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Asian American Studies Program Curriculum Proposal

This is a draft of the curriculum proposal for the Hunter Asian American Studies Program (AASP) from 1994. The proposal emphasizes the AASP's role in the Hunter community, the New York City Asian American community, and within Asian American studies as a discipline. The program began with one full-time tenured faculty member (the director) and four adjunct courses per year, lacking enough faculty lines to offer a major or a minor. The proposal includes a listing and sample syllabi of the program's courses, which range from Gender in Asian American Literature to Asian American History of Labor and Politics.

The Hunter College Asian American Studies Program (AASP) was established in 1993. As the only academic program in Asian American studies in the CUNY system, the AASP offers a minor in Asian American Studies and other resources and programming. The AASP supports scholars, artists, and activists advancing scholarship in the fields of Asian American studies and critical ethnic studies and serves as a resource for New York City's Asian American communities. In 2006, the program was at risk of being cut due to a lack of funding. Students formed the Coalition for the Revitalization of Asian American Studies at Hunter (CRAASH) and saved the program within a year. CRAASH is now a student-run club that continues to advocate for the AASP.

Source | Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Date Created | 2004 (Circa)
Rights | Obtain From Hunter College Asian American Studies Program
Item Type | Text (Curricular Material)
Cite This document | “Asian American Studies Program Curriculum Proposal,” CUNY Digital History Archive, accessed June 28, 2022,

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