Summer 2013 Courses

Session D (July 8-August 13)

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Cherry Blossom UC Berkeley

AAS 2A: Reading and Composition with Julie Thi Underhill     (MTuW 9-1130A, 83 DWINELLE; Disucssion Th 9-1130A, 224 WHEELER…Seats Available!)

Through the study of the literary, political, social and psychological dimensions of representative works of Asian American literature, this course introduces students to close textual analysis, fosters critical judgment, and reinforces academic writing skills. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.


AAS 2B: Reading and Composition with Margaret Rhee     (MTuW 930-12P, 255 DWINELLE; Discussion Th 930-12P, 222 WHEELER…Seats Available!)

This course examines literary works by Asian American, African American, Chicano, and Native American writers in their political and social contexts, focusing on similarities and differences between the experiences of ethnic minorities in the U.S. Emphasis is on literary interpretation and sustained analytical writing. Satisfies the second half of the Reading and Composition requirement.


AAS 141: Law in the Asian American Community with Tom Fleming     (TuTh 5-9P, 122 WHEELER; Discussion TuTh 4-5P, 204 DWINELLE….Seats Available!)

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. 


AAS 172: Asian American Literature: “Love and Loss in Asian American Literature”  with Fae Myenne Ng     (TuW 1-5P, 209 DWINELLE…Seats Available!)

Introduces students to representative works of Asian American literature by writers from the major ethnic subgroups; examines the works in their sociohistorical context; analyzes thematic and formal elements intertextually to form a coherent understanding of the Asian American literary tradition.


Session A (May 28-July 3)

AAS 121: Chinese American History with Harvey Dong

AAS 124: Filipino American History with Joi Barrios

AAS 138: Topics on Asian Popular Culture–Hallyu: Understanding the Korean Wave/Korean Pop Culture and its Consumption with Hannah Michell