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AEIS 143 - Asian-American Experience: Post-WW II

5 Credits
Introduces an interdisciplinary examination of contemporary issues in the Asia-American experience. Examines the development of pan-Asian-American social, political and cultural movements following the Japanese-American incarceration and the 1965 Immigration Act; the model minority myth; U.S. labor and immigration practices; anti-Asian violence; general conflict; the contemporary Hawaiian experience; gender issues; hapas; and media and issues of race and representation.

Course Note Previously CGG 206, DGS 206, and DGS 141.

Designed to Serve All students.  Meets diversity and globalism degree requirements.
Active Date 20170601T14:04:37

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.  Pan-Asian American movement (identity, post-internment, Civil Rights Movement)
  2. Model Minority Myth (origin, problems, stereotypes)
  3. U.S. labor and immigration practices (1965 Immigration Act, Korean War and VietNam War refugees)
  4. Generational conflict (first wave vs. second wave, first generation vs. second generation, 1.5 generation)
  5. Anti-Asian violence (Asian enemy, Vincent Chin, L.A. Riots)
  6. African American and Asian Americans (L.A. Riots, media/cultural appropriation)
  7. Contemporary Hawai’ian experience (politics, majority, local
  8. Gender issues (fetishism of the Asian female, effeminism of the Asian male, sexuality)
  9. Hapas ( disapperaring Japanese American, identity, community)
  10. Issues of race and representation (stereotypes, media images/portrayals, appropriation/authenticity)

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

Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of the contemporary Asian American experience within a historical, social, cultural, and artistic context.

Identify and articulate how the Asian American contemporary experience is relevant to our understanding of personal experience, observations, and the world around us.

Describe the formation and emergence of Asian American and pan-Asian American cultural and political identities.

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

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