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Asian-American Studies Courses

ASAMER 1 - THE INDO-CHINESE AMERICAN
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

The migration and settlement of the Indochinese people into the U.S.A. The Hmong, Lao, Cambodian and Vietnamese experience. (A, CSU, UC)

ASMER 10 - HMONG CULTURE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Detailed examination of the culture of the Hmong who have existed with a recognizable identity for thousands of years. Various aspects of Hmong culture as practiced by the Hmong in Laos. Marriage, shamanism, celebrations, funerals, music, and the clan structure. (A, CSU, UC)

ASAMER 15 - ASIAN-AMERICAN STATUS AND IDENTITY
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Historical and cultural background of major Asian groups which have immigrated into the United State. These include: Chinese, Japanese, Filipinos, and Southeast Asians. The course examines themes such as cultural identity, assimilation, interracial relationships, family influences, discrimination, and generational conflict. (A, CSU-GE, UC)

ASAMER 20 ASIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
3 units, 3 lecture hours
Advisory: Eligibility for English 25 and 26 or English 53 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Reading, writing, and critical analysis of Asian American experiences, cultural adaptations, dilemmas of identity, and conflicts within and outside of the Asian community as expressed in short stories, poems, plays, novels, and non-fiction. (A, CSU)

ASMER 25 - ASIAN AMERICAN SOCIAL ISSUES
3 units, 3 lecture hours
ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Issues of contemporary relevance related to Asian Americans: relationship between men and women, media representation. Asian medicine vs. Western medicine, crime, political power, religion, and youth alienation. (A, CSU, UC)

ASAMER 30 - ASIAN-AMERICAN WOMEN
3 units, 3 lecture hours, (See also Women’s Studies 30)
ADVISORY: Asian-American Studies 15, and eligibility for English 125 and 126 or English 153 or ESL 67 and 68 recommended.

Historical experiences of early and later Asian immigrant women. Emphasis is on Asian American women today. Topics include growing up Asian American, relationship with parents, marriage, identity, raising children, doll image, voice, and American feminism. (A, CSU, UC)

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