AAS33B 2010 Sect2 greensheet draft

AAS33B 2010 Sect2 greensheet draft - San Jos State...

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San José State University College of Social Sciences/Social Science Department/Asian American Studies Program AAS 33B: Asian Americans in the U.S. Historical and Political Process, Section 2, Spring 2010 Instructors: Estella Habal and Joel Franks Office Location: Habal: DMH 213 Franks: DMH 238B Telephone: Habal: 408-924-5592 Franks: 408-924-5752 Email: Habal: Estella.Habal@sjsu.edu ; ehabal@comcast.net Franks: jsfranks031492@yahoo.com Office Hours: Habal: TR 1:30-3:00, W 2:00-3:00 and by appointment Franks: M, W, 8:15-10:15, T, Th, 8:15-8:45 Class Days/Time: MW 10:30-11:45 AM Classroom: ENG 343 GE Category: D2 and D3 and American Institutions F 1-2-3 (Completion of AAS 33A/B) Faculty Web Page Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on our faculty web pages accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU (or other communication system as indicated by the instructor). Franks can be accessed http://www.sjsu.edu/people/joel.franks/courses/aas33b/ . He also has a yahoo group site for this particular class. That can be accessed by way of http://groups.yahoo.com/group/aas33b1030mw. Habal’s website is: www.sjsu.edu/people/estella.habal/courses/aas33b . Course Description The purpose of the course is to examine the historical and political development of the United States from a multicultural perspective. The course will examine the principle events, developments, and problems of the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, emphasizing the role of class, race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality in American history and politics. The course will examine the diversity of the Asian American experience within the context of the development of the United States as a developing nation- state and world power and within the context of its race relations with other minorities such as Native Americans, African Americans, and Mexican Americans. The social history of Asian America forms an important part of the broad understanding of the social, economic, and political contours of America. In turn, the contours of American history and political institutions help us to better understand the particular social experiences of Asians and Asian Americans as immigrants, workers, and small business entrepreneurs and the impact of social institutions upon the formation of families, and communities.
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In addition, the course will examine the history and politics of California government, contrasting the similarities and differences between California and U.S. Constitutions, the relation between the federal and state and local governments, and contemporary issues of California government and politics. Course Student Learning Objectives
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