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.
Introductory lecture survey of Asian American history. Major themes include imperialism, labor migration, racism, community formation, and resistance.
We will explore the particular experiences of Asian Americans within regional, national, and global contexts. Central questions we will address throughout the course are: What forces have driven Asians to migrate to the United States? How have Asians figured in U.S. race relations? What factors have unified and stratified Asian American communities? How have Asian Americans struggled for democracy and justice? The course will conclude by examining the growing diversity of Asian Americans since the 1960s.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Lectures and discussion sections.
Class assignments and grading
Short Essay, Mid-Term and Final Essay Exams, Final Paper. This course qualifies for "W" credit.
Class Participation: 10% Short Essay: 15% Mid-Term Exam: 25% Final Paper: 25% Final Exam: 25%