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Unformatted text preview: Asian American Psychology Fall 2007 Psychology 174A (68630) / Asian American Studies 141 (21089) Monday 6 to 8: 50 PM Location (lecture): Social Science Hall 100 Instructors: Yuying Tsong, Ph.D. Email: [email protected] Office hours: by appointment Discussion Group Facilitators & locations Angela Chang [email protected] SSL 105 (68631/21090) Anthony Chu [email protected] SSL 117 (68632/21091) Jessie Li [email protected] SL 119 (68633/21092) S Sarah Song [email protected] SSL 122 (68634/21093) Leyna Vo [email protected] SSL 129 (68635/21094) Brian Yen [email protected] SSL 145 (68636/21095) Required Readings Lee, Joann Faung Jean (1992). Asian Americans: Oral histories of first to fourth generation Americans from China, the Philippines, Japan, India, the Pacific Islands, Vietnam, and Cambodia. New York: The New Press. Reading packet available at (will deliver to you within 24 hours). Purpose This course is designed to examine current research and literature on the cultural, societal, and historical influences that shape psychological issues among Asian Americans. Included in this examination will be an analysis of contextual issues underlying Asian American psychological experiences, such as worldviews, values, and beliefs; ethnic identity development; racism and discrimination; and the impact of the immigration experience. Issues relevant to self concept, interpersonal relationships, gender roles, and sexuality will also be examined. Furthermore, we will address the interface between Asian Americans and major societal institutions, such as the educational system, the workplace, and mental health services. Students will be expected to: 1) develop awareness and knowledge in these issues; 2) apply critical analysis to scholarly and popular information pertinent to these topics; and, 3) demonstrate the ability to engage in respectful dialogue around these issues with others. 1 Format The course meets weekly for 3 hours and includes both lecture and discussion groups. The first part of the class each week will be devoted to lectures, video presentations, and guest presentations. It is important that students read all assigned reading prior to attending lectures to maximize synthesis of class material. Immediately following the lectures, a separate discussion section will be facilitated by discussion leaders. Attendance at the discussion section is mandatory. You will be assigned to a group in our first class meeting. The discussion leaders will lead structured discussions and exercises to increase awareness and integration of critical issues. These group meetings are not review sessions. Any questions concerning the lectures, readings, and exams should be directed to the instructor, not the discussion leaders. Assignments Assignments for the course, besides the assigned readings, include a cultural autobiography paper (3 5 pages), a midterm, and a final. Late papers will NOT be accepted. Grading Discussion group attendance & participation 20% Cultural Autobiography 20% Midterm 30% Final 30% Total 100% Your final grade will be determined by the percentage of points earned against the total possible points. Grades will be distributed as follows. A 93.5% and above B 80% 83.4% D+ 66.5% 69.9% A 90 % 93.4% C+ 76.5% 79.9% D 63.5% 66.4% B+ 86.5% 89.9% C 73.5% 76.4% D 60% 63.4% B 83.5% 86.4% C 70% 73.4% F below 60% Discussion Groups and Participation (20%) The discussion groups are designed to provide more reflection and integration of the course lecture material and readings to your personal experiences. These discussion groups are not designed to review or prepare for exams. Your discussion facilitator will provide opportunities through written and experiential exercises to encourage a more interactive learning process. Your attendance and ACTIVE participation in discussion is essential. You will NOT be able to make up any missed discussion group activities. Cultural Autobiography Paper (20%) The following guidelines are meant to assist you in organizing your autobiography. The purpose of this assignment is to understand how the issues discussed in class relate to your life 2 and have impacted you in personal ways. A good paper should reflect an understanding of the concepts and in depth reflection of how they relate to you life. You may feel that some of this information is personal in nature. Be assured that it will be treated as such. You will need ot make a choice regarding what you are comfortable in including and what you want to think about in private. The length of the paper should be anywhere from 3 5 pages (NOT including the title page) and must be doublespaced in 12 point font. The following topics are intended to help you give some thought to your personal identity in terms of race, class, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, gender, etc. You are NOT required to address all of these topics in your paper. Describe your family of origin including information on: a) composition/members (parents, siblings, birth order, etc.) b) ethnic identity c) sociocultural background (class); and d) neighborhood Do you consider yourself upper, middle, or lower class? What meaning do you attach to this label? How did you know you (your family) were of a particular class? What is you first recollection about your ethnicity, race, class, sexual orientation, religious/spirituality, gender, etc.? a) How did you come to realize your current identity? b) How did you come to identify with any group and to learn that there are "others"? Who were (are) defined as "outsiders" and "insiders" by your family or group? Do you recall "journeying out of your own world" or "entering the mainstream"? How closely did you feel you fit into the "in" crowd and/or the dominant culture when you were growing up? What made you feel like you were similar? What made you feel like you were different? How has this changed or stayed the same over the years? What groups or individuals were influential to you during your formative years? Why was this? Does this relate to you culture at all? The following outline will be used to grade this assignment. 1. Description of family of origin: composition (parents, extended family, siblings), birth order, ethnic identity, socioeconomic status, cultural values, religion/spirituality, immigrant status, etc. 2. Integration of aspects of identity (ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability statues, etc.) and how these have changed over time/situations. 3. Depth of discussion of above aspects to own personal history/experiences. 