Asian American Experiences Past to Present

Course Description

This course is an introduction to Asian American Studies and an exploration of Asian American experiences from the 19th century examining processes and consequences of racialization with an intersectional framework. The experiences of Chinese Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Filipino Americans, Indian Americans, Japanese Americans, Korean Americans, as well as other Asian American groups, will be examined. Issues such as how Asian Americans respond to social inequity, the challenges of making a living, and the changing perspectives from immigrant to American-born generations will be highlighted.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
47050 ASAM 1 60Z ······· TBA-TBA Mae Lee ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-04-08 to 2024-06-28.
ASAM-001.-60Z: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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