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Asian American Studies Courses

Asian American Studies Departmental Major: Approved Course List
Revised Summer 2007


Language Courses (3):
Year one of an Asian or Pacific Islander language (DO NOT COMBINE LANGUAGE OR LANGUAGE TRACKS):
Chinese 1, 2, 3 Elementary Modern Chinese
Chinese 1A, 2A, 3A Elementary Modern Chinese for Advanced Beginners
Chinese 8
Elementary Chinese: Intensive
Japanese 1, 2, 3 Elementary Modern Japanese
Japanese 8 Elementary Japanese: Intensive
Korean 1, 2, 3 Elementary Modern Korean
Korean 1A, 2A, 3A Elementary Korean for Korean-Heritage Speakers
Korean 8 Elementary Korean: Intensive
South Asian 40A-C Introductory Hindi
South Asian 50A-C Introductory Vietnamese
South Asian 50D-F Introductory Vietnamese for Heritage Learners
South Asian 60A-C Introductory Thai
South Asian 70A-C Introductory Filipino/Tagalog
South Asian 80A-C Introductory Indonesian

Writing Courses (1):
Asian American Studies:
101 Academic Writing in Asian American Studies

English Composition
100W Interdisciplinary Academic Writing
129A Academic Writing in the Disciplines: Literature
129B
Academic Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences
129C Academic Writing in the Disciplines: Physical and Life Sciences
129D Academic Writing in the Disciplines: Fine Arts
131A Specialized Writing: Law and Politics
131B
Specialized Writing: Business and Social Policy
131C Specialized Writing: Medicine and Public Health
131D Specialized Writing: Media and Communications
132A Topics in Rhetoric and Writing: Gender and Writing
132B
Topics in Rhetoric and Writing: Autobiographical Writing
132C Topics in Rhetoric and Writing: Cultural Studies
132D Topics in Rhetoric and Writing: Variable Topics

Core Courses (2):

Asian American Studies:
10 History of Asian Americans (formerly AAS 99)
10W History  of Asian Americans (Satifies Writing II requirement)
20 Contemporary Asian American Commuties (formerly AAS 100)
30 Asian American Literature and Culture
30W Asian American Literature and Culture (Satisfies Writing II requirement)
50 Asian American Women (not the same as AAS 115)

Research Methods Courses (1):

Asian American Studies courses numbered 100-109, 187A, and 191A
103 Social Science Research Methods
104A Field Studies Methods in API Communities
104B Internships in API Communities
105 Asian American Historiography
107A Introductory Video Ethnography and Documentary Workshop
107B Advanced Video Ethnography and Documentary Workshop (pre-requisite Asian American Studies 107A)
M108 Policy, Planning, and Community (Urban Planning M122)
187A Topics in Research Methodologies
191A Seminar: Topics in Research Methodologies

Asian American Theme Courses (2):

Asian American Studies courses numbered 110-M129, 187B, and 191B
M112A Asian American Literature to 1980 (English M102A)
M112B Asian American Literature since 1980 (English M102B)
112C Asian American Creative Writing
113 Asian Americans and the Law
M114 Asian American Education and Schooling (Education M103)
115 Asian American Women
M116 Asian American Social Movements (Labor and Workplace Studies M116)
M117 Asian American Personality and Mental Health (Psychology M107)
M119 Asian American & Pacific Islander Labor Issues (Labor and Workplace Studies M119)
121 Exploring Asian American Theater
122A Indigeneity, Empire, and Resistance in Pacific Islands
122B Gender & Film in Pacific
143A Asian Pacific American Communities in Hawai'i: Field Studies
143B Immigration & Multiculturalism in Hawaii
143C Asian Pacific American Communities in Hawai'i: Critical Issues Past & Present
M129 Health Issues for Asian Americans & Pacific Islanders: Myth or Model? (Community Health Services M140)
187B Topics in Asian American Themes
191B Seminar: Topics in Asian American Themes

Asian American Populations and Communities (2):

Asian American Studies courses numbered 130-139, 187C, and 191C
130A Chinese American Experience
M130B Chinese Immigrant Literature and Film (Chinese M153 and Comparative Litertaure M171)
M130C Chinese Immigration (Sociology M153)
131A Japanese American Expereince
131B Japanese Americans and Incarceration
132A Korean American Experience
132B Korean American Literature
133 Pilipino American Experience
134 Vietnamese American Experience
187C Topics in Asian American Populations and Communities
191C Seminar: Topics in Asian American Populations and Communities

