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First Name Last Name Userid Title Home School Org Short Name
Fariha Khan fariha Associate Director C School of Arts and Sciences Asian American Studies Program
ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES
220
Spring 2020 (Deactivations ONLY)
Fall 2019
Asian American Women
This course examines the literary constructions of Asian American Womens’ identity in relation to the U.S. nation state. How have the figures of the tiger mother, the Asian nerd, the rice queen, the trafficked woman, the geisha, the war bride, emerged to represent Asian American women, and how have Asian American feminists responded to these problematic racial stereotypes? How does the scholarship on such racialized representations illuminate historical and contemporary configurations of gender, sexuality, race, class, nation, citizenship, migration, empire, war, neoliberalism and globalization as they relate to the lives of Asian American women? In exploring these questions, this course examines Asian American histories, bodies, identities, diasporic communities, representations, and politics through multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, including social science research, literature, popular representations, film, poetry and art.
Every Other Term

Foundational Approach

Course usually offered in spring term
Cultural Diversity in the US
 
Raili Roy
Part Time Lecturer
Part Time Lecturer
Part of minor
The course will operate as a seminar based on in-depth reading and critique of texts, rigorous thinking, independent research and most importantly, informed discussion and active participation in building an intellectual community (in class and on-line).

Methods of Assessment

• Reflection Paper and Presentations on Readings (you sign up for which week to respond
Post to Canvas by 5p On Mon the day before class) 20%
• Event Paper (attend approved event, analyze using course readings, discuss in class
due one week after event) 15%
• Prospectus and Annotated Bibliography for Final Project: 10%
 Final Portfolio: Analytical Paper OR Research Proposal and Class Presentation 25% AND Final Course Reflection (Due May 3): 5%
 
• Attendance and Participation (Ongoing, includes Canvas posts, in-class exercises): 25%

Cross Cultural Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cultural Diversity in the US

 
Race Etnicity
Immigration
gender
 
South Asians and South Asian American
Asian American
 
minority status
gender
immigrant status and race
 
this course examines Asian American histories, bodies, identities, diasporic
communities, representations, and politics through multi- and interdisciplinary approaches, including social
science research, literature, popular representations, film, poetry and art.
 
seminar based on in-depth reading and critique of texts, rigorous thinking,
independent research

Quantitative Data Analysis

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Formal Reasoning

 
 
 
 
 
 

Administrative Fields

 
 
 
 
 
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