Nov 12, 2019  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Programs and Courses in Asian American Studies


Asian American Studies

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Courses

Asian American Studies: Introductory Courses

  • ASIAN 21000 - Asians in the U.S.


    Hunter Core
    Individual and Society - Humanities (I&S H)
    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Critical nterdisciplinary examination of Asian American experiences of discrimination and exclusion in the context of domestic and foreign U.S. policies regarding immigration, labor, and national identity. Through an examination of historical, theoretical and cultural texts, the course also looks at the impact of the current expansion of Asian American communities on America’s social, cultural, and political order. 
    Recommended for but not required of AASP Minors.
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 22001 - Asian American Women Writers


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B or C

    Critical examination of Asian American women’s identity formations in relation to factors such as racial ideology, global migrations of labor and capital, class status, sexuality, military conflict, constructions of family, and language.

    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 22012 - Asian American Literature


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B or C

    Critical examination of literary texts by Asians in the U.S. and western diaspora, tracing Asian American literary production in order to understand how these literatures are a formative site to engage in intersectional analyses of constructions of history, citizenship, and identity. 
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

Asian American Studies: Humanities Courses

  • ASIAN 22004 - Arab American Literature


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Critical examination of a cross-section of literature and film/video/performance by Arab American writers and artists in an interdisciplinary investigation of the historical and contemporary experiences of Arab Americans in the United States and western diaspora.
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 22005 - South Asian Women’s Literature


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B or C
    Close examination of literary, historical, and theoretical texts with a focus on the cultural production and social movements of South Asian women, with particular attention to how issues of race and nationalism are shaped and how they have overlapped with gender, class, sexuality, religion, and language.
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 22006 - Filipino American Literature


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Close examination of the historical and social contexts in which Philippine-American literature has evolved, the diverse aesthetics and themes of individual writers, and analysis of how issues of Philippine-American cultural production takes up issues of gender, class, sexuality, religion, language, and national identity. 

     
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 22009 - Gender and Genre in Asian American Literature and Film


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B, PD/C
    Critical exploration of the social construction of Asian American identity in various genres: video art, prose, poetry, memoir, performance, and film. The emphasis of the course is on intersectional analyses that critically examine how race, gender, class, and sexuality inform Asian American artists’ decisions regarding form and genre.



    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 22100 - Introduction to Writing About Asian American Literature (W)


    Hunter Core
    English Composition (EC)
    This course emphasizes close reading of and analytical writing about writing by Asian American writers. ASIAN 221 develops students’ critical and interpretive skills necessary for meaningful written and verbal responses to literature in the context of Asian American history and experience.
     
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 22500 - Asian American Art (W)


    Hunter Core
    Creative Expression (CE)
    Pluralism and Diversity
    P&D B
    Introduction to Asian American artistic production through a survey of Asian American art and theory, including critical examinations of Asian American identity formation; transnationalism; constructions of race, gender, sexuality, class; and alternative artistic strategies.
     
    prereq: ENGL 12000
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 32001 - Nation, Self, and Asian Identity


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Critical examination of literary constructions of Asian American identity in relation to the U.S. nation-state, with particular emphasis placed upon juridical constructions of citizenship, community, and belonging. 
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 32005 - Asian American Memoir


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Close examination of memory as an imagined and contested site that complicates and challenges how we constitute self and other. Students will analyze constructions of identity through Asian American narratives, and their relation to language, form and experience, including immigration and gendered narratives to transnational categories of homeland and belonging.

     
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 32100 - Asian American Social Protest Literature


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
     

    Deconstruction and examination of historical and contemporary Asian American literatures of social protest and resistance. Students utilize readings as a framework for initiating, planning, and executing semester-long community-based projects.
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 33008 - Muslim Diasporas


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Interdisciplinary course moving through the history of Islam and its expressions in many areas of the world (including Sufism), to the cultural identity, art, and literature of the Muslim Diaspora in the United States, their misrepresentations in the media, and fetishization by popular culture.

     
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 34001 - Asian Pacific American Media


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Addresses Asian Pacific American experiences of assimilation, displacement, marginalization, multiculturalism, and resistance to the cultural ‘norm’ within Asian Pacific communities through screening a wide range of films and videos and reviewing critical and fictional writing. Guest artists may also lecture.
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 34003 - West Asian American Literature and Film


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B

    Interdisciplinary course that first examines the cultural, linguistic, and religious diversity of West Asia, sometimes called Central Asia and/or the Middle East, to then focus on the literature and film of their diasporic communities in the U.S.

     
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

Asian American Studies: Recent Course Offerings in the Humanities

  • ASIAN 33052 - Oral History, Cultural Identity and the Arts


  • ASIAN 39006 - Gender and Sexuality in Asian American Literature and Film


  • ASIAN 39016 - Ethnicity and American English


  • ASIAN 39018 - Asian American Poetics


  • ASIAN 46000 - Independent Study


Asian American Studies: Social Science Courses

  • ASIAN 23002 - Asian American Communities and Mental Health


    Hunter Core
    Individual and Society (Social Sciences) -I&S SS
    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Introduction to pyychological experiences of Asian Americans, including historical, sociopolitical, and cultural influences that shape personality and mental health. Specific topics include stereotypes and racism, processes of acculturation and enculturation, ethnic identity development, interracial relationships, stressors and social support systems within Asian American communities , and culturally competent mental health treatment and service delivery.
    3 hrs
    3 credits
  • ASIAN 29000 - Asian American Studies Internship


    A semester-long course intended to give students practical experience participating in a local or national Asian American-serving organization. The objective of ASIAN 29000 is to train students to transform Asian American Studies scholarship into practice, and to realize the relevance of their classroom training in a broader social context. ASIAN 29000 will be required of students seeking a Certificate in Asian American Studies (pending), and will be recommended for students seeking a minor in Asian American Studies.
    prereq: ENGL 12000, ASIAN 210 or equiv.
    8-10
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 35100 - Asian American History of Labor and Politics


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    This seminar explores the interconnected issues of race, class, and nationality through the study of the history of Asian immigrant labor in the U.S. in the context of American economic needs and political environment.

     
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 39001 - International Migration


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    This interdisciplinary course examines the origins and processes of migration and settlement, past and present. Includes a series of lectures by leading scholars from a variety of academic fields and immigrant communities. Topics include: immigration and labor, race and gender, social and cultural identity, immigration policy and political action, and the trans-nationalization of education and family life.
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 39002 - Asian American Civil Rights and the Law


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Critical examination of major immigration and civil rights laws and Supreme Court cases that have affected Asian Americans.

     
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

  • ASIAN 49100 - Asian American Movement and Community Organizations


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    Semester-long analysis of the development of pan-ethnic Asian American consciousness and institutions since the late 1960s, with a focus on this movement’s impact on community organizations of Asian national sub-groups examined in the context of larger American racial and ethnic politics.
    3 hrs
    3 cr.

Asian American Studies: Recent Course Offerings in Social Science

  • ASIAN 23001 - Globalization and Gender


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B
    3 hrs
    3 cr.
  • ASIAN 33001 - Chinese in the U.S.


  • ASIAN 33003 - South Asians in the U.S.


  • ASIAN 39015 - Immigration and the Economy


    3
  • ASIAN 46000 - Independent Study


  • ASIAN 49000 - Immigration Policy


    Pluralism and Diversity
    PD/B