The Asian American Studies minor requires a total of 7 courses:

LOWER DIVISION CORE COURSES

Students must complete two lower division courses from:

  • Asian American Studies 10 or 10W: History of Asian Americans;
  • Asian American Studies 20 or 20W: Contemporary Asian American Communities;
  • Asian American Studies 30 or 30W: Asian American Literature and Culture;
  • Asian American Studies 40 or 40W: Asian American Movement;
  • Asian American Studies 50 or 50W: Asian American Women

UPPER DIVISION COURSES

Students must complete five upper division courses, one from each of the categories listed below*:

  • One AAS Creative Expression course, numbered from Asian American Studies 101, 112C, 120, 121, 122B, C142A, C142B, C142C, M173;
  • One AAS Diversity course, numbered from Asian American Studies 115, M116, 120, 130A, M130B, M130C, 131A, 131B, 131C, 132A, 133, 134, 143B, M143C, M160, M164, M165, M166A, 167, M169, 174A, 175A, 187C, 191C;
  • One AAS Engaged Scholarship course, numbered from Asian American Studies 140SL, 141A, 141B, M143A, M168, 195;
  • One AAS Global/Transnational Perspectives course, numbered from Asian American Studies 122A, 123, M163, M164, 170, 171A, 171B, 171C, M171D, 171E, M172A, 172B, M172C, 174B, 175B;
  • One AAS Multidisciplinary Approaches course, numbered from Asian American Studies 103 through M129, M161, M166B, M166C, M168, M172C, 187A, 191A, M191F

NOTES

  • No more than 4 graded units of Asian American Studies 195, 197, 198, and 199 may be applied toward the major.
  • Asian American Studies 192 and 196 may not be applied toward the major.
  • A minimum of 20 units applied toward the minor requirements must be in addition to units applied toward major requirements or another minor.
  • Each course applied toward the major must be taken for a letter grade (courses offered only on a P/NP grading basis are acceptable), each must be at least 4 units, and students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better.
  • Successful completion of the minor is indicated on the transcript and diploma.

Minor requirement worksheet for students entering Fall 2013 and after: 

PDF iconundergraduate_minor_course-planning_worksheet_2018.pdf

*FOR STUDENTS ENTERING BEFORE FALL 2013, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

Please note that this worksheet is used as a course-planning tool only. This form is not to serve as the official completion document.

TO DECLARE THE MINOR

  • To enter the minor, students must have an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better, have completed two lower-division Asian American Studies courses, and file an Undergraduate Program Change Petition with the Department Academic Advisor (send via MyUCLA Message Center or in-person, advising appointments preferred)

Research/creative project support from the Undergraduate Research Center

The Undergraduate Research Center for the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (URC-HASS) is UCLA’s one stop shop for students conducting research or creative projects in the humanities, arts, and social sciences. URC-HASS offers workshops, info sessions, one-on-one appointments, and scholarship programs for undergraduates at UCLA.

  • Get Help With Your Research: Schedule one-on-one appointments with Graduate Student Mentors to get help with all of your research and creative project needs, including but not limited to:
    • turning an interest into a research topic
    • navigating how to find a faculty mentor
    • developing a research plan
    • reviewing program application drafts
    • finding the right methods for researching a topic
  • Attend a Workshop: In collaboration with the UCLA Library, each quarter, URC offers a series of workshops to help students grow and refine their research skills.
  • Attend an Info Session: URC info sessions cover the ins and outs of each research scholarship program, eligibility requirements, and tips for submitting a standout application.
  • Find a Research Opportunity: Create a profile on urp.my.ucla.edu, and start researching alongside UCLA’s world-renowned faculty! Faculty regularly post research assistant opportunities on the Undergraduate Research Portal.