN 20AN-BN-CN. Second-Year Chinese—Nonnative Speakers (4)

CHIN 20AM-BM-CM. Second-Year Chinese—Mandarin Speakers (4)

CHIN 20AD-BD-CD. Second-Year Chinese—Dialect Speakers (4)

CHIN 100AN-BN-CN. Third-Year Chinese—Nonnative Speakers (4)

CHIN 100AM-BM-CM. Third-Year Chinese—Mandarin Speakers (4)

CRITICAL GENDER STUDIES

CGS 101. Gender and Globalization (4)

CGS 112. Sexuality and Nation (cross-listed as ETHN 127) (4)

CGS 114. Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class (cross-listed as ETHN 183) (4)

CGS 119. Asian American Film, Video, and New Media: The Politics of Pleasure (cross-listed as LTCS 119) (4)

CGS 120. Capitalism and Gender (cross-listed as ANSC 180) (4)

ETHNIC STUDIES

ETHN 1. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Land and Labor (4)

ETHN 2. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Circulations of Difference (4)

ETHN 3. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Making Culture (4)

ETHN 20. Introduction to Asian American Studies (4)

ETHN 103. Environmental Racism (4)

ETHN 104. Race, Space, and Segregation (4)

ETHN 105. Ethnic Diversity and the City (cross-listed as USP 104) (4)

ETHN 107. Fieldwork in Racial and Ethnic Communities (cross-listed as USP 130) (4)

ETHN 109. Race and Social Movements (4)

ETHN 118. Contemporary Immigration Issues (4)

ETHN 119. Race in the Americas (4)

ETHN 120D. Race and Oral History in San Diego (cross-listed as HIUS 120D) (4 or 6)

ETHN 121. Contemporary Asian American History (4)

ETHN 122. Asian American Culture and Identity (4)

ETHN 123. Asian American Politics (4)

ETHN 124. Asian American Literature (cross-listed as LTEN 181) (4)

ETHN 125. Asian American History (4)

ETHN 126. Comparative Filipino and Vietnamese American Identities and Communities (4)

ETHN 129. Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy (cross-listed USP 135) (4)

ETHN 134. Immigration and Ethnicity in Modern American Society (cross-listed with HIUS 180) (4)

ETHN 140. Comparative Refugee Communities from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia (4)

ETHN 152. Law and Civil Rights (4)

ETHN 153. Citizenship and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century (cross-listed with HIUS 136) (4)

ETHN 155. US Militarism (4)

ETHN 166. Arab/Muslim American Identity and Culture (cross-listed with LTEN 179) (4)

ETHN 167. Muslim Identity in America (4)

ETHN 168. Comparative Ethnic Literature (cross-listed with LTEN 178) (4)

ETHN 183. Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class (cross-listed as CGS 114) (4)

HISTORY

HILD 7B. Race and Ethnicity in the US (4)

HIEA 114. Postwar Japan (4)

HIEA 125. Women and Gender in East Asia (4)

HIEA 137. Women and the Family in Chinese History (4)

HIEA 139GS. An Introduction to Southeast Asia (circa 800–1900) (4)

HIEA 144. Topics in East Asian History (4)

HIEA 151. The Two Koreas, 1945–Present (4)

HIEA 152. History and Cultures of the Korean Diaspora (4)

HIEA 153. Social and Cultural History of Twentieth-Century Korea (4)

HIEA 180. Topics in Modern Korean History (4)

HISC 109. Invention of Tropical Disease (4)

HITO 114. History of Modern Vietnam (4)

HITO 115/115GS. The Global Cold War (4)

HITO 133D. War and Society: The Second World War (4)

HITO 160GS. Globalization and Diaspora (4)

HIUS 103. United States and the Pacific World (4)

HIUS 106B. American Foreign Relations, since 1900 (4)

HIUS 117. History of Los Angeles (4)

HIUS 120. Race and Oral History in San Diego (cross-listed with ETHN 120) (4 or 6)

