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Courses - Spring 2018
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST200
Introduction to Asian American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The aggregate experience of Asian Pacific Americans, from developments in the countries of origin to their contemporary issues. The histories of Asian Pacific American groups as well as culture, politics, the media, and stereotypes, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Also offered as AMST298C. Credit granted for AAST200 or AMST298C.
AAST201
Asian American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as: HIST221.
Credit only granted for: AAST201, HIST219G, HIST219M, or HIST221.
Introduction to the history of Asian Americans and Asians in the United States and the Americas and to the field of Asian American Studies, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include theories of race and ethnicity; Asian migration and diaspora to the Americas; Asian American work and labor issues; gender, family, and communities; nationalism and nativism, and anti-Asian movements; Asian Americans in World War II, the Cold War, and the issues in the civil rights & post-civil rights era.
AAST298J
Special Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian American Performance
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This course examines how different theories and definitions from the field of Performance Studies, and studies of Asian American performance, can help us analyze Asian American identities, experiences, and issues. Students will extend performance theory beyond the normative range of performance objects to under-theorized Asian American modes of performance, such as spoken word, hip hop, standup comedy, and YouTube videos, to cultural sites and practices that are not usually as a performative, such as campuses, political protests, and sports. We will consider how these analyses and performances can deepen our understanding of the body, immigration, empire, war, militarization, desire, loss, resistance, masculinity, femininity, and power in general.
AAST378
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
AAST388
(Perm Req)
Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
AAST398J
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; New World Arrivals: Literature of Asian American Migration and Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL349J. Credit granted for AAST398J or ENGL349J.
AAST398M
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian Americans and Media
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVUP
From yellow peril invaders to model minority allies, Asian Americans have crafted their own dynamic cultural expressions in a number of media from film, television, and music to fashion, sports, and foodthat reveal and contest the contradictions of the U.S. nation-state. Asian American culture also uniquely sits at the nexus of immigration flows and digital technologies, providing a transnational lens to view the US place in the world. This advanced course, then, will introduce students to the study and practice of Asian American culture as multiple, hybrid, and heterogeneous. It will do so through three sections: section one will introduce students to classic cultural and media concepts as well as relevant keywords outlined by Asian American Studies scholars; section two will review the work of Asian American cultural theorists; section three will focus on analyses of particular Asian American cultural productions. In doing so, students will gain an understanding of the shifting and interlocking tensions among the local, the national, and the global that form the cultural geographies of Asian America.
AAST398R
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Cultural Imagination in the US-China Relations since 1785
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as HIST428F. Credit granted for HIST428F or AAST398R.
AAST498B
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; Urban Demography and Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Understanding populations in the urban and metropolitan area contexts. Demographic analysis of race/ethnicity, immigration, families and households, education, occupation, income, poverty, and housing. Emphasis on methods of census data manipulation, interpretation, and presentation. Also offered as SOCY498G. Credit granted for AAST498B or SOCY498G
AAST498Z
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; South Asian Literature on the Move
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ENGL479Z. Credit granted for AAST498Z or ENGL479Z.