Program of Study (CAS Bulletin)
The Asian/Pacific/American studies major comprises introductory, elective, and research components, which together make up a total of eleven 4-point courses (44 points), as outlined below
Two introductory courses—can be taken in any order:
Seven elective courses:
Two research courses:
A note about language/linguistic competency: The type of rigorous intercultural study promoted within the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis requires students to recognize the complex modes of communication at work both within and across different social groups. The department therefore strongly encourages its students to develop advanced skills in language and linguistics by any of the following means: taking elective courses in sociolinguistics; studying a language other than English beyond the minimum level required by the College of Arts and Science; studying languages especially germane to the department's fields of study; pursuing community-based internship fieldwork necessitating the development and use of specific language skills; or undertaking study or research abroad in contexts entailing the exercise of key language or linguistic capabilities.
Five courses (20 points) are required for the minor in A/P/A studies, distributed as follows: One introductory course—either Approaches to the Asian/Pacific/American Experience (SCA-UA 301) or the Morse Academic Plan course Cultures and Contexts: Asian/Pacific/American Cultures (MAP-UA 539)—plus four electives from the A/P/A studies course offerings.