Asian American Studies (ASAM)

Subject Number Title Hours Catalog Description General Education Category
ASAM 123 Introduction to Asian American Literature 3 hours. Introductory survey of a wide range of Asian American literature in various sociohistorical contexts. Same as ENGL 123.  Creative Arts, and US Society course.
ASAM 125 Introduction to Asian American Studies 3 hours. Overview of Asian American experiences and perspectives in socio-historical context.  Introduction to major concepts, issues, and debates in the field of Asian American Studies.   Same as SOC 125.   Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ASAM 210 Asian American Histories 3 hours. Introduction to the main historical events that define the Asian experience in the United States, from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ASAM 228 Sociology of Asia and Asian Americans 3 hours. Asian and Asian-American culture, institutions, and organization; immigration, population, settlement patterns; occupations and poverty; family and ethnic identification; inequality and politics; values, prejudice, discrimination. Same as ASST 228 and SOC 228. Prerequisite(s): SOC 100. Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ASAM 263 Asian American Gender and Sexual Diversity 3 hours. Introductory, cross-disciplinary examination of issues related to gender and sexuality among Asian Americans, with critical attention paid to diverse experiences across various social and political contexts. Same as GWS 263. Prerequisite(s): ASAM 123 or ASAM 125 or GWS 101 or GWS 102. Individual and Society, and US Society course.
ASAM 290 Special Topics in Asian American Studies 3 hours. Study of a specific intermediate topic in Asian American studies. May be repeated if content does not duplicate previous coursework. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours.
ASAM 328 Asian American Literature 3 hours. Historical development of Asian American literature. It will identify specific cultural and political issues that have shaped the broad range and diverse ethnic interests of that writing.   Same as ENGL 328. Prerequisite(s):  Grade of C or better in ENGL 240; and Grade of C or better in ENGL 243.  Recommended background: ASAM 123 or ENGL 123.
ASAM 390 Special Topics in Asian American Studies 3 hours. Reading, study, and discussion of selected topics in Asian American Studies.  May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): ASAM 125.
ASAM 428 Asian/Asian American Women in the Global Economy 3 OR 4 hours. Examines the racialization and feminization of a global division of labor and focuses primarily on Asian and Asian American women's participation and incorporation as workers and key actors in the development of the global economy. Same as GWS 428 and SOC 428. 3 undergraduate hours; 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): ASAM 125 or ENGL 125 or SOC 125 or AAST 225 or LALS 225 or SOC 225 or ASAM 228 or ASST 228 or SOC 228 or ASAM 290 or Two 200-level courses in either SOC, GWS, or ASAM, or a combination of these.
ASAM 441 Topics in Asian American Literature and Culture 3 OR 4 hours. An advanced seminar that examines various forms of cultural production by Asian American artists of diverse ethnic backgrounds. Topics vary.  Same as ENGL 441. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated up to 1 time(s).  Prerequisite(s):  ENGL 327 or ENGL 328 or ENGL 359; and senior standing or above; or consent of the instructor.
ASAM 463 Politics of Gender and Sexuality in Asian America 3 OR 4 hours. Advanced, cross-disciplinary examination of issues related to gender and sexuality among Asian Americans, with critical attention paid to feminist and queer perspectives on the politics of representation and identity construction. Same as GWS 463. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.
ASAM 490 Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies 3 OR 4 hours. Study of a specific advanced topic within Asian American Studies. May be repeated if content does not duplicated previous coursework. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 hours. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours.