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.
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 course offerings, please contact the program's interim director, Quanyu Huang.