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Undergraduate Minor in Asian American Studies Program

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The Asian American studies minor focuses on the history, politics, and culture of Americans of Asian descent. Courses explore the diversity of Asian American communities and the history and present conditions of racial formation in the United States and other parts of the Americas. The minor draws from courses in a number of disciplines and academic approaches and encourages social awareness, critical thinking, the development of new perspectives, and artistic appreciation.