Asian and Asian American Studies Institute (AASI)

Director, Asian and Asian American Studies Institute: Associate Professor Cathy Schlund-Vials

Office: Room 417, Beach Hall

2030. Art, Politics, and Propaganda

(Also offered as ARTH 2030.) Three credits.

Asian art and propaganda in the Cold War era (1949-1991) and its relation to Europe, the Soviet Union, and the United States. May include analysis of visual arts, film, photography, and multimedia.

3201. Introduction to Asian American Studies

(Also offered as AMST 3201.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Machida

A multidisciplinary introduction to major themes in Asian American Studies. Concepts of identity and community, migration and labor histories, Asians and the law, representations of Asians in visual and popular culture, gender issues, interracial and interethnic relations, and human rights. CA 1. CA 4. Schund-Vials

3212. Asian American Literature

(Also offered as ENGL 3212.) Three credits. Prerequisite: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher. Chow

Literature, theatre, film about Asian American communities and culture in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. CA 4.

3220. Asian American Art and Visual Culture

(Also offered as ARTH 3020.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.

Topics in contemporary Asian American art and visual culture, 1960’s to present.

3221. Sociological Perspectives on Asian American Women

(Also offered as SOCI 3221.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Purkayastha

An overview of social structures, inter-group relations, and women’s rights, focusing on the experience of Asian American women. CA 4.

3222. Asian Indian Women: Activism and Social Change in India and the United States

(Also offered as HRTS 3573 and SOCI 3222.) Three credits. Prerequisite: SOCI 1001, 1251, or 1501; open to juniors or higher.

How gender, class and ethnicity/race structure everyday lives of Asian Indian women in both India and the United States.

3271. Topics in Chinese Literature

(Also offered as CHIN 3271.) Prerequisite: CHIN 1121 and 1122 or instructor consent.

Social and political issues in Chinese modernity and postmodernity. Taught in English.

3295. Special Topics in Asian American Studies

Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary; open to juniors or higher.

3375. Indian Art and Popular Culture: Independence to the Present

(Also offered as ART 3375 and INDS 3375.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher. Myers

An interdisciplinary lecture/studio art course introducing diverse forms of Indian Art from the traditional through the contemporary. Students complete either research or studio art assignments responding to course content. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

3473. Asian-Pacific American Families

(Also offered as HDFS 3473.) Three credits.

Overview of social, cultural, educational, demographic and economic characteristics of Asian-Pacific American families. Examination and critique of values, customs, traditions and beliefs that distinguish families of this heterogeneous ethnic population.

3531. Japanese Americans and World War II

(Also offered as HIST 3531.) Three credits. Buckley

The events leading to martial law and executive order 9066, the wartime experience of Japanese Americans, and national consequences. CA 1. CA 4.

3554. Immigrants and the Shaping of American History

(Also offered as HIST 3554.) Three credits. Recommended preparation: one course in American History.

The origins of immigration to the United States and the interaction of immigrants with the social, political, and economic life of the nation after 1789, with emphasis on such topics as nativism, assimilation, and the “ethnic legacy”.

3578. Asian-American Experience Since 1850

(Also offered as HIST 3530.) Three credits. Chan

Survey of Asian-American experiences in the United States since 1850. Responses by Asian-Americans to both opportunities and discrimination.

3808. East Asia to the Mid-Nineteenth Century

(Also offered as HIST 3808.) Three credits.

The major problems and issues of traditional Chinese and Japanese history and historiography. Special emphasis on the “Great Tradition” in ideas of both civilizations.

3809. East Asia Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century

(Also offered as HIST 3809.) Three credits.

The reactions of East Asia to the Western threat, and the rise of Asian nationalism, communism, and fascism. Special attention to the tensions caused by the conflict of ideas.

3812. Modern India

(Also offered as HIST 3812.) Three credits. Buckley

An introduction to the history of India from the Mughal and European invasions of the 16th century to the present. India’s synthesis of Eastern and Western culture, traditional and new, will be the focus.

3820. History of Modern Chinese Political Thought

(Also offered as HIST 3820.) Three credits.

Survey of Chinese political ideas and ideologies since the nineteenth century.

3822. Modern China

(Also offered as HIST 3822.) Three credits.

Survey of patterns of modern China since 1800. Topics will include reforms and revolutions, industrialization and urbanization, and family and population growth.

3841. Empire and Nation in Southeast Asia

(Also offered as HIST 3841.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.

Major themes in modern Southeast Asian history from the 17th century to the present: growth of global commerce; western imperialism; nationalism; emergence of independent nation-states; challenges of the post-independence period. Emphasis on the region’s largest countries: Burma, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam.

3842. History of Vietnam

(Also offered as HIST 3842.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.

Introduction to the history of the Vietnamese from the late Bronze Age to the present: the ancient culture of the Red River delta, the millennium of Chinese rule, the independent kingdom of Dai Viet and its successors, French colonialism, the Vietnam War, and postwar Vietnam.

3845. The Vietnam War

(Also offered as HIST 3845.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher.

Origins, evolution, and aftermath of the Vietnamese conflict: the prewar history of colonialism, nationalism, communism, and anticommunism; the formation and development of the three main Vietnamese belligerents; American intervention; culture and politics in wartime Vietnam; escalation and de-escalation of the war; the postwar legacy.

3875. Asian Diasporas in the Americas

(Also offered as HIST 3875 and LLAS 3875.) Three credits. Prerequisite: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607, 3609, 3610, 3635, 3660W, or 3674. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3095 Asian Diasporas in the Americas.

Transnational history of migration and settlement of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and South Asian diasporas across South, Central, and North America and the Caribbean, colonial through national period. Emphasis on political economy, racial formations, and constructions of national identity.

3998. Variable Topics

Three credits. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary; open to juniors or higher. With a change in topic, may be repeated once for credit.

4100. Experiential/Service Learning Seminar

(Also offered as AFRA 4100, LLAS 4100, and WGSS 4100.) Four credits.

Interdisciplinary examination of the history of social justice organizing in the U.S.; theories, strategies, and practice of community organizing movements such as those for immigration, environmental, reproductive, and racial justice. Includes practice in community organizing and political advocacy.

4999. Independent Study

Credits, not to exceed 3 per semester, and hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: Open to juniors or higher; open only with consent of instructor. With a change of subject, this course may be repeated for credit.

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