Global Asian Studies Program Launches
LAS is proud to promote the Global Asian Studies Program (GLAS) which unites two academic fields – area studies and ethnic studies. This program combines Asian Studies and Asian American Studies programs to reflect an innovative curricular and research agenda that attend to Asian diasporas, transnationalism, and globalization.
On October 26, 2016, GLAS celebrated its launch with an opening ceremony featuring Prof. Vivek Bald from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, author of "Bengali Harlem and the Lost Histories of South Asian America".
GLAS Minor & Internships
Students who minor in GLAS, by taking 15 credit-hours, have the opportunity to complement their major in other areas of study. This program helps students broaden and deepen knowledge of both Asian and Asian-American contributions through the study of history, culture, society, politics, and migration.
Want to Learn More?
UIC students who are interested in learning more about GLAS can connect with the Global Asian Studies program.