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General Education and Statutory Requirements The Asian American Studies Department has designed its course offerings so that students may take a broad range of courses in Asian American Studies while also meeting their General Education and statutory requirements for graduation. These offerings explore all aspects of Asian American Studies, providing students with the opportunity to obtain a solid understanding of Asian American life and communities. Asian American Studies courses that meet General Education and statutory requirements for graduation: US History Requirement (3 units) AAS 210 History of Asians in the United States (3 units) US Government Requirement (3 units) AAS 213 Asian Americans and American Ideals and Institutions (3 units) Written English Requirement (3 units) AAS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies (3 units) General Education Requirement SEGMENT I: BASIC SUBJECTS Written Communications (3 units) AAS 214 Second Year Written Composition: Asian American Studies (3 units) SEGMENT II: ARTS AND SCIENCE CORE Behavioral and Social Sciences Area (9-12 units) Category A: Individual in Social Context AAS 301 Asian Americans of Mixed Heritage (3 units) – LLD1 AAS 323 Chinese American Identities (3 units) – LLD1 AAS 333 Japanese American Identities (3 units) – LLD1 AAS 353 Filipina/o American Identities (3 units) – LLD1 AAS 373 Vietnamese American Identities (3 units) – LLD1 Category C: History, Cross-cultural and Global Contexts AAS 211 Contemporary Asian Americans (3 units) – AERM2 Humanities and Creative Arts Area (9-12 units) Category A: Major Humanities/Artistic Achievements AAS 582 Asian American Women Literature and the Arts (3 units) Category B: Disciplines and Interdisciplines AAS 216 Introduction to Asian American Literature (3 units) Category C: Historical/Social/Ethnic/Cultural Contexts AAS 218 Asian American Culture (3 units) – AERM2 Category D: Active Creative Participation AAS 514 Asian American Community Arts Workshop (3 units)


AAS 516 Asian American Photographic Explorations (3 units) SEGMENT III: RELATIONSHIPS OF KNOWLEDGE CLUSTER Asian Americans: Responses to the American Experience (9 units) Specific Requirements Prerequisite: Upper division standing. Lower division students taking upper division GE courses for Segment III will not receive Segment III GE credit. Normal sequence: FIRST select one course from Category A, THEN one course from Category B, and FINALLY one course from Category C. Classes in categories A and B can be taken concurrently but before a Category C class. A category A or B class can be taken concurrently with a Category C class if (1) either Category A or B is already fulfilled and (2) the student has already taken six units of upper division AAS courses. Category A: Socio-Historical AAS 320 Chinese in the United States (3 units) - CESD3 AAS 330 Nikkei in the United States (3 units) - CESD3 AAS 350 Filipina/os in the United States (3 units) - CESD3 AAS 360 Koreans in the United States (3 units) AAS 370 Vietnamese in the United States (3 units) - CESD3 AAS 510 Asian Americans in California (3 units) Category B: Humanities/Literature/Arts AAS 322 Chinese American Language and Literature (3 units) AAS 332 Japanese American Art and Literature (3 units) AAS 352 Filipina/o American Literature, Art, and Culture (3 units) AAS 372 Vietnamese American Literature (3 units) AAS 512 Asian American Children’s/Adolescent Literature (3 units) AAS 518 Asian Americans and Mass Media (3 units) Category C: Capstone - Asian American Community AAS 595 Asian American Communities and Public Policy (3 units)4 AAS 681 Asian American Community Changes and Development (3 units)5 In another Segment III Cluster: Women of Color in the United States (9-12 units) AAS 603 Asian American Women (3 units) - CESD3 Notes 1

LLD (Lifelong Development): Students must complete one course that fulfills the LLD requirement within Segment II.

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AERM (American Ethnic and Racial Minorities): Students must complete one course that fulfills the AERM requirement within Segment II.

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CESD (Cultural, Ethnic, and Social Diversity): Students must complete one course that fulfills the CESD requirement within Segment III.

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AAS majors must take ETHS 665 (now AAS 595) in Category C to complete the Segment III GE cluster requirement. When used for GE purposes, ETHS 665/AAS 595 cannot be counted toward the fulfillment of the AAS major requirement.


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Prerequisite: six units of upper division course work in AAS or consent of instructor.

General Education and Statutory Requirements  
General Education and Statutory Requirements  

The Asian American Studies Department has designed its course offerings so that students may take a broad range of courses in Asian American...

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