• 10. History of Asian Americans

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 10W. Multidisciplinary examination of history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 10W. History of Asian Americans

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 10. Multidisciplinary examination of history of Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

  • M18. Leadership and Student-Initiated Retention

    Units: 2

    (Same as African American Studies M18, American Indian Studies M18, and Chicana and Chicano Studies M18.) Seminar, two hours. Limited to freshmen/sophomores/first-year transfer students. Not open for credit to students with credit for course M168. Exploration of issues in retention at UCLA through lens of student-initiated and student-run programs, efforts, activities, and services. Focus on populations with historically low graduation rates targeted by Campus Retention Committee. May not be applied toward departmental major or minor elective requirements. May be repeated once for credit. Letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 20. Contemporary Asian American Communities

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Multidisciplinary introduction to contemporary Asian American populations and communities in U.S. Topics include contemporary immigration, demographic trends, sociocultural, economic, and political issues, and interethnic relations. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 30. Asian American Literature and Culture

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 30W. Multidisciplinary introduction to Asian American literature and cultural production, with examination of some combination of novels, short stories, poetry, drama, performance, film, visual art, music, and/or new media. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 30W. Asian American Literature and Culture

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, two hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H or English as a Second Language 36. Not open for credit to students with credit for course 30. Multidisciplinary introduction to Asian American literature and cultural production, with examination of some combination of novels, short stories, poetry, drama, performance, film, visual art, music, and/or new media. Satisfies Writing II requirement. Letter grading.

  • 40. Asian American Movement

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Using Asian American movement of late 1960s and 1970s as lens, introduction to social history methods, including role of oral history, documentary films, and archival history, and analysis of primary and secondary sources. Asian American movement situated within larger frame of social change of era and interpretation of nation and society through lives of ordinary men and women. Exploration of campus- and community-based activism, service learning, and civic engagement. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 50. Asian American Women

    Units: 5

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Overview of history of feminist theory and intersection of gender, class, race/ethnicity from cross-cultural perspectives, with focus on Asian American women's lived experiences in U.S. Topics include Asian American women's roles in family life, work, community organization, social change, and cultural creativity. Examination of broader structural forces that affect women in society, such as racialization, immigration, global capitalism, colonialism and postcolonialism, and social movements. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 97. Variable Topics in Asian American Studies

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial, one to two hours. Current topics and particular research methods in Asian American studies through readings and other assignments. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 101. Scholarly and Creative Communication in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: course 10 or 10W or 20, and either 10 (or 10W) and 20, or one additional course from 30, 30W, 40, or 50. Designed for advanced junior/senior Asian American Studies majors and minors. Examination of alternative modes of expression to effectively reach academic and nonacademic audiences, including written text, visual materials, and performance. Exploration of scholarly works by looking at how narratives are developed, ideas and values are framed, or knowledge is generated and transmitted, through either traditional or electronic mediums. Investigation of discursive and popular forms, stylistic patterns, and communicative practices. Themes and content vary by term. Independent research related to course objective may be pursued with guidance from instructor. Sharing and critiquing of other student works in progress. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103. Social Science Research Methods

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Designed for juniors/seniors. Introduction to fundamentals of conducting social research on Asian Americans, providing experience in using some research methods and exercises in evaluating nature and quality of scientific research on Asian American issues. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 104A. Field Studies Methods in Asian Pacific Communities

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Preparation: one course from 101 through M191F. Development of community profiles on Asian Pacific American communities of students' choice, using various field studies techniques of data collection. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 104B. Internships in Asian Pacific Communities

    Units: 4

    Fieldwork, eight hours minimum. Requisite: course 104A or another Asian American studies course (except 199). Integrates academic and empirical work by providing students challenge of performing public service and community work in Asian Pacific or other multicultural communities, and of bringing their ongoing internship experiences back to classroom. P/NP grading.

  • 105. Historical Research Methods

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 10. Introduction to methods used to locate and analyze source materials for research on Asian American history. Historians have used wide range of sources that may include archival materials, oral history, material culture, and more. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M108. Policy, Planning, and Community

    Units: 4

    (Same as Urban Planning M122.) Lecture, three hours; field laboratory. Project-oriented methods course on conducting needs assessment in Asian American communities. Geographic information systems to be used to define problems and needs. Letter grading.

