New Asian American Studies Minor

In response to popular demand, we’re pleased to announce the opening of the new Asian American Studies minor at GW.

       This six-course interdisciplinary minor draws upon Columbian College courses from English, American Studies, Theater and Dance, History, East Asian cultural studies, anthropology, sociology, psychology, and women’s studies, with the option to do an internship as an elective.  Designed to raise awareness of issues pertaining to Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders, this minor provides tools to contest mainstream perceptions and to understand, define, and shape AAPI histories, cultures, and identities.  Upon completion of the minor, students will not only be aware of Asian American histories and cultures but also have the tools to bring this knowledge into future studies, artistic expression, advocacy, or community service.

      For students of all backgrounds who wish to understand the complex position of Asian Americans in this country’s struggles with race, class, gender, and sexuality: this minor will empower you to work for positive change.

     For questions, and to enroll in the minor:  Prof. Patty Chu at

      To learn more about the AAPI Experience through Movement and Performance course, and to learn more about internships:  Prof. Dana Tai Soon Burgess at

       For details, see the listing for the Asian American minor under the English Department Undergraduate Programs:

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