ASAM006 - Race & Ethnic Relations

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Race & Ethnic Relations
Term
2021C
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM006401
Course number integer
6
Registration notes
Registration also required for Recitation (see below)
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
MCNB 150
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Tukufu Zuberi
Description
This course will focus on race and ethnicty in the United States. We begin with a brief history of racial categorization and immigration to the U.S. The course continues by examining a number of topics including racial and ethnic identity, interracial and interethnic friendships and marriage, racial attitudes, mass media iages, residential segregation, educational stritification, and labot market outcomes. The course will inlcude discussions of African Americans, Whites, Hispanics, Asian Ameriacns, and multiracials.
Course number only
006
Cross listings
AFRC006401, URBS160401, SOCI006401
Use local description
No

ASAM003 - Intro To Asian Amer Hist

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro To Asian Amer Hist
Term
2021C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM003401
Course number integer
3
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
COHN 402
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Eiichiro Azuma
Description
This course provides an introduction to the history of Asian/Pacific Americans, focusing on the wide diversity of migrant experiences, as well as the continuing legacies of Orientalism on American-born APA's. Issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality will also be examined.
Course number only
003
Cross listings
HIST155401
Fulfills
History & Tradition Sector
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM002 - Asian-American Lit

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian-American Lit
Term
2021C
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM002401
Course number integer
2
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen and Upperclassmen.
Meeting times
MW 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
BENN 401
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Jean-Christophe Cloutier
Description
An overview of Asian American literature from its beginnings at the turn of the twentieth century to the present. This course covers a wide range of Asian American novels, plays, and poems, situating them in the contexts of Asian American history and minority communities and considering the variety of formal strategies these different texts take.
Course number only
002
Cross listings
ENGL072401
Fulfills
Arts & Letters Sector
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM313 - The Chinese Body (SNF Paidea Program Course)

Status
X
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
The Chinese Body (SNF Paidea Program Course)
Term
2021A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM313401
Course number integer
313
Registration notes
Permission Needed From Instructor
Designated SNF Paideia Program Course
Meeting times
CANCELED
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Kenneth Robert Lum
Amrita Corinne Stuetzle
Description
This course looks at representations of the Chinese (and Asian body) since the Limehouse district in East London and the advent of Chinese contract laborers to the Americas in the 19th century. The localization of the Chinese throughout the Americas within Chinatown precincts were also subject to representational imaginings that were negotiated through the lens of civic planning, literature and later in cinema. Chinatowns are ultimately a product of racism. They were created as a political and social support system for newly arrived Chinese immigrants. While Chinese laborers arrived into the United States in 1840 and in significant numbers into Canada about 1860, Chinese contract workers were encouraged to immigrate to the Americas as an inexpensive source of labor, especially after the end of the American Civil War. Industrial leaders in America, Canada and elsewhere in the Americas (Mexico, Cuba, Peru, etc) saw the arrival of Chinese workers as a victory for commercial interests. However, the celebration was short-lived, as anti-Chinese sentiment quickly transformed into anti-Chinese hysteria. Rather than attacking the vested interests that exploit foreign labor as embodied by the Chinese worker, racist unions with the cooperation of civic leaders and the police deemed it safer to burn Chinatowns than capitalist property. Deeply under-studied to this day is the number of mass murders of Chinese workers in the 19th century by anti-Chinese thugs. This seminar will focus in on how the body of the Chinese (and Asian) was imagined and reimagined multiple times from the middle of the 19th century to today.
Course number only
313
Cross listings
FNAR313401, FNAR613401
Use local description
No

ASAM239 - Migration & Middle East

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Migration & Middle East
Term
2021A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM239401
Course number integer
239
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Heather Sharkey
Description
This reading-and discussion-intensive seminar examines the phenomenon of migration into, out of, within, and across the Middle East and North Africa. We will focus on the period from the late nineteenth century to the present, and will emphasize the cultural (rather than economic) consequences of migration. Along the way we will trace connections between the Middle East and other regions-- notably the Americas, sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Caucasus, and Western Europe. Readings are interdisciplinary and include works of history, anthropology, sociology, medical research, literature, political science, geography, and human rights advocacy. As students develop final projects on topics of their choice, we will spend time throughout the semester discussing tactics for research and writing.
Course number only
239
Cross listings
SAST269401, NELC239401, NELC539401
Use local description
No

ASAM220 - Asian American Women: Asian American Women: Nation, Self, Identity

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian American Women: Asian American Women: Nation, Self, Identity
Term
2021A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM220401
Course number integer
220
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Raili Roy
Description
This course examines the literary constructions of Asian American Womens' identity in relation to the U.S. nation state. How have the figures of the tiger mother, the Asian nerd, the rice queen, the trafficked woman, the geisha, the war bride, emerged to represent Asian American women, and how have Asian American feminists responded to these problematic racial stereotypes? How does the scholarship on such racialized representations illuminate historical and contemporary configurations of gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, citizenship, migration, empire, war, neoliberalism and globalization as they relate to the lives of Asian American women? In exploring these questions, this course examines Asian American histories, bodies, identities, diasporic communities, representations, and politics through multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, including social science research, literature, popular representations, film, poetry and art.
Course number only
220
Cross listings
SAST221401, GSWS220401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM215 - Asian Am Gendersexuality: Asian American Gender and Sexuality

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian Am Gendersexuality: Asian American Gender and Sexuality
Term
2021A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM215401
Course number integer
215
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rupa Pillai
Description
This course explores the intersection of gender, sexuality, and race in Asian America. Through interdisciplinary and cultural texts, students will consider how Asian American gender and sexualities are constructed in relation to racism while learning theories on and methods to study gender, sex, and race. We will discuss masculinities, femininities, race-conscious feminisms, LGBTQ+ identities, interracial and intraracial relationships, and kinship structures.
Course number only
215
Cross listings
SAST215401, GSWS215401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM202 - Tpcs Asian American Lit

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Tpcs Asian American Lit
Term
2021A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM202401
Course number integer
202
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
David L Eng
Description
Topics vary. Please see our website for more current information: asam.sas.upenn.edu
Course number only
202
Cross listings
ENGL272401
Use local description
No

ASAM165 - The Asian Caribbean

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
The Asian Caribbean
Term
2021A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM165401
Course number integer
165
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rupa Pillai
Description
This course complicates prevailing understandings of the Caribbean and extends the boundaries of Asian America by exploring the histories, experiences, and contributions of Asians in the Caribbean. In particular, we will focus on the migrations of Chinese and Indian individuals to Cuba, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Guyana as well as how their descendants are immigrating to the United States. We will examine the legal and social debates surrounding their labor in the 19th century, how they participated in the decolonization of the region, and how their migration to the United States complicates our understandings of ethnicity and race. Ultimately, through our comparative race approach, we will appreciate that the Caribbean is more than the Black Caribbean, it is also the Asian Caribbean.
Course number only
165
Cross listings
LALS165401, SAST166401, GSWS165401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM120 - Asian Am Pop Culture: Asian American Popular Culture

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Asian Am Pop Culture: Asian American Popular Culture
Term
2021A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
301
Section ID
ASAM120301
Course number integer
120
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
TR 04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Peter T Van Do
Description
This course will examine the ways in which Asian Americans have constituted and positioned their identities through various mediums of popular culture, community building and activism. First, students will become familiar with major concepts relating to Popular Culture, Cultural Studies, and Asian American Cultural Studies. Second, students will have a deeper understanding of the Asian American Movement. Third, students will make connections between representations and dominant images of Asian Americans within various mediums.
Course number only
120
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No