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Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


Approved Courses

The following list includes undergraduate courses that have been approved as of May 2014.  Courses added after that date do not appear in this list.  Courses eliminated after that date may still appear.  Not every course is offered regularly.  Students should consult the Schedule of Classes at www.testudo.umd.edu to ascertain which courses are actually offered during a given semester.

COURSE NUMBERING SYSTEM

Number   Eligibility
000-099   Non-credit course
100-199   Primarily freshman course
200-299   Primarily sophomore course
300-399   Junior, senior course not acceptable for credit toward graduate degrees
386-387   Campus-wide internship courses; refer to information describing Experiential Learning
400-499   Junior, senior course acceptable for credit toward some graduate degree
500-599   Professional School course (Dentistry, Architecture, Law, Medicine) or post-baccalaureate course
600-899   Course restricted to graduate students
799   Master Thesis credit
899   Doctoral Dissertation credit

 

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Courses in "AAST-Asian American Studies"

AAST - Asian American Studies

AAST 200 Introduction to Asian American Studies (3) The aggregate experience of Asian Pacific Americans, from developments in the countries of origin to their contemporary issues. The histories of Asian Pacific American groups as well as culture, politics, the media, and stereotypes, viewed from an interdisciplinary perspective.

AAST 201 Asian American History (3) Also offered as: HIST221. Credit only granted for: AAST201, HIST219G, HIST219M, or HIST221. Introduction to the history of Asian Americans and Asians in the United States and the Americas and to the field of Asian American Studies, from an interdisciplinary perspective. Topics include theories of race and ethnicity; Asian migration and diaspora to the Americas; Asian American work and labor issues; gender, family, and communities; nationalism and nativism, and anti-Asian movements; Asian Americans in World War II, the Cold War, and the issues in the civil rights & post-civil rights era.

AAST 222 Immigration and Ethnicity in America (3) Also offered as: HIST222. Credit only granted for: AAST222, HIST219L, or HIST222. The history of immigration and the development of diverse populations in the United States are examined. Topics include related political controversies, the social experiences of immigrants, ethnicity, generations, migration, inter-group relations, race and diversity in American culture.

AAST 233 Introduction to Asian American Literature (3) Also offered as: ENGL233. Credit only granted for: ENGL233 or AAST233. A survey of Asian American literature with an emphasis on recurrent themes and historical context.

AAST 298 Special Topics in Asian American Studies (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. An introductory multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary educational experience to explore issues relevant to Asian American life, cultural experiences; and political, economic, and artistic development.

AAST 378 Experiential Learning (3) Restriction: Permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies. Field experience/internship in professional organizations and appropriate private and governmental agencies serving the Asian American community.

AAST 384 Senior Seminar (3) Prerequisite: AAST201 or AAST200. Restriction: Permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies. Career and professional opportunities. Overview of and field work in professional organizations and appropriate private and governmental agencies serving the Asian American community.

AAST 388 Independent Research (1-3) Restriction: Permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Directed, independent study in Asian American Studies resulting in the completion of an original research paper.

AAST 398 Selected Topics in Asian American Studies (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Study of a specific theme or issue involving the Asian America experience.

AAST 420 Asian American Women: The Social Construction of Gender (3) Restriction: Must not have completed WMST420. Also offered as: WMST420. Credit only granted for: AAST420 or WMST420. Examines the intersection of gender, race and class as it relates to Asian American women in the United States; how institutionalized cultural and social statuses of gender, race, ethnicity and social class produce and reproduce inequality with implications for Asian Americans and the broader society.

AAST 424 Sociology of Race Relations (3) Prerequisite: 6 credits in SOCY courses; or permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies. Restriction: Must not have completed SOCY424. Also offered as: SOCY424. Credit only granted for: AAST424 or SOCY424. Analysis of race-related issues, with a primary focus on American society. The historical emergence, development, and institutionalization of racism; the impact of racism on its victims; and racially based conflict.

AAST 498 Advanced Topics in Asian American Studies (3) Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Advanced study of the cultural and historical antecedents of contemporary Asian American society. Emphasis on the social, political, economic, and behavioral factors affecting Asian Americans and their communities.

AAST 499 Senior Thesis (3) Prerequisite: AAST201 and AAST200. Restriction: Permission of UGST-Undergraduate Studies; and must be in Asian American Studies program. Repeatable to 6 credits if content differs. Under the supervision of faculty, research regarding a specific topic of the Asian American experience will be completed.

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