Blend Your Studies With the AAS Minor to Gain Multicultural Competency
Our minor program welcomes students from diverse academic and cultural backgrounds. By blending professional area studies (e.g., English, science, history, law, and more) with AAS, our students emerge better-equipped academically in preparation to enter a multicultural workforce.
In addition, our courses fulfill many general education requirements and can increase graduation rates. Through the lens of AAS, you can take courses that address the impact of race, history, culture, class, gender and sexuality, and learn how these factors shape institutions, identities and social relations. The skills you will gain, such as persuasive writing and critical thinking, can be beneficial for diverse career pathways in both the public and private sectors.
Degree Program Data
AAS Curriculum Provides Unique Opportunities for Engaging With the Community.
AA S 218: Asian American Culture
Students learn ethnic values and cultures in Asian American culture, using Asian American arts, languages and literature. At the end of each semester, students put together a collaborative public performance known as POP!, which is supported by the University’s Instructionally Related Activities grant.
AA S 352: Filipina/o American Literature, Art and Culture
Students examine diverse genres of art and literature primarily written in English about Filipina/os in the United States, the Philippines and in diaspora. Funding from the Instructionally Related Activities grant supports a public literary production at the end of the semester.
AA S 512: Asian American Children’s/Adolescent Literature
Students enrolled in this course have the option of producing their own fictional storybook for preschools and middle schools. This course is also designated as a Community Service Learning (CSL) course, and students have the option of working with organizations such as The Association of Chinese Teachers (TACT).
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Learn more about the AAS Minor Pathway
To view the full course list, please visit Minor Pathway.
Planning Sheet Forms
To help you fulfill the major in AAS education requirements, please refer to the fillable Minor Planning Sheet.
Supervision Course Forms
To enroll in an AAS supervision course, a registration form is required. Please fill out and email completed forms to your instructor. Add codes will be released to you upon review/approval by your instructor. Be sure to use the add code to enroll in the class online before the add deadline.
AAS Major/Minor Declaration!
Download the Asian American Studies declaration form.
Available Advising Centers
Ethnic Studies Advising Center
The Ethnic Studies Advising Center (ESAC) serves all Ethnic Studies majors/minors and all students taking courses within the College with their academic, professional and personal goals, from the time of admission to the time of graduation.
The Advising Hub is a one-stop-shop of all advising needs to ensure students are on a successful path to graduation with support from General Education and minor advisors.
Undergraduate Advising Center
UAC is the home base for freshmen during their first year and undeclared major students at SF State.
Undergraduate Admissions Counselors Are Available to Provide Guidance
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for additional questions or concerns.
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