Graduate Concentration

The UCLA Department of Asian American Studies offers a Graduate Concentration in Asian American Studies to allow graduate students enrolled in UCLA departments, programs, and professional schools to acquire expertise and a credential in Asian American Studies. In conjunction with another graduate program, students take four courses, which includes an individual studies course in which students must complete an Asian American Studies-related major research paper. Courses taken for the Asian American Studies Graduate Concentration are in addition to requirements of students’ primary program and should be completed before advancing to candidacy.

Upon completion of the requirements, the Department of Asian American Studies will furnish graduate concentrators with a letter attesting to their basic competency in graduate work in Asian American Studies.

Eligibility

All graduate students enrolled in a UCLA department, program and professional school and are in good academic standing are eligible to apply. Enrollment in some course may require instructor consent.

Application Procedures

  1. Download and complete the Graduate Concentration application: PDF iconaas_concentration_form_2016.pdf
  2. Submit the completed Graduate Concentration application to the Department Academic Advisor, Kristine Jan Espinoza, at kristinejan@asianam.ucla.edu, with the following information: name and UID #.

Required Courses

To complete the Graduate Concentration, students must complete and take for a letter grade a total of four courses offered by the Department of Asian American Studies:

  • Asian American Studies Graduate Core course: ASIA AM 200A, 200B, or 200D.  Limit 1 course for credit from this category.
  • Asian American Studies Undergraduate upper division course (ASIA AM 101-199). Limit 1 course for credit from this category.
  • ASIA AM 203, M215, M239, M260, M261, M290Q, and 297A-Z; EDUC 253G. No limit from this category.
  • ASIA AM 596. Limit 1 course for credit from this category.  See the Department Academic Advisor for enrollment procedures.

ALL PROCEDURES, INCLUDING COMPLETION VERIFICATION, 
MUST BE COMPLETED THE QUARTER BEFORE YOUR FINAL DISSERTATION / THESIS IS FILED.