Asian/Asian American Studies at Miami University
About the Program
Asian/Asian American Studies (AAA), open to all undergraduate students, is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Science at Miami.
AAA provides a unique opportunity for students to study both Asia and Asian America with transnational and transcultural perspectives. Through a highly interdisciplinary curriculum involving both humanities and social sciences, students investigate the political, socio-cultural, historical, ethno-linguistic, artistic, and religious practices by Asian nations and Asian American communities in the United States and in the diaspora and learn to engage and understand conflicts, differences, and divisions through dialogue, advocacy, and search for common ground and interdependence.
For 2012-2013 AAA will be offering quite a few courses and the minor. Stay tuned for the development of our major. REL/AAA/WGS Marriage across Cultures (3 credit hours), developed by Comparative Religion Professor Elizabeth Wilson, who is also an AAA affiliate, has just been approved. The course engages feminist theory and gender studies to explore the consequences of different types of marital formations (polygamous as well as monogamous) for the lives of women and men in selected Western and non-Western cultures.
For additional questions about the program, the minor, or about 2012-2013 course offerings, please contact the program's interim director, Quanyu Huang (huangq@MiamiOH.edu).
The Asian/Asian American Studies Program at Miami prepares students to become informed and engaged global citizens of the twenty-first century by offering transnational and transcultural perspectives on important issues affecting and connecting Asians and Asian Americans. Through interdisciplinary curriculum as well as campus and community advocacy, it investigates the political, socio-cultural, historical, ethno-linguistic, artistic, and religious practices that Asian nations and Asian American communities in the United States and in the diaspora engage and embody. Joining with cognate programs, centers, and departments on campus, Asian/Asian American Studies promotes innovative modes of thinking and acting that re-imagine the existing relationships regarding "Asia" and "Asian America" and provides a course of study that turns divisions and conflicts into productive ways of engaging with sameness and difference in our increasingly interdependent world.