AMCULT 311 - Topics in Ethnic Studies
Section: 001 The South Asian Diaspora in America
Term: WN 2014
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
Theme
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Other Course Info:
F.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Among the most widely dispersed peoples in the modern world, the 2.7 million South Asians in the United States as arguably the most important national-geographic node of South Asian diasporic concentration. This new course will explore a diverse set of questions to illuminate the history, culture, and identity of South Asian Americans:

  • What attracted the first stream of migrants from British India to the Pacific coast over a century ago?
  • How have changes in global political economy and American immigration laws shaped the experience of South Asian migrants?
  • How have South Asians organized communities in America? How have they been received by and how have they remade American society?
  • What kind of cultural and political articulations emanate from such community formations? How do these relate to real and imagined homelands?
Course materials will combine critical scholarly readings on South Asian Americans with first-person accounts, media reports, fiction, cinema, documentaries and music.

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AMCULT 311 - Topics in Ethnic Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
P
28071
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
P
29346
Open
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 4:00PM - 5:30PM
003 (LEC)
P
29752
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
P
30731
Closed
Wolv. Access
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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