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Autumn 2012 Courses

core classes: Asian American Studies
electives: Asian Studies - US Race & Ethnicity

Asian American Studies [Core classes]

Comparative Studies

2321 Introduction to Asian American Studies

Perry Miller 11701 University Hall 43 MWF 3:00-3:55

This course is an introduction to Asian American Studies, which along with other multidisciplinary fields in US Ethnic Studies emerged from a complex genealogy of social transformation, including the famous era of 1960s student-worker-public activism. Through this course, we will undertake a comparative survey of the arts and advocacy associated with—and generative of—Asian America. Guiding themes include the following:

1) How macro-level forces of empire and capital have shaped Asian American experiences,
2) How cultural institutions shape Asian American ways of being and signifying, and
3) How Asian American thought, arts, and advocacy function as modes of recuperation, resistance, and transformation.

Multiple groups and migration waves across Asia and the Pacific comprise the Asian American panethnic rubric. This course surveys parallel social, political, and economic forces which shaped Asian Americans alongside other cultural groupings. Topics for exploration include formative and contemporary contexts of migration, citizenship, and exclusion; the relationship of identity and cultural formation to such macro-level forces as war, empire, and global capitalism; the political and material function of model minoritization, and the various effects of other difference-identity markers.

Through a juxtaposition of literary and artistic texts with their social contexts, we will examine Asian American cultural production with multiple analytic tools to approach a broader understanding of power's intersection with knowledge production and subject formation.

Texts under consideration: Screaming Monkeys (ed. Galang 2003), Akhtar's American Dervish, Kingston's Woman Warrior, Phan's We Should Never Meet, Tomine'sShortcomings

Requirements: Attendance & Participation, Reader Response Journal, 2 short papers, Midterm, Final Project

Comparative Studies 2321 is a GE Arts and Humanities course and serves as an introductory course for the Comparative Ethnic and American Studies concentration within Comparative Studies.


4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

Denise Noble 20539 University Hall 43 TR 2:20-3:40



4580 Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures, "LGBTQ Transnationalisms"

Jian Chen Denney Hall 250 TR 3:55 - 5:15

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and other sexual and gender non-conforming people, identities, and cultures have been represented in contradictory ways in relationship to modernization and globalization. Using a comparative approach, this course will explore the new visibility of LGBT and sexual and gender non-conforming social movements, identities, and cultures in cities, nations, and regions that have become networked economically, politically, and culturally. Moving between political, historical, and cultural literature, film, and media, the course will focus possibly on LGBT and sexual and gender non-conforming visibilities in the U.S., Thailand, South Africa, Taiwan, Uganda, China, and Chile. The course will also look to local, diasporic, and regional queer and transgender critical approaches for potential interventions and subversions in dominant networks of visibility.

Course requirements may include an in-class presentation, regular participation in a course blog, exploratory midterm paper, and final paper project.

The course will fulfill requirements in the English major, Sexuality Studies major, and Asian American Studies minor.


History/Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies

3322 Honors Natives and Newcomers

Judy Wu and Lilia Fernandez 312 Cockins Hall TR 12:45-2:05


CIC CourseShare, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Asian Am 540 Section 02: Asian American Activism

Jan Miyasaki MW 4:00-5:15 September 4 - December 14 Finals week during Dec 16-Dec 22

This course explores Asian American activism and resistance from the 1850s to the present with a focus on the leaders, community organizers, and multiple political traditions. Course will explore the contributions of the earliest challengers to racist laws to the latest activists responding to racial profiling, gender inequality, employment and labor issues, the core curriculum controversy, and other contemporary issues.

This course will be taught in a live, on-line format allowing for interaction between the professor and the students at different campuses.

If interested, contact:

Garett R. Heysel, PhD
Assistant Dean, Arts & Humanities
Senior Lecturer, French
College of Arts & Sciences
The Ohio State University
114 University Hall
230 North Oval Mall
Columbus, OH 43210-1319
E-mail: heysel.1@osu.edu

