21F.043 Introduction to Asian American Studies: Historical and Contemporary Issues


Class Info

Provides an overview of Asian American history and its relevance for contemporary issues. Covers the first wave of Asian immigration in the 19th century, the rise of anti-Asian movements, the experiences of Asian Americans during WWII, the emergence of the Asian American movement in the 1960s, and the new wave of post-1965 Asian immigration. Examines the role these experiences played in the formation of Asian American ethnicity. Addresses key societal issues such as racial stereotyping, media racism, affirmative action, the glass ceiling, the "model minority" syndrome, and anti-Asian harassment or violence. Taught in English.

This class has no prerequisites.

21F.043 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by E. Teng.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 14N-225.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H. This class counts as a CI-H.

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 21F.043 was rated 6.8 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the 21F.043/21H.150J Introduction to Asian American Studies: Literature, Culture, and Historical Experie site.

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