AMCULT 214 - Introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
HU, RE
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

“Asian American,” “Pacific Islander,” “APA,” “APIA,” even “APIDA”—these identifications encompass people whose heritage and ancestral homelands range from the Pacific Ocean across East and Southeast Asia to—and including—the Indian subcontinent. This course examines its diverse historical and contemporary experiences in the United States.

Drawing from scholarship, historical materials, film, television, and other forms of popular culture, we will ask key questions: What are the origins of terms like “Asian American,” “Pacific Islander,” and “Asian Pacific American?” How are these community formations inclusive, exclusionary, and/or strategic? By what historical experiences have these people entered the U.S.? How and where do these communities fit in conversations on race and immigration? How does thinking about these communities impact our understanding of everyday life and culture in the U.S.?

Topics covered in this course will include: Asian migration in the context of changing immigration policies; American imperialism and U.S.-Asia relations; transnationalism; political engagement and community activism; ethnic and racial identity formation; the “model minority” stereotype; pan-ethnic, interracial and multiracial communities and relations; representation in popular culture, mass media, and the arts; gender and sexuality; and religious pluralism.

Course Requirements:

All assignments and evaluations for this course will be asynchronous, to be submitted via Canvas during a designated time frame.

Class Format:

The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and available for asynchronous access. Weekly discussion sections will alternate between asynchronous online discussion posts and synchronous video conference conversations. This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Synchronous weekly meetings will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to an internet connected computer, a camera and microphone.

Schedule

AMCULT 214 - Introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
27804
Open
4
 
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TBA
Note: The weekly lectures for this course will be recorded and available for asynchronous access.
002 (DIS)
 Online
29354
Open
1
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
003 (DIS)
 Online
29355
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
004 (DIS)
 Online
29356
Open
1
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
005 (DIS)
 Online
32190
Open
1
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
006 (DIS)
 Online
32191
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.
007 (DIS)
 Online
32192
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: This section will be held remotely (online) during the designated times in the LSA Course Guide.

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