Asian Americans and Racism

Course Description

This course focuses on the status and experiences of Asian Americans in U.S. history and in contemporary times to analyze the concept of race, processes of racialization, theories of racism, forms of racial subordination, and the practices of anti-racism. Using a framework of racial relationality, the course centers on the roles of anti-blackness and white exclusivity in the imaginative and institutional constructions of Asian Americans. Key themes include labor and global capitalism, Orientalism and imperialism, immigration and exclusion, gender and sexuality, citizenship and nation, "good"/"bad" minorities and assimilationist thinking.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
25795 ASAM 11 61Z ······· TBA-TBA Mae Lee ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

ASAM-011.-61Z: Fully ONLINE. This class 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 requirements this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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