UCLA AAS20_Syllabus

UCLA AAS20_Syllabus - AAS 20 | Spring 2012 Contemporary...

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AAS 20 | Spring 2012 Contemporary Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities Instructor : Prof. Jane Naomi Iwamura <[email protected]> Office Hours : Thursday 2-3pm, 2336 Rolfe Hall Teaching Assistants Eri Kameyama <[email protected]> Daisy Kim <[email protected]> Diana Price <[email protected]> Description Multidisciplinary introduction to issues and dimensions that shape contemporary Asian American communities and individual identity in the US. Through a “keywords” approach, students will become familiar with concepts and theories that have come that are germane to the study of Asian American and Pacific Islander in the post-1965 era. Texts Sunaina Maira, Desis in the House: Indian American Youth Culture in New York City Lan Cao and Himilee Novas, Everything You Need to Know about Asian American History Readings and articles available on the course website Requirements Section Participation and Work (30%) Your attendance and participation in section is mandatory and crucial to your success in the course. You are also responsible for work assigned by your TA instructor. Assignments (20%) These include various assignments (e.g., discussion forums posts) throughout the term. Weekly Quizzes (30%) Beginning on Friday, 4/13, you are responsible for completing weekly online quizzes based on the lecture, readings, and documentary screenings for the week. Final Exam (20%)
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UCLA AAS20_Syllabus - AAS 20 | Spring 2012 Contemporary...

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