AAST - Asian American Studies

AAST200 Introduction to Asian American Studies (3 Credits)

The aggregate experience of Asian Pacific Americans, from developments in the countries of origin to their contemporary issues. The histories of Asian Pacific American groups as well as culture, politics, the media, and stereotypes, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

AAST201 Asian American History (3 Credits)

Introduction to the history of Asian Americans and Asians in the United States and the Americas and to the field of Asian American Studies, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include theories of race and ethnicity; Asian migration and diaspora to the Americas; Asian American work and labor issues; gender, family, and communities; nationalism and nativism, and anti-Asian movements; Asian Americans in World War II, the Cold War, and the issues in the civil rights & post-civil rights era.Also offered as: HIST221.

Credit Only Granted for: AAST201, HIST219G, HIST219M, or HIST221.

AAST222 Immigration and Ethnicity in America (3 Credits)

The history of immigration and the development of diverse populations in the United States are examined. Topics include related political controversies, the social experiences of immigrants, ethnicity, generations, migration, inter-group relations, race and diversity in American culture.

Credit Only Granted for: AAST222 or HIST222.

AAST233 Introduction to Asian American Literature (3 Credits)

A survey of Asian American literature with an emphasis on recurrent themes and historical context.Also offered as: ENGL233.

Credit Only Granted for: ENGL233 or AAST233.

AAST298 Special Topics in Asian American Studies (3 Credits)

An introductory multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary educational experience to explore issues relevant to Asian American life, cultural experiences; and political, economic, and artistic development.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

AAST378 Experiential Learning (3 Credits)

Field experience/internship in professional organizations and appropriate private and governmental agencies serving the Asian American community.

Restriction: Permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies.

Repeatable to: 6 credits.

AAST388 Independent Research (1-3 Credits)

Directed, independent study in Asian American Studies resulting in the completion of an original research paper.

Restriction: Permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

AAST398 Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (3 Credits)

Study of a specific theme or issue involving the Asian America experience.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

AAST420 Asian American Women: The Social Construction of Gender (3 Credits)

Examines the intersection of gender, race and class as it relates to Asian American women in the United States; how institutionalized cultural and social statuses of gender, race, ethnicity and social class produce and reproduce inequality with implications for Asian Americans and the broader society.

Restriction: Must not have completed WMST420. Also offered as: WMST420.

Credit Only Granted for: AAST420 or WMST420.

AAST424 Sociology of Race Relations (3 Credits)

Analysis of race-related issues, with a primary focus on American society. The historical emergence, development, and institutionalization of racism; the impact of racism on its victims; and racially based conflict.

Prerequisite: 6 credits in SOCY courses; or permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies.

Restriction: Must not have completed SOCY424. Also offered as: SOCY424.

Credit Only Granted for: AAST424 or SOCY424.

AAST443 Asian American Politics (3 Credits)

Students will gain a greater understanding of 1)the role of Asian Americans in US politics, 2) the political attitudes and behaviors of Asian Americans and 3)how to conduct research on Asian American politics. Though the class will concentrate on Asian Americans, issues related to Asian American politics will be examined within the larger context of America's multicultural political landscape.

Credit Only Granted for: AAST498T, AAST443, GVPT368C or AMST 498J.

Formerly: AAST498T.

AAST498 Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (3 Credits)

Advanced study of the cultural and historical antecedents of contemporary Asian American society. Emphasis on the social, political, economic, and behavioral factors affecting Asian Americans and their communities.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.

AAST499 Senior Thesis (3 Credits)

Under the supervision of faculty, research regarding a specific topic of the Asian American experience will be completed.

Prerequisite: AAST201 and AAST200.

Restriction: Permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies; and must be in Asian American Studies program.

Repeatable to: 6 credits if content differs.