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Asian American Studies Courses

Asian American Studies Courses

ASAME 2: Introduction to the Pacific Islander Experience from 1850 to the Present

3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Introduction to the experiences of Pacific Islanders in the United States through historical and political lens of annexation, immigration and acculturation: Comparison of social outcomes of Pacific Islanders by investigating themes of identity, colonialism, and community activism. 2203.00 AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGTEC 4

 

ASAME 10: Asian and Asian American Popular Culture

3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP)

Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Survey of major Asian Americans cultural themes: Analysis of popular and contemporary cultural productions such as music, performance arts, visual culture, food, film, digital/internet cultures and transnational practices to contest and reconstruct ethnic and racial identity in the United States. 2203.00 AA/AS area 3, 5; CSU area C1

ASAME 21: Asian-American Communities

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

ASAME 26: Politics in Modern Asia

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


ASAME 30: Asians and Asian-Americans through Films

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

ASAME 32: Asian-American Psychology

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

ASAME 35: Women of Color

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

ASAME 42: Southeast Asians in the United States

3 units, 3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP) Acceptable for credit: CSU, UC

Survey of the Southeast Asian experience in the United States: Analysis of post-colonialism, refugee migration and resettlement through themes of race, class, gender, culture and sexuality. 2203.00

AA/AS area 2, 5; CSU area D; IGETC area 4

ASAME 45A: Asian-American History to 1945

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

ASAME 45B: Asian-American History from 1945 to the Present

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

ASAME 49: 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.