ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Fall 2022, Section 002 - The Philippines and the University of Michigan
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Studies (ASIAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Details

Credits:
3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Description

This course draws from archival sources at the University of Michigan’s Bentley Historical Library, the University Library’s Special Collections, and the Museum of Anthropological Archaeology to examine the complex and contentious relationship between the Philippines and the United States over the course of a century (1870s–1960s). The University of Michigan holds a very special place in this history as the institution that sent the first US expeditions to the islands and the alma mater of many colonial officials and researchers over the half century that the Philippines was under American colonial rule. In this course we will ask not only how American imperialism fundamentally transformed Filipino politics and society, but also, reciprocally, how the Philippines altered American ideologies, practices of governance and institutions—including the one we currently call home. We will also, wherever possible, search for and center Filipino voices that have been overlooked or silenced in a predominant historiography of the period.

As a HistoryLab, this is a very hands-on course, and students can expect that many of our classes will take place in collections across campus. Building on the foundation of the Michigan in the World digital exhibit “The Philippines and the University of Michigan,” our goal will be to research and write original content that extends the exhibit both topically and chronologically. This course is also designed to work in partnership with ReConnect/ReCollect: Reparative Connections to Philippine Collections at the University of Michigan, a two-year project funded by the U-M Humanities Collaboratory. Previous completion of History 202 or an equivalent methods course is strongly recommended. Some knowledge of Philippine history or completion of History 219 (“The Philippines: Culture and History”) is recommended but not required.

Course Requirements:

History 202 strongly recommended; previous knowledge of Philippines or History 219 recommended but not required

Intended Audience:

Majors in History or relevant fields (American Culture; Asian Languages and Cultures; Anthropology), and upper-class students

Class Format:

Seminar/HistoryLab

Schedule

ASIAN 480 - Topics in Asian Studies
Schedule Listing
002 (SEM)
 In Person
27557
Open
9
 
-
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: History-homed course: HISTORY 441

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