AMCULT 102 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Section: 001 Food and Gender in Asian American Communities
Term: FA 2011
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Course Note:
This course is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of topics and issues in American Studies in a seminar format from a Social Science perspective. It enables students to have contact with regular faculty in a small-class experience and to elicit their active participation in the topics under discussion.
Requirements & Distribution:
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Class Misc Info:
This course meets the Contemporary Communities requirement for Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies Minors.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This first-year seminar introduces students to historical and contemporary issues of Asians in America, through the lens of food and culture. We will examine how foodways often shape gender roles, labor, power dynamics, and Asian American identity. Focusing on Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, Korean, Indian, and Vietnamese American communities, we will explore how "Food is our only common language."

Course Requirements:

Assignments include journals, midterm exam, and term project.

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Class Format:

First-year seminar

AMCULT 102 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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Amerasia Journal Vol. 32:2 (2006) is available on Mirlyn as PDFs; that is why it is marked as an "Optional" purchase.
ISBN: 0446698970
The fortune cookie chronicles : adventures in the world of Chinese food, Author: Jennifer 8. Lee., Publisher: Twelve 1st Trade 2009
Other Textbook Editions OK.
ISBN: 0000447471
Amerasia Journal: Meat vs Rice, Author: Edited by Valerie J. Matsumoto and Anita Mannur, Publisher: UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press VOL 32:2 2006
ISBN: 0143113038
Stealing Buddha's dinner : a memoir, Author: Bich Minh Nguyen., Publisher: Penguin Books 2008
ISBN: 1570914915
The ugly vegetables, Author: by Grace Lin., Publisher: Talewinds 2001
Other Textbook Editions OK.
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