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2012-2013 CSULB University Catalog

Asian and Asian American Studies

Courses - ASAM Lower Division

100S. Composition I (3)

Prerequisites: Students who score 146 or below on the English Placement Test and who have not taken equivalent courses in another department are eligible for enrollment in this course.
Composition I does not count toward meeting the major requirements. It does count toward graduation and will be included in the overall GPA. Must have a "C" or better to earn credit.
Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of writing process from generating ideas to final proofreading, as well as to the developing stronger reading comprehension for specific writing tasks.
Same course as AFRS 100S, CHLS 104S, ENGL 100S. Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 1, ASAM 1, AFRS 1, CHLS 1, AFRS 100S, CHLS 104S, ENGL 100S.

100. Composition II (3)

Prerequisites: Students who score 147 or above on the English Placement Test, credit in ASAM 100S (or its equivalent), are exempt from the EPT, or consent of the instructor.
Composition II does not count toward meeting the major requirements. It does count toward graduation and will be included in the overall GPA.
An expository writing course designed for first-year students. Satisfies one of the writing requirements for general education at CSULB. It emphasizes academic writing, focusing primarily on analytical reading and thesis-driven writing.
Same course as ENGL 100, AFRS 100, CHLS 104. Not open for credit to students with credit in: ENGL 100, AFRS 100, CHLS 104.

120. Asian American History (3)

Prerequisite/Corequisite: One GE Foundation course.
Overview of experiences of people of Asian ancestry in the United States. Major themes include: immigration (labor migration and refugee resettlement), racism and economic conflict, resistance to discrimination, and community building.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ASAM 220.

200. Asian American Interethnic Relations (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Inroduction to a comparative survey of racial/ethnic experiences in the U.S., with a focus on Asian Americans.
Not open for credit to students with credit in AFRS 319, AIS 319, ASAM 319, B/ST 319, CHLS 319, C/LA 319, WGSS 319, W/ST 319. Letter grade only (A-F).

215. U.S. Diversity and the Ethnic Experience (3)

Prerequisities: Open only to Integrated Teacher Education Program students.
Survey of four major ethnic groups (American Indians, African American, Latino American, and Asian American) in American society from the colonial era to the present. Special attention to the formation and transformation of each ethnic group and their individual and collective roles in the development of the United States.
Letter grade only (A-F). Same course as AIS 215, AFRS 215, CHLS 215. Not open for credit to student with credit in AFRS 215, AIS 215, B/ST 215, CHLS 215. Departments take turns offering the course in the Fall semester.

221. Contemporary Issues in Asian America (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Examination of contemporary issues, including immigration, labor, family, public policy, popular culture, the media, and political activism in Asian America. Focuses on the U.S. in the context of the global economy and Asian diasporas.
Letter grade only (A-F).

260. Introduction to Asian American Literature (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements.
Introduction to representative works by Asian Pacific American authors. Emphasizes interpretation of historical and contemporary Asian American experiences in various literary genres.
Letter grade only (A-F).

290. Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics of current interest in Asian American Studies selected for intensive development.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.

299. Directed Studies (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Directed studies to permit individual students to pursue topics of special research interest.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Letter grade only (A-F).

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