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Courses in Asian American Studies (ASA)

Direct questions pertaining to the following courses to the instructor or to Asian American Studies Department in 3102 Hart Hall 530-723-9767.

 Lower Division

1. Historical Experience of Asian Americans (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Introduction to Asian American Studies through an overview of the history of Asians in America from the 1840s to the present within the context of the development of the United States. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I, III.

2. Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1. Introduction to Asian American Studies through the critical analysis of the impact of race, racism, ethnicity, imperialism, militarism, and immigration since post-World War II on Asian Americans. Topics may include sexuality, criminality, class, hate crimes, and inter-ethnic relations. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I, II, III.

3. Social and Psychological Perspectives of Asian Americans (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Major psychosocial issues of Asian Americans. Theories and empirical research that address cultural values, behavioral norms, ethnic stereotypes, racism, acculturation, ethnic identity development, family communication, stressors and social support systems, academic achievement, interpersonal effectiveness, and psychopathology. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS.—II, III.

4. Asian American Cultural Studies (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. This interdisciplinary course examines the multiple ways in which race, class, sexuality and gender, as well as the recent turn to transnationalism and postcolonial theory, have changed the ways we read Asian American literature and see art, theater and film. GE credit: ArtHum, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH, DD, OL, VL, WE.—I, II, III.

92. Internship (1-3)

Internship—3-9 hours. Prerequisite: enrollment dependent on availability of intern positions and consent of instructor. Supervised internship in community and institutional settings related to Asian American concerns. (P/NP grading only.)

98. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Primarily intended for lower division students. (P/NP grading only.)

99. Special Study for Undergraduates (1-5)

(P/NP grading only.)

 Upper Division

100. Asian American Communities (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Survey and analysis of Asian American communities within both historical and contemporary contexts. Presentation of the analytical skills, theories, and concepts needed to describe, explain, and understand the diversity of Asian American communities within the larger, dominant society. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WE.—III. Kim, Maira

102. Theoretical Perspective in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, 3, or 4 or consent of instructor; upper division standing. Explores major theories of race and its intersections with class, gender, and sexuality from interdisciplinary perspective. Introduces key theoretical developments, issues, debates. Through case studies, analyzes ways various theoretical frameworks and perspectives have been incorporated into range of scholarship. GE credit: SocSci, Div.—I, IV. (I, IV.) Kim

112. Asian American Women (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Experiences of Asian American women from major ethnic subgroups comparatively examined in their social, economic and historical contexts using theoretical perspectives from social sciences, humanities/arts: identity, racialization, immigration, gender, sexuality, labor, socialization, cultural expression, social movements and feminist theorizing. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—I. Ho

113. Asian American Sexuality (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3. Restrictive US immigration laws, labor exploitation, race-based exclusionary laws, removal and internment, anti-miscegenation laws, and other examples of social control are surveyed to assess their role in shaping the sexuality of the different Asian American groups. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WC, WE.—II. Hamamoto

114. Asian Diasporas (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2; upper division status or consent of instructor. Asian diasporic communities and the experiences of its members in the United States and internationally. Community building, cyberspace, gender issues, labor, transnational practices, effects of globalization, political organizing, homeland politics, humanitarian projects, citizenship and nationalism. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.—I. Kim, Rodriguez, Valverde

115. Multiracial Asian Pacific American Issues (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Introduction to the experiences of biracial and multiracial Asian Pacific people in the U.S., concentrating on theories of race, racial identity formation, culture, media, and anti-racist struggles. Critical approaches to the analysis of popular media and academic representations. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, OL, SS, WC, WE.—Valverde

116. Asian American Youth (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3. Social experiences of diverse groups of Asian American youth. Ways in which youth themselves actively create cultural expressions and political interventions. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WE.—Maira

121. Asian American Performance (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Performance work by, for, and/or about Asian Pacific Americans including dramatic literature, performance art, dance, and film. Ethnicity, gender and sexuality, class and age as they intersect with Asian Pacific American identities in and through dramatic performance. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum | ACGH, AH, DD, OL, WE.—II.

