Asian American Studies (ASIANAM)

Courses

ASIANAM 308   HMONG AMERICANS: HISTORICAL AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course focuses on the history, culture, and contemporary life of Hmong Americans. In addition to exploring their origins and history in China and Southeast Asia, this course investigates the ways in which race, class, gender, and sexuality have shaped the social, cultural, economic, and political transformations in the Hmong communities since their immigration to America after the Vietnam War.
PREREQ: SOPHOMORE STANDING OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: HISTRY 308 & ASIANAM 308

ASIANAM 335   ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE (DV)(GE)   3 Units

This course examines the rich and varied literatures produced by U.S. writers of Asian descent. It considers the complex ways in which 1) history, 2) socioeconomic structures, 3) group and individual experiences, 4) cultural values and traditions, and 5) collisions and collaborations with other cultural groups in the U.S. come together to (re)shape Asian American identity and literary contributions.
PREREQ: ENGLISH 102 OR ENGLISH 105 OR ENGLISH 162 OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR
CROSS-LISTED: ENGLISH 335 & ASIANAM 335

ASIANAM 408   TOPICS IN ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES (DV)   Repeatable   3 Units

This variable topics course will cover issues critical to the Asian American experience. The topic and disciplinary approach will vary. A substantial semester project will be developed by students and presented formally. Students may repeat the course up to 6 credits but may not repeat the specific course topic.
PREREQ: COMPLETION OF THE DIVERSITY REQUIREMENT OR CONSENT OF INSTRUCTOR