Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Oct 21, 2020  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAS 3020 - Asian Americans & Popular Culture

(crosslisted) AMST 3025 , PMA 3420 
Fall. 4 credits. Student option grading.

C. Balance.

This course examines both mainstream representations of and independent media made by, for, and about Asians and Asian Americans throughout U.S. cultural history. In this course, we will analyze popular cultural genres & forms such as: documentary & narrative films, musical theatre & live performance revues, television, zines & blogs, YouTube/online performances, karaoke & cover performances, stand-up comedy, and popular music. Employing theories of cultural studies, media studies, and performance studies, we will discuss the cultural, discursive, and political impact of these various popular cultural forms and representations from the turn of the 20th century to the present.

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