  • 111. Asian Americans and War

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Interdisciplinary examination of role that war has played in history and culture of Asian Americans, drawing on diverse set of materials ranging from Asian American literature, Hollywood movies, and wartime propaganda to political speeches, Supreme Court decisions, and protest culture, to evaluate relationship between Asian American communities and geopolitical conflicts from late-19th century to contemporary period. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M112A. Historical Survey of Asian American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M102A.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of Asian American literature either produced from or thematically reflecting pre-1980 period. Issues include immigration, diaspora, generational conflict, appropriation of cultural traditions, ethnic/gender formation, interethnic dynamics, and social movement. Works by such authors as Edith Eaton, Younghill Kang, Carlos Bulosan, Hisaye Yamamoto, John Okada, Frank Chin, and Maxine Hong Kingston. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M112B. Contemporary Asian American Literary Issues and Criticism

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M102B.) Lecture, four hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Survey of post-1980 Asian American literature that explores key literary and critical issues, such as race and geography, aesthetics and activism, cultural work and immigrant labor, kinship and sexuality, model minority and Orientalism, and meat versus rice, in study of novels, poetry, performance, memoirs, and essays. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 112C. Asian American Creative Writing

    Units: 4

    Seminar, four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Designed for juniors/seniors. Examination of margin of geographic and psychic spaces that Asian Americans inhabit outside American mainstream and specific factors, such as generation, ethnicity, gender, class, and sexual orientation, that shape individual's unique margin. Balanced blend of reading and creative writing. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 113. Asian Americans and Law

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Survey of major federal and California case and legislative law directed specifically toward Asian Americans from 1850 to World War II and incarceration. Major subject areas include anti-Asian labor legislation, legal prohibitions against Asians' right to testify, Executive Order 9066, and equal educational opportunity for Asians. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M114. Asian American Education and Schooling

    Units: 4

    (Same as Education M103.) Seminar, four hours. Examination of existing body of research from various disciplines on Asian/Pacific American educational experiences. Letter grading.

  • 115. Women and Community in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Condition of Asian women in America. Topics include women in Asian American history, racial and cultural stereotypes, and contemporary issues. Methodological approaches to study of gender issues presented and evaluated. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M116. Asian American Social Movements

    Units: 4

    (Same as Labor and Workplace Studies M116.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Examination of several dimensions of Asian American social movements, including grassroots, mass movement character, political and social vision, and social and political relevance to current issues. How movement participants linked struggle for change with own personal transformation and growth. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M117. Asian American Personality and Mental Health

    Units: 4

    (Same as Psychology M107.) Lecture, three hours. Requisite: Psychology 10. Foundations of personality development and mental health among Asian Americans. Topics include culture, family patterns, achievements, stressors, resources, and immigrant and minority group status. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 118. Asian American Religious History

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Examination of religion as thematic thread within context of Asian American history, primarily during period before World War II. Basic grounding in early Asian American history through exploration of role of religion in various communities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M119. Asian American and Pacific Islander Labor Issues

    Units: 4

    (Same as Labor and Workplace Studies M119.) Lecture, three hours. Examination of historical and contemporary labor issues in Asian and Pacific Islander American communities, with emphasis on key role that Asian and Pacific Islander American students can play in supporting labor struggles of low-income immigrants. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 120. Asian American History through Lens

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Exploration of documentary film, both as genre and as vehicle to present Asian American perspectives on history of Asian American individuals, communities, and cultures. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 121. Exploring Asian American Theater

    Units: 4

    Lecture, four hours. Study of Asian American plays; students required to compose one act based on their own experience using lessons learned in class. Exploration of scene study and acting exercises. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 122A. Indigeneity, Empire, and Resistance in Pacific Islands

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Introduction to indigenous and colonial histories of Pacific Islands. Discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, and reading assignments, with focus on issues of cultural survival, empire, indigeneity, migration, resistance, sovereignty, and war. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 122B. Gender and Film in Pacific

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 122A. Exploration of rise of film in Pacific Islands during 20th century, with attention to politics of gender, history, and representation, to engage students in textual and visual readings of feature-length films about Pacific. Discussions, film screenings, and guest speakers, with focus on aesthetic, cultural, economic, gendered, historical, and political dimensions of films. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 123. Cultures of/against Empire

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Critical concepts and cultural practices linking Asian American studies to study of U.S. cultures of imperialism. Course begins with premise that Asian American studies contribute distinctly to contemporary scholarship on U.S. empire. Examination of political and intellectual coalitions toward which Asian American studies critique builds. Emphasis on works that approach study of empire through comparative racial formation, postcolonialism, transnationalism, and studies of migration. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M124. Comparative Racialization and Indigeneity

    Units: 4

    (Same as African American Studies M124.) Lecture, three hours. Examination of processes and histories of racialization and colonization in U.S. Discussions, film screenings, guest speakers, and reading assignments, with focus on issues of cultural survival, empire, indigeneity, migration, resistance, sovereignty, and war. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M129. Health Issues for Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders: Myth or Model?

