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University of California Davis (UC Davis) Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies
University of California Davis (UC Davis)

Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies

Davis, USA

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Bachelor of Arts in Asian American Studies

In consultation with our faculty and staff advisors, students in the major have the exciting opportunity to select an emphasis or specialty organized around our faculty's core areas of intellectual focus including Immigration, Labor, and Transnationalism; Visual, Literary, and Cultural Studies; and Public/Community-Engaged Scholarship. The department is also developing an emphasis on Health through its emerging partnerships. Each emphasis incorporates a diverse array of thematic, theoretical, disciplinary, and methodological approaches as well as a focus on a broad range of Asian American communities allowing students to choose a course of study that aligns with their particular academic and career interests.

In order to enhance students' intellectual development and postgraduate preparation, our curriculum also requires that all majors complete an off-campus community internship. This requirement seeks to ensure students experience a deeper and more comprehensive liberal arts education that connects classroom education to real life contexts that foster the development of new forms of knowledge and practical skills. The Department also offers an optional two-quarter thesis writing seminar for students in the major and minor that progresses through each stage of designing and completing an individualized undergraduate thesis project based on original research, which helps prepare students interested in applying for graduate school.

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