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Connie C. So
AAS 210
Seattle Campus

Asian-American Identity

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.

Class description

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.

Recommended preparation

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.


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 Connie C. So
Date: 01/11/2007