Asian American Elective Courses (5)

Asian American Studies courses numbered from 100-199
All courses listed above in the Research Methods, Theme, and Populations and Communities sections AND the following:

141A Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Development Project Part I: Leadership
141B Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Development Project Part II: Field Studies
142A Ethnocommunications I: Introduction to Creating Community Media
142B Ethnocommunications II: Intermediate Creating Community Media
142C Ethnocommunications III: Advanced Creating Community Media
142D Visualizing History: Introduction to Creating Community Media
M160H Culture, Media, and Los Angeles (Afro-American Studies M102 and Honors Collegium M102)
M161 Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Issues in America’s Health Care System (Health Services M110)
M163 Investigative Journalism and Communities of Color (Afro-American Studies M195)
M164 Women, Violence, and Globalization: India, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam
M165 Race, Gender, Class (Comparative Literature M175)
M166A Immigrant Rights, Labor, and Higher Education Studies (Chicana/o Studies M156A and Labor and Workplace Studies M166A)
M166B Research on Immigrant Rights, Labor, and Higher Education (Chicana/o Studies M156B and Labor and Workplace Studies M166B)
M166C Worker Center Movement: Next Wave Organizing for Justice for Immigrant Workers (Chicana/o Studies M130 and Labor and Workplace Studies M167)
M167A Interracial Dynamics in American Society and Culture (Afro-American Studies M167A and Chicana/o Studies M167A)
M167B Interracial Dynamics in American Society and Culture (Afro-American Studies M167B and Chicana/o Studies M167B)
M168 Special Topics in Chicana/o Studies: Student Retantion and Outreach Issues in Higher Education (Chicana/o M118 and Afro-American Studies M118)
M169 Constructing Race (Afro-American Studies M159P and Anthropology M159P)
170 Transnational Perspectives on Asian America
171A Critical Issues in U.S.-China Relations
171B Critical Issues in U.S.-Japan Relations
171C Critical Issues in U.S.-Korean Relations
M171D Critical Issues in U.S.-Philippine Relations (History M144C)
171E Critical Issues in U.S.Vietnam Relations
M172 Indian Identity in the U.S. and the Diaspora (History M175B)
187A Topics in Research Methodologies
187B Special Courses in Asian American Themes
187C Special Courses in Asian American Populations and Communities
187D Topics in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality
187E Topics in Transnationalism and Diasporas
191A Seminar: Topics in Research Methodologies
191B Seminar: Topics in Asian American Themes
191C Seminar: Topics in Asian American Populations and Communities
191D Seminar: Topics in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality
191E Seminar: Topics in Transnationalism and Diasporas
M191F Seminar: Topics in Asian American Literature (English M179C)

No more than 3 graded courses from the 195-199 series can appy to the AAS major
AAS 192 and 196 CANNOT BE USED to fulfill major requirements


Allied Field Courses

Comparative Race and Ethnicity (1):

Any course at least 4 units, graded from Afro-American Studies numbered 100-199
Any course at least 4 units, graded from American Indian Studies numbered 100-199
Any course at least 4 units, graded from  Chicana and Chicano Studies numbered 100-199

Or any one of the following:

Anthropology:
C144 Native American Languages and Cultures
167 Urban Anthropology
172A Native North Americans
172B Change and Continuity among Native North Americans
172R Cultures of the Pueblo Southwest
 
Art History
118D Arts of Native North America
 
Communication Studies:
130 Cultural Factors in Interpersonal Communication
131 Culture versus Media?
132 Multicultural Television
146 Evolution of Mass Media Images
 
Education:
130 Race, Class and Education Inequalities in the US
 
English:
106 Native American Literary Studies

Geography:
144 Ethnicity in the American City

History:
149A North American Indian History to 1830
149B North American Indian History 1830 to Present
150D Afro-American Urban History

Political Science:
144A Ethnic Politics: Chicano/Latino Politics
 
Psychology:
129C Culture and Mental Health
 
Social Welfare:
101 Social Welfare in Multicultural Society
 
Sociology:
151 Comparative Immigration
152 Comparative Acculturation and Assimilation
154 Race and Ethnicity: International Perspectives
156 Race and Ethnicity in American Life
160 Intergroup Conflict and Prejudice
172 Entrepreneurship
 
Theater:
103F Native American Theater
 
Urban Planning:
141 Planning for Minority Communities
 
Women's Studies:
130 Women of Color in the U.S.
 
