AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Fall 2022, Section 009 - Asian American Popular Culture
Instruction Mode: Section 009 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Other:
FYSem
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Advisory Prerequisites:
Enrollment restricted to first-year students, including those with sophomore standing.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

From Netflix Show like Squid Game to celebrity athletes like Jeremy Lin and Naomi Osaka, Asians and Asian Americans in popular culture have offered a microcosm of American society where we can explore how a particular identity/ideology is constructed and explained in the cultural domain. This course invites students to introduce the field of cultural studies, particularly focusing on Asian American cultural studies, further examining complex, conjunctive, and multi-faceted Asian American in U.S. popular culture. This course will offer interdisciplinary approaches in order for a better understanding of intersectional meanings of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationalism in the context of U.S. popular culture.


The objective of the course is to familiarize students with (1) a history of Asian American representation in U.S. popular culture; (2) how to read and decode cultures as critical texts, which continuously racialize and otherize Asians and Asian Americans through cultural texts (e.g., film, music, and/or sport). This course consists of at least three parts: (1) lecture, (2) discussion, and (3) presentation. Students are expected to focus on synthesizing reading materials, critical thinking, cultural critique, and both oral and written expression of their ideas (or arguments) throughout the semester. It is also critical to actively engage in discussion and voice their ideas in class or during office hours.

Schedule

AMCULT 103 - First Year Seminar in American Studies
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
26396
Closed
0
1Y1
6Enrollment Management
2
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 001: Monuments Matter
005 (SEM)
 In Person
33349
Open
8
2Y1
3Enrollment Management
-
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (SEM)
 In Person
37233
Closed
0
1Y1
4Enrollment Management
2
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
008 (SEM)
 In Person
37693
Closed
0
 
2Enrollment Management
4
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: This is a meet-together with DIGITAL.
009 (SEM)
 In Person
38404
Closed
0
 
1
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
010 (SEM)
 In Person
38416
Closed
0
 
-
TuTh 8:30AM - 10:00AM

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