APA Studies in general, and the Minor in particular, addresses four core research areas: Orientalism as articulated by Edward Said, immigration and diaspora studies, American international and domestic politics, and cultural and media studies. Faculty in the College of the Humanities and others across the university have expertise and major publications in these core research areas and already offer courses that address them. Core courses for the APA Studies Minor build knowledge of the research areas and emphasize their practical application. Moreover, the APA Studies Minor can bring the above theoretical frameworks together with the option of having an internship, Honors thesis topic, or another course with an APA-Studies-focused project count towards the Minor.
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