Department of Ethnic Studies - College of Letters and Science - University of California, Berkeley

Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Major Requirements

Lower Division (4 courses)

  • Asian American Studies 20A
  • Asian American Studies 20AC or 20C
  • Two courses from the following: Ethnic Studies 10AC, 11AC, 20AC, 21AC or 41AC

Upper Division (8 courses)

  • Asian American Studies 131
  • Ethnic Studies 101A or Ethnic Studies 101B
  • Asian American Studies 197 (4 units total)
  • Completion of one course from each group below:
    • Group 1 (History): 121, 122, 123, 124, 126, 127, 128AC
    • Group 2 (Community Studies): 125, 132AC, 141, 143AC, 144, 145AC, 146, 150, 151AC, 165
    • Group 3 (Cultural Studies): 138, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 177, 178, 180, 181, 183
  • Two additional electives that can be satisfied with related courses from outside departments (i.e., Asian Studies, East Asian Languages & Cultures, History, South & Southeast Asian Studies), Asian language courses, EAP courses from an Asian university, or related coursework from other UC Campuses

Honors

The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program will provide a program leading to the B.A. degree with honors. A student will be recommended for honors if the student has completed at least 30 units and two semesters with a grade-point average of at least 3.5 overall and for all work undertaken in the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program. Students must also have been approved specifically for honors by the Ethnic Studies Department chair and the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Vice Chair upon the recommendation by the faculty adviser for the major. The honors student will be required to complete H195A-B Senior Honors Seminar for Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Majors. In order to graduate with a B.A. degree with honors, a student must obtain at least 3.5 GPA for all course work undertaken at the university.

 

Minor Requirements

- All courses taken for the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Minor must be taken for a letter grade

- An overall GPA of 2.0 is required for all courses applied to the minor program

- At least three of the courses must be completed at U.C. Berkeley

- Only one course can be used to overlap between major(s) and minor requirements

Upper Division (5 Courses)

Five courses from: Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 121, 122, 123, 124, 125, 126, 127, 128AC, 131, 132AC, 138, 141, 143AC, 144, 145AC, 146, 150, 151AC, 165, 171, 172, 173, 175, 176, 178, 181, 183, 190