ASAM0100 - Introduction to Asian American Studies

Status
A
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Introduction to Asian American Studies
Term
2022C
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
001
Section ID
ASAM0100001
Course number integer
100
Meeting times
MW 1:45 PM-3:14 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rupa Pillai
Description
According to the U.S. Census, there are approximately 21 million Asian residents in the U.S. that comprise almost 6 percent of the total population. This relatively small number disguises the critical experiences Asian American communities face in both the local and transnational context. Yet, Asian Americans constitute one of the most heterogeneous racial groups within the U.S. Over the course of this semester we will read about and actively discuss the history of Asian immigration to the U.S., the social construction and experience of race in the U.S., and the political, economic, and cultural contributions of Asian Americans. We will also examine how Asian Americans negotiate/deploy their culture and ethnicity to achieve recognition in multicultural America and how the construction of Asian American identity intersects with class, gender, and sexuality.
Course number only
0100
Fulfills
Cultural Diviserity in the U.S.
Use local description
No