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Asian Americans and Popular Culture
AMST 220
Spring 2017
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: CEAS 267

This course explores the history and experiences of Asian Americans through the site of popular culture, which includes films, comics, television, music, and digital culture. We will discuss how Asians are represented in U.S. mainstream culture and how Asian Americans responded with their own cultural productions. The project will require students to produce artworks and other creative forms to tease out the themes discussed in the class such as marginalization, cultural exotization, stereotyping, globalization, appropriation/cultural theft, and hybridity. A transnational dimension analyzes popular culture in Asia. The historical time frame of the course will be mostly the late 19th century until the 21st century. To analyze organizing about Asian American media representation, students will adopt a cultural activist lens to encourage more public visibility for minorities.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS AMST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (AMST)(CEAS-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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