The Asian Pacific American (APA) Studies minor focuses on contemporary and historical issues relating to Asian Pacific Americans, a diverse group of individuals who come from varying class, ethnic, religious, and national backgrounds. Asian Pacific Americans include Native Hawaiians, fourth-generation Japanese Americans, Korean adoptees, Hmong refugees, second-generation Chinese Americans, multi-racial students, and new Asian Indian immigrants.
The interdisciplinary minor uses history, anthropology, sociology, psychology, literature, film, and rhetoric to explore the diverse experiences of Asian Pacific Americans in the United States as well as across the diaspora. In this minor, students learn to think critically and analytically about issues of race, class, power, and representation as they affect Asian Pacific Americans and minority U.S. populations more broadly.
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