Quarterly Course Guide 2020-2021

Fall 2020

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Instructor
Title
Day
Time
203San diego
Illness and Disability in Asian America

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
TBA11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
210San Diego
Introduction to Asian Am Studies

Description: Origins of the field, emerging trajectories, core concepts, theories, and methodologies. Analyzes race, gender, immigration, diaspora, class, labor, and sexuality as primary subjects of the field.

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
TBA12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
360San Diego
Queer/Trans Ethnic Studies

Description: Queer/Trans Ethnic Studies examines discourses shaping communities as produced by and producing unequal power relations across geographic sites, social networks, and strategic alliances. By focusing upon social inequalities generated from various social structures: the government, the school, the prison, the media, and the hospital, we’ll explore how webs of power both indirectly and directly inform our everyday lives. How do critical race, feminist, and queer analyses of these institutions highlight areas of oppression and opportunities for resistance across shifting hierarchies of race, sexuality, gender, class, nationality, and ability? How have various queer/trans of color communities been affected by these institutions what strategies and tactics have they pursued in the quest for intersectional social justice?

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
TBA3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
370Shankar
Desi Diasporas

Description: How do South Asians living outside of the Indian Subcontinent (Desis) make distinctive lives for themselves, build communities, and pass along language, culture, and religion between generations? Focusing on contemporary North America and drawing on the U.K., Caribbean, Africa, and Fiji for comparison, this course examines South Asian diasporas formed after 1965 through the present. The course will focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and nationality across such topics as fashion, food, language use, religion and spirituality, and representation in film, television, and other media.

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
TBA12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
303Sharma
Black Studies, Native Studies and Asian Settler Colonialism

Description: Black Studies, Native Studies, and Asian Settler Colonialism looks at the dialogues and tensions between these three fields. Through books and articles, we analyze the debates and intersections of indigeneity and race, native/settler, and Indigeneity and settler colonialism in the Americas and with a special focus on the Pacific. Why do we tend to view Black and Native peoples as separate, with distinct geographies, identifications, politics, and imagined futures? And how does the analysis of Asian settler colonialism that emerges out of the scholarship on Hawai'i expand, disrupt, and unsettle the native/settler debate in North America?

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
TBA2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
380Son
War and Memory in Asian American Performance

Description: This course examines the history of US involvement in wars in Asia and the Pacific alongside Asian American cultural productions that emerged in response to colonization, militarization, internment, migration, and displacement. Our objective is to understand how theatre, performance art, spoken word, and social performances as reflected through memorials, film, and graphic novels are critical storytelling practices in engaging with histories of wartime violence. The course will also explore the relationship between gender and memory, particularly how women employ memory to make political claims and to articulate silenced histories. We will read key works in Asian American literary and cultural studies, along with critical readings from trauma and performance studies.

Distribution Requirement: Lit & Fine Arts
TBA11:00 AM - 12:20 AM

Winter 2021

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Instructor
Title
Day
Time
203Yalzadeh
Race and Nation in the US: Belonging, Longing and Resistance

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav; Historical
TTH11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
216Yuh
Global Asians

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Historical
MW9:30 AM - 10:50 AM
310Sharma
Contemporary Asian Black Relations

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav; Historical
TTH12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
320Yalzadeh
Transnational Asian American Activism

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Soc/Behav
MW 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
320Yuh
Legacies of the Korean War

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Historical
TTH 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM

Spring 2021

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Instructor
Title
Day
Time
102Yuh
Asian American Lives

Description: No Description Available

MW 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
103-2San Diego
Critical Hope

Description: No Description Available

T/TH12:30 PM - 1:50 PM
214San Diego
Intro to Asian American History

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Historical
TTH 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
220Yalzadeh
Asian Americans and Third World Solidarity

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Soc & Behav
MW 11:00 AM - 12:20 AM
247Nguyen
Asian Americans and Popular Culture

Description: No Description Available

stribution Requirement: Lit & Fine Arts
MW3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
360San Diego
Pleasure Activism

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Soc & Behav
TTH 3:30 PM - 4:50 PM
303Yalzadeh
U.S. Media Representations of the Middle East

Description: No Description Available

Distribution Requirement: Soc & Behav
TTH2:00 PM - 3:20 PM
380Nguyen
Performing asian Diaspora Foodways

Description: No Description Available

Disstribution Requirement: Soc & Behav
W5:00 PM - 7:50 PM