Connie C. So
Examines the nature of Asian-American identity from a multidisciplinary approach. Explores influences and manifestations of Asian-American identity, using literature, history, and other texts. Topics include gender issues, interracial relationships, and Amerasians. Recommended: AAS 101; AAS 206.
Examines the nature of Asian American and Pacific Islander American identity from an interdisciplinary approach, ranging from history to critical theory. Explores influences of race, gender, socioeconomic class, sexuality, generation, on identity.
Student learning goals
Understand some theories about identity.
Become more comfortable with "discursive" writing.
Appreciate interdisciplinary studies.
General method of instruction
Lecture and seminar. Students are expected to facilitate discussions on the readings.
Class assignments and grading
Take home midterm, take-home final, presentation, discussion, 7-9 page paper.
Midterm - 25 percent of grade; final - 30 percent of grade; presentation - 10 percent of grade, discussion - 5 percent of grade; paper - 30 percent of grade.