Asian American Literature Winter 2011

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Community Service Learning Projects

Review Sheet for Exam 1

Review Sheet for Exam 2

Week Date This Week's Topics Assignments Due
1 1/3/11


Who are Asian Americans? Survey, Census

  • Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai, "Making Guacamole"
Unit I: Immigrant Families, Struggles and Contributions
2 1/10/11 Historical Consciousness
  • The Latehomecomer Prologue, Part I, Part II (pp. 1-210)
  • Quiz on Wednesday, January 12
  • E-mail me which CSL project you want to do before Monday, January 17
3 1/17/11

Immigrant Struggles and Contributions

  • Holiday January 17 (no class)
  • The Latehomecomer Part IV and Epilogue (pp. 211-274)
  • Quiz on Wednesday, January 19


4 1/24/11

You, Your Family and Historical Events

  • R. Zamora Linmark and Li-Young Lee
  • Telling Your Story Groups


Formal essay on The Latehomecomer

Telling Your Story Part I Presentations

Unit II: Migration History
5 1/31/11

Discrimination, Prison, ICE

  • Angel Island Poems
  • Mine Okubo, Lawson Fusao Inada, Janice Mirikitani


Extra Credit Assignment 1

6 2/7/11

Migrant Labor and the Asian American Movement

  • Carlos Bulosan, Philip Vera Cruz
  • Daniel Tsang, Karen Yamashita


Extra Credit Assignment 2

7 2/14/11


  • Marilyn Chin, Nellie Wong
  • Mid-term exam on Wednesday, 2/16
Unit III: New Social Movements and Decolonization
8 2/21/11 Community Organizing and Entrepreneurialism Blogs
9 2/28/11

Mainstream Media and Media from Below

  • le thi diem thuy, Dong Hwan Ku and Youn Jae Kim



Analytical Essay

10 3/7/11 Colonization and Decolonization IWD CSL Reflection
11 3/14/11 Telling Your Story Part II Telling Your Story Part II
12 3/21/11

Final Exam

  • VOICES on Monday, March 21
  • Final exam on Friday, March 25, 11:30-1:30


VOICES CSL Reflection

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