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Gail M. Nomura
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.

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The experiences of people of color have shaped and tested the character of the United States, its institutions, and society. This course will examine the nature of American culture and society through a study of the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States. Asian/Pacific Islander American history reveals the dynamics of race relations, power relationships, and economic stratification in this country as well as the continuing process of defining America and American. The groups covered include Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Pacific Islander, South Asian, and Southeast Asian Americans.

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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 Gail M. Nomura
Date: 03/22/2007