The Department of Asian American Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign is committed to expanding the traditions of knowledge within academia to address Asian American epistemologies, activities, and experiences. The department also seeks to render scholarly intellectual efforts integral to those of local, regional, national, and international Asian American communities. Faculty, staff, and students associated with the department are expected to contribute to this mission through local and national teaching, research, and service activities, and also through active participation in social, intellectual, and political endeavors.
Our History: In the fall of 1997, the University of Illinois responded to student demands for the establishment of a dedicated Asian American studies program by organizing the Asian American Studies Committee. The three-year committee, chaired by George Yu and co-chaired by Clark Cunningham, was charged with establishing an academic program in Asian American studies with six faculty. The Asian American Studies Program was established in Fall 2000. In Fall 2002, the Asian American Studies undergraduate minor was first offered, and was followed by the graduate minor in 2010. The Program became a Department in 2012. In 2016, the Asian American Studies undergraduate major was established. The Department of Asian American Studies celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2017.
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- Intro Asian American Studies
- U.S. Race and Empire
- Theories of Race, Gender, and Sexuality
- US Citizenship Comparatively
- Constructing Race in America
- 48 months
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DisciplinesArea & Cultural Studies Language Studies View 1857 other Masters in Area & Cultural Studies in United States
- High school transcript
- Test score results (ACT, SAT)
- Application fee (Domestic $50 ; International $75)
- To be considered for admission, you must complete a program of study that qualifies you for admission to selective universities in your own country. Freshman applicants must report their academic credentials when they apply.
International30594 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 30594 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
National29704 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 29704 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
In-State12254 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 12254 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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