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AEIS 142 - Asian-American Roots

5 Credits
Introduces an interdisciplinary examination of the Asian immigrant and Asian-American experience through World War II. Examines the idea of the American, U.S. labor and immigration practices, exclusionary laws, citizenship, generational conflict and cultural kinship, identity formation, inter- and intra-group issues, the Hawaiian experience, the Japanese-American incarceration, gender issues, and issues of race and representation.

Course Note Previously CGG 205 and DGS 140.

Designed to Serve All students.  Meets the diversity and globalism degree requirement.
Active Date 20170601T14:04:36

Grading System Decimal Grade
Class Limit 38
Contact Hours: Lecture 55 Lab 0 Worksite 0 Clinical 0 Other 0
Total Contact Hours 55
Degree Distributions:
  • Diversity & Globalism
  • Social Science Area I

Course Outline
  1. The Hawai’ian experience (plantations, labor, formation of local )
  2. U.S. labor and immigration practices
  3. Early Chinese immigration (railroad, Chinatowns, gender issues, stereotypes, exclusion)
  4. Early Japanese immigration (issei, picture brides, nisei, exclusion)
  5. Early Korean immigration (exiles, ethnic antagonism)
  6. Early Asian Indian immigration (migrant labor, bachelor society)
  7. Early Filipino immigration (migrant labor, bachelor society, anti-miscegenation, labor unions)
  8. The Japanese American incarceration during World War II (Pearl Harbor, war hysteria, interment, aftermath)
  9. Disparate Asian American ethnic groups (ethnic antagonism, ethnic enclaves)

Student Learning Outcomes
Critically analyze and evaluate racial and ethnic issues in historical context.

Demonstrate an understanding of early Asian American experiences and issues within a historical, social, cultural, and artistic context.

Identify and articulate how topics in Asian American Studies are relevant to our understanding of personal experience, observations, and the world around us.

Identify and explain the formation and emergence of early Asian American cultural and political identities.

Describe the relationship of Asian Americans to the formation of multicultural American society.

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