HISTORYUPenn has an AAS program, which offers an AAS minor to undergraduate students. A small group of graduate students are also funded by the program to organize AAS-related events/speakers. AAS is not its own department. Vast majority are cross-listed by adjuncts, but also some courses are just AAS. director the program tenure. two rooms from sociology -- negotiated space. Tenure track -- adjuncts are teaching ONE course. enrollment/demand is the barrier. students wanting courses but dont take courses 123 are ah zam yearly. 96-97. 80s students pushed for it. students were pushing for it. senior tenured people pushed for it. no physical space. not that big. AmCiv dept. disbanded in mid 90s. Separate latino studies -- with latin america studies. no native american studies. pre-professional school. not central to theri education for the future. requiremtne for cultural diversity in the U.S. everyone has to take a race/ethnicity/gender/sexuality.
This is the list of courses that were offered for Spring 2011 and Fall 2012.
FACULTYGrace Kao, Sociology, Education, and Asian American Studies
Josephine Park, English and Asian American Studies, Director of Asian American Studies
David Eng, English
Eiichiro Azuma, History
For more information, visit the UPenn Asian American Studies Program website at https://asam.sas.upenn.edu/