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ASAM 15. Introduction to Asian Americans

Prerequisite: GE Foundation A2 for students in English college-readiness Category III and IV. 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. Multicultural/International M/I.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

ASAM 138. Asian American Women

Addresses race, ethnic, and class issues from the vantage point of Asian American women. For Asian American and Southeast Asian communities, the status of women has long been neglected. Yet women play an important role in the family and its economy even as they enter new roles in U.S. society. Helpful to students in sciences and applied fields.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Fall

ASAM 140. Hmong, Laotian and Cambodian American Experience

The Southeast Asian American population in the central San Joaquin Valley is 44,542 and Hmong, Laotians and Cambodians make up 6.18% of the district population. This course focuses on the experience of Hmong, Laotian, and Cambodian refugees and immigrants who have resettled in the United States since the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. Beyond refugee status and the Vietnam War, students also explore how ethnicity, race, class, gender, education, and generation shapes their communities in Fresno and America.

Units: 3
Typically Offered: Spring

ASAM 151W. Asian Eats: Asian American Foodways

(ANTH 126W same as ASAM 151W.) This is a writing class that explores these various unknown stories of Asians and their foodways. Meets the upper-division writing skills requirement for graduation.

Units: 3

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