Seminar on Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies – “Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Community Health: Foundational Theories & Contemporary Issues”
ASAMST 190 002 | CCN: 31020
M/W 5:00 pm - 6:29 pm 151 Barrows
This course examines foundational community health theories, contemporary challenges, and culturally responsive approaches in serving Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities.
The various themes explored in this course include history’s impact on AA and NHPI health, formation of community, and social determinants of health. This semester will focus on specific contemporary issues such as chronic and infectious diseases (e.g., Hepatitis B, Tuberculosis), mental health, substance use disorder, trauma, incarceration, environmental justice, invisible and visible disabilities, oral health, workforce development, and human trafficking issues in AA and NHPI communities.
The course is formatted around a series of foundational lectures that build an understanding of the fundamental building blocks of community health. The lectures will have weekly guest speakers from local community-based AA and NHPI health organizations to provide greater insight on community health. An emphasis will be placed on engagement and skills-based training (e.g., cultural humility) during in-class discussions as students are exposed to course material, in addition to weekly completion-based reflection assignments.