4. Writing (grammar, spelling) and organization (clarity, integration of concepts) 3 Please keep in mind of the format requirement: page limits (3 5 pages) and font size (12 pt font) doublespaced. Points will be deducted on papers that do not follow these guidelines. Midterm and Final Exam (30% each) The exams will be based on material from all readings, class lectures, video and panel presentations, and, to a lesser degree, discussion group meetings. Exams will include multiple choice questions and are NOT cumulative. You will be required to bring the scantron forms and No. 2 pencils. No extra credit will be available. Make up exams will not be given except for documented medical emergencies. Policy on Cheating All cases of classroom dishonesty will be handled seriously and may involve notification to the Dean of Students. Any students caught cheating on an exam or submitting nonoriginal or plagiarized work will receive a grade of Fail. Student Supports If you have a documented disability and anticipate needing accommodations in this course, please make an appointment with the instructor during the first week of the term. Please request that the Disability Student Center send a letter verifying your disability. Class Schedule Date Oct 1 Introduction, Overview, and Demographics Lee Intro, pp. 137 Hong & Ham (2001). Asian American cultures and demographics. In Psychotherapy and Counseling with Asian American Clients (pp. 4 28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc. Sue, D. (2004). Physical and Mental Health of Asian Americans. In D. Atkinson (Ed.), Counseling American Minorities (pp. 240256). Boston: McGraw Hill. Oct 8 Ethnic Identities and Acculturation Lee pp.99139 Chung, R. H. G. (2001). Gender, ethnicity, and acculturation in intergenerational conflict in Asian American college students. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 7 (4), 376386. Uba, L. (1994). Culture and Race. In Asian Americans: Personality patterns, identity, and mental health (pp. 1025). New York: Guilford Press. Oct 15 Asian American Families 4 Oct 22 Lum, J. (1998). Family Violence. In Lee, L.C. & Zane, N. (Eds.), Handbook of Asian American Psychology (pp. 505525). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Mock, T.A. (1999). Asian American dating: Important factors in partner choice. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 5 (2), 103117. Su, J., Lee, R.M., & Vang, S. (2005). Intergenerational family conflict and coping among Hmong American college students. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 52 (4), 482489. Yee, B.W.K., Huang, L.N., & Lew, A. (1998). Families: Lifespan socialization in a cultural context. In Lee & Zane (Eds.) Handbook of Asian American Psychology (pp. 83135). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Psychological Impact of Acculturative Stress and Racism Lee pp. 3898 Nagata, D. & Takeshita, Y. (1998). Coping and resilience across generations: Japanese Americans and the WWII internment. Psychoanalytic Review, 85 (4), 587613. Nagata, D. J., & Cheng, W. J. (2003). Intergenerational communication of race related trauma by Japanese American former internees. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 73 (3), 266 278. Osajima, K. (1993). The hidden injuries of race. In L. Revilla, G. Nomura, S. Wong, and S. Hune (Eds.) Bearing dreams, shaping visions: Asian Pacific American perspectives. Washington State University Press, 1993. Talbot, D. M. (1999). Personal narratives of an Asian American's experience with racism. Journal of Counseling and Development, 17(1), 4244. MIDTERM 6 8 PM No Discussion Groups Today Psychopathology and Culturally Competent Mental Health Services Chun, K.M., Eastman, K.L., Wang, G.C., & Sue, S. (1998). Psychopathology. In Lee & Zane (Eds.) Handbook of Asian American Psychology (pp. 457483). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Kim, B.S.K., Atkinson, D.R., & Umemoto, D. (2001). Asian cultural values and counseling process: Current knowledge and directions for future research. The Counseling Psychologist, 29, 570603. Oct 29 Nov 5 5 Takeuchi, Chun, Gong, & Shen, (2003). Cultural expressions of distress. Health: An Interdisciplinary Journal for the Social Study of Health Illness and Medicine (pp. 221236). Tewari, N., Inman, A.G., & Sandhu, D.S. (2003). South Asian Americans: Culture, concerns and therapeutic strategies. In J. Mio & G. Iwamasa (Eds.), Culturally diverse mental health: The challenges of Research and resistance (pp. 191210). New York: BrunnerRoutledge. Nov 12 Nov 19 Holiday, No class Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Individuals Speaker Dr. Jonathan Flojo Chung, Y.B. & Katayam, M. (1998). Ethnic and sexual identity development of Asian American lesbians and gay adolescents. Professional School Counseling, 1, 2125. Hom, A.Y. (1996). Stories from the homefront: Perspectives of Asian American parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons. In Leong, R. (Ed.) Asian American Sexualities: Dimensions of the Gay and Lesbian Experience (pp. 37 49). New York: Routledge. Liu, P., & Chan, C. (1996). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual Asian Americans and Families. In Laird & Green (Eds.) Lesbians and Gays in Couples and Families (pp. 137 152). San Francisco: JosseyBass Pub. Gender Lee pp. 140 172 Nov 26 6 Dec 3 Chua, P., & Fujino, D. (1999). Negotiating new Asian American masculinities: Attitudes and gender expectations. The Journal of Men's Studies, 7(3), 391 413. Liu, W. (2002). Exploring and lives of Asian American men: Racial identity, male role norms, gender role conflict, and prejudicial attitudes. Psychology of Men and Masculinity, 3 (2), 107118. Pyke, K. D., & Johnson, D. L. (2003). Asian American women and racialized femininities: "Doing" gender cross cultural worlds. Gender and Society, 17(1), 3353. Interracial and Interethnic Couples and Mixed Race Individuals Lee pp. 173226 Fukuyama, M. A. (1999). Personal narrative: Growing up biracial. Journal of Counseling and Development, 77(1), 1214. Lee, S. M., & Fernandez, M. (1998). Trends in Asian American racial/ethnic intermarriage: A comparison of 1980 and 1990 Census data. Sociological Perspectives, 41 (2), 323342. Root, M. (1998). Multiracial Americans: Changing the face of Asian America. In L.C. Lee and N.W.S. Zane (Eds.), Handbook of Asian American Psychology (pp. 261287). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. *Cultural Autobiography Paper Due* Dec 10 FINAL 6 8 PM 7 ...
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