Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Associate in Arts Degree
Division: Social Sciences
PROGRAM CODE: 2A40548
The Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide students a holistic and transdisciplinary education with a focus on the historical and contemporary experiences of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States and across the global diaspora. APIA Studies is committed to critical theorizations of race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality and to the interrogation of interlocking systems of oppression in order to unsettle and disrupt them. APIA Studies cultivates activist-scholars by providing students opportunities to bridge academic study with community engagement.
Graduates develop a liberatory vision for social change and acquire skills in community-centered leadership, media literacy, critical and creative thinking, and an ability to advance social justice for Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders, and API diasporic communities.
The major prepares students for transfer and career pathways that serve APIA populations in areas/fields such as education and research, community advocacy, union organizing, city planning and housing development, health and human services, mediation and conflict resolution, marketing and communications, law and policy, fine and performing arts, multicultural affairs, and more. This degree requires a total of 18 units.
|Required Courses (12 units):|
|ETHS 101 F||American Ethnic Studies||3|
|or ETHS 101HF||Honors American Ethnic Studies|
|ETHS 111 F||Women of Color in the U.S.||3|
|ETHS 170 F||Introduction to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies||3|
|ETHS 171 F||Asian Pacific Islander American History||3|
|Restricted Electives (6 units):||6|
|Art History - The Art of Asia||3|
|Introduction to African-American Studies||3|
|African-American History I||3|
|African-American History II||3|
|Introduction to Chicana-o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)||3|
|Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F)||3|
|Chicana-o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F)||3|
|Chicana-o and Latina-o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F)||3|
or ETHS 153HF
|Honors Chicana-o and Latina-o Contemporary Issues|
|Introduction to American Indian Studies||3|
|American Indian History (formerly History of the Native Americans)||3|
|Race, Ethnicity and Pop Culture||3|
|Contemporary Social Justice Movements||3|
or ETHS 235HF
|Honors Contemporary Social Justice|
|Asian Civilizations I (formerly HIST 160AF)||3|
or HIST 161 F
|Asian Civilizations II (formerly HIST 160BF)|
|Introduction to Asian Religions||3|
Outcome 1: Summarize the key terminology, theoretical orientations, principles and methods used in the field of Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies.
Outcome 2: Identify and explain historical trends and common themes in Asian/Pacific Islander American history.
Outcome 3: Identify the cultural, political and socioeconomic heterogeneity that exists within and between Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.