The Minor in Asian American Studies (AAS) is offered by the Department of Sociology and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences . AAS is an interdisciplinary Ethnic Studies field that examines the structural and ideological forces that shape the lives of Asian Americans. AAS supports self-determination of Asian American communities through creative expressions, centering of community voices, critical pedagogies, and critical epistemologies. Social justice, equity, and activism undergird our pedagogy and scholarship.
University Graduation Requirements
To be awarded a minor, at least 12 units of coursework must be completely distinct and separate from the coursework in the major, and coursework for the minor must include a minimum of 6 upper-division units (University Policy S16-4). Minor preparation or minor support courses do not count toward the 12 distinct units. Of the coursework for the minor, at least 6 units must be completed in residence at SJSU. The minimum aggregate GPA for all coursework required for the minor must be at least 2.0.
For more information, contact Program Coordinator Yvonne Y. Kwan