Jun 13, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
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HST 297 Becoming American: History of Chinese and Japanese Americans

3 Credit(s) HP DPDS
The course covers the history of Chinese and Japanese Americans from early immigration to later integration into the American society. It discusses their experiences of surviving in the new land and their adaption to an unfamiliar social environment. It examines the development of Chinese and Japanese American communities such as Chinatowns and Japantowns to see how they provide the new immigrants with a sense of safety and social-cultural support. It also demonstrates the processes through which Chinese and Japanese immigrants become an important part of the growing Asian American population in the United States. The course encourages students to compare and contrast their own life experiences with those of Chinese and Japanese Americans in order to develop understanding of living in a multicultural society and identify actionable plans to promote integrated diversity.  Three lecture hours per week.