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Asian American Studies


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MAJOR in Asian American and Asian Studies

MAJOR in Asian American and Asian Studies and learn about the over 60% of the world population who are of Asian Pacific Islander descent. It is now more crucial than ever to understand the fastest growing population group in the United States which make up over 6% of the population.  The Asian American Program examines the historical and contemporary experiences of Asians after their arrival to the United States. Classes include Asian American history, literature, contemporary issues, gender, theory, politics, and education. These classes are interdisciplinary and prepare you for work in the community, education, and multiple fields. 

Graduates from the program have entered a variety of professions including: social work, teaching, law, public health administration, social work, counseling, nursing, medicine, journalism, Peace Corps, Teach for America, kinesiology, and academia (MA & PhD).

NOTE: Currently, students can use the "Special Major" option to design the Asian American Studies or Asian American and Asian Studies degree.  Asian American Major work directly with the program director, academic advisor, and counselor to design a combination of classes that best fulfills their professional and personal goals.

Email Jenny Banh and Dvera Saxton for further information.