Courses / Undergraduate

Spring 2020

  • Contemporary Issues in Asian American Communities

    ASAMST 20B | CCN: 31010

    Carolyn Chen

    Tu/Th 9:30 am - 10:59 am 223 Dwinelle

    4 Units

    Asian Americans are the fastest-growing racial group in the United States. Popular American culture likes to portray them as “model minorities” who’ve achieved the American dream. Few think of Asian Americans as having “issues.” But the reality is much more complicated. Asian Americans are both among the wealthiest and poorest, and the most educated and least educated in the United States. What are the struggles of this complex and diverse population? Using a social-scientific lens, we will examine key issues in Asian American communities such as identity, immigration, family and intergenerational tension, mental health, education, discrimination and anti-Asian violence. An important component of this course will be conducting research in, and learning from, members of local Asian American communities.