HIST 284
Introduction to Asian American History
Last Offered Spring 2019
Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Cross-listed AMST 284 / ASST 284
This course is not offered in the current catalog

Class Details

This course covers the immigration of Asian to the U.S. from the 1850s to the present and the lives of both immigrants and their descendants. Possible topics are the Chinese Exclusion Act, the incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII and the arrival of Vietnamese to the U.S. after the war in Viet Nam.
The Class: Format: lecture; discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 25
Class#: 3255
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: a series of short essays and a final oral history/family history
Prerequisites: none
Distributions: Division II Difference, Power, and Equity
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
HIST 284 Division II AMST 284 Division II ASST 284 Division II
DPE Notes: This course will focus on the legal barriers to Asian American immigration and citizenship that reveal the racial, class, gender, and religious biases against people from that part of the world. By examining these issues, we will see an unequal balance of power as well as the various ways Asian immigrants resisted American immigration laws and would eventually build communities in many parts of the US.
Attributes: AMST Comp Studies in Race, Ethnicity, Diaspora
HIST Group F Electives - U.S. + Canada

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