ASAM294 - Facing America

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Facing America
Term
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
601
Section ID
ASAM294601
Course number integer
294
Meeting times
M 05:00 PM-08:00 PM
Meeting location
JAFF 113
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, CIMS293601, LALS274601
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
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM215401
Course number integer
215
Meeting times
TR 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Meeting location
CAST A19
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
Use local description
No

ASAM203 - Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Wartime Internment of Japanese Americans
Term
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM203401
Course number integer
203
Meeting times
T 01:30 PM-04:30 PM
Meeting location
PWH 108
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

ASAM180 - Asian American Food

Status
C
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian American Food
Term
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM180401
Course number integer
180
Meeting times
TR 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Meeting location
MCNB 285
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Fariha Khan
Description
You are what you eat. Asian American Food explores the history, politics, and ethnic identity of food through a cultural lens. Growing food, eating, and sharing meals serve as intimate expressions of self and community. By examining the production and consumption of food, the course investigates the ways that Asian Americans navigate traditions, gender norms, religious dietary laws, food habits, and employment as they create lives in the United States. The course overviews the history of Asian American foodways, but has a particular focus on Philadelphia's Asian American communities.
Course number only
180
Cross listings
URBS180401, SAST180401
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No

ASAM175 - Asian Am Race Relations: Asian American Race Relations: Comparative Case Studies and Theories

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Asian Am Race Relations: Asian American Race Relations: Comparative Case Studies and Theories
Term
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
301
Section ID
ASAM175301
Course number integer
175
Meeting times
TR 03:00 PM-04:30 PM
Meeting location
MCNB 167-8
Level
undergraduate
Description
This course provides an introduction to comparative racial frameworks and case studies in Asian American Studies. In line with an emergent body of work that considers the relational nature of racializations, we will examine how Asian American racial constructions are not only formed in relation to whiteness but also to other groups of color. Starting from the premise that the US is dynamically multiracial, we will consider how Asian Americans have been both "lumped together" with and "counterpointed" to other racially marginalized communities across historical time. Moreover, we will explore how Asian Americans themselves have articulated racial positions both in solidarity with and opposition to other people of color. Lastly, we will survey the different comparative racial frameworks Asian American Studies scholars have developed to understand the shifting terrain of race relations. The course places a particular emphasis on Asian-Black relations and Afro Asian political theory, given the unique juxtaposition of these groups in US racial discourse, the significance of "Blackness" to Asian American political and cultural identities, and the seminal place of these discussions in Comparative Ethnic Studies. Course materials include primary and scholarly readings, media, and material collaboratively gathered by members of the class. We will focus on developing diverse research methods for understanding the relational nature of Asian American racialization and community formation, culminating in individual research projects on case studies chosen by students in consultation with the instructor.
Course number only
175
Use local description
No

ASAM165 - Forgotten Asians of the Americas

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Forgotten Asians of the Americas
Term
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM165401
Course number integer
165
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Meeting location
DRLB 3W2
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rupa Pillai
Description
Although Asians have lived in the Americas for centuries, the Asian American community and experience tends to be defined by the post-1965 wave of immigration to the United States. In an effort to correct this narrative this course will explore the histories, experiences, and contributions of some of the forgotten Asians of the Americas. In particular, we will focus on the earlier labor migrations of Chinese and South Asian individuals to the Caribbean and the United States. The experiences of these individuals, who built railroads, cut sugarcane, and replaced African slave labor, complicate our understandings of race today. By examining the legal and social debates surrounding their labor in the 19th century and exploring how their experiences are forgotten and their descendants are rendered invisible today, we will complicate what is Asian America and consider how this history shapes immigration policies today.
Course number only
165
Cross listings
SAST166401, GSWS165401
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
2019A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
301
Section ID
ASAM120301
Course number integer
120
Meeting times
TR 04:30 PM-06:00 PM
Meeting location
WILL 28
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

ASAM110 - Asian American Activism

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
601
Title (text only)
Asian American Activism
Term
2019A
Syllabus URL
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
601
Section ID
ASAM110601
Course number integer
110
Meeting times
W 04:30 PM-07:30 PM
Meeting location
WILL 25
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Robert V Buscher
Description
Please see our website for more current information: asam.sas.upenn.edu
Course number only
110
Fulfills
Cultural Diversity in the US
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
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM003401
Course number integer
3
Meeting times
MW 03:30 PM-05:00 PM
Meeting location
ARCH 208
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

ASAM001 - Asian Americans in Contemporary Society

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Asian Americans in Contemporary Society
Term
2019A
Subject area
ASAM
Section number only
401
Section ID
ASAM001401
Course number integer
1
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Vani S Kulkarni
Description
This class will introduce you to sociological research of Asian Americans and engage in the "model minority" stereotype. We begin by a brief introduction to U.S. immigration history and sociological theories about assimilation and racial stratification. The class will also cover research on racial and ethnic identity, educational stratification, mass media images, interracial marriage, multiracials, transracial adoption, and the viability of an Asian American panethnic identity. We will also examine the similarities and differences of Asian Americans relative to other minority groups.
Course number only
001
Cross listings
SOCI103401
Fulfills
Society Sector
Cultural Diversity in the US
Use local description
No