    Units: 4

    (Same as Community Health Sciences M140.) Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, one hour. Introductory overview of mental and physical health issues of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders; identification of gaps in health status indicators and barriers to both care delivery and research for these populations. Letter grading.

  • 130A. Chinese American Experience

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Survey of immigration history, settlement patterns, and experiences of Chinese Americans. Examination of historical and contemporary sociocultural, economic, and political issues as they affect status of Chinese Americans and their community. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M130B. Chinese Immigrant Literature and Film

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chinese M153 and Comparative Literature M171.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Chinese not required. In-depth look at Chinese immigrant experience by reading literature and watching films. Theories of diaspora, gender, and race to inform thinking and discussion of relevant issues. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M130C. Chinese Immigration

    Units: 4

    (Same as Sociology M153.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Survey of sociological studies of Chinese immigration, with focus on international context, organization, and institutions of Chinese America and its interactions with social environment. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 131A. Japanese American Experience

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Survey of immigration history, settlement patterns, and experiences of Japanese Americans. Examination of historical and contemporary sociocultural, economic, and political issues as they affect status of Japanese Americans and their community. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 131B. Japanese Americans and Incarceration

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three to four hours. Requisite: course 10 or 10W. Designed for juniors/seniors. In-depth analysis of key literature about mass incarceration of Japanese Americans during 1940s. Immediate and long-range effects of internment. Emphasis on research. Original paper based on primary sources held by University of California required. Letter grading.

  • 131C. Japanese American Resettlement

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 10. In-depth analysis of key literature about resettlement of Japanese Americans during World War II. Development of original research paper based on primary sources. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 132A. Korean American Experience

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Survey of immigration history, settlement patterns, and experiences of Korean Americans. Examination of historical and contemporary sociocultural, economic, and political issues as they affect status of Korean Americans and their community. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 133. Pilipino American Experience

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Survey of immigration history, settlement patterns, and experiences of Pilipino Americans. Examination of historical and contemporary sociocultural, economic, and political issues as they affect status of Pilipino Americans and their community. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 134. Vietnamese American Experience

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Survey of immigration history, settlement patterns, and experiences of Vietnamese Americans. Examination of historical and contemporary sociocultural, economic, and political issues as they affect status of Vietnamese Americans and their community. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 140SL. Power to People: Asian American and Pacific Islander Community-Based Learning

    Units: 4

    Lecture, two hours; fieldwork, four hours. Enforced requisite: course 10 or 20 or 40. Service-learning course to engage and critically examine community organizing and community-based organizations (CBOs) in Asian American and Pacific Islander communities related to issues such as arts and culture, community health, and applied research. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 141A. Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Development Project Part I: Leadership

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three to four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. First term of two-term series on leadership development, with focus on intellectual and practical learning of leadership concepts, models, and skills. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 141B).

  • 141B. Asian American and Pacific Islander Leadership Development Project Part II: Field Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; fieldwork, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 141A. Limited to juniors/seniors. Second term of two-term series on leadership development, with focus on Asian American, Pacific Islander, and other ethnic communities in Los Angeles. Examination of different approaches and strategies to community building and maintenance. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C142A. Ethnocommunications I: Introduction to Creating Community Media

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 142A.) Seminar, three hours. Strong verbal communication skills and familiarity with technology required. Introduction to social documentary theory and methodology. Through hands-on production, use of digital video to tell visual stories, reclaim history, and examine social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures, and communities. Viewing of films and interactive media for critique and discussion, guest speakers, basic instruction in use of digital video technology, and group and individual video projects. Concurrently scheduled with course C242A. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C142B. Ethnocommunications II: Intermediate Creating Community Media

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 142B.) Seminar, three hours. Strong verbal communication skills and familiarity with technology required. Intermediate application of social documentary theory and methodology. Use of digital video to create new approaches to visual storytelling, reclaim history, and examine social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures, and communities. Continuing instruction in use of digital technology and concepts. Topics include videography, composition, sound recording, interviewing techniques, editing, and writing treatments. Completion of community-based documentary required. Concurrently scheduled with course C242B. P/NP or letter grading.

