HAPPY SUMMER FROM THE AASP!
IN SUMMER 2013, THE AASP IS OFFERING TWO COURSES DURING EACH SUMMER SESSION: ASIAN 210 (ASIANS IN THE U.S.) AND ASIAN 220.12 (ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE) DURING SUMMER I, AND ASIAN 210 AND ASIAN 340.01 (APA MEDIA) DURING SUMMER II. FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT CUNYFIRST. HOWEVER, PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL AASP COURSES STILL SATISFY THE PLURALISM & DIVERSITY GROUP B REQUIREMENT, AS WELL AS VARIOUS GERs - IN ADDITION TO COUNTING TOWARDS THE HUNTER COLLEGE OPTION (AS INDICATED ON CUNYFIRST).
FOR SUMMER ADVISING, THE AASP WILL BE HOLDING ADVISING HOURS DURING COMMON ADVISING DAYS. FOR ADVISING AT ALL OTHER TIMES, PLEASE EMAIL THE AASP DIRECTOR!
ABOUT THE AASP, PATHWAYS, AND CUNYFIRST
All currently offered AASP courses satisfy the Pluralism & Diversity requirement as well as the new College Option that is part of Pathways. However, for students looking at the Schedule of Classes on CUNYfirst, there will be no mention of Pluralism & Diversity, and courses will say that they satisfy either "College Option" or "Regular Liberal Arts." If you are an incoming student in fall '13, you abide by CUNYfirst and Pathways, but if you entered Hunter before fall '13, you still need to satisfy the old P&D and GER. All currently offered AASP courses will meet at least one of those requirements, so please visit our course listings OR email the AASP Director Jennifer Hayashida for more information.
AASP EVENTS COMING UP IN 2013:
FEBRUARY: APA Community Fair @ Hunter College! Please join us for a celebration of Asian American history, experience, and community-based activism in NYC. Spoken word! Drumming! Dragon Dancing! Food! Representatives from community-based organizations will be on hand to provide information about programs, internships, and job placement opportunities. This day will be a wonderful opportunity to build bridges between students and the diverse APA communities of NYC, and for young people to get involved with pressing issues in today's society.
MARCH 13 @ 6PM: EYE D performance! Combining dramatized interviews (conducted with over 50 Asian American, Latin and African-American women), song, and spoken word, EYE D takes a look at real stories about race, ethnicity and the beauty of Michelle Obama. Admission is free, but seating is limited. Co-sponsored by the Hunter College Women & Gender Studies Program.
Do you want to get course credit for interning with an Asian American community-based organization in the city? If so, contact the AASP director to register for Independent Study and receive course credit for a supervised internship with an APA organization in the city. How? Check out our Resources page and identify some potential organizations you'd like to work with - or reach out to other ones you know about! Contact us to learn more about how obtain permission to register for this great opportunity to apply what you're learning in your AASP classes!
Interested in working with APA high school youth in the city? The AASP is working with other NYC-based AAS programs and APA organizations to produce a year-long program for APA youth to learn more about Asian American Studies and APA communities in the city. For more information, contact the AASP director!
The AASP is developing a 27-credit Asian American Studies certificate program, to hopefully be implemented in fall 2014. We will continue to offer the minor, but if you're interested in taking courses beyond the 12-credit minor requirement - and having a certificate in AAS on your transcript - this option is in the works!
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