Asian Studies



2231 Traditional Chine​se Culture

Zhiguo Xie 16644 tba WF 2:20-3:40

2232 Modern Chinese Culture

Heather Inwood 16618 tba TR 12:45-2:05

2451 Chinese Literature in Translation

Meow Hui Goh 16597 tba TR 11:30-12:25

4405 China in Chinese Film

Kirk Alexander Denton 17271 tba WF 2:20-3:40


Comparative Studies

3673 The Buddhist Tradition

Thomas Patrick Kasulis 10795 Hagerty Hall 50 WF 9:35-10:55



2393 Contemporary India and South Asia

Mytheli Sreenivas 6704 Bolz Hall 314 TR 9:35-10:55

3404 Modern China 1750-1949

Christopher Alexander Reed 8204 Bolz Hall 314 TR 2:20-3:40

3426 History of Modern Japan

James Richard Bartholomew 20704 Dulles Hall 168 TR 2:20-3:40

3580 The Vietnam War

John Francis Guilmartin 4971 Stillman Hall 100 TR 12:45-2:05


History of Art

2003 Asian Art

John Cooper Huntington 13177 Gateway Film Center House 2 TR 1:50-2:45

4815 Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

Julia Frances Andrews 14690 Watts Hall 379 WF 12:45-2:05

5002 Topics in Asian and Non-Western Art

Youn-Mi Kim 20270 Pomerene Hall 306 TR 3:55-5:15

5711 Art of In​dia I

John Cooper Huntington 13447 Journalism Bldg 300 WF 3:55-5:15



2231 Elements of Japanese Culture

Richard Edgar Torrance 16848 tba MWF 1:50-2:45

2451 Japanese Literature in Translation

Shelley Fenno Quinn 16849 tba TR 11:10-12;30

5454 Japanese Literature: Classical Period

Naomi Fukumori 16878 tba TR 3:55-5:15

5455 Japanese Literature: Medieval and Edo Periods

Shelley Fenno Quinn 16872 tba WF 2:20-3:40



2231 Elements of Korean Culture

Danielle Ooyoung Pyun 16711 tba TR 2:20-3:40

US Race & Ethnicity


African American & African Studies

2367.01 African-American Voices in U. S. Literature

Adriane Monica Livingston 11694 University Hall 151 TR 2:20-3:40
Howard Lewis Ulman 12774 Community Extension Cntr 120 M 5:30-8:15
Horace Estill Newsum 19152 University Hall 74 TR 12:45-2:05

3361 Psychology of the Black Experience

Linda B Myers 11818 University Hall 43 TR 12:45-2:05

4921 Intersections: Approaches to race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality

Denise Elizabeth Pottinger Noble 11820 University Hall 43 TR 2:20-3:40



4445 Stereotypes in Media

Osei Appiah 1166 Journalism Bldg 360 MWF 122:40-1:35


Comparative Studies

2105 Literature and Ethnicity

Drew Stewart Lyness 10525 Biological Sciences Bldg 676 MWF 10:20-11:15

2360 Introduction to Comparative Cultural Studies

Staff 12307 University Hall 147 MWF 11:30-12:25

4804 Studies in Latino Literature and Culture

Theresa A Delgadillo 10809 University Hall 47 TR 2:20-3:40



2281 Introduction to African-American Literature

Ryan Jay Friedman 8772 Denney Hall 238 TR 2:20-3:40

4581 Special Topics in U.S. Ethnic Literatures

David Gershom Myers 12317 Central Classroom Bldg 222 WF 9:35-10:55

4582 Special Topics in African-American Literature

Andrea Nicole Williams 12722 Journalism Bldg 239 TR 2:20-3:40

4583 Special Topics in World Literature in English

Pranav Jani 12723 Macquigg Lab 162 WF 9:35-10:55

4586 Studies in American Indian Literature and Culture

Chadwick Allen 12725 Cockins Hall 218 TR 9:35-10:55



2065 Colonialism at the Movies: American History in Film

Colin Christian Stephenson 21621 tba tba

2070 Introduction to Native American History

Jessica Lynn Wallace 8653 Journalism Bldg 375 MWF 3:00-3:55

2080 African American History to 1877

Stephanie Jo Shaw 6880 Scott Lab E 24 TR 2:20-3:40

2081 African American History from 1877

Hasan Kwame Jeffries 18627 Ramseyer Hall 115 TR 3:55-5:15

3011 The American Revolution and the New Nation

John L. Brooke 6705 Mendenhall Lab 191 MWF 10:20-11:15

3012 Antebellum America

Joan Ellen Cashin 6900 Mendenhall Lab 185 TR 8:00-9:20

3017 The Sixties

Kevin G Boyle 4968 Page Hall 20 TR 12:45-2:05

3075 Mexican American Chicano/a History

Lilia Fernandez 6882 Mendenhall Lab 115 TR 3:55-5:15

3085 African American History Through Contemporary Film

Hasan Kwame Jeffries 18624 Scott Lab N 50 M 2:15-5:00



2288 Bebop to Doowop to Hiphop: The Rhythm and Blues Tradition

staff 11556 tba TR 9:35-10:55


Political Science

3220 Politics of the Developing World

Irfan Nooruddin 03568 Baker Systems 120 TR 9:35-10:55
Marcus Jurgen Kurtz 03567 Journalism Bldg 300 TR 2:20-3:40



3463 Social Stratification: Race, Class, and Gender

Rachel E Dwyer 9867 Smith Lab 1005 TR 11:10-12:30


Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies

2340 Latina Experience in the U.S.

Guisela LaTorre 12490 Denney Hall 250 MWF 11:30-12:25

2367.04 Black ​Women Writers: Text and Context

Adriane Monica Livingston 12496 Scott Lab N 48 MWF 9:10-10:05