ls-asianamericanstudies

The Asian American Studies certificate program provides students with an opportunity to develop a sustained intellectual focus on Asian American racial formation, history, literature, culture, and social concerns. Interdisciplinary in nature, the certificate can be obtained by completing 12 credits of coursework.

Students receiving a certificate will have a transcript notation indicating that they have received a certificate in Asian American Studies.

The certificate program is open to any undergraduate student regardless of major or college who has an interest in Asian American Studies and is in good academic standing at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Students enrolled in the certificate program also have the option to declare an emphasis in HMoob American Studies. Interested students should contact the Asian American Studies Program at asianamerican@letsci.wisc.edu to file an Asian American Studies Certificate Application form. While many of our courses below are cross-listed, registration under Asian American Studies ensures that credits earned for the certificate are recognized by the registrar’s office upon filing a Certificate Declaration form. Not all courses are offered each term. Topic courses may be repeated for credit.

For more information or to declare a certificate, please contact Nhung Nguyen, Program Administrator/Academic Advsior at asianamerican@letsci.wisc.edu or 608-263-2976. Students may also contact Director Cindy I-Fen Cheng at cicheng@wisc.edu.

Download a certificate declaration form here.

The Asian American Studies Certificate Program provides students with an opportunity to develop a sustained intellectual focus on Asian American racial formation, history, literature, culture, and social concerns. Interdisciplinary in nature, the certificate can be obtained by completing 12 credits of coursework.

12 credits are required, TO INCLUDE:

ASIAN AM 101 3
ASIAN AM 102 3
ASIAN AM 121 3
ASIAN AM 150 3
ASIAN AM 152 3
ASIAN AM 160 3-4
ASIAN AM 161 3-4
ASIAN AM 170 3
ASIAN AM 220 3-4
ASIAN AM 240 3
ASIAN AM 246 4
ASIAN AM 270 3
ASIAN AM 420 3
ASIAN AM 441 3
ASIAN AM 443 3
ASIAN AM 462 3
ASIAN AM 463 3
ASIAN AM 464 3
ASIAN AM 465 3
ASIAN AM 540 3
ASIAN AM 560 3
ASIAN AM 662 4
ASIAN AM 699 1-4
HISTORY 244 4

Residence & Quality of Work

  • 2.000 GPA on all certificate approved courses
  • 6 credits in the certificate, in residence

Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT

This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.

Please contact the Asian American Studies Program at asianamerican@letsci.wisc.edu to set up a career advising appointment.

Ian Baird (Geography)
Leslie Bow (English/Asian American Studies)
Cindy I-Fen Cheng (History/Asian American Studies)
Peggy Choy (Dance/Asian American Studies)
Michael Cullinane (Center for Southeast Asian Studies)
Joan H. Fujimura (Sociology)
Lisa Ho (Asian American Studies)
Florence Hsia (History of Science)
Juliet Huynh (English)
Eden Inoway-Ronnie (Office of Provost)
Gabriel "Gabe" Javier (Student Affairs)
Victor Jew (Asian American Studies)
LiLi Johnson (Gender and Women's Studies/Asian American Studies)
Eileen Lagman (English)
Tev Lee (Multicultural Student Center)
Lori Kido Lopez (Communication Arts)
Nicole Louie (Curriculum and Instruction)
Stacey Lee (Educational Policy Studies)
Ella Mae Matsumura (Business)
James McMaster (Gender and Women's Studies/Asian American Studies)
Jan Miyasaki (Asian American Studies)
Chong Moua (History/Asian American Studies)
Beth (Bich Minh) Nguyen (English)
Nhung Nguyen (Asian American Studies)
Pamela Oliver (Sociology)
Linda Park (Medicine and Public Health)
Hement Shah (Journalism and Mass Communication)
Michael Thorton (Afro-American Studies)
Lillian Tong (Center of Biology Education)
Goodson Vue (PEOPLE Program)
Yang Sao (Social Work/Asian American Studies)
Morris Young (English)
Timothy Yu (English/Asian American Studies)