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Asian and Asian American Studies

Courses - ASAM Lower Division

**The information below differs from the print version of the CSULB Catalog. The acceptable EPT scores has been updated for ASAM 1 and 100. Please browse here for a full list of differences between the print and online catalog. (11/08/11)**

1. Writing Skills (3)

Prerequisite: 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.
Basic course in writing, offering intensive practice in every stage of the writing process. Writing strategies at the level of word, sentence, and paragraph. Methods for developing and organizing ideas in coherent essays. Conventional mechanics, spelling, and grammar. Also for bidialectical and ESL students.
Does not count toward graduation, but does count toward course load. Credit/No Credit grading only.

100. Composition (3)

Prerequisites: A recorded total score of 147 or above on the English Placement test, or credit in ASAM 1 (or its equivalent) or consent of the instructor.
Writing, revising, and editing non-fiction prose, with emphasis on exposition and argument. Critical reading strategies for research. Satisfies the baccalaureate degree requirement for one course in written composition in English. Also for bidialectical and ESL students.
Not open for credit to students with credit in ENGL 100W, ENGL 100, AFRS 100, B/ST 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 Inter‑Ethnic 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).