Spaces Available in Some AAADS Courses!

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Barrows Hall

Some AAADS courses still have seats! List below. For a complete list of courses offered this Fall, please click here. For Course Control Numbers and other official scheduling information, please click here

20A “Introduction to the History of Asians in the United States” Chris Chua & Elaine Kim
(MWF 12-1:00PM, 105 North Gate)
Sections: (M 9-10:00AM, 104 Barrows), (Tu 2-3:00PM, 151 Barrows), (W 10-11:00AM, 104 Barrows), or (Th 8-9:00AM, 174 Barrows)
Introductory comparative analysis of the Asian American experience from 1848 to present. Topics include an analysis of the Asian American perspective; cultural roots; immigration and settlement patterns; labor, legal, political, and social history.


122 “Japanese American History” Lisa Hirai Tscuchitani
(Thu 2-5:ooPM, 200 Wheeler)
This course will be presented as a proseminar with selected topics in order to give students an opportunity to participate in the dynamics of the study of Japanese American history. Topics include immigration, anti-Japanese racism, labor, concentration camps, agriculture, art and literature, and personality and culture.


124 “Filipino American History” Catherine Ceniza Choy
(TuThu (9:30-11:ooAM, 136 Barrows)
Topics include consequences of the Spanish-American War on Filipino emigration; conditions in Hawaii and California and the need for Filipino labor; community development; changing relations between the U.S. and the Philippines; effects of the independence movement and World War II on Filipino Americans; and contemporary issues.


126 ” Southeast Asian Migration and Community Formation” Khatharya Um
(TuThu 12:30-2:00PM, 155 Barrows)
This course will examine Southeast Asian migration and resettlement in the U.S. in the context of the United States involvement in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia during the Vietnam War. It will also address the post-war “legacies” and their impact on the societies and politics of the three countries as well as neighboring states in the region. Asylum politics and refugee camp experiences will be addressed in the discussion of the formation of U.S. resettlement policies and of the adaptation of Southeast Asian refugees.


141 “Law and the Asian American Community” Tom Fleming
(M 6-9PM, 20 Wheeler)
In this class, we will seek to understand and critically analyze the law and how it affects Asian American communities.  We will examine selected legal principles in the United States Constitution as well as in state and federal statutes, and the case law interpreting such principles.  Further, we will explore racialization vis-à-vis certain legal areas such as national security, immigration, profiling, hate speech/crimes, criminal law, labor and employment, education, and affirmative action.  We will investigate not only the relationship between law and race, but also that of law and class, gender, politics and economics.


143 “Asian American Health” Winston Tseng
(TuTh 3:30-5:00PM, 155 Barrows)
This course examines the state of Asian American health, the historical, structural, and cultural contexts of diverse Asian American communities, and the role of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in the production of unequal outcomes between Asian Americans and other racial/ethnic groups as well as across different Asian American subgroups.


165 “Research Methodologies in Asian American Communities” Jere Takahashi
(Th 2-5:00PM, 78 Barrows)
“Exploring Videography as a Strategic Intervention” – This course will examine key issues relevant to conducting research in Asian American communities. We will focus on field research strategies (e.g. observation, interviews) that are particularly applicable to community research, with special emphasis on the use of visual recording media/video. This course is designed to involve students in a community-based research project using video as their primary research tool. Students will be encouraged to work collaboratively in all phases of their project. Prior experience using video is not required and instruction in video production will be provided. 


183 “Korean American Literature” Elaine Kim
(Th 4-7:00PM, 106 Mulford)
 Critical readings of major Korean American literary work, including autobiography and personal memoir, autobiographical fiction, poetry, short stories and novel, with attention to conditions surrounding the production and consumption of these writings.


190 “Seminar on Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies” Elaine Kim
(M 4-7:00PM, 332 Giannini)
“Important Works in Asian American Literature and Film” – In a seminar setting, students will study and discuss the historical context and artistry of key Asian American literary and cinematic work such as novels, short stories, and poetry by Leonard Chang, Julie Otsuka, Gene Luen Yang, Jhumpa Lahiri, Ed Lin, Aimee Phan, Brian Ascalon Roley, and Bienvenido Santos and filmmakers Marissa Aroy, Mira Nair, Spencer Nakasako, Greg Pak, Iris Shim, Rea Tajiri, Wayne Wang, and Alice Wu.