Intercultural and International Studies

Intercultural Studies

Asian American Literature Fall 2011


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Asian American Literature Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Week Date This Week's Topics Assignments Due

Unit I: Immigrant Families, Struggles and Contributions


1 9/26/11



Who are Asian Americans? Survey, Census


  • Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, "Making Guacamole"
  • The Latehomecomer Prologue (pp. 1-4)
2 10/3/11 Individual, Family and Collective Stories
  • The Latehomecomer Part I, Part II (pp. 5-128)
  • Quiz on Monday, October 3
  • The Latehomecomer Part III (pp. 129-210)
3 10/10/11

Immigrant Struggles and Contributions

  • The Latehomecomer Part IV and Epilogue (pp. 211-274)
  • Dawn Mabalon, Jeff Tagami, Ishle Park
  • Quiz on Monday, October 10
  • Bich Minh Nguyen
  • Screening of A Village Called Versailles


4 10/17/11

You, Your Family and History

  • R. Zamora Linmark, Haunani-Kay Trask, Mililani Trask
  • Quiz on Monday, October 17
  • Telling Your Story Groups
  • Jose Vargas, Paul Kim


Essay on The Latehomecomer

Telling Your Story Part I Presentation, Write-up

5 10/24/11

Discrimination, Prison, ICE

  • Angel Island Poems
  • Mine Okubo, Lawson Fusao Inada, Janice Mirikitani
  • Quiz on Wednesday, October 26


6 10/31/11

Migrant Labor and the Asian American Movement

  • Carlos Bulosan, Philip Vera Cruz
  • Daniel Tsang, Karen Yamashita
  • Quiz on Wednesday, November 2


7 11/7/11


  • le thi diem thuy, Nellie Wong
  • Plan for Analytical Essay due Monday, November 7
  • Dong Hwan Ku, Youn Jae Kim, Hyun Yi Kang
  • Quiz on Wednesday, November 9


Plan for Analytical Essay

8 11/14/11

Exam and Analytical Essay

  • Mid-term Exam on Monday, November 14
  • Analytical Essay due Wednesday, November 16


Midterm Exam

Analytical Essay

Unit II: Making Our Cultures


9 11/21/11 Group Projects
  • Group meetings on Monday, November 21


Group Proposal

10 11/28/11 New Media and Self-Expression
Write-up for YouTube Project
11 12/5/11 Telling Your Story Part II Telling Your Story Part II Presentation
12 12/12/11

Course Wrap Up, Final Exam

  • Course wrap up on Monday, December 12
  • Final exam on Wednesday, December 14, 1:40-3:45

Telling Your Story Part II Write-up

Final Exam

Intercultural and International Studies

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