Asian American studies features a wide range of classes for majors, minors, and those simply interested in learning something new. Offered in many different departments, AAS classes cover a wide range of subjects, eras, and methods for studying the Asian American experience. AAS-Affiliated faculty courses are also listed, as well as the core classes for the CSRE department which must be taken by all majors and minors. For more information on the Asian American Major or Minor visit the Program page.
Spring 2013 ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
ASNAMST 100C/ EDUC 100C:
Education and Society Theme (EAST) House seminar. In fall quarter, faculty from around the University discuss the latest issues, debates, and research in Education. In winter quarter, research and practice pertaining to gender, sexuality, and education are covered by scholars from around the University and beyond. In the spring, the seminar revolves around higher education and political activism through the lens of race and ethnicity. Through an examination of these topics, students are able to share and develop their varied interests in educational research, policy, and practice.
ASNAMST 112/ ANTHRO 112/ ANTHRO 212:
This internship-style course centers on the practice and theory of historical archaeology research and interpretation through a focused study of San Jose's historic Chinese communities. The course includes classroom lectures, seminar discussion, laboratory analysis of historic artifacts, and participation in public archaeology events. Course themes include immigration, urbanization, material culture, landscape, transnational identities, race and ethnicity, gender, cultural resource management, public history, and heritage politics. The course includes required lab sections, field trips, and public service. Transportation will be provided for off-site activities.
ASNAMST 265/ HISTORY 265/ AMSTUD 265/ HISTORY 365:
Recent scholarship in Asian American history, with attention to methodologies and sources. Topics: racial ideologies, gender, transnationalism, culture, and Asian American art history.
Topics: the Asian family structure, and concepts of identity, ethnicity, culture, and racism in terms of their impact on individual development and the counseling process. Emphasis is on empathic understanding of Asians in America. Group exercises.