ETHN 110. Asian Americans: Status
A study of the experiences of various Asian groups
in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century
to present. The historical forces affecting the immigration
and settlement patterns of Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos,
Koreans, Asian Indians and Southeast Asians (Vietnamese,
Cambodians, Laotians) will be compared and contrasted.
Students will analyze the problems resulting from
limited access to the social, political, and economic
institutions of U.S. society. 3 units.
ETHN 111. Southeast Asians in the
Examine several issues and factors shaping the experiences
of recent immigrant groups (Vietnamese, Mien, Hmong,
Cambodians, Laotians) from Southeast Asia to the United
States. Focuses on the dynamic relationship between
ethnicity, minority assignment and social integration
as these affect the experiences of these immigrant
groups. 3 units.
ETHN 112 Contemporary Asian American
An advanced, web enhanced course that examines several
important social issues such as emerging communities,
education, employment and occupations, anti-Asian
violence, media images and stereotypes, families and
identities, and political empowerment shaping the
contemporary experiences of diverse Asian American
groups. 3 units.
ETHN. 113. Asian American Communities.
An examination of the historical and contemporary
experiences of various Asian American communities
through active investigation. The concepts, methods,
and theories commonly utilized in community research
will be covered. 3 units.
ETHN 114. Asian American and Globalization.
An examination of the Asian American immigration within
the context of the larger Asian global migration.
Emphasis will be placed on the period from the 16th
century to contemporary Asian global migration. A
critical examination of the perspectives on the Pacific
region and how the economic, social, political and
historical forces affected migration and the formation
of Asian global communities. 3 units.
ETHN 115. Multiracial Identity.
An examination of biracial/multiracial populations,
their social histories, social experiences and social
identities within various sociological and social
psychological theoretical frameworks. The course will
explore the relationship biracial/multiracial groups
have had, and continue to have, with the larger white
majority and monoracially-identified minorities. 3
ETHN 116. Asian American Politics and Public Policy.
A critical examination of the historical and contemporary
political experiences of Asian Americans and their
pursuits of immigration rights, citizenship, political
identity, equality, freedom, and incorporation into
the U.S. political system. 3 units.
ETHN 118. Asian American Women.
Asian American women with particular attention on
demographics, family structures, occupational patterns,
health, role transformation, and social and economic
factors that impact their lives. These topical areas
are intended to provide the context for Asian American
women's response to living in a multicultural society.
ETHN 119. The Filipino American
An overview of the Filipino American experience from
the 16th century to the present. Immigration and settlement
of Filipinos in the United States will be examined
within the context of historical, social, economic,
and political forces in American society. How the
Filipino labor market status, race, class, and sex/gender
relations affected the evolution and formation of
Asian American communities will be critically examined.
ETHN 121. The Hmong American Experience
Explores the historical and cultural background of Hmong Americans. Major emphasis is on the many experiences of the Hmong Americans including the social, economic, and political conditions that prompted their migration from Laos to the U.S. Explores the complex patterns of Hmong American acculturation in relation with other Asian and non-Asian immigrant groups. 3 units
ETHN 122. Sikh Americans and Globalization.
Examines the history and migration of Sikhs throughout the world, including the United States. Topics include the origin of Sikhism, Sikh history/religion/culture/social institutions and social relations, direct and secondary migration, race and ethnic relations, second-generation identity issues, and global diaspora/ transnationalism. 3 units
ETHN 167. Asian American Families:
Issues and Perspectives.
The family is an adaptable and changing institution
of society. Research and theory on Asian American
families will be highlighted with an emphasis on applying
the information to areas of service, therapy, policy,
and education. Experiences of various Asian groups
in the U.S. will be compared. 3 units.
ENGLISH 180M. Asian American Literature.
This course is designed to introduce students to the
diversity and richness in the immigrant narratives
created by various Asian American authors. In our
discussions, we will study the processes through which
different protagonists "become American"
by considering topics such as stereotypes, cultural
differences, gender politics, and identity construction.