HIUS 125. Asian American Social Movements (4)

HIUS 126. The History of Race in the United States (4)

HIUS 129. The History of Race and Ethnicity in American Cities (cross-listed with USP 106) (4)

HIUS 136. Citizenship and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century (cross-listed with ETHN 153) (4)

HIUS 146. Race, Riots, and Violence in the U.S. (4)

HIUS 155. From Zoot Suits to Hip-Hop: Race and Popular Culture since World War II (4)

HIUS 168. Race, Resistance, and Cultural Politics (4)

HIUS 162/262. The American West (4)

HIUS 174. Race Wars in American Culture (4)

HIUS 176/276. Race and Sexual Politics (4)

HIUS 180. Immigration and Ethnicity in Modern Society (cross-listed with ETHN 134) (4)

JAPANESE STUDIES

JAPN 10A-B-C. First-Year Japanese (5)

JAPN 20A-B-C. Second-Year Japanese (5)

JAPN 130A-B-C. Third-Year Japanese (5)

JAPN 135A-B-C. Japanese for Professional Purposes (4)

JAPN 140A-B-C. Fourth-Year Japanese (4)

JAPN 150A-B-C. Advanced Japanese (4)

LINGUISTICS

LIHL 112F-W-P. Linguistics—Filipino for Filipino Speakers (4)

LIHL 132F-W-P. Linguistics—Advanced Filipino for Filipino Speakers (4)

LIHL 114F-W-P. Linguistics—Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers (4)

LIHL 124F-W-P. Linguistics—Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers (4)

LIHL 134F-W-P. Linguistics—Advanced Vietnamese for Vietnamese Speakers (4)

LIHL 115F-W-P. Linguistics—Korean for Korean Speakers (4)

LIHL 135F-W-P. Linguistics—Advanced Korean for Korean Speakers (4)

LIHL 119F-W-P. Linguistics—Hindi for Hindi Speakers (4)

LIHL 139F-W-P. Linguistics—Advanced Hindi for Hindi Speakers (4)

LITERATURE

LTCS 119. Asian American Film, Video, and New Media (cross-listed as CGS 119) (4)

LTEA 132. Later Japanese Literature in Translation (4)

LTEA 138. Japanese Films (4)

LTEA 152A. Topics in Filipino Literature and Culture (Nineteenth Century–World War II) (4)

LTEA 152B. Topics in Filipino Literature and Culture (World War II–Present) (4)

LTEN 28. Introduction to Asian American Literature (4)

LTEN 178. Comparative Ethnic Literature (cross-listed as ETHN 168) (4)

LTEN 179. Topics: Arab/Muslim American Identity and Culture (cross-listed with ETHN 166) (4)

LTEN 181. Asian American Literature (4)

LTEN 189. Twentieth-Century Postcolonial Literatures (4)

POLITICAL SCIENCE

POLI 100H. Race and Ethnicity in American Politics (4)

POLI 100Y. Asian American Politics in the United States (4)

SOCIOLOGY

SOCI 117. Language, Culture, and Education (4)

SOCI 125. Sociology of Immigration (4)

SOCI 127. Immigration, Race, and Ethnicity (4)

SOCI 133. Immigration in Comparative Perspective (4)

SOCI 139. Social Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender (4)

SOCI 163. Migration and the Law (4)

THEATRE AND DANCE

TDHT 103. Asian American Theatre (4)

URBAN STUDIES AND PLANNING

USP 104. Ethnic Diversity and the City (cross-listed as ETHN 105) (4)

USP 106. The History of Race and Ethnicity in American Cities (cross-listed as HIUS 129) (4)

USP 130. Fieldwork in Racial and Ethnic Communities (cross-listed as ETHN 107) (4)

USP 135. Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy (cross-listed ETHN 129) (4)

VISUAL ARTS

VIS 21A. Introduction to the Art of the Americas or Africa and Oceania (4)

VIS 126K. Oceanic Art (4)