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Moon-Ho Jung
AAS 101
Seattle Campus

Introduction to Asian American Cultures

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation


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%

The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Moon-Ho Jung
Date: 04/09/2013