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7B%20syllabus1 - History 7B Race and Ethnicity in the U.S...

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History 7B: Race and Ethnicity in the U.S Winter 2008: Asian American History Professor Nayan Shah Officer: [email protected] Office hours: W 1-3 p.m MWF 10-10:50 Peterson 110 History 7B is the second of a three-quarter sequence on race and ethnicity in American history. This quarter focuses primarily on the history of Asian Americans. In this course we will examine the local, national and global conditions that have shaped the history of Asians in the United States from the late 18 th century to the present. Topics include Asian migration in the Americas; global commerce and labor in a capitalist society; gender, family and community formation; racial ideologies and anti-Asian movements; and nationalism and debates over citizenship. We will focus on the experiences of migrants and descendants from China, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia. Course Requirements All students are expected to: 1) Attend lectures and all weekly discussion sections. 2) Read of primary source documents and historical articles that will total approximately 40-70 pages per week. Classroom lecture and section discussion, exams and written assignments will geared towards developing the skills of historical interpretation and analysis. 3) Your section grade will be based on you participation in analyzing historical documents and articles;
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