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Courses - Fall 2018
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST200
Introduction to Asian American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
The aggregate experience of Asian Pacific Americans, from developments in the countries of origin to their contemporary issues. The histories of Asian Pacific American groups as well as culture, politics, the media, and stereotypes, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.
Also offered as AMST298C. Credit granted for AAST200 or AMST298C.
AAST233
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Also offered as: ENGL233.
Credit only granted for: ENGL233 or AAST233.
A survey of Asian American literature with an emphasis on recurrent themes and historical context.
AAST298B
Special Topics in Asian American Studies; Visual Cultures of Islam
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as ARTH389L, HIST219E, PERS298E, and RELS219E. Credit only granted for HIST219E, AAST298B, ARTH389L, PERS298E, or RELS219E.

Visual Cultures of Islam is part of the Digital Islamic Studies Curriculum (digitalislam.umich.edu). This course is taught by renowned University of Michigan instructor, Christiane Gruber, an expert in the field of Islamic Art, and digitally shared with the University of Maryland. In this course, Professor Gruber explores definitions of "Islamic" art and investigates various visual cultures of Islam around the world from the 7th to the 20th century. The course meets twice a week in real time using video conferencing technology and students are able to enroll directly at Maryland for course credit.
AAST298J
Special Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian American Performance Art
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as THET228A. Credit only granted for AAST298J or THET228A.
AAST378
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
AAST388
(Perm Req)
Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
AAST398A
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Vietnamese American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
AAST398D
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Filipino American History and Biography
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Also offered as AMST328J. Credit granted for AAST398D or AMST328J.

Focus is placed on Filipino American experiences with an emphasis on identity, community building and organizing to influence public policy. We will cover pertinent events from the US and Philippine history in order to understand the impact of colonialism, migration, immigration and assimilation on Filipino Americans.
AAST398E
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Growing Up Asian American: The Asian Immigrant Family and the Second Generation
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AMST328V and IMMR319G. Credit granted for AAST398E or AMST328V or IMMR319G. An interdisciplinary course examines the experiences of children of Asian immigrants in the U.S., focusing on intergenerational dynamics in the Asian immigrant family, their intersections with race, gender, class, sexuality, and religion, and how these shape second-generation Asian American life. Topics include identity and personhood, the model minority myth and education, work and leisure, language and communication, filiality and disownment, mental health and suicide.
AAST498I
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian American Leadership
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Students will be introduced to leadership models and examples specific to Asian American & Pacific Islander communities throughout history and in current times. While the central objective of this course is to develop politically engaged and historically informed leaders and community members for the AAPI campus community, this course is open to anyone who is interested in social justice and learning more about student organizing around identity.
AAST498J
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian American Psychology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Also offered as AMST498Q and PSYC489Z. Credit only granted for AAST498J, AMST498Q, or PSYC489Z.

This course provides students with an understanding of the ecological influences on Asian American psychological well-being. It begins with the individual, covering topics relating to various social identities pertaining to Asian Americans. Moving outward, it highlights family and peer relationships. At the community and cultural level, the course focuses on the process of migration and acculturation. Finally, it concludes with a discussion of social advocacy, service provisions and cultural competency.
AAST498X
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; Techno-Orientalism
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud