H402 | Asian American Experiences Honors

Course Description

Today, 22 million people of Asian descent, with roots in over twenty different countries, live in the United States. In this course, we will explore the diverse histories and identities of this group. We will study the waves of immigration from Asia, the history of xenophobia, and struggles for citizenship. We will analyze stereotypes, including the model minority myth, the "perpetual foreigner," and the "yellow peril." To deepen our understanding, we will explore primary sources, poetry, fiction, documentaries and other forms of media. We will consider Asian American experiences in relation to those of other racial groups, as well as diverse experiences across gender, sexual orientation, class, and ethnicity. We will learn about hidden narratives of Asian American activists, including historical and present-day changemakers, to inspire our own reflection and action.
State ID#: 4149
Department: History and Social Science
Grade Level:11, 12
Credits: 10.0
Alternate Credits:
Class Type: Core Academic
Pre/Co-Requisites: Critical Issues in US History or AP US History.

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Dates & Announcements
Class of 2025 Gr. 11 Course Selection is Monday, February 26, 2024 through Sunday March 3rd