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
Winter 2013-2014 ASIAN AMERICAN
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CSRE 64/ HISTORY 64: Racial and Ethnic Diversity in Modern America
Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM at Meyer Forum Room 124 with Camarillo, A., 5 units
CSRE 245/AFRICAAM 245/EDUC 245: Understanding Racial and Ethnic Identity Development
Wed 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM at School of Education 206 with LaFromboise, T., 3-5 units
ASNAMST 88N/ENGLISH 88N: Graphic Novels Asian American Style
Mon, Wed 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM at 200-105 with Sohn, S., 3 units
Though genre fiction has occasionally been castigated as a lowbrow form only pandering to the uneducated masses, this course reveals how Asian American writers transform the genre to speak to issues of racial difference and social inequality.
ASNAMST 144/CSRE 144: Transforming Self and Systems: Crossing Borders of Race, Nation, Gender, Sexuality, and Class
Wed 3:15 PM - 6:05 PM at 200-107 with Murphy-Shigematsu, S., 5 units
Exploration of crossing borders within ourselves, and between us and them, based on a belief that understanding the self leads to understanding others. How personal identity struggles have meaning beyond the individual, how self healing can lead to community healing, how the personal is political, and how artistic self expression based in self understanding can address social issues. The tensions of victimization and agency, contemplation and action, humanities and science, embracing knowledge that comes from the heart as well as the mind. Studies are founded in synergistic consciousness as movement toward meaning, balance, connectedness, and wholeness. Engaging these questions through group process, journaling, reading, drama, creative writing, and storytelling. Study is academic and self-reflective, with an emphasis on developing and presenting creative works in various media that express identity development across borders.
ASNAMST 189: The Vietnamese Experience in America
Fri 9:00 AM - 11:50 AM at 360-361A with Do, H., 3 units
The purpose of this course to study the experience of the Vietnamese refugees from their exodus after the Vietnam War to their resettlement in America, and to examine larger historical, social, political, and economic processes at work. We will focus on the processes that lead to the formation of this community the variables leading to various locations.
ASNAMST 193F/ EDUC 193F: Psychological Well-Being on Campus: Asian American Perspectives
Thu 12:15 PM - 1:05 PM with Lee, K., 1 unit
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.
ASNAMST 281/ RELIGST 281/ AMSTUD 281. Asian Religions in America
Mon 2:15 PM - 5:05 PM at 260-012 with Lum, K., 4 units
This course will analyze both the reception in America of Asian religions (i.e. of Buddhism in the 19th century), and the development in America of Asian American religious traditions.
HISTORY 166B/CSRE 166B/HISTORY 366B: Immigration Debates in America, Past and Present
Mon, Wed 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM at 60-120 with McKibben, C., 3-5 units
Examines the ways in which the immigration of people from around the world and migration within the United States shaped American nation-building and ideas about national identity in the twentieth century. Focuses on how conflicting ideas about race, gender, ethnicity, and citizenship with respect to particular groups led to policies both of exclusion and integration. Part One begins with the ways in which the American views of race and citizenship in the colonial period through the post-Reconstruction Era led to the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act in 1882 and subsequently to broader exclusions of immigrants from other parts of Asia, Southern and Eastern Europe, and Mexico. Explores how World War II and the Cold War challenged racial ideologies and led to policies of increasing liberalization culminating in the passage of the 1965 Immigration Act, which eliminated quotas based on national origins and opened the door for new waves of immigrants, especially from Asia and Latin America. Part Two considers new immigration patterns after 1965, including those of refugees, and investigates the contemporary debate over immigration and immigration policy in the post 9/11 era as well as inequalities within the system and the impact of foreign policy on exclusions and inclusions.
PSYCH 217: Topics and Methods Related to Culture and Emotion
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM with Tsai, J., 1-3 units
Preference to graduate students. How cultural factors shape emotion and other feeling states. Empirical and ethnographic literature, theories, and research on culture and emotion. Applications to clinical, educational, and occupational settings. Research in psychology, anthropology, and sociology. May be repeated for credit.