ASAM110 - Asian American Activism

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Asian American Activism
Term
2021A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
301
Section ID
ASAM110301
Course number integer
110
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
M 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robert V Buscher
Description
Please see our website for more current information: asam.sas.upenn.edu
Course number only
110
Use local description
No

ASAM104 - Asian Am Community: Asian American Community

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian Am Community: Asian American Community
Term
2021A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM104401
Course number integer
104
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:20 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Fariha Khan
Description
Who is Asian American and how and where do we recognize Asian America? This interdisciplinary course explores the multiple factors that define Asian American identity and community. In order to provide a sketch of the multifacted experience of this growing minority group, we will discuss a wide variety of texts from scholarly, artistic, and popular (film, cinematic) sources that mark key moments in the cultural history of Asia America. The course will address major themes of community life including migration history, Asian American as model minority, race, class, and transnational scope of Asian America. In combination with the readings, this class will foster and promote independent research based on site visits to various Asian American communities in Philadelphia and will host community leaders as guest lecturers.
Course number only
104
Cross listings
URBS207401, SAST113401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM006 - Race & Ethnic Relations

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Race & Ethnic Relations
Term session
2
Term
2020B
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
920
Section ID
ASAM006920
Course number integer
6
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
TR 01:15 PM-05:05 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Dylan Elisabeth Farrell-Bryan
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
AFRC006920, URBS160920, SOCI006920
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM294 - Facing America

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Facing America
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
601
Section ID
ASAM294601
Course number integer
294
Registration notes
Course Online: Synchronous Format
Meeting times
W 05:30 PM-08:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
William D Schmenner
Description
This course explores the visual history of race in the United States as both self-fashioning and cultural mythology by examining the ways that conceptions of Native American, Latino, and Asian identity, alongside ideas of Blackness and Whiteness, have combined to create the various cultural ideologies of class, gender, and sexuality that remain evident in historical visual and material culture. We also investigate the ways that these creations have subsequently helped to launch new visual entertainments, including museum spectacles, blackface minstrelsy, and early film, from the colonial period through the 1940s.
Course number only
294
Cross listings
AFRC294601, ARTH274601, ARTH674601, CIMS293601, LALS274601
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM210 - Asian Am Religions: Asian American Religions

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Asian Am Religions: Asian American Religions
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
301
Section ID
ASAM210301
Course number integer
210
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rupa Pillai
Description
This course examines the changing religious landscape of the United States through a focus on the religious life of Asian Americans. Through interdisciplinary texts and ethnographic field assignments, students will consider how religion and race intersect to inform notions of cultural and political citizenship, community, and culture. Topics to be explored include the impact of 9/11, religious political activism, and the appropriation and commodification of "Asian" religious practices.
Course number only
210
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM208 - Asian American Cinema

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Asian American Cinema
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
001
Section ID
ASAM208001
Course number integer
208
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
W 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robert V Buscher
Description
Providing a broad introduction to the history of persons of Asian descent living in the United States, this course will specifically examine the Asian American & Pacific Islander American experience as told through the cinematic lens. Equal parts socio-political history and media studies, this course will comprehensively assess factors contributing to the historical under representation of AAPIs in mainstream American media. By contrast, the media texts that we study will reveal a cinematic history that runs parallel to the mainstream, consisting of independently produced films created by and/or starring AAPIs that feature authentic portrayals of the community they represent. Topics will include economics of film production, broadcast television ratings, film festivals as a mechanism of distribution, negative stereotyping, Hollywood whitewashing, cultural appropriation, and media activism.
Course number only
208
Use local description
No

ASAM203 - Japanese-American Internment

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Japanese-American Internment
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM203401
Course number integer
203
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
W 02:00 PM-05:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Eiichiro Azuma
Description
Topics vary. Please see our website for more current information: asam.sas.upenn.edu
Course number only
203
Cross listings
HIST231401
Use local description
No

ASAM160 - South Asians in the Us

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
South Asians in the Us
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM160401
Course number integer
160
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Fariha Khan
Description
This course investigates the everyday practices and customs of South Asians in America. Every immigrant group has its own history, customs, beliefs and values, making each unique while simultaneously a part of the "melting pot" or salad bowl" of American society. Yet how do people define themselves and their ethnicities living in a diasporic context? By taking into account the burgeoning South Asian American population as our model, this course will explore the basic themes surrounding the lives that immigrants are living in America, and more specifically the identity which the second generation, born and/or raised in American, is developing. South Asians in the U.S. will be divided thematically covering the topics of ethnicity, marriage, gender, religion, and pop culture. Reading and assignments will discuss a variety of issues and viewpoints that are a part of the fabric of South Asia, but will focus on the interpretation of such expressive culture in the United States.
Course number only
160
Cross listings
SAST290401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM100 - Intro Asian Am Studies: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Intro Asian Am Studies: Introduction To Asian American Studies
Term
2020C
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
001
Section ID
ASAM100001
Course number integer
100
Registration notes
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 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
100
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM003 - Intro To Asian Amer Hist

Status
C
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Intro To Asian Amer Hist
Term
2020C
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.
Crse Online: Sync & Async Components
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
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