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Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS)

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Center for Asian American Studies (CAAS)

  1. 1. CENTER FOR ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES (CAAS) AT UT Madeline Y. Hsu, Ph.D. Director, Center for Asian American Studies Associate Professor, Department of History
  2. 2. Key Themes in Asian American Studies • Asians were the first targets of enforced US immigration restrictions with the Chinese Restriction Act of 1882. • Michelle Phan is the most subscribed make-up guru on Youtube. • Asian Pacific Americans, often perceived as a “model minority,” are overrepresented at both the high and low ends of household income levels. • Since 2011, Asian immigration has been the highest in the United States.
  3. 3. What is Asian American Studies? • •
  4. 4. What is the Asian American Studies Major? • Major Requirements: • The undergraduate Asian American Studies major in the College of Liberal Arts requires 24 semester hours of coursework in addition to all other Liberal Arts area requirements. • 3 hours Introduction to Asian American Studies: AAS 301. • 9 hours in Asian American Studies. At least one course in each of the following: AAS 320: Culture, Literature or Media Studies; AAS 325: Economics, History or Government; and AAS 330: Anthropology, Geography or Sociology. • 12 additional hours of Asian American Studies • At least 18 out of 24 total hours must be upper-division.
  5. 5. Why Become an Asian American Studies Major?
  6. 6. Additional CAAS programs: • Honors: http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/aas/undergraduate- program/honors.php • Minor (12 unit): • Community internships: state legislators, Austin History Center, AsianAustin.com/TODO, Asian American Resource Center, Asian American Cultural Center, Network of Asian American Organizations • Student scholarships • Student organization co-sponsorships such as YBO, GraduAsian
  7. 7. What AAS Majors Had to Say… • • •
  8. 8. Careers: • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •
  9. 9. For more information: • • • • • • • • • •

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