ASIANPAM 103 - First Year Seminar in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Fall 2022, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian/Pacific Island Amer Std (ASIANPAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
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How are Asia and the Pacific related? How are Asians and Pacific Islanders connected? This course explores how these geographical regions and groups are related through a range of discourses, including the movement of peoples, ideas, and goods across the Pacific, from Asia to the U.S. and back. We will examine the role the transpacific plays in the scholarship and knowledge produced within Asian American Studies and American Studies.

What ideological “work” does the "transpacific" do in these fields? What discourses does it participate in, shore up, critique, and interrogate? What role has the Pacific—both its islands and its ocean spaces, its indigenous cultures, its histories of engagement with multiple imperial powers—played in the constitution of Asian America, in the constitution of America, the sought-after home of Asian immigrants and the itinerant space for Asian migrants. We will also examine the free trade agreement, the alternatively much-reviled, much-touted Trans-Pacific Partnership. How does this trade deal cast forth yet another sense of the transpacific, of the “trans,” and of the Pacific itself which remains all but absent from its scope and concerns.


ASIANPAM 103 - First Year Seminar in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
Note: This is a meet-together with AMCULT 103.009
002 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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