2022-23 Edition

Asian American Studies, Graduate Emphasis

The Department of Asian American Studies offers a graduate emphasis in Asian American Studies, which is available in conjunction with selected departmental graduate programs.

Students in the graduate emphasis complete a minimum of four courses, including ASIANAM 200A and ASIANAM 200B and two electives in Asian American Studies. Eligible courses include ASIANAM 200C; ASIANAM 200D; ASIANAM 201; ASIANAM 250; graduate seminar courses taught by Asian American Studies core or affiliate faculty; or directed reading courses with an Asian American Studies core or affiliate faculty.

Subject to the requirements of participating academic units, Ph.D. students in the emphasis should have at least one Asian American Studies core faculty member on their qualifying examination and dissertation committees. In consultation with the Asian American Studies Graduate Committee, the Director of Graduate Study may approve affiliated faculty members to sit in place of the core faculty. (There are no requirements concerning qualifying examinations or theses for master’s students.)

Applicants to the emphasis must be admitted to a participating UCI graduate program. For complete information about application policies and procedures, as well as the requirements of the emphasis, please see the Director of Graduate Study.