Asian American Studies Graduate Courses

200A. Critical Issues in Asian American Studies. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Examination and development of critical appreciation of research literature on Asians in America and development of alternative interpretations of Asian American experience. Topics include Asian American history and economic/political and social/psychological issues. S/U or letter grading.

200B. Critical Issues in Asian American Communities. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Evaluation of traditional and contemporary theories and models of community for their appropriateness to understanding Asian Pacific American communities. Consideration of specific topics that explicate development, structure, and dynamics of Asian Pacific American communities in studying community issues and concerns. S/U or letter grading.

200C. Critical Issues in Asian American Studies Research. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Critical review of research methods, strategies, and philosophies in Asian American studies. S/U or letter grading.

200D. Asian American Literature and Culture. (4) Seminar, three hours. Examination of questions arising from Asian American literary and cultural criticism from mid-1980s to present, with focus on assumptions, possibilities, and limitations of certain theoretical perspectives and positions that have become important in Asian American critical practice. S/U or letter grading.

203. Asian American Research Methods. (4) Seminar, three hours. Introduction to empirical research methods, stressing uses and relevancy in research with ethnic minority populations. Review of characteristics and logical processes of research and applicability of scientific and scholarly inquiry in advancing knowledge. S/U or letter grading.

M213. Asian-Latinos. (4) (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M213.) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Examination of historical and contemporary populations of Asian-Latinos in Latin America and U.S. Review and critique of nascent literature on Asian-Latinos and analysis of experience of Asian-Latinos utilizing theoretical frameworks of mestizaje , critical mixed-race theory, and transnationalism. Coverage of often-overlooked Asian contributions to Latin American and Chicano/Latino culture and identity and exploration of unique experience of mixed-race Asian-Latinos. S/U or letter grading.

215A-215B. Asian American Jurisprudence. (215A: 3 or 4/215B: 1 or 2) Lecture, three hours. Course 215A is enforced requisite to 215B. Designed for graduate students. Through judicial opinions, commentary, and historical readings, examination of how American law has shaped demographics, experiences, and possibilities of Asian Americans and also how they shaped American law as well. Concurrently scheduled with Law 315. In Progress (215A) and S/U or letter (215B) grading.

222. Colonialism and Law in Pacific. (4) Seminar, three hours. Reading seminar on broad topics of colonialism and law. Survey of anthropological, historical, and legal studies of ways in which colonialism and law operate as methods of social control, order, and surveillance in Asia and Pacific. S/U or letter grading.

231. Japanese American Resettlement: Meaning and Methods. (4) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. In-depth analysis of multiple dimensions of Japanese American post-World War II resettlement and research methods needed to study resettlement holistically. S/U or letter grading.

M239. Race, Ethnicity, and Culture as Concepts in Practice and Research. (4) (Same as Community Health Sciences M239.) Seminar, three hours. Integration of cross-cultural findings in healthcare with current American (U.S.) healthcare system paradigms to facilitate designing culturally based public health programs and train culturally competent practitioners. Letter grading.

C242A. Ethnocommunications I: Introduction to Creating Community Media. (4) Seminar, three hours. Strong verbal communication skills and familiarity with technology required. Introduction to social documentary theory and methodology. Through hands-on production, use of digital video to tell visual stories, reclaim history, and examine social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures, and communities. Viewing of films and interactive media for critique and discussion, guest speakers, basic instruction in use of digital video technology, and group and individual video projects. Concurrently scheduled with course C142A. S/U or letter grading.

C242B. Ethnocommunications II: Intermediate Creating Community Media. (4) Seminar, three hours. Strong verbal communication skills and familiarity with technology required. Intermediate application of social documentary theory and methodology. Use of digital video to create new approaches to visual storytelling, reclaim history, and examine social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures, and communities. Continuing instruction in use of digital technology and concepts. Topics include videography, composition, sound recording, interviewing techniques, editing, and writing treatments. Completion of community-based documentary required. Concurrently scheduled with course C142B. S/U or letter grading.

C242C. Ethnocommunications III: Advanced Creating Community Media. (4) Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course C242B. Advanced application of social documentary theory and methodology. Continuing instruction in use of digital technology and concepts. Intensive instruction in proposal writing, videography, composition, sound recording, interviewing techniques, visual storytelling, and editing. Completion of community-based documentary suitable for public exhibition required. Concurrently scheduled with course C142C. S/U or letter grading.

M260. Topics in Asian American Literature. (4) (Same as English M260A.) Seminar, three hours. Graduate seminar that examines and critically evaluates writings of Asian Americans. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

M261. Theorizing Third World. (4) (Same as Comparative Literature M274.) Seminar, three hours. Investigation of politics of power, gender, and race in complex relationships between so-called First World and Third World, using both theoretical and textual approaches. S/U or letter grading.

M290Q. Social Welfare Policy in Asian American Communities. (4) (Same as Social Welfare M290Q.) Seminar, three hours. Overview of social welfare policy in Asian American communities. Introduction to major social welfare policies and programs in U.S. and impact on Asian American communities. Policy development, approaches, processes of implementation, evaluation, and strategies to effect policy. S/U or letter grading.

297A-297Z. Topics in Asian American Studies. (4 each) Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in Asian American studies. S/U or letter grading: 297B. Asian Migration to U.S. (4) Seminar, three hours. Emphasis on Asia as main regional source for international migrants. Topics include patterns and theories of international migration and their relevance to Asian experience, sending and receiving country perspectives, research and policy issues. S/U or letter grading.

375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum. (1 to 4) Seminar, three hours. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. Unit credit may be applied toward full-time equivalence but not toward 11-course requirement for MA. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

490. Writing Workshop for Graduate Students. (2) Lecture, one hour; discussion, one hour. Practice in writing reports, grant proposals, abstracts, theses, and article-length research papers. Analyzing rhetorical and stylistic features of essays in various Asian American journals helps students improve both their prose style and editorial abilities. Four units may be applied toward MA degree requirements. May be repeated once for credit. S/U grading.

495. Supervised Teaching of Asian American Studies. (4) Seminar, three hours. Preparation: apprentice personnel appointment as teaching assistant in Asian American studies. Designed for graduate students. Required of all new teaching assistants. Special course for teaching assistants designed to deal with problems and techniques for teaching introductory Asian American studies courses. Unit credit may be applied toward full-time equivalence but not toward course requirements for MA. S/U grading.

596. Directed Individual Study or Research. (2 to 8) Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U or letter grading.

597. Research for and Preparation of MA Capstone. (2 to 8) Tutorial, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Preparation and research for MA capstone. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

598. Research for and Preparation of MA Thesis. (2 to 8) Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation of research data and writing of MA thesis. S/U grading.