Asian Pacific American Studies

 

 

Description
The Asian Pacific American studies (APAS) concentration is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program option that will allow students to study demographic, cultural, social, economic, and policy issues that have shaped and continue to affect Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Arizona, the Southwest U.S., nationally and internationally. This concentration will target students interested in careers serving and relating to the complex and rapidly changing AAPI population and more broadly with culturally diverse populations.

Students interested in issues of diversity, multicultural relations, race, gender, class, and global and local engagement with diverse, migrant and diasporic populations and peoples will benefit from earning the APAS concentration. In addition, one option for students enrolled in the concentration is to enroll in a community-based internship; this provides a chance to learn more about local Asian Pacific American organizations and communities and to apply what they have learned in course work to specific community contexts.

Requirements

  • Students must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours including 12 of upper division hours for this concentration.
  • All courses must be completed with a grade of “C” (2.00) or higher.
  • A minimum of 9 credit hours must be taken in residency at ASU.
  • * One APA 360 course is required for the core; other sections may be repeated for credit with different topics.

Core 6 Hours

APA 200 Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies, (Hu or SB) & C (3)

APA 360 Special Topics (subjects vary by semester), (HU or SB) & C (3) (Required)

Electives 12 Hours
Minimum 9 hours upper division
Choose elective courses from the following:

APA 210 Intro/Ethnic Studies in the US, C (3) (Credit is allowed for only AFR 212 (or AFS 210) or APA 210 or JUS 210 or TCL 210)

APA 310 Asian Pacific American Arts and Cultures, HU & C (3) (Pre-requisite: APA 200 or APA 210 or minimum 30 hours. Credit is allowed for only APA 310 or FMS 310)

APA 315 Asian Pacific American Literature, HU & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): APA 200 or APA 210 or minimum 30 hours)

APA 330 Asian Pacific American Genders and Sexualities, SB & C (3) (Pre-requisites:APA 200 or 210 or 30 minimum hours. Credit is allowed for only APA 330 or WST 331)

APA 340 Asian Pacific Americans and Media, HU & C (3) (Prerequisite(s): APA 200 or APA 210 or minimum 30 hours)

APA 345 Asian Pacific Americans & Film, HU & C & H (3) (Pre-requisite: APA 200, APA 210, or FMS 100, or minimum 30 hours. Credit is allowed for only APA 345 or FMS 345)

APA 360 Asian Pacific American Experience, (HU or SB) & C (3)* Topics may include:

Asian Pacific American psychology
The Chinese American experience
The Filipina/o American experience
The Japanese American experience
The Korean American experience
The Multi-Racial experience
The Pacific Islander experience
The South Asian experience
The Southeast Asian experience

APA 450 Asian Pacific American Contemporary Issues, SB & C (3) (Repeatable for APA elective credit provided the coourse topics are different)

APA 494 Special Topics (1-4) (may be repeated for credit with a different topic) (Pre-requisite: APA 200 or APA 210 or 30 hours)

APA 499 Individualized Instruction (1-3) (may be repeated for credit with a different topic)

 

IDS Core Course Information

All Interdisciplinary Studies students are required to complete a 9 credit-hour core and 9 credit hours of context/application courses.

Required Courses (9 credit hours):

  • IDS 201 Intellectual Fusion (recommended for freshman/sophomore students)
    • Prerequisites: None

OR

  • IDS 301 Becoming Interdisciplinary (3) (recommended for transfer students and/or students declaring IDS in their junior or senior year)
    • Prerequisites: Interdisciplinary Studies major

  • IDS 302 Integration Skills (3)
    • Prerequisite(s): Interdisciplinary Studies major; IDS 201 or 301 with C or better
  • IDS 401 Integration: Experiential Learning (3) (requires application)
    • Prerequisites: IDS 201 or 301 with C or better; IDS 302 with C or better; minimum 2.00 GPA; minimum of two courses completed in each concentration area

Context courses (6 credit hours)

Choose two Integrative Context courses from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU

Application courses (3 credit hours)

Choose any IDS Application course from the following (3 credit hours each):

  • IDS 140: The Nature of Knowledge Systems
  • IDS 302: Integration Skills
  • IDS 310: Integration: Cultural Contexts, C
  • IDS 311: Integration: Global Contexts, G, SB
  • IDS 312: Integrative Perspectives on Change
  • IDS 313: Integrative Perspectives on a Changing World
  • IDS 314: Integrative Perspectives on Cultural Dynamics, SB
  • IDS 315: Integration: Social Contexts, SB
  • IDS 316: Integration: Humanities Contexts, HU
  • IDS 484: Elective Internship

Transfer to ASU transfer.asu.edu

Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) transfer students transfer.asu.edu/maricopa

  • Courses may fulfill Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC) or Associate’s degree requirements, consult with your community college academic advisor for details.
  • MCCCD course transfer equivalencies are listed here; they may be applied toward this concentration (maximum of six credits or two courses).
  • Information listed was current for this catalog year at the time of printing, consult transfer.asu.edu/maricopa for verification.

Year

Year

2019-20

Campus

Campus

Tempe

Advising

Advising

Interdisciplinary Studies Advising
cisa.asu.edu/advising
All appointments:
480-965-4464

Downtown Phoenix
Arizona Center, Suite 380

Polytechnic
Santa Catalina Hall

Tempe
Urban Systems Engineering

Online
480-965-4464

 

DARs Code

DARs Code

LAAPAEMPH

College/School

College/School

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Concentration Contact

Concentration Contact

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