ASAM 30 Asian American Issues Through Film (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course will explore both historical and contemporary themes in Asian American film. Beginning chronologically with early representations of race, gender and sexuality, the course will move towards new representations in films made by and about Asian Americans. This course will survey a broad range of films, including narrative, documentary, and diasporic cinema.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Analyze the intertextual relationships between Asian American historical archetypes in American cinema
- Outcome 2: Compare differences in gender representations for Asian American men and women
- Outcome 3: Assess the impacts of independent productions in Asian American media on American mainstream representations of Asian Americans
- Outcome 4: Analyze the ways diasporic or transnational cinema from Asia influence representations of Asian Americans in American media
- Outcome 5: Analyze a film independent of the course syllabus by applying course theories and concepts, and support from course textbook and course materials.