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Hmong Studies

Concordia's Hmong Studies minor is the only one of its kind in the world. It offers students the opportunity to explore the culture, history and language of Hmong people worldwide. Coursework provides a unique opportunity for students to augment their knowledge, language skills and cross-cultural expertise in a region and community of strategic and global importance. The Hmong Studies minor can supplement a variety of majors, allowing students to further explore and develop a specialty applicable to a variety of careers.

Students are encouraged to participate in any of several field studies and study tours to gain first-hand experiences in the Asia region and the Hmong community and to apply knowledge learned in the classroom.

Concordia's Center for Hmong Studies and Archives allows students access to more than 5,000 Hmong books, reports, videos, CDs, cultural artifacts and scholarly articles for their reference and research needs.

Students also have a tremendous opportunity to interact with Hmong scholars from around the world and learn more about the Hmong through ongoing lectures, special exhibits and as Hmong scholars present their research during the Biennial International Conference on Hmong Studies hosted by Concordia.