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    Jun 23, 2024  
American University Catalog 2023-2024 
    
American University Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies (Minor)


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Offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies , College of Arts and Sciences , the Asia, Pacific, and Diaspora Studies (Minor) is dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of Asia and the Pacific, as well as their diasporic communities in a dynamic global context. Students critically examine historical and contemporary formations of global culture by extensive and intensive study of people, cultures, and ideas that move in and across Asia, the Pacific, and their diasporic communities spanning the Americas and beyond. Students explore the history and legacies of imperialism, colonialism, as well as gender/sexuality, class, and ethnicity/racial relations within and across local, national, and global frameworks. The program offers a lively academic study through interdisciplinary curriculum, internships, international exchange programs, and study abroad.

Minor Requirements


  • 18 credit hours with grades of C or better, a minimum of 9 credit hours at or above 300-level, and at least 12 credit hours unique to the minor

Course Requirements


Foundation (6 credit hours)


Electives (12 credit hours)


Complete 12 credit hours from the following, if not taken to fulfill Foundation, or other courses approved by program director. Complete at least 9 credit hours at or above 300-level, and minimum of 6 credit hours from coursework offered by the Department of Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies :

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