Amy P Bhatt
Examines a topic, theme, problem, or area of the world in order to provide a deeper understanding of an aspect of Global Studies.
This class will explore the relationship between aspects of globalization and the evolution of immigrant groups in the greater Seattle area, with a focus on Asian American communities historically and in the contemporary period. Topics covered include: changes in the world market for labor, colonization, and other global forces that shape migration patterns.
Student learning goals
to critically analyze the history of Asian Americans in the context of U.S. migration policies, race relations, and international agendas.
to develop skills in interdisciplinary research, writing, and collaborative presentation.
to develop skills in generating primary source “data” through oral histories and to link contemporary Asian American experiences with historical trends.
to articulate the continuities and changes wrought by globalization through a variety of sources like: scholarly research, first person narratives, fiction, film, lectures and discussion.
General method of instruction
Discussion and lecture
Class assignments and grading
-Participation papers -Community History paper -Oral History project
Grades are determined on the basis of successfully completing assignments and participating in class.