  • C142C. Ethnocommunications III: Advanced Creating Community Media

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 142C.) Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course C142B. Advanced application of social documentary theory and methodology. Continuing instruction in use of digital technology and concepts. Intensive instruction in proposal writing, videography, composition, sound recording, interviewing techniques, visual storytelling, and editing. Completion of community-based documentary suitable for public exhibition required. Concurrently scheduled with course C242C. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M143A. Fieldwork in Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

    Units: 4

    (Same as Anthropology M138Q.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Introduction to qualitative research methods and application of techniques in data collection, analysis, and reporting. Critical reflection of issues related to identity, migration, multiculturalism, tourism, and indigenous rights. Field excursions and guest lecturers from local community included. Given in Hawai'i. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 143B. Politics of Race, Ethnicity, Migration, and Multiculturalism in Hawai'i

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Critical examination of historical and contemporary experiences of various people in Hawai'i. Investigation of historical, economic, and political contexts of migration and relations between indigenous peoples, migrants, and existing racial and ethnic groups. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M143C. Ethnic Identity and Ethnic Relations in Hawai'i

    Units: 4

    (Same as Anthropology M168Q.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Continuing construction and expression of ethnic identity in various cultural forms and social contexts in Hawai'i. Overview of theoretical approaches to and basic concepts in study of ethnic identity and ethnic relations. Discussion of historical and contemporary aspects of ethnic identity and ethnic relations in Hawai'i. Given in Hawai'i. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M160. Culture, Media, and Los Angeles

    Units: 6

    (Same as African American Studies M102 and Honors Collegium M102.) Lecture, four hours; screenings, two hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Role of media in society and its influence on contemporary cultural environment, specifically in Los Angeles; issues of representation as they pertain to race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M161. Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Issues in America's Healthcare Systems

    Units: 4

    (Same as Health Policy M110.) Lecture, three hours. Designed for juniors/seniors. Introduction to study of gender, ethnicity, and cultural diversity related to health status and healthcare delivery in U.S. Letter grading.

  • M163. Worker Center Movement: Next Wave Organizing for Justice for Immigrant Workers

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered M166C.) (Same as African American Studies M167, Chicana and Chicano Studies M130, and Labor and Workplace Studies M167.) Seminar, three hours. Development of theoretical and practical understanding of worker center movement, with focus on historical factors that have led to emergence and growth of worker centers. Role of worker centers in promoting multiethnic and multiracial campaigns for workplace and economic justice. Transnational cross-border solidarity issues and rights of undocumented workers. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M164. Women, Violence, Globalization: India, Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

    Units: 4

    (Same as Gender Studies M164A.) Lecture, four hours. Study of various forms of violence done on women not only in and of themselves but in light of larger systems of oppression, with focus on Pilipino, Vietnamese, Singaporean, and South Asian cultures. Letter grading.

  • M165. Race, Gender, Class

    Units: 5

    (Same as Comparative Literature M175.) Seminar, three hours. Theoretical and literary readings combined to explore three main aspects of social and cultural experience (race, gender, class) as separate but interconnected spheres affecting both minority and majority populations in U.S. Examination of these issues from comparative perspectives. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M166A. Immigrant Rights, Labor, and Higher Education

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M156A and Labor and Workplace Studies M166A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. New immigrant rights movement, with particular attention to labor and higher education. Overview of history of immigrant rights movement and examination of development of coalition efforts between labor movement and immigrant rights movement nationally and locally. Special focus on issue of immigrant students in higher education, challenges facing undocumented immigrant students, and legislative and policy issues that have emerged. Students conduct oral histories, family histories, research on immigration and immigrant rights, write poetry and spoken word about immigrant experience, and work to collectively develop student publication on immigrant students in higher education. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M166B. Research on Immigration Rights, Labor, and Higher Education

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M156B and Labor and Workplace Studies M166B.) Seminar, two hours. Requisite: course M166A. Expansion of research conducted by students in course M166A involving oral histories, research on immigration/labor/higher education, and evaluation of legislation and legal issues impacting undocumented students. Letter grading.

  • M166C. Research on Immigrant Students and Higher Education (Effective Winter 2018 )

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M156C and Labor and Workplace Studies M166C.) Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses M166A, M166B. Expansion of research conducted by students in courses M166A and M166B involving oral histories, research on immigration/labor/higher education, and evaluation of legislation and legal issues impacting undocumented students. Designed around class project, where students work on showcasing all material collected throughout year. Letter grading.

