Asian American Studies - ASAM


The information below lists courses approved in this subject area effective Fall 2014. Not all courses will necessarily be offered these terms. Please consult the Schedule of Classes for a listing of courses offered for a specific term.

500-level courses require graduate standing.

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105 Seminar in Asian American Studies
1 hours. A seminar on an area of current interest in the field of Asian American Studies. Topics may vary.

123 Introduction to Asian American Literature
3 hours. Introductory survey of a wide range of Asian American literature in various socio-historical contexts. Same as ENGL 123. Creative Arts, and US Society course.

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.

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.

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.

230 Cultural Politics of Asian American Food
3 hours. A cross-disciplinary examination of Asian American identity and community formations through an analysis of the intersections of food, culture, and Asian American experiences. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing or above. Recommended background: ASAM 125. Individual and Society, and US Society course.

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.

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.

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.

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.

400 Blacks and South Asians in London
6 hours. A survey of the separate and overlapping politics, cultures, and histories of London's Black and South Asian communities since World War II. Same as AAST 400. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.

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): At least one ASAM or GWS or SOC course; or consent of the instructor.

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.

458 Asian America and Transnational Feminism
3 OR 4 hours. Advanced, cross-disciplinary examination of feminism among Asian Americans from critical race and decolonizing perspectives and in a transnational context. Same as GWS 458. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. Prerequisite(s): At least one ASAM or GWS course; or consent of the instructor.

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.

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.

495 Independent Study
1 TO 4 hours. Faculty-supervised independent reading or research on a specialized topic in Asian American studies. May be repeated. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.


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This listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract. Every attempt is made to provide the most current and correct information. Courses listed here are subject to change without advance notice. Courses are not necessarily offered every term or year. Individual departments or units should be consulted for information regarding frequency of course offerings.