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Last approved: Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:03:03 GMT

Last edit: Mon, 08 Aug 2016 00:28:52 GMT

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Columbian College of Arts and Sciences
English (ENGL)
Topics in Asian American Cultural Studies
Asian Amer. Cultural Studies
Fall 2016
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Discussion Group
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Patricia Chu, Kavita Daiya
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Literary and cinematic texts of Asian diasporic writers, with a focus on Asian American authors, history, and culture; the globalization of Asian American literature.
Learning Outcomes: Students will learn: 1. To identify and discuss key terms such as Asian American, exclusion laws, internment, bildungsroman, diaspora, racial melancholia, postcolonial melancholia. 2. To place literary texts within Asian American, American, and other national narratives; within the Asian American literary tradition; and within various critical frameworks. 3. To identify and discuss framing paradigms such as the rise of the "model minority," the "flexible citizen," and "racial melancholia" 4. To recognize and demonstrate various critical reading techniques. 5. To produce a 10-15 page critical argument combining a complex, specific, debatable thesis, appropriate use of critical and historical sources, and appropriate use of examplese from literary or cultural texts.
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The course closely examines the personal experiences and larger cultural effects of globalization and intercultural contact in texts produced by Asian Americans and diasporic Asians in the U.S. and elsewhere.
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CCAS - GCR: Humanities
This course has been carefully updated to fulfill a GPAC Global and Oral requirement.
echacko (Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:06:41 GMT): Too late for GPAC committee review. Would also suggest that the department not try and get GPAC attributes for all its courses, but rather for those that might be broadly appealing.
echacko (Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:08:14 GMT): Also, it says this is a seminar, but from the numbers it is probably a lecture course.
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