Asian American Studies

Available Seats in AAS Courses for Fall 2018

7/18/2018  8:00 am

August is approaching quickly and classes are filling up, but seats are still available for several Asian American Studies courses for the Fall 2018 semester. These courses are excellent options for students who are looking to fulfil the new General Education Cultural Studies requirement, or who are simply interested in exploring new cultural viewpoints.

AAS 200 – US Race and Empire

This course, taught by AAS Associate Professor and Associate Head Junaid Rana, seeks to examine histories and narratives of U.S. race and empire, drawing upon multiple theoretical and methodological works in Asian American studies and related fields. These issues are often glossed over in traditionalist American history courses, but in the context of the current political climate, a thorough understanding of them has become increasingly more important.

The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00 pm – 4:20 pm. This course fulfils the General Education requirements for Humanities – History and Philosophy, as well as Cultural Studies – U.S. Minority.

AAS 211 – Asian Americans and the Arts

Mimi Nguyen, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies and Gender and Women’s Studies, leads this course examining Asian American artistic expressions in visual and performing arts. The course seeks to help students build historical, theoretical, and conceptual foundations for understanding the history of various art genres in Asian American communities.

The course meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:20 pm. This course fulfils the general education requirements for Humanities – Literature and Arts and Cultural Studies – U.S. Minority.

AAS 299 – Immigrant Women Labor

One of two courses being taught this semester by AAS Assistant Professor A. Naomi Paik, this course examines the intersections of gender, migration, and labor, with a particular focus on immigrant women of color in the United States – another pertinent topic in today’s world.

The course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 4:00 pm – 5:20 pm.

AAS 375 – Prisons, Race, and Terror

The second of A. Naomi Paik’s courses examines the U.S. prison regime, focusing on three dimensions of U.S. imprisonment -- criminal justice, immigrant detention, and martial imprisonment, particularly under the War on Terror. This particular topic is Professor Paik’s main research interest, which will certainly make for an involved, informed, and interesting class.

This course meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00 pm – 2:20 pm.