Asian-American Studies

Asian-American studies is a broad discipline incorporating aspects of the social sciences and humanities. Depending on the education level obtained, Asian-American studies graduates may enjoy careers in education, human services, politics or business.

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Asian-American studies programs explore the Asian-American cultural and social experience, including both historical and contemporary perspectives on immigration, race, literature and film, feminism, ethnic identity, religion, globalization and politics. Asian-American studies may be the specific theme of a program or be taught as part of a related program, such as Asian or intercultural studies. Programs can be found at all levels of study and train students for a variety of careers.

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Asian-American studies are multidisciplinary. They may focus on the humanities, with courses in the history, culture, religion and literature of Asian people and communities in the United States. Asian-American studies can also be based in social science and provide a research focus for students interested in sociology, cultural anthropology, demographic research and statistical analysis. These programs include courses in social planning, urban policy, Asian-American communities, politics and comparative studies.

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