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COURSE DESCRIPTION:    An interdisciplinary approach to contemporary Asian American experiences, including immigration, employment, sexual orientation, gender, education, family, inter-ethnic, and intra-Asian conflicts, justice, race relationships and media representations examined from the perspectives of history, sociology, cultural/ethnic, and gender studies.  We will first focus on contemporary issues of different Asian Pacific American (API) groups and later we will focus on Asian American Food ways.  


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Face to Face

Learning Outcomes


GE Area F Student Learning Outcomes: See AB 1460 CSU, Graduation Requirement Ethnic Studies (Weber) into law. Introduction to Asian America CSU Ethnic Studies Requirement for GE Area F. The course fulfills the following five core Ethnic Studies competencies. ES Student Learning Outcome 1: Analyze and articulate concepts such as race  and racism, racialization, ethnicity, equity, ethno-centrism, eurocentrism, white supremacy, self-determination, liberation, decolonization, sovereignty. imperialism, settle colonialism, and anti-racism as analyzed in any one or more of the following: Native American Studies, African American Studies, Asian American Studies, and Latina and Latino Studies. The history of Race and Racism and Sexism will be read in class’s Asian American texts. ES Student Learning Outcome 2: Apply theory and knowledge produced by Native American, African American, Asian American, and/or Latina and Latino American communities to describe the critical events, histories, cultures, intellectual traditions, contributions, lived-experiences and social struggles of those groups with a particular emphasis on agency and group affirmation. Model Minority theories will be applied to Asian American by Asian American authors.   ES Student Learning Outcome 3: Critically analyze the intersection of race and racism as they related to class, gender, sexuality, religion, spirituality, national origin, immigration status, ability, tribal citizenship, sovereignty, language, and/or age in Native American, African American, Asian American, and/or Latina and Latino American communities. This will be fulfilled by the Precis Journals and critical writing Assignments about Asian Americans.   ES Student Learning Outcome 4: Critically review how struggle, resistance, racial and social justice, solidarity, and liberation as experienced and enacted by Native Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans and/or Latina and Latino Americans are relevant to current and structural issues such as communal, national, international, and transnational politics as, for example, in immigration, reparations, settler colonialism, multiculturalism, language policies. All the Books talk about racialization of Asian Americans and their struggle for social justice.   ES Student Learning Outcome 5: Describe and actively engage with anti-racist and anti-colonial issues and the practices and movements in Native American, African American, Asian American and/or Latina and Latino communities to build a just and equitable society. One way this is accomplished is critical reading, writing and speaking about these Asian Americans writings.  




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