Description: Description: Migration, Detention, and Sanctuary examines U.S. immigration policy and the carceral state alongside a history of the movement to protect undocumented citizens and racially, religiously, and sexually marginalized groups. Readings for the course include work from Critical Ethnic Studies scholars A. Naomi Paik, Dylan Rodriguez, Mae Ngai, and Lisa Lowe; Policy/Community Organizing Toolkits from the National Immigration Law Center and Immigrant Defense Project; and a range of multimedia artwork. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to U.S. foreign and domestic policies shaping contemporary struggles for immigration and prison abolition, and the fight for freedom in immigrant and refugee communities.
|TTH ||11:00 AM - 12:20 PM|
|210||Nguyen|Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
Description: Description: Introduction to Asian American Studies surveys major themes in the field through engagement with a variety of material including scholarship, comedy, film, cartoons, music, dance, reality television, visual art, and public protests from a wide range of disciplines. The purpose of this course is to introduce students to some of the major conversations in the field of Asian American Studies. Students will delve into the development of Asian American Studies as a discipline through an overview of the history of racial formation, migration, settler colonialism, U.S. militarization, gender/ sexuality, politics of representation, detention, incarceration, and political mobilization.
|TTH ||2:00 PM - 3:20 PM|
|303||San Diego| Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
Description: Description: From daily communications to magisterial announcements, from classrooms to war zones, from health records to national legislation, from labor to entertainment, and from dating, marriage, to everything in-between, how do certain institutions, spaces, subjects, and normalized practices reflect and reproduce hierarchies of race, gender, class, sexuality, nationality, and ability using electronically mediated technologies? How have glowing screens, code, and algorithms become so dominant—perhaps even necessary—to our lives, and how does this impact Asian American identities, communities, movements, and experiences? In this class, we will explore the multiscalar formations of Asian American digital cultures in the following ways: social media platforms, video games, advertising, viral videos and memes, “hook-up” apps, surveillance, privacy, “the right to not exist,” anti-fans, and sex work.
|TTH ||9:30 AM - 10:50 AM|
| 216||Yuh|Distribution Requirement: Historical
Description: Description: This is a comparative course that will examine the international migration histories of different Asian groups in the 20th century and the development of community and identity of those groups in different national contexts. We will interrogate the concept of diaspora versus migration versus immigration, and the different notions of identity implicit in each framework (diasporic community, sojourner, etc.). We will examine the immigration policies of host countries in Europe, the Americas, and Asia, and the settlement histories of Asians within these countries. We will discuss notions of group belonging and ideas of citizenship, nationality and ethnicity, and also compare how different ethnic groups and different national societies have handled ethnic/racial/cultural diversity. We will, in short, be examining the crossing and construction of multiple borders, the cultural encounters and the mixings, of various Asian groups in various socioeconomic and political contexts in different nation-states.
|MW ||12:30 PM - 1:50 PM|
|360||San Diego|Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
Description: Description: This course examines “sexuality” as a dynamic node of power and knowledge. “Pleasure Activisms” explores how sexuality, race, gender, class, dis/ability, and citizenship function across institutions and social spaces like the media, family, school, government, clinic, nightclub, and “the everyday.” Following queer and feminist scholars of racialized sexualities, this course asks, “What does thinking about sexuality add to a discussion about politics? For instance, how do Asian American sexualities inform our thinking about how we understand, relate to, and imagine the world and what we want it to be?” Please be aware some texts and media might be too explicitly violent, graphic, or sexual for some students.
|TTH ||12:30 PM - 1:50 PM|
|370||Yuh|Distribution Requirement: Historical
Description: Description: The 20th century has been marked by upheaval and consequent migration for the people of the Korean peninsula. As a result of these migrations, substantial communities of ethnic Koreans exist in Central Asia, China, Japan, the United States and Canada, South America and Europe. How and why did Koreans go to these places? What kinds of communities and identities did they construct? How do these Koreans fit into the history of Korea, particularly in the context of a country divided into two opposing states? How do they fit into the history of their host countries? By examining the histories of ethnic Koreans outside the Korean peninsula, we will examine issues of migration, diaspora, race relations, and colonialism. We will also take a fresh look at modern Korean history by examining how these "overseas Koreans" view and relate to the history and ongoing politics of their divided homeland.
|MW||9:30 AM - 10:50 AM|