Courses - Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule. Please remember that future quarter listings are tentative and subject to change.

Autumn 2015

Asian-American Studies Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
aut AAS 330: Asian American Theater

Covers drama from the 1970's to now, in historical contexts. They study of drama is dialogical, through dialogue. Themes are contested among the characters. Our studies participate, with the plays, in questioning race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and class. Includes students' performances of dramatic readings. No prior experience in theater is required.

DIV, VLPA
A - 10091 Stephen H. Sumida T T
BNS
aut AAS 360: Critical Filipino-American Histories

Examines the diverse historical and contemporary experiences of Filipinas and Filipinos in the United States in order to critically understand their immigration patterns, colonial histories, practices of identity constructions, and interactions with other groups.

DIV, I&S, W
A - 10092 Rick Bonus T Th 13:30-15:20
MOR 234
aut AAS 370: Japanese Americans: Race, Culture, Discrimination, Gender, And Endurance

Explores the changing nature of Japanese Americans from the first, Issei, to the latest generation. Topics include arrival, inequality and discrimination, Picture Brides, WW II, and minority-majority race relations. Lectures, readings, discussion, and videos offer varied approaches to view culture, values, community, concentration camps, gender, socio-economic, and psychological issue.

DIV, I&S
A - 10093 Tetsuden Kashima M W 10:30-12:20
THO 134
aut AAS 385: Asian Americans And Pacific Islander Americans: Race, Law, And Justice

Explores relationship of race, law, and justice in history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans. Examines how challenges and resistance to racial discrimination, inequality, and colonialism transformed our political and legal justice system. Issues include citizenship, immigration, sovereignty, gender, civil liberties, national security, work, property, language, education, and marriage.

DIV, I&S
A - 10094 Gail Nomura T Th 11:30-13:20
RAI 121
aut AAS 395: Critical Studies Of Post-Vietnam War Southeast Asian Americans: Not Just Refugees

Focuses on the experiences of Vietnamese, Cambodians/Khmer, Lao, and Indo-Chinese, addressing the various waves of these Southeast Asians to the USA after 1975. Beyond refugee status and the Vietnam War, students explore how ethnicity, age, class, gender and generation influences Southeast Asian groups in America.

DIV, I&S, W
A - 10095 Connie So T T
BNS
aut AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 10096 to be arranged -
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aut AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study B - 10097 to be arranged -
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Winter 2016

Asian-American Studies Courses

Qtr Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
win AAS 206: Contemporary Issues Of Asian And Pacific Islander Americans

Critically examines contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander American issues, ranging from the Cold War era to the present-day America. Topics include ethnic enclaves, community-building, civil rights, identity problems, family conflict, social organizations, political movements, and immigration.

I&S
A - 00000 Connie So T Th 09:30-11:20
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win AAS 206: Contemporary Issues Of Asian And Pacific Islander Americans

Critically examines contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander American issues, ranging from the Cold War era to the present-day America. Topics include ethnic enclaves, community-building, civil rights, identity problems, family conflict, social organizations, political movements, and immigration.

AA - 00000 M 09:30-10:20
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win AAS 206: Contemporary Issues Of Asian And Pacific Islander Americans

Critically examines contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander American issues, ranging from the Cold War era to the present-day America. Topics include ethnic enclaves, community-building, civil rights, identity problems, family conflict, social organizations, political movements, and immigration.

AB - 00000 M 10:30-11:20
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win AAS 350: Critical Overseas Chinese/chinese American Histories

Explores the differences and similarities of race, class, gender, sexuality, and generation influence on the life experiences of the Chinese (among the most diasporic people in the world) in America

DIV, I&S
A - 00000 Connie So M W
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win AAS 372: American Internment And Incarceration: Race, Discrimination, And Power

Explores the racial animus, failure of political leadership, and war hysteria in WW II that resulted in Japanese Americans incarcerated into American concentration camps. Conceptually different internment camps held thousands of Japanese, German, and Italian alien nationals. Topics include why, how, past and present concerns.

DIV, I&S
A - 00000 Tetsuden Kashima M W 10:30-12:20
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win AAS 392: Asian American And Pacific Islander Women

Explores the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality in the lives of Asian American and Pacific Islander women. Examines how forces such as immigration, colonialism, sovereignty, labor, family, gender roles and relations, community, war, homeland politics, transnationalism, and social movements shaped and were shaped by these women. Offered: jointly with GWSS 392.

DIV, I&S
A - 00000 Gail Nomura T Th 11:30-13:20
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win AAS 402: Contemporary Asian American Literature

Examines Asian American literature from the 1950s to the present that require analyses of structures of power and possibilities for empowerment of an American "minority" group. Multi-ethnic focus, including Filipino American, Japanese American, Chinese American, Korean American, Vietnamese American, and South Asian American subjects.

DIV, VLPA
A - 00000 Stephen H. Sumida M W
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win AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 00000 to be arranged -
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win AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study B - 00000 to be arranged -
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win AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study C - 00000 to be arranged -
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