Asian/Asian American Studies

The Asian/Asian American Studies program at Syracuse University was formed as a result of student activism for over a decade. A faculty and student committee was formed in 2008 to develop the program and minor; the proposal for the minor was submitted in 2009 and approved in the spring of 2010. Professor Prema Kurien is the founding Director. Currently over 30 courses offered on campus and abroad contribute to this minor and the program is growing rapidly.

More than two thirds of the Asian American population is comprised of immigrants whose personal and migration histories, educational achievements and attitudes have been molded by their Asian heritages and who continue to maintain connections with their homelands. This program was developed out of an awareness that we cannot understand Asian Americans without understanding the histories and cultures of Asia and vice versa, that we cannot understand contemporary Asia without understanding how American politics, capital, religion, culture and Asian American diasporas have shaped countries in that continent.

Requirements for the Minor(+)

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Fall 2015 Course Offerings(+)

Class#    Subject      Title Cross-listed w/      Instructor  Times Days
14227 AAA 101 Asian/Asian American Studies   Lee 3:45-5:05pm MW
15551 ECN 365 The World Economy   Ali 8:00-9:20am MW
27708 GEO 374 Environment & Development in Global South   Sultana 11:00am-12:20pm TTH
13517 HOA 391 Survey of Asian Art   Hong 12:45-2:05pm MW
14765 HST 320 Traditional China   TBA 2:15-3:35pm MW
27789 HST 395 Modern Japan   Kallander, G.         12:45-2:05pm WF
27852 KOR 201 Korean III   Lee 2:15-3:35pm MW
        12:30-1:50pm T
12603 LIN 481 Global Communication through World English         Bhatia 6:45-9:30pm W
16001 MES 165 Discovering Islam SAS/REL Abdel Meguid 9:30-10:50am TTH
28514 PSC 369 Global Migration   Klotz 11:40am-12:35pm     MWF
28063 REL 487 Global Hinduism   Waghorne 3:45-5:05pm MW
28075 SAS 185 Hinduism REL Gold 11:00am-12:20pm TTH
12957 SOC 248 Ethnic Inequality&Intrgrp Relations   TBA 11:00am-12:20pm TTH
28846 WGS 439 Women, Gender & Violence   Bhattacharya 5:00-6:20pm TTH

Spring 2015 Course Offerings(+)

Class#   Subject Cat.#   SEC       Class Description Meets with Instructor Name Start End Days
52304 AAA 300 M003 Modern Korean Literature in Translation Meets with LIT 300 M004 #52284 Lee,Meera 03:45 PM 05:05 PM        MW
52314 AAA 300 M004 Korean Cinema, Media and Popular Culture Meets with KOR 300 M001 #52296    Lee,Meera 2:15 PM 3:35 PM MW
36577 SOC 248 M001 Ethnic Inequalities and Intergroup Relations         Dow, Dawn 3:45 PM 5:05 PM MW
33503 SOC 248 M002 Ethnic Inequalities and Intergroup Relations   Bell, Marcus 11:00 AM 12:20 PM          TTH
37133 ANT 367 M001 Gender in a Globalizing World   Sultana, Farhana 11:00 AM 12:20 PM TTH
36749 REL 186 M001 Buddhism   Fisher, Gareth 10:35 AM 11:30 AM MW
51309 ANT/SAS    324 M001 Modern South Asian Cultures   Wilson, Ian 2:15 PM 3:35 PM MW
38193 PSC 335 M001 Politics of East Asia   Estevez-Abe, Margarita    5:00 PM 6:20 PM TTH
51152 REL 385 M001 Religion in Chinese Society   Fisher, Gareth 5:00 PM 6:20 PM TTH
52301 WGS 400 M003 Gender & Sexuality in South Asia   VanHollen, Cecilia 3:30 PM 6:15 PM T

Asian/Asian-American Studies


Program Director:

Yingyi Ma

319 Maxwell

Phone: 315-443-3716


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