Student-Originated Studies: In Search of Asian/Pacific Islander America
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This Student-Originated Studies (SOS) program is an opportunity for students to do intermediate or advanced work in Asian/Pacific Islander American Studies. Students will be expected to conduct in-depth academic research and produce strong writing assignments, and—if appropriate to their particular projects—to link theory and practice through participation in community-based activities involving Asian/Pacific Islander Americans.
Research and community-based projects in this field might examine the following: (1) the historical, cultural, artistic, and other dimensions of the Asian American and Pacific Islander American experiences, (2) the intersections—within those experiences—among race, class, gender, sex, (dis)ability, and other markers of identity, and (3) social justice issues and political activism in Asian/Pacific Islander America.
Although the bulk of this SOS work will be conducted independently, all students will be required to participate in some group activities. Students will meet, as a group, each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., to discuss readings and current events involving Asian/Pacific Islander Americans, to provide project progress reports and, perhaps most importantly, to build community and support each other's work. All students will produce final projects which may take a number of different forms, including research papers, creative writing, multimedia projects, or a combination of those forms.
This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:
education, cultural studies, American studies, ethnic studies
Credits per quarter Variable Credit Options Available
Students can register for less than 16 credits. Contact the faculty for more information.
- Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Class Size: 10
Scheduled for: Day
Final schedule and room assignments:
First meeting:Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 10:00 am
Located in: Olympia