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syllabusAAS125f09 - San Jos State University Department of...

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San José State University Department of Social Science Asian American Studies 125 F(P)ilipino Experience Fall 2009 Instructor: Dr. Estella Habal Office Location: DMH 213 Telephone: (408) 924-5592 Email: [email protected] ; [email protected] Office Hours: MW 1-3pm Class Days/Time: MW 10:30-11:45 Classroom: Hugh Gillis Hall 122 Faculty Web Page On SJSU.edu home page, scroll down to More Quick Links>choose Faculty Web Pages on drop down menu Course Description This course examines F(P)ilipino American history, culture, and politics. In order to understand the Filipino diaspora in the United States, students will be introduced to the history and dynamics of Western colonial contact in the Philippines, both Spanish colonialism and U.S. imperialism. The goal is to provide students with a critical understanding of the political, economic, cultural events and processes that have affected Filipino Americans as immigrants and minorities within an increasingly diverse society. The course will also consider contemporary issues as well as explore aspects of cultural values and practices affecting Filipino Americans. The course uses interdisciplinary methods to achieve these goals. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives 1. To identify how Spanish colonization has impacted Filipino politics, culture and society. 2. To identify how U.S. imperialism has affected the relationship with the Philippines leading to trends in migration and immigration and culture. Filipino Experience, AAS 125, Fall 2008 Page 1 of 7
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3. To identify patterns of settlement, social behavior, cultural and political practices of the Filipino Diaspora. 4. To understand how social actions lead to greater equality and social justice in the U.S. 5. To understand the dynamics of race, class, gender in the Filipino community. Required Texts/Readings/Videos Textbooks at Spartan Bookstore and Academic Course Reserves at MLK library: Abe Ignacio et al., The Forbidden Book. T”boli 2006, 978-1-8877646-1-2 Carlos Bulosan, America Is In the Heart. University of Washington, 1973 Readings (articles) at Academic Course Reserves at MLK library: Hard copies available or can be downloaded (library card needed). Videos can be reviewed at Instructional Resource Center 112 (IRC). Classroom Protocol Your participation and attendance in class will be noted. Dropping and Adding Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc. Information on add/drops are available at http://info.sjsu.edu/web- dbgen/narr/soc-fall/rec-324.html . Information about late drop is available at http://www.sjsu.edu/sac/advising/latedrops/policy/ . Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes.
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