|214||Yuh|Historical Studies Distro
Description: This course is an introductory survey of the history of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans in the United States. We will examine the experiences of Asian immigrants and Asian Americans from a historically grounded, interdisciplinary perspective that locates these experiences within the international context of diaspora and labor migration and the domestic contect of race relations, nation-building and U.S. prominence as a world power.
|TTh||11:00 AM - 12:20 PM|
Description: Religion is one of the most significant institutions in Asiam American communities and plays a powerful force in sustaining, shaping and transforming Asian Americans. This course examines important themes in Asian American religions: immigration, community, race and ethnicity, generation and class. Students will study Asian American religious experiences through field work in local Asian American religious congregations.
|TTh||2:00 PM - 3:20 PM|
|203-0-20||Elam|Social and Behavioral Sciences and Historical Studies Distro
Description: This class will focus on the history of solidarity between Asian Americans and African Americans in the 20th century. Both groups have faced oppression in the forms of exclusion and racism, and this class will examine the moments where political leaders attempted to forge a unity and strength from underneath these injustices. We will read novels and accounts of these moments in solidarity, and we will also examine times when unity failed.
|MW||9:30 AM - 10:50 AM|
|203-0-21||Elam|Literature and Fine Arts Distro
Description: This course uses 20th-century South Asian American literature to explore how the diasporic experience can be generative and productive. By asking what we can use diaspora for, we can examine how certain experiences might enable communities understand other forms of injustice. How might South Asian American writing be "useful" for thinking about other related issues: labor activism, Afro-Asian solidarity, class precariousness, US imperilism or cosmopolitanism?
|MW||12:30 PM - 1:50 PM|
|203-0-22||Murugan |Social and Behavioral Sciences Distro
Description: This course examines the politics of fashion and its ties to Asian Americans. These connections will be explored in three units: race, design and labor. We will also tackle issues of commodification, cultural appropriation and camp. Through class discussions, assignments, readings, and screenings, students will be asked to consider fashion in terms of everyday practice, aesthetics and industrial labor.
|TTh||9:30 AM - 10:50 AM|
Description: This course offers an introduction to the sociology of religion, focusing specifically on how religion intersects with race and ethnicity in the United States. The course will offer a comparative lens into the religious experiences of blacks, whites, Latinos, and Asians in the U.S..
|TTh||11:00 AM - 12:20 PM|
|392-0-21||Leong|For Distro Request email [email protected]
Description: In this seminar, students will develop their own research projects on manga, comics or graphic novels while working together through a reading list of Jewish, Japanese and American graphic narratives. We will examine metastasis not only in formal terms, but also in historical terms (psychological and physical displacements wrought by Japanese and Jewish immigration to the United States, Japanese American internment and the Holocaust.)
|MW||11:00 AM - 12:20 PM|
Description: This course is the intersection of theoretical, cultural, medical and commercial online discourses about Sexual Reassignment Surgery (SRS) presented on the World Wide Web and practiced in Thailand. Using "Trans" theories (transgender, transnational, translation and spatio/temporal), we will discuss medical tourism to Thailand. We will examine Thai cultural/historical conceptions of sex and genders, debates concerning bodies, diagnosis that took place and more.
|TTh||12:30 PM - 1:50 PM|
Description: This course looks at America's perceptions of Asians through their portrayal in American mainstream media in contrast to those made in Asia by Asian filmmakers. In doing this, the class investigates issues of representation and misrepresentation in mass culture stereotypes of Asians to show how they have been rooted in confusions surrounding cultural differences between Asian and Asian Americans.
|T||6:00 PM - 8:50 PM|