First MAP Colloquium of the School Year

DSCN0883By Anthony Sallows, Administrative Assistant, Liberal Studies and MAP

Students in the Master of Arts Program gathered at APU for a talk delivered by Ryan Knight, a MAP candidate investigating rhetoric within and surrounding the African-American community.

Knight, ’12, earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies. Her senior project focused on “The N-Word” and was a catalyst for her master’s coursework.

At the MAP colloquium on Sept. 21, she presented a talk titled “The New Black,” which described findings based on a review of the literature. Knight’s goals include applying her thesis research to help change the status quo and eventually write a book.

The colloquium attracted 10 MAP students, each of whom is pursuing a customized program of individually mentored studies and projects. A second MAP colloquium showcasing student projects is scheduled for Dec. 7th.

The Master of Arts Program attracts adults whose life experience and professional achievements prepare them for self-paced study in a low-residency program. MAP is offered through the Liberal Studies Department.

More information on the Master of Arts Program (MAP)

Alaska Pacific University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges. APU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution.