College of Liberal Arts
Asian American Studies
The undergraduate Asian American Studies Program at Purdue offers students the opportunity to pursue a minor in Asian American Studies. The program focuses on the complex cultural heritage of Asian Americans and provides students a way to deepen their understanding of issues such as ethnicity, gender, identity and racial history, linking the Asian American experience to the development of America and its multicultural consciousness. While the program focuses on the experience of Asians in the United States, it also can give students a perspective on the Asian American experience within transnational and global contexts. As an interdisciplinary minor, it encourages students to pursue issues of Asian Americans within fields such as history, literature, sociology and art.
The Asian American Studies minor consists of 15 hours of courses, which must include ASAM 24000 and 34000, two elective courses in diversity, identities and intersectionality, and two courses in Asian history and society. The elective courses can be selected from a variety of courses throughout the schools and departments in the College of Liberal Arts. See www.cla.purdue.edu/idis/asian-american for further information.