As an integral part of a liberal education at Indiana University, Asian American Studies is an academic program that prepares students for the promise and challenges of the 21st century world. The program offers opportunities for students to deepen their understanding of the multicultural and multi-racial history and character of the American experience, and to locate this experience in a larger global context.
An interdisciplinary program, Asian American Studies at IU aims to:
- facilitate inquiry into the socio-political, historical, artistic and practical contributions of Asian Americans to American culture
- foster awareness of Asian American experiences as part of the ongoing development of America, connected with the experiences of other racial groups in the U.S., as well as the lives of Asian migrants worldwide
- enable students to develop domestic and global perspectives as effective and responsible agents in a rapidly changing world equip students with traditional critical, investigative, and analytical skills, and the intellectual and creative resources that will serve them in their personal and professional lives