World Arts and Cultures:
149 Dance in the Multicultural U.S.


Gender and Sexuality (1):

Any course at least 4 units, graded from Women's Studies course numbered 100-199
Any course at least 4 units, graded from Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender Studies numbered 100-199


Asian Area (1):
Any one of the following:
Anthropology:
116 Archaeology of South Asia
146 Language and Culture of Polynesia: Past, Present, and Future

M155 Women’s Voices: Their Critique of Anthropology of Japan
175Q Ideology and Social Change in Contemporary China
175R Societies of Central Asia
175S Japan
175T Civilizations of East Asia
175U Cultures of the Indonesian Archipelago
175V Ethnology of Korea: Representing Lives in Contemporary South Korea
175 Y Chinese Family and Kinship
177 Cultures of the Pacific

Art History:

114A Early Art of India
114C Japanese Art
114D Later Art of India
114E Arts of Korea
114F Arts of Southeast Asia
118A Arts of Oceania
 
Communication Studies:
183 Asia Media Systems: Introduction
184 Advanced Asia Media Systems: Laboratory
 
Comparative Literature:
M176 Literature and Technology
C178 India Ink: Literature and Culture of Modern South Asia
 
Asian Languages and Cultures (ALC):
ALC:

C138 Travel Writing in East Asia
C139 The Garden in East Asia
161 Buddhist Literature in Translation
162 Buddhist Meditation Traditions
163 Buddhism across Boundaries
164 Buddhism and Early Religious History of Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia: Introduction
C170 Approaches to Study of Religion
191A Variable Topics Seminar: Life Writing in East Asia
191B Variable Topics Seminar Buddhist Studies
199 Directed Research in Asian Languages and Cultures
 
Chinese:
130A Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
130B Readings in Modern Chinese Literature
104A Readings in Classical Chinese Literature: Poetry
140B Readings in Classical Chinese Literature: Prose
140C Readings in Classical Chinese Literature: Fiction
C150A Lyrical Traditions
150B Traditional Narrative and Drama
151 Chinese Literature in Translation: Modern Literature
152 Topics in Contemporary Chinese Literature and Culture
155 Topics in Chinese Cinema
C160 Chinese Buddhism
165 Introduction to Chinese Buddhist Texts
170 Readings in Chinese Philosophical Texts
C175 Introduction to Chinese Thought
180 Chinese Mythology
186 Archeology in China
187 Chinese Etymology and Calligraphy
191A Variable Topics Seminar: 20th-Century China and Taiwan
 
Japanese:
C112 Japanese Urban History and Culture
130A Readings in Modern Japanese Literature

130B Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
130C Readings in Modern Japanese Literature
140A Readings in Classical Japanese Literature
140B Readings in Classical Japanese Literature
140C Readings in Classical Japanese Literature
C149 Introduction to Kambun and Other Literary Styles
C150 Topics in Japanese Literature and Philosophy
151 Japanese Literature in Translation: Modern
154 Postwar Japanese Culture through Literature
155 Topics in Japanese Cinema
M156 Literature and Technology (Comparative Literature M176)
C160 Japanese Buddhism
161 Religious Life in Modern Japan
165 Introduction to Japanese Buddhist Texts
C171 Topics in Japanese Studies
175 Introduction to Japanese Thought
C177 Introduction to Modern Japanese Aesthetics
C180 Readings in Japanese Literary Thought
C182 Japanese Folklore
C186 Seminar: Japanese Poetry and Philosophy
191A Variable Topics Seminar: Classical Japan
191B Variable Topics Seminar: Modern Japan
191C Variable Topics Seminar: Personalities in Japanese Civilization
 
Korean:
130A Readings in Modern Korean Literature
130B Readings in Modern Korean Literature
150 Korean Literature in Translation: Classical
151 Korean Literature in Translation: Modern
155 Topics in Korean Cinema
C160 Korean Buddhism
165 Introduction to Korean Buddhist Texts
172 Topics in Korean Christianity
175 Introduction to Korean Buddhist Texts
176 Introduction to Korean Confucian Texts
177 Introduction to Korean Modern Thought
178 Introduction to Korean Historiography
180A Cultural History of Korea: Through 1259
180B Cultural History of Korea: 1260 through 1876
180C Cultural History of Korea: Since 1876
183 Korean Folklore
187 Popular and Folk Religion in Korea
191A Variable Topics Seminar: Traditional Korea
191BB Variable Topics Seminar: Contemporary Korean Society and Culture
 
