AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Winter 2020, Section 001 - Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in the Civil Rights Movement
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: American Culture (AMCULT)
Department: LSA American Culture
See additional student enrollment and course instructor information to guide you in your decision making.

Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be elected four times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

This course explores the Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) civil rights movement, with an overview of how federal and state laws have affected the A/PIA experience and presence in the United States within the broader context of all immigrant communities, covering a variety of civil rights cases and civil wrongs against A/PIAs, and the activist response. The course will cover the historical timeline, exclusion laws, alien land laws, World War II internment of Japanese Americans, affirmative action as it applies to A/PIAs, civil rights and racial hate crime violence, bilingual issues in education and in the workplace, post-9/11 issues, A/PIAs in the marriage equality movement, immigration law reform, transracial adoptions, A/PIA voting trends and impact, the Hawaiian sovereignty movement, the current effort to change birthright citizenship, sex-selective abortion ban laws, among other topics. This course surveys the history of A/PIAs from the early sixteenth century to the present. We will situate this history within broader legal, sociocultural and political contexts. The critical questions to focus on are: What are the historical, political, legislative, and legal contexts that have together shaped the history of Asian and Pacific Islanders, and people of color generally, in the United States? How does that history compare to other immigrant populations? What is the relationship between the changing law, politics and economy, past and present, national and international, and community activism? What was, is, and will be the state of Asian Pacific Islander America past, present, and future? We will seek comparisons across groups and time, asking how historical patterns shape the present. In turn, we will also consider how our contemporary surroundings affect the way in which we view and interpret the past.

Course Requirements:

The course features lectures, movies, and guest lecturers from the movement. There is a term paper on a topic of your choice. There is no final exam.

Schedule

AMCULT 301 - Topics in American Culture
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
23973
Closed
0
 
-
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

Textbooks/Other Materials

The partner U-M / Barnes & Noble Education textbook website is the official way for U-M students to view their upcoming textbook or course material needs, whether they choose to buy from Barnes & Noble Education or not. Students also can view a customized list of their specific textbook needs by clicking a "View/Buy Textbooks" link in their course schedule in Wolverine Access.

Click the button below to view and buy textbooks for AMCULT 301.001

View/Buy Textbooks

Syllabi

Syllabi are available to current LSA students. IMPORTANT: These syllabi are provided to give students a general idea about the courses, as offered by LSA departments and programs in prior academic terms. The syllabi do not necessarily reflect the assignments, sequence of course materials, and/or course expectations that the faculty and departments/programs have for these same courses in the current and/or future terms.

Click the button below to view historical syllabi for AMCULT 301 (UM login required)

View Historical Syllabi

CourseProfile (Atlas)

The Atlas system, developed by the Center for Academic Innovation, provides additional information about: course enrollments; academic terms and instructors; student academic profiles (school/college, majors), and previous, concurrent, and subsequent course enrollments.

CourseProfile (Atlas)