Asian-American subcultures; evolution of Asian-American cultures in the United States from 1850 to 1950 - immigration patterns, evolution of subcultures, evacuation, interracial relations, assimilation, and signs of social disorganization.
This class meets for the "A" term [June 20-July 20, 2005]. We start with the theoretical importance of the Asian American [AA] group to the American society and examine both the common and unique issues relevant to most of the AA groups found in the Pacific Northwest. The focus is on culture and history from a social science perspective.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
The general format of the class consists of lectures, class discussions and visual materials. A field trip to the Seattle AA community is an optional feature of the classs.
Class assignments and grading
Readings and discussions
Three in-class midterms and a group project