Asian American Studies OpenCourseWare: A Free Undergraduate Course on Asian American Studies by MIT

Published Feb 19, 2009

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'Asian American Studies,' an OpenCourseWare project by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), uses an interdisciplinary approach to introduce students to the history and culture of Asian Americans in the U.S. The course may be part of a bachelor's in Chinese, Japanese or Asian American Studies.

Asian American Studies: Course Specifics

Degree Level Free Audio Video Downloads
Undergraduate Yes No No Yes

Lectures/Notes Study Materials Tests/Quizzes
No Yes No

Asian American Studies: Course Description

This course, from MIT's Foreign Languages and Culture Department, looks at the history of Asian Americans within the U.S. from the nineteen century to the present. The course is interdisciplinary and includes content from cultural and film studies, anthropology, history and literature. The course examines Asian immigration, discrimination, internment during World War II and Asian Americans after 1965 and the influence of these topics on U.S. Asian American culture, literature and films.

'Asian American Studies' consists of assignment descriptions, a reading list and additional related online resources. To access this free online course, visit the Asian American history and culture course page.

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