ASIANPAM 301 - Topics in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Asian/Pacific Islander Americans in the Civil Rights Movement
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian/Pacific Island Amer Std (ASIANPAM)
Department: LSA American Culture
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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 1/5/22 - 4/19/22 (see other Sections below)
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This seminar course explores the Asian/Pacific Islander American (A/PIA) civil rights movement, with an overview of how federal and state laws have affected the A/PIA experience and presence in the United States within the broader context of all immigrant communities, covering a variety of civil rights cases and civil wrongs against A/PIAs, and the activist response. For example, what economic environment led to the 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act? What were the racist precursors to the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II without due process? Why was Vincent Chin, a 27-year old Chinese American, beaten to death by two white autoworkers? How did the Stop Asian Hate campaign following the killing of six Asian women in Atlanta spawn Stop Asian Hate legislation? We will examine the community response in each case. We also cover immigration reform, marriage equality, transracial adoption, college admissions, and the DOJ ’China Initiative’. The course is a mix of lectures, guest speakers, film screenings, and group-led discussion. The course fulfills the Race & Ethnicity (R&E) requirement for LSA.


ASIANPAM 301 - Topics in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies
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001 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
002 (LEC)
 In Person
MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
004 (LEC)
MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
1/5/22 - 4/19/22
Note: This is a meet-together with English 230 sec 001.

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