AMCULT 214 - Introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (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 department.
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. By examining history, cultural productions, and the political struggles of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities, the course learning goals are as follows:

  • Understand Asian migration to the U.S., to describe its past and present patterns, and to identify the legal, political, economic, social, and cultural circumstances that have shaped it.
  • Understand the racial formation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to understand how these formations intersect with other racialized communities in the U.S.
  • Compare and contrast Asian/Pacific Islander American communities in the U.S. and to relate their past and present development in light of domestic and international conditions.
  • Analyze the diverse expressions of Asian/Pacific American identity as they intersect with other forms of identity, such as gender, class, sexuality, and religion.
  • Articulate informed positions on some of the mechanisms of exclusion and invisibility experienced by Asian and Pacific Islander American communities.
  • Think and communicate analytically and compassionately about race and ethnicity in America.
  • Course Requirements:

  • The course requires regular participation in lectures and discussion sections and timely completion of reading and writing assignments.
  • Short assignments include regular discussion posts, response papers (2 pages), and reading quizzes.
  • Longer assignments include an in-class midterm exam and a final paper/project (5-6 pages).
  • Class Format:

    Schedule

    AMCULT 214 - Introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies
    Schedule Listing
    001 (LEC)
     In Person
    25892
    Open
    1
     
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    MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
    002 (DIS)
     In Person
    27114
    Closed
    0
     
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    Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
    003 (DIS)
     In Person
    27115
    Open
    1
     
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    Th 2:00PM - 3:00PM
    004 (DIS)
     In Person
    27116
    Open
    1
     
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    Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
    005 (DIS)
     In Person
    29090
    Closed
    0
     
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    F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
    006 (DIS)
     In Person
    29091
    Closed
    0
     
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    F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
    007 (DIS)
     In Person
    29092
    Closed
    0
     
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    F 1:00PM - 2:00PM

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