Program Description

The Asian-Pacific Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary minor in the study of Asian and Pacific Island cultures.

he Asian-Pacific Studies Program offers an interdisciplinary major and minor in the study of Asian and Pacific Islander societies and cultures, emphasizing a transnational perspective. Two concentrations are offered in the major: 1) Asian-Pacific Studies concentration focuses on Asian-Pacific peoples, societies, and nations from the perspective of their historical, cultural and political experiences from antiquity to the present. It covers ancient civilizations, history, culture, philosophy, religion, politics, economics, and gender and family relations. It also explores the interconnections of Asian Pacific societies with the rest of the world. Though not required, Study Abroad and Asian language classes are highly recommended. 2) The Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies concentration focuses on Asian American and Pacific Islander American history, community formation, education, gender and family relations, culture, and social and political development including intra-Asian dynamics and relationships with other ethnic communities and the larger society. An internship course with a community organization is an important component of this concentration.

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