Courses - Current and Upcoming

For the most up-to-date information on enrollment, meeting times, and locations, please consult the UW Time Schedule.

Winter 2015

Asian-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
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.

DIV, I&S
A - 10090 Connie So T Th 11:30-13:20
MLR 301
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 - 10091 Patek, Trisha K M 11:30-12:20
ARC 160
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 - 10092 Patek, Trisha K M 12:30-13:20
ARC 160
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, W
A - 10093 Connie So T T
DEN
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 - 10095 Gail Nomura T Th 12:30-14:20
SMI 404
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 - 10096 Stephen H. Sumida T T
CMU
AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 10097 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study B - 10098 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study C - 10099 to be arranged -
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Spring 2015

Asian-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

DIV, I&S, W
A - 10073 Connie So T Th 11:30-13:20
GWN 201
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AA - 10074 F 11:30-12:20
CLK 219
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AB - 10075 F 11:30-12:20
CDH 711A
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AC - 10076 F 12:30-13:20
CLK 120
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AD - 10077 F 12:30-13:20
CHL 105
AAS 210: Asian American And Pacific Islander American Identity: Race, Ethnicity, And Culture

Examines the interdisciplinary nature of Asian-American and Pacific Islander American identity. Explores influences and manifestations of Asian and Pacific Islander ethnic identity, using literature, history, and social sciences. Topics include gender issues, socio-economic class, and mixed heritage in the United States.

DIV, I&S, W
A - 10078 Connie So M W
THO
AAS 250: Asian American Oral Histories

Explores the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the lives of diverse Asian Americans through readings of oral histories narrating powerful stories including immigration, war, refugee flight, exclusion and discrimination, activism, community building, labor, race relations, family, generation gap, gender role changes, domestic violence, adoption, mixed race, religion, and culture.

DIV, I&S
A - 10079 Gail Nomura T Th 09:30-11:20
LOW 101
AAS 310: Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders In The Pacific Northwest

Examines the history and lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities in the Pacific Northwest from the eighteenth century. Topics include immigration, labor, gender, community building, challenges to racial discrimination and inequities, and activism to achieve social justice. Emphasizes Washington/Seattle with discussion of Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.

DIV, I&S
A - 10080 Gail Nomura T Th 13:30-15:20
BNS 117
AAS 320: Hawaii's Literatures

Covers views by Native Hawaiian and multicultural writers and composers, studied within historical contexts ranging from the eighteenth century to the present. Examines how the colonization of a sovereign people redefines culture in ethnocentric, racist, Orientialist ways. Analyzes strategies of decolonization as presented and interpreted in works studied.

DIV, VLPA
A - 10081 Stephen H. Sumida M W
CMU
AAS 380: Asian American Community: Discrimination, Power, And Affirmation

Covers three "sea-change" eras for Asian American communities: 1850 to 1941 (racial prejudice, discrimination, and perseverance); World War II to 1965 (inclusion of Asian communities except Japanese Americans); and 1965 to present (new Asian immigrant communities). Topics include theory, comparative history, gender issues, cultural norms and values, and socio-economic endeavors.

DIV, I&S
A - 10082 Tetsuden Kashima M W 09:30-11:20
CMU B006
AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 10083 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study B - 10084 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study C - 10085 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study D - 10086 to be arranged -
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