CENTER FOR ASIANAMERICAN STUDIES(CAAS) AT UTMadeline Y. Hsu, Ph.D.Director, Center for Asian American StudiesAssociate Professor, Department of History
Key Themes in Asian American Studies• Asians were the first targets of enforced USimmigration restrictions with the ChineseRestriction Act of 1882.• Michelle Phan is the most subscribed make-upguru on Youtube.• Asian Pacific Americans, often perceived as a“model minority,” are overrepresented at both thehigh and low ends of household income levels.• Since 2011, Asian immigration has been thehighest in the United States.
What is the Asian American StudiesMajor?• Major Requirements:• The undergraduate Asian American Studies major in theCollege of Liberal Arts requires 24 semester hours ofcoursework in addition to all other Liberal Arts arearequirements.• 3 hours Introduction to Asian American Studies: AAS 301.• 9 hours in Asian American Studies. At least one course ineach of the following: AAS 320: Culture, Literature orMedia Studies; AAS 325: Economics, History orGovernment; and AAS 330: Anthropology, Geography orSociology.• 12 additional hours of Asian American Studies• At least 18 out of 24 total hours must be upper-division.
Additional CAAS programs:• Honors:http://www.utexas.edu/cola/centers/aas/undergraduate-program/honors.php• Minor (12 unit):• Community internships: state legislators, Austin HistoryCenter, AsianAustin.com/TODO, Asian AmericanResource Center, Asian American Cultural Center,Network of Asian American Organizations• Student scholarships• Student organization co-sponsorships such as YBO,GraduAsian