  • M166C. Worker Center Movement: Next Wave Organizing for Justice for Immigrant Workers

    Units: 4

    (Same as African American Studies M167, Chicana and Chicano Studies M130, and Labor and Workplace Studies M167.) Seminar, three hours. Development of theoretical and practical understanding of worker center movement, with focus on historical factors that have led to emergence and growth of worker centers. Role of worker centers in promoting multiethnic and multiracial campaigns for workplace and economic justice. Transnational cross-border solidarity issues and rights of undocumented workers. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 167. Immigration and New Second Generation

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Study of lived experiences of contemporary immigrants and their children. Examination of socioeconomic circumstances, life chances, and outcomes of new second generation. Review of theoretical literature and empirical research on immigration and immigrant adaptation, comparing historical and contemporary trends of immigration and experiences of adult immigrants. Study of immigrant children's experiences, considering patterns, processes, and mechanisms of growing up American and identity formation. Asian immigration and Asian Americans from comparative perspective. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M168. Student-Initiated Retention and Outreach Issues in Higher Education

    Units: 4

    (Same as African American Studies M118, American Indian Studies M118, and Chicana and Chicano Studies M118.) Lecture, four hours. Exploration of issues in outreach and retention of students in higher education, especially through student-initiated programs, efforts, activities, and services, with focus on UCLA as case. May be repeated twice for credit. Letter grading.

  • M169. Constructing Race

    Units: 4

    (Same as African American Studies M159P and Anthropology M144P.) Lecture, three hours. Examination of race, socially constructed category, from anthropological perspective. Consideration of development of racial categories over time and in different regions, racial passing, multiracial identity in U.S., whiteness, race in popular culture, and race and identity. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 170. Transnational Perspectives on Asian America

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Recommended preparation: background in Asian Pacific American social and legal history. Designed for juniors/seniors. Examination of transformations that have occurred in Asian America in last four decades as consequence of global economic restructuring and new immigration. Introduction to and survey of new frameworks for understanding these changes in postmodern Asian Pacific American communities, using theories of transnationalism and Asian American political and racial history. Readings and discussion on transnational aspects of wide range of historical and contemporary topics in context of Asia/Asian American experience. Building of linkages between roots of social constructions of race and multisited social processes that now constitute globalizing Asian America. Theoretical readings assigned. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 171A. Critical Issues in U.S.-China Relations

    Units: 4

    Lecture three hours. Not open to freshmen. Critical examination of U.S. involvement in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including study of historical, cultural, political, and socioeconomic factors that shape relations between China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan and U.S. Examination of impact of relationships in Pacific Rim and Chinese Americans and their communities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 171B. Critical Issues in U.S.-Japan Relations

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Critical examination of U.S. involvement in Japan, including study of historical, cultural, political, and socioeconomic factors that shape relations between Japan and U.S. Examination of impact of relationships in Pacific Rim and Japanese Americans and their communities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 171C. Critical Issues in U.S.-Korea Relations

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Critical examination of U.S. involvement in Korea, including study of historical, cultural, political, and socioeconomic factors that shape relations between Korea and U.S. Examination of impact of relationships in Pacific Rim and Korean Americans and their communities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M171D. Critical Issues in U.S.-Philippine Relations

    Units: 4

    (Same as History M144C.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Recommended preparation: History 176A, 176B, 176C. Designed for juniors/seniors. Examination of complex interrelationship between U.S. colonialism, Philippine nationalism, history of Filipino Americans, and Philippine diaspora in 20th century. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 171E. Critical Issues in U.S.-Vietnam Relations

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Not open to freshmen. Critical examination of U.S. involvement in Vietnam, including study of historical, cultural, political, and socioeconomic factors that shape relations between Vietnam and U.S. Examination of impact of relationships in Pacific Rim and Vietnamese Americans and their communities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M172A. Indian Identity in U.S. and Diaspora

    Units: 4

    (Same as History M174G.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Designed for juniors/seniors. History of overseas Indian communities; transformations of Hinduism in diaspora; emergence of new diasporic art forms such as bhangra rap and chutney music; relations between Indians and other racial and ethnic groups; Indian women as embodiment of Indian culture; diasporic identities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 172B. Gender in South Asian Communities at Home and Abroad

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Examination of centrality of gender to histories and identities of men and women of South Asian affiliation across multiple historical and geopolitical contexts. Focus on colonial South Asia, South Asian diasporas in U.K., South Asian Americans in U.S., and transnational South Asian public cultures. Theoretical approaches to study of South Asians in comparative frame and consideration of how transnational perspectives enable revisioning South Asian American experiences and to rethink relationship between Asian American studies, diaspora studies, and area studies. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M172C. Transnational Bollywood

    Units: 4

    (Same as Communication M137.) Lecture, three hours. Study of how popular Bollywood cinema materializes colonial and postcolonial formations pertaining to gender, class and caste, sexuality, race, and economic liberalization in South Asia, as well as across South Asian communities in North America, U.K., and Africa. Examination of how complex relationships between Bollywood and transnational South Asian diasporas enable us to better understand South Asian American communities. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M173. Topics in Vietnamese Cinema and/or Literature