130. Asian American Literature (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2 or 3 or consent of instructor. Works of Asian American literature by writers from the major ethnic subgroups, examined in their social, economic and historical contexts. Intertextual analysis of their thematic and formal elements to form an understanding of Asian American literary traditions. GE credit: ArtHum, Div | ACGH, AH, DD, OL, WE.—II. Ho, Min

131. Ethnicity, Culture, and the Self (4)

Lecture—3 hours; discussion—1 hour. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3. Cultural and social psychological influences on Asian Americans focusing on the individual. GE credit: SocSci, Div | ACGH, DD, SS.—Zane

132. Health Issues Confronting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Health issues confronting Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. (Same course as Public Health Sciences 132.) GE credit: SocSci | SS.

140. Asian Americans and Media (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2. Upper division standing. The politics of Asian American representation in print, radio, television, film, and new media will be examined in tandem with sustained discussion of alternatives offered by independent Asian American media arts. GE credit: ArtHum, SocSci, Div, Wrt.—I. (I.) Hamamoto, Maira

141. Asian Americans and the Political Culture of Fashion in the U.S. and Asia (4)

Lecture—4 hours; term paper; project. Prerequisite: course 1; course 2, 3, or 4 or consent of instructor. Historical, cultural and sociopolitical development of fashion in Asia and the U.S. as it relates to the Asian Diasporas. Specific aspects of material culture: textiles, clothing and fashion. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, VL, WC, WE.—I. Valverde

150. Filipino American Experience (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1 or 2. Examination of the relationship between the Filipino-American community, the Philippine home community and the larger American society through a critical evaluation of the historical and contemporary conditions, problems and prospects of Filipinos in the U.S. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.—III. Rodriguez

150B. Japanese American Experience (4)

Lecture—3 hours; term paper. Prerequisite: course 1 and upper division standing or consent of instructor. Analytical approaches to understanding Japanese American history, culture and society. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div, Wrt | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC, WE.—II. Hamamoto

150C. Chinese American Experience (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Survey of the historical and contemporary experiences of Chinese in the United States, starting with the gold rush era and concluding with the present-day phenomenon of Chinese transnational movement to the United States and its diasporic significance. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, VL, WC.—Ho

150D. Korean American Experience (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 or consent of instructor. Interdisciplinary survey of the historical and contemporary experiences of Koreans in the United States from the late nineteenth century to the present. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, WC.—Kim

150E. Southeast Asian American Experience (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3, or consent of instructor. Upper division status. Historical survey of Southeast Asian experiences with special focus on United States involvement and post 1975 migrations. Defines international and transnational conditions that led up to the large exodus and resettlement of Southeast Asians. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WC, WE.—III. Valverde

150F. South Asian American History, Culture, & Politics (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, 3, or 4 or consent of instructor. South Asian American experiences, focusing on the histories, cultures, and politics of Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, and Sri Lankan communities in the U.S. Interdisciplinary approaches to migration, labor, gender, racialization, ethnicity, youth, community mobilization. Offered in alternate years. GE credit: ArtHum, SocSci, Div | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WE.—II. Maira

155. Asian American Legal History (4)

Lecture/discussion—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 or consent of instructor. Legal history of Asian Americans, from the mid-19th century to present. Laws and administrative policies affecting Asian American communities, including those governing immigration, social and economic participation, WWII internment, and affirmative action. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.—(II.)

189A. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. History. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS, WC.

189B. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Culture. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS.

189C. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Health. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

189D. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Policy and Community. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | ACGH, DD, SS.

189E. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Comparative Race Studies. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WE.

189F. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Asian and Asian American Studies. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

189G. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: SocSci | SS.

189H. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Society and Institutions. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | AH or SS.

189I. Topics in Asian American Studies (4)

Lecture—4 hours. Prerequisite: course 1, 2, or 3 and upper division standing, or consent of instructor. Intensive treatment of a topic in Asian American Studies. Politics and Social Movements. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. Offered irregularly. GE credit: ArtHum or SocSci | ACGH, AH or SS, DD, OL, WE.

192. Internship (1-5)

Internship—3-15 hours. Prerequisite: enrollment dependent on availability of intern position with priority to Asian American Studies minors. Supervised internship in community and institutional settings related to Asian American concerns. (P/NP grading only.)

197T. Tutoring in Asian American Studies (1-5)

Tutoring—1-5 hours. Prerequisite: upper division standing and completion of appropriate course with distinction; consent of instructor. Tutoring in lower division Asian American Studies courses in small group discussion. Weekly meetings with instructor. May be repeated for credit once for a given course and also for a different course. (P/NP grading only.)

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Primarily intended for upper division students. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)

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