Program Requirements

1 Check the program requirements below and plan your course schedule so that you have the number of credits needed to complete the ACAM minor. Students are able to declare an ACAM minor once they have reached 30 credits or 2nd year standing or above.
2 Contact the program director to discuss your plan of study. Submit your inquiry along with your student number and latest transcript by email to chris.lee@ubc.ca
3 Declare the ACAM minor! Log in to the Student Service Centre and add “ACAM” as your specialization.

For other general questions or inquiries, please contact the Program Director, Chris Lee at chris.lee@ubc.ca.


Completing the ACAM Minor

The minor is comprised of 18 credits of approved courses, at least 9 credits of which must be from the program’s primary courses (List A). The rest of the credits may be obtained from the Approved Course List (List A and/or List B). List A consists of courses offered by the program’s affiliated faculty with a strong focus on critical issues and methodologies specific to the field of Asian Canadian and Asian Migration Studies while List B offers a wider range of courses across disciplines that might help to supplement and extend students’ research and learning interests. Students may request for permission to count other courses as List B courses if they are deemed appropriate for inclusion in the student’s program of study. Students may also count up to 6 credits of upper-level Asian language courses if this training is pertinent to the student’s academic program. Students seeking to count language courses towards their minor are required to consult and obtain approval from the program director.

Enrolment in the minor is encouraged as a means to enrich existing majors in Asian Studies, English, First Nations Studies, Geography, History, Sociology, and other Arts majors. Non-Arts degree majors should be aware of the prerequisites for 300 and 400 level courses that will count towards requirements of the minor.  Students may visit the program website for the Approved Course List and additional information. Interested students are advised to meet with the program director while registered in second year to discuss and outline a plan to meet program-specific requirements.