The Graduate Emphasis is a formal component of graduate
studies at the University of California, Irvine, in addition
to the fulfillment of requirements towards the Ph.D. or
M.F.A. degree in an array of fields in the Schools of Humanities,
Social Sciences, Social Ecology, and the Arts.
to complement existing graduate degree-granting programs
by providing interdisciplinary training in Asian American
Studies, the Graduate Emphasis is comprised of four courses:
two foundation courses introducing theories, methods and
historical and contemporary special topics in Asian American
Studies; one elective course in Asian American Studies;
and one related elective course in a student’s
specific discipline or area of study.
of this rigorous academic sequence demonstrates significant
scholarly ability and ethical commitment to the critical
study of race broadly, and of Asian Americans in particular.
Applicants to the emphasis must be admitted to a participating
UCI graduate program. For complete information about application
policies and procedures, as well as the requirements of the
emphasis, contact Rina Carvalho, Assistant Dept. Administrator,