    Units: 4

    (Same as Vietnamese M155.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Knowledge of Vietnamese not required. Critical and historical examination of literary and/or filmic representations connected to social practices such as empire, nation, diaspora, and globalization. Original language course materials available for interested students. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 174A. Special Courses in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 187D.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in selected issues on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality from comparative perspective. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 174B. Special Courses in Transnationalism and Diasporas

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 187E.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in selected comparative and international issues pertaining to transnationalism and diasporas. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 175A. Topics in Comparative Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 191D.) Seminar, three to four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in selected issues on race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality from comparative perspective. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 175B. Topics in Transnationalism and Diasporas

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 191E.) Seminar, three to four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in selected comparative and international issues pertaining to transnationalism and diasporas. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 185. Capstone Community-Based Research

    Units: 4

    Seminar, one hour; fieldwork, three hours. Limited to senior departmental majors and minors. Designed to serve as complement to service learning requirement for major and minor and may be used to fulfill capstone requirement for major and minor. Students work as research team, are matched with one or more community groups, and must complete minimum of 40 fieldwork hours. Duties and responsibilities collaboratively determined by instructor, students, and sponsoring organizations. Readings determined in consultation with instructor. Letter grading.

  • 186. Capstone Research Seminar

    Units: 4

    (Formerly numbered 187.) Seminar, three hours. Limited to senior departmental majors and minors. Synthesis and application of knowledge students have acquired through prior departmental courses so they can conduct in-depth research or creative-expression project. Themes may vary by instructor and term. Students pursue independent work related to course theme with guidance from instructor, then share and critique other student work in progress. Letter grading.

  • 187A. Special Courses in Research Methodologies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in multidisciplinary research methodologies in Asian American studies. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 187B. Special Courses in Asian American Themes

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in selected Asian American themes, including issues in cultural formation, religion, education, social class, economic development, social movement, politics, and public policy. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 187C. Special Courses in Asian American Populations and Communities

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in historical and contemporary issues pertaining to different Asian-origin subgroups and their respective communities. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 188SA. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to discuss selected USIE seminar topic, conduct preparatory research, and begin preparation of syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SB. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SA. Enforced corequisite: Honors Collegium 101E. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor to finalize course syllabus. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 188SC. Individual Studies for USIE Facilitators

    Units: 2

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Enforced requisite: course 188SB. Limited to junior/senior USIE facilitators. Individual study in regularly scheduled meetings with faculty mentor while facilitating USIE 88S course. Individual contract with faculty mentor required. May not be repeated. Letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 191A. Topics in Research Methodologies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three to four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in multidisciplinary research methodologies in Asian American studies. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 191B. Topics in Asian American Themes

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three to four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in selected Asian American themes, including issues in cultural formation, religion, education, social class, economic development, social movement, politics, and public policy. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 191C. Topics in Asian American Populations and Communities

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three to four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Variable topics in historical and contemporary issues pertaining to different Asian-origin subgroups and their respective communities. May be repeated for credit with topic change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M191F. Topics in Asian American Literature

    Units: 5

    (Same as English M191C.) Seminar, three or four hours. Enforced requisite: English Composition 3 or 3H. Variable specialized studies course in Asian American literature. Topics may include genres (autobiography, novel, poetry, short fiction, or drama); specific nationalities within Asian American community; themes of transnational migration; cross-cultural, interdisciplinary, or interracial negotiation; and gender and queer politics. Reading, discussion, and development of culminating project. May be repeated for credit with topic or instructor change. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 192. Undergraduate Practicum in Asian American Studies

    Units: 2 or 4

    Seminar, two or four hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Training and supervised practicum for advanced undergraduate students in Asian American studies courses. Students assist in preparation of materials and development of innovative programs with guidance of faculty members in small course settings. May not be applied toward departmental major or minor requirements. May be repeated for credit. P/NP grading.

  • 195. Community or Corporate Internships in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, two hours; fieldwork, eight hours. Requisites: courses 10 or 10W, and 20. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in supervised setting in community agency or business. Students meet on regular basis with instructor and provide periodic reports of their experience. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M195CE. Comparative Approaches to Community and Corporate Internships

    Units: 4

    (Same as African American Studies M195CE, American Indian Studies M195CE, Chicana and Chicano Studies M195CE, and Gender Studies M195CE.) Tutorial, one hour; fieldwork, eight to 10 hours. Limited to juniors/seniors. Internship in corporate, governmental, or nonprofit setting coordinated through Center for Community Learning. Comparative study of race, gender, and indigeneity in relation to contemporary workplace dynamics. Students complete weekly written assignments, attend biweekly meetings with graduate student coordinator, and write final research paper. Faculty sponsor and graduate student coordinator construct series of reading assignments that examine issues related to internship site. Individual contract with supervising faculty member required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 196. Research Apprenticeship in Asian American Studies

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, three hours per week per unit. Limited to juniors/seniors. Entry-level research apprenticeship for upper division students under guidance of faculty mentor to learn skills and techniques. May not be applied toward departmental major or minor requirements. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP grading.

