Asia in America


This interdisciplinary course introduces the field of Asian American Studies. We will engage with multiple cultural and historical productions of Asia and America, with a specific focus on popular visual culture, art, literature, and film. Critical analysis of topics such as ethnic/cultural identities, citizenship(s), media/pop cultures, body images, sexuality, and adoption will be explored through the practices of different Asian communities in the United States. Students can expect to encounter interactive in-class activities, films, and presentations. Also counts toward Chinese, Japanese, and Race and Ethnic Studies majors and the Race and Ethnic Studies and International Relations concentrations.

Image Credit: Isamu Noguchi is pictured with the plaster model for his 1941 Contoured Playground in the background. Photograph. The Noguchi Museum Archive.

  • Date: January 15, 2020
  • Categories: Asian Studies
  • Institution St. Olaf College
  • Course Code ASIAN123
  • Semester Spring 2020