HISTORY 393 - Topics in U.S. History
Winter 2019, Section 001 - Looking for Asian Americans at UM and in Michigan: Capturing 150 years of Lived Experiences and Raw Voices
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
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This is a project-based course that explores the two centuries of history and legacy of Asians, Asian-Americans and the Pacific-Islanders in the state of Michigan, especially at the University of Michigan. Students will acquire useful research tools and "own" the project outcomes as a highly relevant and meaningful experience. After familiarizing themselves with the basic history of AAPI, students will work in small teams to identify the team's thematic area, for example, legacy of migration at a specific historical moment, or an experience of a particular ethnic group, family or individual. Students examine the rich archival material kept at the Bentley Library, and, if appropriate, expand their inquiry to organizations and people who reside in Michigan today. The class will discuss and evaluate each team’s research goal, strategy, and method. Together, we will visualize the project result in the form of a public presentation. Despite the impressive presence and fascinating life stories of various AAPI residents in Michigan, relatively little is known. Students in this course will help to showcase some of their stories.

Course Requirements:

Willingness to engage in research and collaborative project

Intended Audience:

Juniors, seniors

Class Format:

Research, Discussion, Collaborative project, and Lecture


HISTORY 393 - Topics in U.S. History
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19
002 (LEC)
 In Person
Th 1:00PM - 4:00PM
1/9/19 - 4/23/19

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