Asian and Asian American Studies

Explore the UConn Asian and Asian American Studies website for departmental information. Course descriptions below correspond to the UConn undergraduate course catalog.

AAAS 2201: Introduction to Asian American Studies

Three credits ($150). Offered Fall, Spring, or Full-year.

A multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary introduction to major themes in Asian American Studies. Concepts of identity and community, migration and labor histories, Asians and the law, representations of Asians in visual and popular culture, gender issues, interracial and interethnic relations, and human rights.

Eligibility Guidelines: Successful completion of at least one year of a high school literature/history/social studies course recommended.

Instructor Certification Requirements:

There are two routes to certification (existing credentials or curriculum lab participation) Existing credentials: possession of an Asian American Studies degree or course work a related humanities field such as History, Literature, Political Science, and Sociology with Asian American content. Curriculum lab participation: teachers may gain certification through participation in the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute's Advanced Pedagogy Curriculum Lab. Other preferred experience includes: an interdisciplinary training or demonstrated practice of interdisciplinary teaching; a master’s degree with graduate-level coursework relevant to Asian American studies or related content; participation/membership in local/national organizations related to work with Asian Americans. Instructors must provide compelling evidence that their proposed course is equivalent in rigor and scope to its equivalent at the University of Connecticut.

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