ASPIRE Linked Courses (Spring 2022)

If you are looking for an environment with extra support, help with your class assignments and exposure to Asian American and Pacific Islands Studies, please register for AAS 101: First Year Experience in Asian American Studies. If you are not able to register for AAS 101, consider registering for the following classes and sections:

AAS 101: First Year Experience in Asian American Studies

Preparation for Asian American Studies courses and future careers. Provides a framework of social justice, equity, and culturally relevant and responsive practices to address issues facing the Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Engage in life skills that will help students retain and engage them in school and their lives. Restricted to first-year students. (GE A1: Oral Communication, AERM)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
01 6135 M, W 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. In Person - BH 251 Arlene Daus-Magbual

AAS 106: Asian American Activism

Introduction to the discipline of Asian American studies and the practice of interdisciplinary, social-justice based inquiry and research. (GE E: Lifelong Learning)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
01 8328 M, W 9:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Hybrid - BH 247 Eugene Gambol

AAS 108: Asian American Artistic Explorations: Creativity, Identity, and Community

Examine Asian American artistic explorations as self-expression, a reflection of community, and a tool for organizing. Study how artists utilize creative work for the exploration, recording, understanding, and expression of Asian American life. (GE E: Lifelong Learning)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
02 9362 T, Th 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Hybrid - BH 333 Philip Nguyen

AAS 110: Critical Thinking and the Asian American Experience

Development of basic critical thinking skills involved in understanding, criticizing, and constructing arguments reflective of the experience of Asian Americans and key themes in of Asian American Studies. (A3: Critical Thinking, AERM)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
01 4840 M, W 11:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. In Person - BH 224 Celeste Francisco

AAS 211: Contemporary Asian Americans

Examination of factors that define minority groups and their positions in contemporary U.S. society, using Asian Americans as a case study. (GE D1: Social Sciences, AERM, SJ)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
01 1122 M 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Hybrid - BH 252 Kira Donnell

AAS 212: Asian Americans & Mass Media

Images and treatment of Asian Americans in mass media, especially motion pictures, television, advertising, popular literature, and commercial art. American minorities in the entertainment industry. (GE C1: Arts, AERM)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
04 10909 T, Th 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. In Person - BH 252 Katie Quan

AAS 218: Asian American Culture

Ethnic values and cultures in America using Asian American arts, languages, and literatures. How these works reflect and express the character of the Asian American experience and the forces that have shaped that experience. (C2: Humanities, AERM, GP, SJ)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
01 4843 Th 4:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. In Person - BH 252 Irene Duller
02 10910 T, Th 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m In Person - BH 408 Aureen Almario

AAS 370: Vietnamese in the United States

Origins and causes of Vietnamese movements to the U.S. and nature of Vietnamese experience in America in terms of political, cultural, and economic factors. (UD-D: Social Sciences, AERM, SJ, GP)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
01 9069 Th 11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Online - Bichronous Loan Le

AAS 540: South Asians in the United States

History of South Asian immigration to the U.S. and how South Asian Americans negotiate ethnic belonging and national citizenship. Topics include racialization, class divides, gender, inequalities, queer politics, and youth culture. (UD-C: Arts and/or Humanities, AERM, SJ)

Section Course Number Day Time Location Professor
01 1128 M, W 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Hybrid - BH 252 Raju Desai