ASIANPAM 102 - First Year Seminar in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian/Pacific Island Amer Std (ASIANPAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Other:
FYSem
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
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 (as acclaimed author Frank Chin puts it) "Food is our only common language." Students will learn: • How gender, like food, is a cultural construct;? • The historical impact of legislation and immigration on communities and culinary practices; • The strategies that various Asian communities have used to survive in America; and? • An introduction to contemporary issues and foodways in Asian American communities. AMCULT 102/WOMENSTD 151 satisfies the following graduation requirements: Social Science Distribution. Elective/Core Course for the Asian/Pacific Islander American (APIA) Studies Minor.

Course Requirements:

Assignments may include readings, active participation, explorations, journals, an exam, and term project.

Intended Audience:

Advisory Prereq: Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.

ASIANPAM 102 - First Year Seminar in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
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001 (SEM)
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30781
Open
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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