This course examines the historical and contemporary configurations of Filipin@s in the United States particularly Seattle and Stockton in order to critically understand their emigration and settlement patterns, their colonial and “postcolonial histories”, and their practices of identity constructions, as well as their interactions with each other and with other groups. While recognizing and considering that Filipinx Americans have multiple, diverse, and complex histories and cultures, this course will also explore larger themes regarding American imperialism, U.S. and Philippine colonial relations, U.S. national and ethnic group formation, global diaspora immigration, and transnationalism. Such an investigation will draw on theoretical, historical, social science, and literary sources. The course will encompass discussions of all of the above from the perspectives of the course materials, community members, the students attending the class, and the sites within and beyond those occupied by Filipino Americans. The Class Final Project for this course will be developing a K-12 Ethnic Studies curriculum focusing on Filipino American history.