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ASAM 15. Introduction to Asian Americans

Historical, social, and psychological factors in the changing status and identity of Americans from Asia. Examines variables such as cultural heritage, family organization, intergenerational conflict, and the experience of racism in the changing world of Asian Americans. G.E. Breadth D3.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: D3

ASAM 30. Japanese Americans in the United States

A survey of social adaptations and cultural changes among Japanese Americans in different communities such as California and Hawaii. Considers identity, marginality, acculturation, and cultural traditions in Japan and in American communities.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall

ASAM 110. Asian American Communities

Prerequisites: G.E. Foundation and Breadth Area D. A multidisciplinary study of Asian American communities and their relations with the larger society. Analyzes values, lifestyles, processes of group identity and boundary maintenance, social organization, and cultural change. Examination of Chinese, Japanese, Filipino, and other Asian American subcultures. G.E. Multicultural/International MI.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
GE Area: M/I

ASAM 138. Asian American Women

Addressses race, ethnic, and class issues from the vatage point of Asian American women. For Asian American women. For Asian AMerican and Southeas Asian communitites, the status of women has long been neglected. Yet women play an important role in the family and its economy even as tehy enter new roles in U.S. society. Helpful to students in sciences and applied fields.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall

ASAM 140. Southeast Asian Americans

Since the Immigration Act of 1965 the Asian American population has grown dramatically. This course focuses on recent issues that are facing new arrivals and supplements a history of Asian American communities (e.g., ASAM 110). Useful to students in education, social work, health sciences, the social sciences, and many other fields. (Formerly ASAM 180T)

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

ASAM 180T. Topics in Asian American Studies

Prerequisites: ASAM 15, permission of instructor. Detailed consideration of a single topic concerning the past or present position of Asian Americans in U.S. society.

Units: 3, Repeatable up to: 6

ASAM 190. Independent Study

See Academic Placement -- Independent Study. Approved for SP grading.

Units: 1-3, Repeatable up to: 6
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ASAM 195. Diversity in the United States: Race and Gender Issues

Units: 3