Join the Program
The program is open to students from all departments. Students may enroll in the Asian American studies certificate program at any time, including the first year. There are no prerequisites, and courses taken prior to enrollment may count towards the certificate requirements. Students may take the gateway course AMS 101 at any time during their studies, including after enrollment in the certificate program. To enroll in the program, students should complete the online enrollment form. Students should plan to meet with the associate director or program coordinator before the end of their first year of enrollment, to review their plans for fulfilling the certificate requirements.
Students may earn a certificate in Asian American studies by successfully completing the following requirements, consisting of five courses:
- AMS 101: America Then and Now
- Three courses in Asian American studies (ASA), either originating in the program or cross-listed, and preferably representing disciplinary breadth in the social sciences, arts, and humanities. No more than one course taken in fulfillment of the student’s concentration may be counted toward the certificate. With the approval of the associate director, a student may substitute a comparative race and ethnicity course that contains substantial Asian American studies content for one of these courses.
- An advanced seminar in American studies, preferably taken in the senior year.
Students who fulfill all the requirements of the program will receive a certificate in Asian American studies upon graduation.
Fall 2021 Courses
Introduction to Asian American Studies
Instructors: Paul Nadal
Instructors: Anne Cheng
Asian American History
Instructors: Beth Lew-Williams
Arab America: Culture, Activism, and Resistance
Instructors: Neama Alamri