AMCS 3512 - "Model Minority": The Asian American Experience
This course explores Asian American experience revolving around the concept of "model minority." It investigates the historical origins of "model minority" and reconsiders this concept in socio-political discourses as well as in everyday Asian American experience. This course employs multidisciplinary inquiries to examine the complexity and heterogeneity among Asian Americans. Through a wide range of topics, such as identity, race, and (pan-)ethnicity, culture and religion, gender and sexuality, masculinity and femininity, and notions of invisibility and marginalization, this course situates Asian American experiences in the broader American (and at times transnational) ethno-racial and socio-political context.