  • 197. Individual Studies in Asian American Studies

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, three hours. Requisites: course 10 or 10W or 20 or comparable knowledge in Asian American studies, 3.0 grade-point average or better. Limited to juniors/seniors. Directed reading of scholarly work or supervised research between student and faculty member. No original research or project expected, but tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 198A. Honors Research in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, three to four hours. Requisites: two courses from 10 (or 10W), 20, and 30 (or 30W) and one course from 104A through M108, 187A, or 191A. Introduction to research techniques and applications of methodologies in study of Asians and Pacific Islanders in U.S. Development of honors thesis or comprehensive research project under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 198B. Honors Research in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, three hours. Requisite: course 198A. Course 198B is requisite to 198C. Development of honors thesis or comprehensive research project under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 198C).

  • 198C. Honors Research in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Tutorial, three hours. Requisite: course 198B. Completion of honors thesis or comprehensive research project under direct supervision of faculty member. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. Letter grading.

  • 199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Asian American Studies

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, three hours. Preparation: 3.0 overall grade-point average. Requisites: courses 10 (or 10W) and 20 or comparable knowledge in Asian American studies. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating research paper or project report required. May be repeated for maximum of 8 units. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 200A. Critical Issues in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Examination and development of critical appreciation of research literature on Asians in America and development of alternative interpretations of Asian American experience. Topics include Asian American history and economic/political and social/psychological issues. S/U or letter grading.

  • 200B. Critical Issues in Asian American Communities

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Evaluation of traditional and contemporary theories and models of community for their appropriateness to understanding Asian Pacific American communities. Consideration of specific topics that explicate development, structure, and dynamics of Asian Pacific American communities in studying community issues and concerns. S/U or letter grading.

  • 200C. Critical Issues in Asian American Studies Research

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Critical review of research methods, strategies, and philosophies in Asian American studies. S/U or letter grading.

  • 200D. Asian American Literature and Culture

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Examination of questions arising from Asian American literary and cultural criticism from mid-1980s to present, with focus on assumptions, possibilities, and limitations of certain theoretical perspectives and positions that have become important in Asian American critical practice. S/U or letter grading.

  • 203. Asian American Research Methods

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Introduction to empirical research methods, stressing uses and relevancy in research with ethnic minority populations. Review of characteristics and logical processes of research and applicability of scientific and scholarly inquiry in advancing knowledge. S/U or letter grading.

  • M213. Asian-Latinos

    Units: 4

    (Same as Chicana and Chicano Studies M213.) Seminar, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Examination of historical and contemporary populations of Asian-Latinos in Latin America and U.S. Review and critique of nascent literature on Asian-Latinos and analysis of experience of Asian-Latinos utilizing theoretical frameworks of "mestizaje," critical mixed-race theory, and transnationalism. Coverage of often-overlooked Asian contributions to Latin American and Chicano/Latino culture and identity and exploration of unique experience of mixed-race Asian-Latinos. S/U or letter grading.

  • 215A. Asian American Jurisprudence

    Units: 3 or 4

    (Formerly numbered M215A.) Lecture, three hours. Course 215A is enforced requisite to 215B. Designed for graduate students. Through judicial opinions, commentary, and historical readings, examination of how American law has shaped demographics, experiences, and possibilities of Asian Americans and also how they shaped American law as well. Concurrently scheduled with Law 315. In Progress grading (credit to be given only on completion of course 215B).

  • 215B. Asian American Jurisprudence

    Units: 1 or 2

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisite: course 215A. Designed for graduate students. Continuation of course 215A. Through judicial opinions, commentary, and historical readings, examination of how American law has shaped demographics, experiences, and possibilities of Asian Americans and also how they shaped American law as well. Concurrently scheduled with Law 315. S/U or letter grading.

  • 222. Colonialism and Law in Pacific

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Reading seminar on broad topics of colonialism and law. Survey of anthropological, historical, and legal studies of ways in which colonialism and law operate as methods of social control, order, and surveillance in Asia and Pacific. S/U or letter grading.

  • 231. Japanese American Resettlement: Meaning and Methods

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. In-depth analysis of multiple dimensions of Japanese American post-World War II resettlement and research methods needed to study resettlement holistically. S/U or letter grading.

