ASAM 6 Asian American Issues Through Literature (3)
Lec-52.5, field trips
Credit, Degree Applicable
This course will examine long term and emergent issues in different genres of Asian American literature. Themes such as dislocation and displacement, nation, home, race, gender, and sexuality will be considered.
Offered only in Summer semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Identify long term and emergent issues of the Asian American experience
- Outcome 2: Compare and contrast the experiences of different Asian American groups;
- Outcome 3: Evaluate the significance of race, gender, class, and sexuality to the Asian American experience;
- Outcome 4: Critically engage Asian American writings and analyze form and content as well as its social and historical contexts;
- Outcome 5: Access the ways Asian Americans have been racialized as economic threats to white labor and sexual threats to white purity;
- Outcome 6: Delineate the ways war and memory of war are implicated in the Asian American experience;
- Outcome 7: Evaluate the shifting meanings of Asian American masculinities and femininities;
- Outcome 8: Delineate sources of tension and conflicts within Asian American families particularly along lines of gender and generation;
- Outcome 9: Analyze the term ""Asian American"" and its shifting boundaries as well as points of contention among the different Asian American groups;
- Outcome 10: Exhibit an aesthetic understanding of the ways in which Asian Americans have created fine and performing arts, linguistic expression, philosophical reasoning, analytical or creative writing.
- Outcome 11: Critically assess the ways Asian Americans create, maintain, and recreate ties with the homeland as well as the intricate nature of migration and settlement and the ambiguities of belonging and longing.