Asian American Studies Institute (AASI)
Director, Asian American Studies Institute: Roger N. Buckley
Office: Room 416, Beach Hall
201. Introduction to Asian American Studies
Either semester. Three credits. Machida
A multidisciplinary introduction to major themes in Asian American Studies. Concepts of identity and community, migration and labor histories, Asians and the law, representations of Asians in visual and popular culture, gender issues, interracial and interethnic relations, and human rights. CA1. CA 4.
214. Medicinal Plants of Asian Origin and Culture
First semester. Three credits.
A review of the plant species of Asian origin and culture currently studied for nutraceutical and functional properties by biomedical and agricultural researchers. Strategies for successful cultivation and use of these "green immigrants" in North America.
215. Critical Health Issues of Asian Americans
First semester. Three credits.
Examination of critical health issues affecting Asian American sub populations. Topics to include gender specific health problems; cultural issues; and health care issues. CA 4.
216. Asian Medical Systems
Second semester. Three credits.
Examination of traditional medical systems of Asian origin and their prevalence in the United States. Topics to include popular medical systems: Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Chinese, Indian, and Japanese Herbal Medicine; the values and beliefs of different models. CA 4-INT.
220. Asian American Art and Visual Culture
(Also offered as ARTH 220.) Either semester. Three credits.
Topics in contemporary Asian American art and visual culture, 1960's to present.
221. Sociological Perspectives on Asian American Women
(Also offered as HRTS 221 and SOCI 221.) Either semester. Three credits. Open to sophomores or higher. Purkayastha
An overview of social structures, inter-group relations, and women's rights, focusing on the experience of Asian American women. CA 4.
222. Asian Indian Women: Activism and Social Change in India and the United States
(Also offered as HRTS 222 and SOCI 222). First semester. Three credits. Prerequisite: SOCI 107, 115, or 125.
How gender, class and ethnicity/race structure everyday lives of Asian Indian women in both India and the United States.
239. Geography of Asian American Experience
First semester. Three credits. Li
Geographical perspective on issues facing Asian American communities: immigration, community formation, economic structure, race relations, and political participation. The changing dynamics of American ethnicity and study of the ethnoburb. Diversity among Asian Americans, and comparison with other ethnic groups.
268. Japanese Americans and World War II
(Also offered as HIST 268.) First semester. Three credits. Buckley
The events leading to martial law and executive order 9066, the wartime experience of Japanese Americans, and national consequences. CA 1. CA 4.
274. Asian American Literature
(Also offered as ENGL 274.) Either semester. Three credits. Prerequisite:ENGL 105 or 110 or 111 or 250. Open to sophomores or higher. Chow
Literature, theatre, film about Asian American communities and culture in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. CA 4.
277. Modern India
(Also offered as HIST 277.) Either semester. Three credits. Buckley
An introduction to the history of India from the Mughal and European invasions of the 16th century to the present. India's synthesis of Eastern and Western culture, traditional and new, will be the focus.
287. East Asia to the Mid-Nineteenth Century
(Also offered as HIST 287.) First semester. Three credits. Wang
The major problems and issues of traditional Chinese and Japanese history and historiography. Special emphasis on the "Great Tradition" in ideas of both civilizations.
288. East Asia Since the Mid-Nineteenth Century
(Also offered as HIST 288.) Second semester. Three credits. Wang
The reactions of East Asia to the Western threat, and the rise of Asian nationalism, communism, and fascism. Special attention to the tensions caused by the conflict of ideas.
294. Asian-American Experience Since 1850
(Also offered as HIST 294.) Either semester. Three credits. Wang
Survey of Asian-American experiences in the United States since 1850. Responses by Asian-Americans to both opportunities and discrimination.
298. Special Topics in Asian American Studies
Either semester. Credits and hours by arrangement. With a change in content, may be repeated for credit. Prerequisites and recommended preparation vary.
299. Independent Study
Either or both semesters. Credits not to exceed 3 per semester, and hours by arrangement. Open only with consent of instructor. With a change of subject, this course may be repeated for credit.