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Department of Asian American Studies records (University of California, Irvine)
AS.201  
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Description
This collection comprises the records of the University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies. The Department of Asian American Studies was founded out of student activism in the early 1990s and offers an undergraduate major, minor, the country's first 4+1 B.A./M.A. program, and a graduate emphasis in the School of Humanities. The records include physical and digital materials pertaining to the first years of the department. It includes administrative documents pertaining to the establishment of the Asian American Studies major, minor, and masters; departmental five year plans; full time equivalent (FTE) requests; department course listings; student publications; and outreach events.
Background
The University of California, Irvine, Department of Asian American Studies was founded out of student activism in the early 1990s and offers an undergraduate major, minor, the country's first 4+1 B.A./M.A. program, and a graduate emphasis in the School of Humanities. Asian American Studies explores the intersections of race, gender, citizenship, ethnicity, and dis/ability within Asian American histories, experience, and cultural production. The Department offers more than twenty cross-disciplinary courses annually such as Asian American Community, Asian American History, Asian American Literature, Asian American Media and Music, Asian American Women, Ethnic Food & Identity, and Politics of Protest.
Extent
1 Linear Feet (1 records carton)
Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of California. For permission to reproduce or to publish, please contact the University Archivist.
Availability
The collection is open for research. Researchers may request access copies to digital materials.