Vietnamese Literature (from Tradition to Asian American Identity)

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the humanities through a global perspective on Vietnamese and Vietnamese American literature. Students will explore tradition, folk literature, traditional elite literature, modern prose, exile writings by the first immigrant generation to the Vietnamese American expressions focusing on several major themes in literature: war and representations of Southeast Asians, migration experience, and impacts of migration. Students will also develop a historical and aesthetic understanding of Vietnamese and Vietnamese American creative expressions, with emphasis on native development and international influences.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
13115 ASAM 32 61Z ······· TBA-TBA Francesca Caparas ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-06-28 to 2021-08-08.

Footnote Information

ASAM-032.-61Z: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

4 Units
Four hours lecture (48 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirement this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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