2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog 
    Jun 07, 2023  
2022-2023 Pomona College Catalog

Asian American Studies Major

Requirements for the Major in Asian American Studies

All courses for the major must be taken for letter-grade. Asian language courses and ASAM 197 SC  are strongly recommended, but not required. 

  1. Six core courses:
    1. Asian American History, ASAM 125 AA   
    2. Asian American Contemporary Issues, SOC 150 AA  
    3. Communities course: approved field work in an Asian American community or internship with an Asian American community-based organization, ASAM 090 PZ  
    4. Methodologies,  ASAM 115 PZ  
    5. Seminar in Applications, Analysis and Future Directions in Asian American Studies, ASAM 190A PO  
    6. Senior Thesis or Project, ASAM 191 PO  
  2. Breadth requirements and electives:
    Five courses in addition to the core courses listed above. These courses should be selected in consultation with the IDAAS major advisor and they must fulfill all the following requirements. Core courses above may not be used to fulfill any breadth requirements for the major, but all other courses may fulfill two or more requirements. For example, a single non-core course might simultaneously fulfill the requirements for social sciences, gender and sexuality and Asia and migration. If courses are used to fulfill multiple requirements, students must take additional IDAAS courses to make a total of 11 courses for the major. Consult list of approved courses for each requirement.

All courses for the major must be taken for letter grade.