HCAP Courses and Seminars

HCAP Asian American Studies Courses and Seminars

New to HCAP? Register for a Fall or Spring semester HCAP-enhanced Asian American Studies Course!


ASIAN 210 – Asians in the US – currently not offered Fall 2021

This course examines the experiences of Asians living in the US through an anthropological lens. Through selected texts, films, and guest speakers, we examine both the particularities of the contemporary Asian American experience, and the group’s commonalities with other racial and ethnic communities. Over the course of the semester, students will learn about the diverse themes, questions, and methods of inquiries within Asian American Studies.

ASIAN 230.02 Asian American Communities and Mental Health (taught by Professor Gabriela Fullon) – currently not offered Fall 2021

This course reviews current psychological issues for Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities. It will focus on various models/theories as well as empirical research. Topics will include the model minority myth, race-related stress, collectivism, immigration and acculturation, gender and queer identities, psychopathology including depression and trauma, and psychotherapy and counseling.

ASIAN 330.14 – Theories and Methods of Researching Asian American Communities (taught by Professor Linh An in Fall and Professor Marcia Liu in Spring)

This class will focus on best practices for conducting research with NYC-based Asian American/Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. Students will examine previous studies of
AAPIs and AAPI communities in order to understand aspects of research writing and critique underlying researcher bias and assumptions. Additionally, students will learn various methods for conducting community-oriented studies that center AAPI cultures and experiences, and identify ways research can be used as a tool for identity exploration, social justice, and policy.

ASIAN 290: Asian American Studies Internship (taught by HCAP Program Director, Caitlin Ho) – currently not offered Fall 2021

Students can gain course credit for participating in a substantive internship at a local or national community-based organization that serves, or is led by, Asian Americans and/or Pacific Islanders. Students receive support in identifying and applying to an AAPI community-based internship in New York City. Students must apply to the HCAP Internship Program to register for this course. Learn more at: HCAP Internship Program

Learn More: Asian American Studies Program

Free Winter and Summer Speaking and Writing Academic Skills Seminars

HCAP also offers speaking and writing skills seminars every January session and summer session. Seminars are open to all CUNY students and is non-credit bearing. They focus on developing students’ academic skills through reading various genres of texts, attending field trips, and interacting with guest speakers. Students learn about writing and presenting in different academic settings and professional fields. Past seminars include Public Speaking: Asian Families and Food Stories, and Online Interviewing as an Asian American, and Stories of NYC: Asian American & Asian Diasporic Memoir Writing.

Students can sign-up every December for the winter session and every May for the summer session. For more information, contact Dr. Linh An at: la1092@hunter.cuny.edu