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2030. Art, Politics, and Propaganda

Also offered as: ARTH 2030

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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2201. Introduction to Asian American Studies

Also offered as: AMST 2201

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

A multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary 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.

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2530. Asian American Experience Since 1850

Also offered as: HIST 2530

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3212. Asian American Literature

Also offered as: ENGL 3212

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: ENGL 1010 or 1011 or 2011; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3220. Asian American Art and Visual Culture

Also offered as: ARTH 3020

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3221. Sociological Perspectives on Asian American Women

Also offered as: SOCI 3221

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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

Also offered as: HRTS 3573, SOCI 3222

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: SOCI 1001, 1251 or 1501; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3271. Topics in Chinese Literature

Also offered as: CHIN 3271

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: CHIN 1121-1122 or consent of instructor.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3282. Women in Chinese Literature and Film

Also offered as: CHIN 3282

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: CHIN 1121 and 1122 or equivalent.

Grading Basis: Graded

Critical study of representations of women in Chinese film and literature from the early twentieth century to the present. Development of feminist movements in China and gender issues. Taught in English.

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3295. Special Topics in Asian American Studies

1.00 - 6.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary by section; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary. May be repeated for credit with a change in content.

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

Also offered as: ART 3375, INDS 3375

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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 the course content. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3473. Asian Pacific American Families

Also offered as: HDFS 3473

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3531. Japanese Americans & World War II

Also offered as: HIST 3531

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3554. Immigrants and the Shaping of American History

Also offered as: HIST 3554

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Recommended preparation: One course in American history.

Grading Basis: Graded

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." CA 1. CA 4.

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3808. East Asia to the Mid Nineteenth Century

Also offered as: HIST 3808

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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

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3809. East Asia Since the Mid Nineteenth Century

Also offered as: HIST 3809

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3812. Modern India

Also offered as: HIST 3812

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3820. History of Modern Chinese Political Thought

Also offered as: HIST 3820

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Survey of Chinese political ideas and ideologies since the nineteenth century, examining the influences of Confucianism and Western conceptions on the revolutionary changes in political thought in China over the last 100 years, including Marxism, liberalism, anarchism, authoritarianism, and democracy. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3822. Modern China

Also offered as: HIST 3822

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

Survey of patterns of modern China since 1800. Topics will include reforms and revolutions, industrialization and urbanization, and family and population growth. CA 1. CA 4-INT.

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3841. Empire and Nation in Southeast Asia

Also offered as: HIST 3841

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3842. History of Vietnam

Also offered as: HIST 3842

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3845. The Vietnam War

Also offered as: HIST 3845

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3875. Asian Diasporas in the Americas

Also offered as: HIST 3875, LLAS 3875

3.00 credits

Prerequisites: Open to sophomores or higher. Recommended preparation: HIST 3607, 3609, 3610, 3635, 3660W, or 3674. Not open to students who have passed HIST 3995 Asian Diasporas in the Americas.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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3998. Variable Topics

3.00 credits | May be repeated for a total of 6 credits.

Prerequisites: Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary; open to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change in topic, may be repeated once for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.

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4100. Experiential/Service Learning Seminar

Also offered as: AFRA 4100, LLAS 4100, WGSS 4100

4.00 credits

Prerequisites: None.

Grading Basis: Graded

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.

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4999. Independent Study

1.00 - 3.00 credits | May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: Open only to juniors or higher.

Grading Basis: Graded

With a change of subject, this course may be repeated for credit.

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