Minors and Courses

Minor in AAS
A minor in Asian American Studies requires a minimum of 15 semester hours. Nine of the 15 hours must be in residence, six (6) of which must be advanced.  Students must earn a 2.00 minimum cumulative grade point average on courses attempted in the AAS minor at the University of Houston.

All students are required to take the following two courses in this minor:
CUST 2300 Introduction to Asian American Studies
CUST 4300 Asian American Cultures and Communities
In addition, students must successfully complete nine (9) semester hours to be taken from the Human and Social Sciences, from which at least 6 semester hours must be taken at the upper level 3000-4000. Students may choose from the following list:
ANTH 2302 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
ANTH 2304 Introduction to Language and Culture
ANTH 3363 Race in Anthropological Perspective
ANTH 4343 Ethnicity and Multiculturalism
AMER 3300 The Americas: Identity, Culture and Power
ARCH 3358 Histories of Asian Architecture and Art
COMM 3375 International Communications
COMM 3379 Popular Culture and the Mass Media
CUST 3310 Asian American Communities in Popular Culture
CUST 3315 Asian American Experiences of Migration
CUST 3390 Vietnamese American History
CUST 3397 Special Topics
CUST 4320 Asian American Literature and Identity Issues
CUST 4321 Vietnamese American Community and Its Culture
CUST 4397 Special Topics
CHNS 2301 Intermediate Chinese I
CHNS 2302 Intermediate Chinese II
CHNS 3350 Chinese Culture Through Films
CHNS 3352 Chinese Culture and Society Through Modern Literature
ECON 3355 Economic Development in Asia
ENGL 2323 Literature an Identity
ENGL 2325 Literary Traditions of the Nonwestern World
HIST 3395 Modern 20th Century India
HLT 3330 Asian American Health Issues
HLT 3380 Culture and Health
JPNS 2501 Intermediate Japanese I
JPNS 2502 Intermediate Japanese II
POLS 3323 Introduction to the Government and Politics of India
POLS 4320 Japanese Politics
POLS 4321 Democracy in Asia
POLS 4322 Political Economy of Asia
PSY 2380 Introduction to Social Psychology
RELS 3380 Introduction to Asian Religions
SOC 2325 American Minority Peoples
SOC 3327 Race and Ethnic Relations in the United States
SOC 3397 Sociology of India
WCL 3397 Cultures of India
Note: On occasion, new courses including selected topics will be added to this list as they are developed. Other appropriate courses may be approved for this minor by petition. These courses or special topics must contain or deal with issues relevant to Asian American Studies in order to be approved for the Minor.