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Courses - Spring 2020
AAST
Asian American Studies Department Site
AAST200
Introduction to Asian American Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SB, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with: AMST298C.
Credit only granted for: AAST200 or AMST298C.
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.
AAST201
Asian American History
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: SH, D
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with HIST221.
Credit only granted for: AAST201 or HIST221.
Introduction to the history of Asian Americans and Asians in the United States and the Americas and to the field of Asian American Studies, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include theories of race and ethnicity; Asian migration and diaspora to the Americas; Asian American work and labor issues; gender, family, and communities; nationalism and nativism, and anti-Asian movements; Asian Americans in World War II, the Cold War, and the issues in the civil rights & post-civil rights era.
AAST233
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HL, D
GenEd: DSHU, DVUP
Cross-listed with ENGL233.
Credit only granted for: ENGL233 or AAST233.
A survey of Asian American literature with an emphasis on recurrent themes and historical context.
AAST378
(Perm Req)
AAST388
(Perm Req)
Independent Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: permission of department.
AAST398G
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; Asian American Creative Writing
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
A creative writing workshop for storytellers who are interested in drafting personal narratives, short stories, essays, and lyrics on and off the page. During our time together, we will read and respond to works by Asian American writers and artists of color, we will reflect on their art and craft, and we will commit to our own writing processes- drafting, sharing, workshopping, revising.
AAST398J
Selected Topics in Asian American Studies; New World Arrivals: Literature of Asian American Migration and Diaspora
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Cross-listed with ENGL349J. Credit granted for AAST398J or ENGL349J.
AAST443
Asian American Politics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHS, DVUP
Cross-listed with: AMST498J.
Credit only granted for: AAST498T, AAST443, GVPT368C or AMST 498J.
Formerly: AAST498T.
Students will gain a greater understanding of 1)the role of Asian Americans in US politics, 2) the political attitudes and behaviors of Asian Americans and 3)how to conduct research on Asian American politics. Though the class will concentrate on Asian Americans, issues related to Asian American politics will be examined within the larger context of America's multicultural political landscape.
AAST498B
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; Urban Demography and Community
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Microsoft Excel in strongly recommended.
AAST498K
Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies; Korean American Society and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
AAST498M
Asian American Public Policy
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DVCC
Cross-listed with: AMST418N.
Credit only granted for: AAST498M or AMST418N.