Why Study ASA

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Why study Asian American Studies?

Originating from the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), Asian American Studies prepares you to critically analyze the world, providing crucial skills that are applicable in all career fields. By learning about Asian American history, community, and experience through an interdisciplinary approach, you will gain the consciousness to see social issues and develop actions to address them. Through our classes and major-required internship, you will gain the following skills including but not limited to: critical thinking, research, leadership, rhetoric and writing, and communication. Our alumni have moved onto careers such as medicine, social work, journalism, higher education, teaching, and law. Regardless of your plans after undergrad, Asian American Studies will prepare you for your future whether that is graduate school or your chosen career. Because our major emphasizes community engagement, we will guide you to connect and apply your skills to advocate for all communities, advancing social justice.