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Asian American Studies Courses

Asian American Studies Courses

Asian and Asian-American Studies Courses

 

Perspectives on American Racism

Course Number: ASAME 17
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are currently enrolled in Afram 17, M/Lat 17, or Natam 17.
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Perspectives on racism in America: Exploration of the psychological, sociological, and economic implications and etiology of racism from the African-American, Asian-American, Mexican/ Latin-American, and Native American perspectives.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Asian-American Communities

Course Number: ASAME 21
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of political, economic, and social structures of Asian-American communities, past and present: Emphasis on current issues and problems.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Politics in Modern Asia

Course Number: ASAME 26
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Survey of major political developments in Asia in the twentieth century.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

China in the 20th Century

Course Number: ASAME 29
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Study of twentieth-century China as a society in change: Critical examination of the people and events that brought China from a decaying empire to a modern communist nation.
AA/AS area 2; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Asians and Asian-Americans through Films

Course Number: ASAME 30
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Culture and societies of Asia and the Asian Diaspora, with particular emphasis on Asian-American documentary and dramatic films: Examination of films as a medium of communication and representation of Asian and Asian-American cultures, exploring common cultural elements and symbols; themes and motifs in films by and about Asian Americans, Central Asians, East Asians, and South and Southeast Asians.
AA/AS area 2, 3; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Asian-American Psychology

Course Number: ASAME 32
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description:Principles of psychology as they relate to the growth and development of Asian-Americans.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D, E; IGETC area 4
 

Women of Color

Course Number: ASAME 35
Units: 3
Class: 3 hours lecture (GR)
Also offered as Afram 35, M/Lat 35, and Natam 35.
Not open for credit to students who have completed or are concurrently enrolled in Afram 35, M/Lat 35, or Natam 35.
Description: Interdisciplinary examination of the lives of women of color in the U.S.: Exploration of the intersection of gender, class, ethnicity, and race in the lives of African-American, Asian-American, Chicana/Latina, and Native American women in the U.S.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Asian-American History to 1945

Course Number: ASAME 45A
Units: 3
Class: 3 lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Asian-American history from the Pre-Columbian period to 1945: The “old” Asian immigrants and their experiences: Labor, settlement, community, racist opposition, and eventual acceptance.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Asian-American History from 1945 to the Present

Course Number: ASAME 45B
Units: 3
Class: 3 lecture (GR or P/NP)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: Asian-American history from 1945 to the present: The “new” Asian immigration, assimilation, Asian-American empowerment, and community development.
AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4
 

Selected Topics in Asian and Asian-American Studies

Course Number: ASAME 48GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.
 

Independent Study in Asian and Asian-American Studies

Course Number: ASAME 49
Units: .5-5
Class: .5-5 hours lecture (GR)
Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC
Description: See section on Independent Study.
 

Selected Topics in Asian and Asian-
American Studies

Course Number: ASAME 248GA-MZ
Units: .5-5
Class: 0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours laboratory (GR)
Description: See section on Selected Topics.