Undergraduate Courses in Asian American Studies

Fall 2022

Introduction to Asian American Studies
Subject associations
ASA 201 / ENG 209

Who or what is considered Asian American? Who or what decides those boundaries? Using the collaborative Asian American tarot deck as framework, this course critically interrogates the complexities surrounding "Asian American" as political and community formation. In so doing, it considers intersections between race, class, gender, ability, and sexuality as factors that impact movements, identities, and narratives, and that ultimately trouble what it means to be Asian American. Course themes include: inclusion/exclusion, migration, racial violence, U.S. empire and war, refugees and adoptees, pop culture and media, and Asian American activism.

Instructors
Staff
Asian Americana: Theorizing Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality Across Difference
Subject associations
ASA 361 / AMS 461 / GSS 330

From the height of the Asian American movement began at San Francisco State in 1968, the question of where Asian diasporic communities fit within the American racial matrix has been of pivotal interest for scholars, students, activists and artists across genres. This class seeks to explore Asian Americans' social location in the US. Using a relational intersectional feminist approach, this class will examine Asian Americans positionality in relation to Indigenous, Black and Latinx communities throughout the country. Students will engage and hone Asian American Studies interdisciplinary methods (historical, literary and filmic analysis).

Instructors
Staff

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