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Tetsuden Kashima
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

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.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading

Readings and discussions

Three in-class midterms and a group project


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 Tetsuden Kashima
Date: 04/07/2005