  • M239. Race, Ethnicity, and Culture as Concepts in Practice and Research

    Units: 4

    (Same as Community Health Sciences M239.) Seminar, three hours. Integration of cross-cultural findings in healthcare with current American (U.S.) healthcare system paradigms to facilitate designing culturally based public health programs and train culturally competent practitioners. Letter grading.

  • C242A. Ethnocommunications I: Introduction to Creating Community Media

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Strong verbal communication skills and familiarity with technology required. Introduction to social documentary theory and methodology. Through hands-on production, use of digital video to tell visual stories, reclaim history, and examine social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures, and communities. Viewing of films and interactive media for critique and discussion, guest speakers, basic instruction in use of digital video technology, and group and individual video projects. Concurrently scheduled with course C142A. S/U or letter grading.

  • C242B. Ethnocommunications II: Intermediate Creating Community Media

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Strong verbal communication skills and familiarity with technology required. Intermediate application of social documentary theory and methodology. Use of digital video to create new approaches to visual storytelling, reclaim history, and examine social issues related to diverse peoples, cultures, and communities. Continuing instruction in use of digital technology and concepts. Topics include videography, composition, sound recording, interviewing techniques, editing, and writing treatments. Completion of community-based documentary required. Concurrently scheduled with course C142B. S/U or letter grading.

  • C242C. Ethnocommunications III: Advanced Creating Community Media

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Enforced requisite: course C242B. Advanced application of social documentary theory and methodology. Continuing instruction in use of digital technology and concepts. Intensive instruction in proposal writing, videography, composition, sound recording, interviewing techniques, visual storytelling, and editing. Completion of community-based documentary suitable for public exhibition required. Concurrently scheduled with course C142C. S/U or letter grading.

  • M260. Topics in Asian American Literature

    Units: 4

    (Same as English M260A.) Seminar, three hours. Graduate seminar that examines and critically evaluates writings of Asian Americans. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M261. Theorizing Third World

    Units: 4

    (Same as Comparative Literature M274.) Seminar, three hours. Investigation of politics of power, gender, and race in complex relationships between so-called First World and Third World, using both theoretical and textual approaches. S/U or letter grading.

  • M290Q. Social Welfare Policy in Asian American Communities

    Units: 4

    (Same as Social Welfare M290Q.) Seminar, three hours. Overview of social welfare policy in Asian American communities. Introduction to major social welfare policies and programs in U.S. and impact on Asian American communities. Policy development, approaches, processes of implementation, evaluation, and strategies to effect policy. S/U or letter grading.

  • 297A. Topics in Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Designed for graduate students. Selected topics in Asian American studies. S/U or letter grading.

  • 297B. Topics in Asian American Studies: Asian Migration to U.S.

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Emphasis on Asia as main regional source for international migrants. Topics include patterns and theories of international migration and their relevance to Asian experience, sending and receiving country perspectives, research and policy issues. S/U or letter grading.

  • 375. Teaching Apprentice Practicum

    Units: 1 to 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: apprentice personnel employment as teaching assistant, associate, or fellow. Teaching apprenticeship under active guidance and supervision of regular faculty member responsible for curriculum and instruction at UCLA. Unit credit may be applied toward full-time equivalence but not toward 11-course requirement for M.A. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 490. Writing Workshop for Graduate Students

    Units: 2

    Lecture, one hour; discussion, one hour. Practice in writing reports, grant proposals, abstracts, theses, and article-length research papers. Analyzing rhetorical and stylistic features of essays in various Asian American journals helps students improve both their prose style and editorial abilities. Four units may be applied toward M.A. degree requirements. May be repeated once for credit. S/U grading.

  • 495. Supervised Teaching of Asian American Studies

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Preparation: apprentice personnel appointment as teaching assistant in Asian American studies. Designed for graduate students. Required of all new teaching assistants. Special course for teaching assistants designed to deal with problems and techniques for teaching introductory Asian American studies courses. Unit credit may be applied toward full-time equivalence but not toward course requirements for M.A. S/U grading.

  • 501. Cooperative Program

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation: consent of UCLA graduate adviser and graduate dean, and host campus instructor, department chair, and graduate dean. Used to record enrollment of UCLA students in courses taken under cooperative arrangements with USC. S/U grading.

  • 596. Directed Individual Study or Research

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U or letter grading.

  • 597. Research for and Preparation of M.A. Capstone

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to graduate students. Preparation and research for M.A. capstone. May be repeated for credit. S/U grading.

  • 598. Research for and Preparation of M.A. Thesis

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. Preparation of research data and writing of M.A. thesis. S/U grading.