South Asian:
150 Classic Indian Literature in Translation
175 Introduction to Indic Philosophy
185 Women and Gender in Ancient India

 
Southeast Asian
M130 Topics in Southeast Asian Literature (Comparative Literature M175)
135 Religion and Society in Southeast Asia
155 Topics in Vietnamese Cinema and/or Literature
156A Vietnam: History and Civilization to 1858

156B Vietnam: History and Civilization,1858 to Present
157 Gender Issues in Southeast Asia
170A Topics in Southeast Asian Studies

170B Topics in Southeast Asian Studies
170C Topics in Southeast Asian Studies

Ethnomusicology:
146 Folk Music of South Asia

147 Survey of Classical Music in India
C150 Music and Politics in East Asia
C156A Music in China
156B Music in China
157 History of Chinese Opera
C159 Music on China’s Periphery
160 Survey of Music in Japan (formerly Ethnomusicology 160A)
 
Film & Television:
106C History of African, Asian, and Latin American Film
 
Geography:
185 South and Southeast Asia
186 Contemporary China
 
History:
169A Thought and Society in China
169B Thought and Society in China
170A Culture and Power in Late Imperial China
170B Selcted Topics in Chinese History from 1500
M170C History of Women in China, A.D. 1000 to the Present (Women’s Studies M170C)
170D 20th-Century China
171 Variable Topics in Japanese History
172A Japanese History, Ancient
172B Japanese History, Early Modern
172C Japanese History, Modern
173A Japanese Popular Culture
M173B Women in 20th Century Japan (Women’s Studies M173B)
173C Shinto, Buddhism, and Japanese Folk Religion
174A Early History of India
174B History of British India, I
174C History of British India, II
174D Classical Age of Indian History
174E Bhakti Traditions in Indian History
175A Cultural and Political History of Contemporary South Asia
175C Special Topics in Contemporary Indian History
176A History of Southeast Asia, to 1815
176B History of Southeast Asia, 1815 on
176C Philippine History
176D Premodern Vietnamese History
176E Vietnam: Past and Present
177A National Histories of Southeast Asia
177B Comparative Histories of Southeast Asia
185B Religions of South and Southeast Asia
185C Religions of South and Southeast Asia
191G Undergraduate Variable Topics: East Asia
191M Undergraduate Variable Topics: Southeast Asia
191N Undergraduate Variable Topics: India
 
Political Science:
135 International Relations of China
136 International Relations of Japan
158 Southeast Asian Politics
159A Chinese Revolution and the Politics of Mao Zedong
159B China in Age of Reform
160 Government and Politics of Japan
 
Sociology:
179 Comparative East Asian Societies before World War II
181 State and Society in China
 
Southeast Asian Studies
188 Special Courses in Southeast Asian Studies
 
Theater:
102A Theater of Japan
102B Theater of Southeast Asia
102E Theater of Non-European World
 
World Arts and Cultures:
110B Dance in the East Asia
111B Dance in South Asia
112B Dance in Southeast Asia

Special Courses and Seminars in Asian American Studies:
Asian American Studies Seminars:

191A Seminar: Asian American Research Methodologies
191B Seminar: Asian American Themes
191C Seminar: Asian American Populations and Communities
191D Seminar: Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality
191E Seminar: Topics in Transnationalism and Diasporas
M191F Seminar: Topics in Asian American Literature (English M179C)
 
Asian American Special Courses:
A maximum of three (3) contract courses (AAS 195-199) may be applied to the departmental major.  AAS 192 and AAS 196 CANNOT be used towards AAS major or AAS minor requirements.
195 Community and Corporate Internships**
197 Individual Studies**
198A Honors Research in Asian American Studies***
198B Honors Research in Asian American Studies***
198C Honors Research in Asian American Studies***
199 Directed Research or Senior Project**
 
**ENROLLMENT PREFEERNCE to Asian American Studies majors and minors who are juniors and seniors
***MUST BE DECLARED Asian American Studies major for enrollment

Revised 10/7/05, syh


 

 



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