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Art & Design

APSU's art & design program offers studies in drawing, digital media, graphic design, illustration, painting, photography, ceramics, printmaking, sculpture, and art education.

Communication Student
CommunicationThe APSU Department of Communication offers unique and exciting options for students who select our program.  Students may engage in real-world experience, as well as hands-on opportunities, from the moment they enter our program as freshmen.
History Professors
History and PhilosophyThe academic courses and programs in this department are designed to help students learn about past events and ideas but also to help students develop skills in analytical thinking and expression.  Together these help prepare students for success along a variety of academic and professional career paths.  These may include education, public service, or postgraduate study in the humanities or social studies, or in such applied fields as law, relition, and business.
Languages and Literature
Languages and LiteratureOne of the largest departments at the university, the Department of Languages and Literature offers students small classes and a diverse, experienced faculty including many award-winning teachers.
Music Students
MusicThe Austin Peay State University Department of Music is an active and highly visible component of the Clarksville Community.  Composed of approximately 180 music majors and 32 full-time and adjunct faculty, the Department of Music is the largest producer of cultural events in the Clarksville area.
Theatre and Dance
Theatre and DanceA nationally and internationally renowned department, in a state-of-the-art facility, that fosters artists, scholars and professionals who positively impact our world.
African American Studies

The African American Studies program (AAST) is an interdisciplinary program of study about the history and culture of African Americans in the United States and the connections to the peoples of Africa, the Caribbean, and Latin America.

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International Studies

The minor is designed to enable students to be better prepared for positions with government, business, or industry with international connections. It strives to develop foreign language skills; helps to provide an opportunity for students to study abroad; and seeks to promote international understanding.

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Women and Gender Studies

Interdisciplinary training for examining the complex questions and practice related to women and gender. Offers a wide range of courses that focus on gender, race, class, sexual orientation, sexual identity, and disabilities. Students develop knowledge, sklls, and resources to contribute to the area of social justice locally, nationally, and internationally.