HIST 284 Introduction to Asian American History (D)

Last offered Fall 2013

Cross Listed as AMST284, ASST284
This course serves as the introduction to Asian American history, roughly covering the years 1850 to the present. It examines the lives of Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Indians, and Southeast Asians in America, and the historical reasons why they came to the US and their subsequent interactions with other ethno-racial groups in the United States. Topics include the anti-Asian exclusion movements, the wartime incarceration of Japanese Americans, the increase of Asian immigration after the 1965 Immigration Act and the war in Viet Nam, and the impact of the events of September 11, 2001 on Asian American communities. These themes and others will be explored through the use of historical texts, primary documents, novels, memoirs, and films. This is an EDI course because it examines how people from different Asian countries and cultures interacted with each other and those already here in the US. Theirs is a story of immigration, exclusion, resistance, accommodation, and the process of "becoming American."
Class Format: lecture/discussion
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on four response papers, two short critical essay (5-7 pages) and a final oral history/family history of an Asian American (10-15 pages)
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Prerequisites: none; open to all
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Divisional Attributes: Division II,Exploring Diversity
Other Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora,ASAM Core Courses,HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada
Enrollment Limit: 40
Expected Enrollment: 30
Class Number: 1433
HIST 284 LEC Intro. to Asian Amer History (D) Division 2: Social StudiesExploring Diversity Initiative Scott Wong
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