ASIAN AM 101 — INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

3 credits.

Introduction to the historical, sociological, anthropological, political, and cultural study of Americans of Asian ancestry. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​AFROAMER/​AMER IND/​CHICLA/​FOLKLORE  102 — INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE US ETHNIC AND AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES

3 credits.

Introduction to comparative ethnic studies, examining race, ethnicity, and indigeneity within the United States. Includes perspectives from African American, American Indian, Asian American, and Chican@ and Latin@ studies. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​DANCE  121 — ASIAN AMERICAN MOVEMENT

3 credits.

Techniques of exercises and movement forms derived from several Asian cultures as taught in the United States. Studied in the context of the construction and expression of ethnic and cultural identity. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​ENGL  150 — LITERATURE & CULTURE OF ASIAN AMERICA

3 credits.

Since the 19th century, "America" has often been defined by its relationship with "Asia," through cultural influence, immigration, imperialism, and war. Traces the role of Asia and Asians in American literature and culture, from the Chinese and Japanese cultural influences that helped shape literary modernism to the rise of a distinctive culture produced by Asian immigrants to America and their descendants. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM 152 — ASIAN AMERICAN LITERARY AND POPULAR CULTURE: RACE, FANTASY, FUTURES

3 credits.

Explores fantasy as a conduit of political meaning in Asian American fiction, graphic novels, anime, and art. Analyzes race as it circulates in visual mediums and literary texts. Engages issues such as stereotyping, caricature, and microaggressions; whitewashing, yellowface, and passing; race fetishism; cultural appropriation; multiracialism; kawaii or cute style; techno- orientalism and virtual Asians. Foregrounding fantasies of bodilessness, examine race as it is grafted onto nonhuman forms-objects, digital avatars, robots-at the borders of science and fiction. Examines how projections of the future reflect cultural anxieties about race, immigration, and Asian Americans. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  160 — ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY: MOVEMENT AND DISLOCATION

3-4 credits.

Examines the impact of colonialism, war, and capitalism on the movement of Asians to the U.S. Considers how racial, gendered, class, sexual, and national formations within the U.S. structured Asian immigration to North America. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​HISTORY  161 — ASIAN AMERICAN HISTORY: SETTLEMENT AND NATIONAL BELONGING

3-4 credits.

Examines the social, cultural, and political citizenship of Asians in the U.S. with particular emphasis on diaspora, transnationality, and place. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM 170 — HMONG AMERICAN EXPERIENCES IN THE UNITED STATES

3 credits.

Explores how Hmong's participation in the Secret War that the U.S. waged in Laos shaped their experiences in the U.S., heightening the importance of Hmong Americans' social, cultural, and political self-definition and in making known their contributions to the advancement of U.S. society. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​SOC  220 — ETHNIC MOVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES

3-4 credits.

Sociological analysis of historical and recent ethnic/racial conflict and movements in the U.S., including the relations between European Americans, African Americans, Mexican Americans, Native Americans, and Asian Americans, with additional material on other groups and relations. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM 240 — TOPICS IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

3 credits.

An examination of specific themes in Asian American life and culture. Topics may include comparative analyses of Asian American communities, Asian American experience and history, and the specific concerns and histories of Asian groups in the U.S., such as Korean, Hmong, South Asian, Southeast Asian, Chinese, and Japanese. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​ASIAN/​HISTORY  246 — SOUTHEAST ASIAN REFUGEES OF THE "COLD" WAR

4 credits.

In-depth study of the peoples, conflicts, and wars in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam, with emphasis on the Cold War era (1945-1990) and on the resulting migration and resettlement of over one million Hmong, Khmer, Lao, and Vietnamese in the United States. Enroll Info: Not open to students with credit for LCA 246 prior to Fall 2019.

ASIAN AM/​ENGL  270 — A SURVEY OF ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Survey of Asian American literature from 1880 to present. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​AFROAMER/​DANCE/​FOLKLORE  319 — AFRO ASIAN IMPROV: FROM HIP HOP TO MARTIAL ARTS FUSION

3 credits.

An Afro Asian perspective provides a lens through which intersections between Asian American and African American dance and martial arts are studied and practiced. Asian American and African American movement genres provide tools to explore dance fusion, choreography, and improvisation, to create dances informed by African American and Asian American legacies of struggle, innovation and transformation, while cognizant of historical forces of oppression and racism. Building connections through respectful communication with others are learned through dance practice, discussion and writing about concepts learned through readings, videos, and guest artist visits. Engagement with dance as a cultural vehicle for creative problem-solving and risk-taking occurs through guided class or smaller group activities. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​COM ARTS  420 — ASIAN AMERICANS AND MEDIA

3 credits.

Examines representations of Asian American in American media using historical, analytical, and critical approaches. Issues of cultural production, identity, race, politics, and gender are linked to examinations of specific media forms. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM 441 — HMONG AMERICAN SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN THE 20TH AND 21ST CENTURIES

3 credits.

Explores the history and circumstances whereby Hmong Americans came together as a political unit to address the domestic and international concerns of the Hmong American community. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​ENGL  462 — TOPIC IN ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Topics will vary. All topics will emphasize the following learning outcomes: awareness of history's impact on the present, ability to recognize and question assumptions, development of critical thinking skills, awareness of relations between self and others, and effective participation in a multicultural society. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​ENGL/​GEN&WS  463 — RACE AND SEXUALITY IN AMERICAN LITERATURE

3 credits.

Explores the intersection between race and sexuality in American literature with an emphasis on sex/gender difference, feminism, transgenderism, and nationalism. Focuses on the nature of literature as advocacy, with an emphasis on Asian-American issues. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​ENGL/​GEN&WS  464 — ASIAN AMERICAN WOMEN WRITERS

3 credits.

Major texts by Asian American women writers. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​ENGL  465 — ASIAN AMERICAN POETRY

3 credits.

Throughout the history of Asian America, poetry has been a vehicle for the creation and exploration of an Asian American voice; in poetry we can see the continuing struggle over what form Asian American expression will take. Will it follow Asian or European models? Will it employ traditional forms, or experiment in search of new styles? Will it be individual or collective, introspective or political? We will explore these questions through a study of a wide range of Asian American poets from a variety of historical periods and ethnicities, including Janice Mirikitani, Lawson Fusao Inada, Li-Young Lee, John Yau, Myung Mi Kim, and Linh Dinh. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM 540 — SPECIAL TOPICS

3 credits.

Themes in Asian American Studies. Topics may include activism, public policy, history, poverty, family, law, immigration, diaspora, refugeeism, gender, sexuality. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM 560 — HUMANITIES TOPICS

3 credits.

Topics in the arts and humanities that illuminate the Asian American experience. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM/​JOURN  662 — MASS MEDIA AND MINORITIES

4 credits.

Representations of minority groups in U.S. news and entertainment mass media. Historical, social, political, economic, and other factors influencing the mass mediated depictions of minorities. Enroll Info: None

ASIAN AM 699 — INDEPENDENT STUDY: DIRECTED READINGS IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES

1-4 credits.

Advanced directed study projects as arranged with a faculty member. Enroll Info: None