ETHS_220_Syllabus-Spring_2010_-_M - Instructor Jeannie Woo...

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Instructor: Jeannie Woo Office Hours: M 3-4pm, W 10-11am, ETHS 220 Monday, Spring 2010 TH 10-11am or by appt. Email: [email protected] Office EP 104 Asians in America This course offers an understanding of Asian American Studies through an analysis of select contemporary experiences of Asian Americans. We will look at how race, class, gender, and culture shapes the Asian American experience in various institutions including family, local communities, media, workplace, and with other racial groups. Required Textbook(s) Fong, Timothy. The Contemporary Asian American Experience: Beyond the Model Minority . New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 1998. E-Reserves Additional readings are located on e-reserve ( ). Password will be forthcoming. Optional Textbook MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (5 th or 6 th edition) 5% Class Participation 15% Pop Quiz (2-3 throughout the semester) 15% Reading and Lecture Journal 30% Group Paper and Presentation (10-15 pages) Thesis Prospectus (5%) Project Progress Report (grade not given, but if report is not handed in ONE whole grade will be deducted from your final paper) Oral Presentation (5%) Group Member Evaluation (5%) Final Paper (15%) 35% Final Exam Graduate Students: See instructor for graduate student requirements for this class. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN AUTOMATIC “F” FOR THIS COURSE IF YOU FAIL TO COMPLETE AT LEAST 70% OF THE COURSE ASSIGNMENTS. Credit/No Credit: If you sign up for CR/NCR, you must have at least a “C” to get CR; a “D” or “F” is NCR. You can sign up for CR/NCR on your own through the SFSU website. Description of Course Requirements 1. Pop Quizzes (15%) – There will be 2-3 pop quizzes throughout the semester and will be in the format of either multiple choice, short essay, or group work. There are NO make up assignments. 2. Class Participation (5%) – Contributions to classroom discussions will merit as class participation. However, if you are not in class or late you cannot participate and receive points. If you cannot show up to class 15 minutes after the start of class, DO NOT come to class at all. Students who Page 1 of 4
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are consistently late or absent (3 or more times) will either be dropped from the class or at the discretion of the instructor have a WHOLE grade deducted from his/her final grade.
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