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ASNAMST 88N: Graphic Novels Asian American Style (ENGLISH 88N)

Though genre fiction has occasionally been castigated as a lowbrow form only pandering to the uneducated masses, this course reveals how Asian American writers transform the genre to speak to issues of racial difference and social inequality.
Terms: Aut | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-A-II, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sohn, S. (PI)

ASNAMST 100C: EAST House Seminar: Current Issues and Debates in Education (EDUC 100C)

Education and Society Theme (EAST) House seminar. In fall quarter, faculty from around the University discuss the latest issues, debates, and research in Education. In winter quarter, research and practice pertaining to gender, sexuality, and education are covered by scholars from around the University and beyond. In the spring, the seminar revolves around higher education and political activism through the lens of race and ethnicity. Through an examination of these topics, students are able to share and develop their varied interests in educational research, policy, and practice.
Terms: Spr | Units: 1 | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Satisfactory/No Credit
Instructors: Wotipka, C. (PI)

ASNAMST 112: Public Archaeology: Market Street Chinatown Archaeology Project (ANTHRO 112, ANTHRO 212)

This internship-style course centers on the practice and theory of historical archaeology research and interpretation through a focused study of San Jose¿s historic Chinese communities. The course includes classroom lectures, seminar discussion, laboratory analysis of historic artifacts, and participation in public archaeology events. Course themes include immigration, urbanization, material culture, landscape, transnational identities, race and ethnicity, gender, cultural resource management, public history, and heritage politics. The course includes required lab sections, field trips, and public service. Transportation will be provided for off-site activities.
Terms: Aut, Win, Spr | Units: 4-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ASNAMST 146S: Asian American Culture and Community (AMSTUD 146, COMPLIT 146, CSRE 146S)

An examination of the history, art and culture of Vietnamese Americans, and their contemporary experiences in the South Bay. The course will combine in-class learning with a major conference featuring prominent artists and scholars on the Vietnamese Diasporic community. A service learning component requires community work at a service organization in San Jose. Service Learning Course (certified by Haas Center). Course can be repeated once.
Terms: Win | Units: 3-5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Repeatable for credit | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ASNAMST 174S: When Half is Whole: Developing Synergistic Identities and Mestiza Consciousness (CSRE 174S)

This is an exploration of the ways in which individuals construct whole selves in societies that fragment, label, and bind us in categories and boxes. We examine identities that overcome the destructive dichotomies of ¿us¿ and ¿them, ¿ crossing borders of race, ethnicity, culture, nation, sex, and gender. Our focus is on the development of hybrid and synergistic forms of identity and mestiza consciousness in which the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: WAY-ED | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit

ASNAMST 261B: East Goes West: Transnational Asia/Pacific Spatial Geographies (AMSTUD 261B, ENGLISH 261B)

East goes west as a metaphor to invoke the conceptions of fantasy and desire that play out in transnational scope. What attracts diasporic Asian/American subjects to the locations that they travel to, whether it be an identified homeland with which a character attaches a strong affinity, or to a new country where the promise of economic possibilities await?
Terms: Win | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum, GER:EC-AmerCul | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Sohn, S. (PI)

ASNAMST 265: Writing Asian American History (AMSTUD 265, HISTORY 265, HISTORY 365)

Recent scholarship in Asian American history, with attention to methodologies and sources. Topics: racial ideologies, gender, transnationalism, culture, and Asian American art history. Primary research paper.
Terms: Spr | Units: 5 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-SocSci, GER:EC-AmerCul, WAY-ED, WAY-SI | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)
Instructors: Chang, G. (PI)

ASNAMST 74N: Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Fiction: Boundaries and Border Crossings

The question of "place" and "locality" in studies of identity and racial formation. Goal is to engage and examine texts with a critical eye both toward the social contexts represented and to the imaginative aesthetic techniques that American writers of color offer to bring their fictional worlds to life. Theme of border hopping and boundary crossing in works by authors including Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Alejandro Morales, Julie Otsuka, Stephen Graham Jones, and Lan Samantha Chang.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3 | UG Reqs: GER:DB-Hum | Grading: Letter (ABCD/NP)

ASNAMST 158: Screening Asian America

This course examines the history of Asian Americans on the screen and behind the camera. Class discussion will cover early Edison shorts, Griffith¿s Broken Blossoms, and the work of Sessue Hayakawa and Anna May Wong. The course then explores independent Asian American filmmaking and surveys key works in documentary, experimental, and avant-garde film and video production by Asian Americans. Films include Wayne Wang¿s Chan is Missing, Rea Tajiri¿s History and Memory, Richard Fung¿s Sea in the Blood.
Terms: Aut | Units: 5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
Instructors: Khor, D. (PI)

ASNAMST 161: Asian American Immigration and Health

Employing a critical medical anthropological approach, this course focuses on the health of Asian and Pacific Islander immigrants to the United States. This course explores the construction of the Asian immigrant in biomedical discourse and governmental policies. Beginning with an historical study of Asian immigrants as feared sources of disease and contagion, this course addresses the impact of immigration status, language, health beliefs, gender, age, and definitions of community on health programs and policies.
Terms: not given this year | Units: 3-5 | Grading: Letter or Credit/No Credit
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