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  HIST123 - Us Hist/Asian Pac Am Perspect
  Mode of Delivery:  Fully Online
  (Fully Online = All class meetings are conducted online with no on-campus instruction or exams)
 
 

Susan Shizuko Hasegawa
Professor of History
San Diego City College
1313 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101
shasegaw@sdccd.edu

Office: MS440H

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Textbook and Course Material Requirements
 

OBTAIN THE FOUR REQUIRED TEXT BOOKS BEFORE THE START OF CLASS. Please note that History 123 Online at City College is a heavy reading and writing course. We will read and analyze all four of the required texts, write numerous essays, and complete weekly quizzes based on the required texts.

 

Required Textbooks

Title/Author:     

1. AMERICA IS IN THE HEART / BULOSAN

ISBN:     0-295-95289-X Any Edition

Publisher: HOPKINS FULFILLMENT SERVICE
 

 

2. CALIFORNIA POLITICS: A PRIMER / VANVECHTEN

ISBN:     1-4833-4013-9 Edition: 3

Publisher: RITTENHOUSE BOOK DISTRIBUTORS

 


3. OF THE PEOPLE CONCISE VOL 2 / OAKES

ISBN:     0-19-992475-9 Edition: 2

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC

 


4. STRANGERS FROM A DIFFERENT SHORE / TAKAKI

ISBN:     0-316-83130-1 Edition: 1

Publisher: HACHETTE BOOK GROUP

 


Obtain ONE of the optional text below for the Book Review assignment. You will write a book review of ONE of the optional listed books. Think about what interests you. Look up the books on Google and Amazon.com to get a feel for which one looks most interesting to you.

 

OPTIONAL TEXTBOOKS
Title/Author:     

1. BROTHERHOOD / CHOPRA

ISBN:     0-544-03210-1

Publisher: NACSCORP INC
 

 

2. CATFISH & MANDALA / PHAM

ISBN:     0-312-26717-7

Publisher: ST MARTINS PRESS
 

 

3. LATEHOMECOMER / YANG

ISBN:     1-56689-208-2

Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS (Client Dist - CDS)

 


4. QUEEN & I / IAUKEA

ISBN:     0-520-27204-8

Publisher: PERSEUS BOOKS (Client Dist - CDS)

 


5. RABBIT ON A BUMPY ROAD / HOM

ISBN:     978-1-941384-11-4 Edition: 1

Publisher: SUNBELT PUBLICATIONS

 


6. SYMPATHIZER / NGUYEN

ISBN:     978-0-8021-2494-4

Publisher: NACSCORP INC


See District Online Schedule for official list of required and optional textbooks and materials for this class.
Purchase Textbooks Online at the SDCCD Online Bookstore

 
Hardware and Software Requirements
 

Hardware and Software:
To successfully complete this online course, you will be required to meet the minimum hardware and software requirements. View Hardware and Software Requirements.

Internet Browser:
You must use a supported Internet browser in order to successfully work in Blackboard, the online course management system for this course. To see a list of supported Internet browsers, click here.

 
Course Description
 

This course is a review of Asian Pacific Americans in the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States from the 1850s to the present. The emphasis is on the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Asian Indian, Filipino, Vietnamese, Cambodian, Lao, Hmong, and Native Hawaiian experiences. Topics include immigration and settlement patterns of diverse Asian groups, family formation and community development, American overseas expansion, and California constitutionalism. This course is intended for all students interested in history, ethnic studies, and Asian American studies.

 
Course Objectives
 

 

STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVES:
Upon successful completion of the course the student will be able to:
1. Analyze the settlement of the American West with respect to the relationship of Asian Americans and Asian immigrants, to, and their experiences with, California state and local government, including legislation to restrict Asian immigration.
2. Describe the history of the different Asian migrations to the United States including socioeconomic factors, race relations with the dominant culture, gender roles, ethnic community development, and citizenship.
3. Analyze the Chinese experience in 19th century America and the roots of anti-Asian racism in the economic, ideological and political developments of American society and the development of ethnic enclaves, both economic and cultural.
4. Describe the industrialization of the United States and the corresponding effects on immigration and immigration policy, reform movements, labor organizing, and the emergence of urban America.
5. Evaluate the expansion of United States imperialism in the Pacific, including the acquisition of new territories, colonialism abroad, and trade relations.
6. Analyze the evolution of the Hawaiian monarchy and the impact of Asian immigration in the economic, political, and cultural development of the Hawaiian Islands.
7. Identify factors causing the Great Depression and describe the worldwide and domestic impact.
8. Analyze events leading up to World War II and describe geopolitical events influencing the Pacific War.
9. Describe the conduct of World War II in the various theaters of operation, including the effect it had on the home front and the different Asian American communities.
10. Analyze the tensions and conflicts between the United States and Asian countries in the Cold War era and describe the influx of Southeast Asian refugees into the United States after the Vietnam War.
11. Describe the liberalization of immigration law, including the Immigration Act of 1965, and analyze the impact on Asian American communities in regards to gender, class, and ethnic community development and identity.
12. Assess the position of the United States with the end of the Cold War and the emergence of the Pacific Rim.
13. Analyze the emergence of Asian American success in the United States as a new ethnic stereotype, Asian American community activism, and the prospects of Asian Pacific Americans in a multicultural society.
14. Describe the principles of California constitutionalism and the impact on state and local government.

 
Application and Registration Information
 

REGISTRATION DIRECTIONS:

  1. Complete Online Application (for new SDCCD students). Go to Student Web Services
  2. Receive registration appointment and instructions by email or mail.
  3. Register online at the Reg-e, our online registration system.
  4. Make sure that you pay your tuition so that you don't lose your registration!   Fees and Tuition Information.
  5. Order textbooks online. Visit our online bookstore.
  6. After completion of registration on Reg-e, and several days prior to the start of the semester, you will receive an email with course login instructions. If you don't receive an email please go to http://www.sdccdonline.net and login on the first day of class as follows:

    Type your Blackboard Username = 7-digit College Student Identification (CSID) number
    Type your Password =  mmddyyyy (your birthdate with no hyphens, slashes, or spaces)

    For example:  1010101 (CSID number used at registration)
                           06231980 (password for the birthdate June 23, 1980 )
     
  7. If this course is closed, please login to Reg-e to be placed on a waitlist. If the waitlist is full, you will not be able to add your name to the waitlist.

You will not be able to login to your online course until the first day of the semester!!!
You must login to your online course on the first day of the session to avoid your enrollment being dropped.
Follow the login instructions at www.sdccdonline.net/login.htm

Additional Information
 

WAIT LIST/ADD CODE INSTRUCTIONS:

IF CLASS IS FULL, GET ON WAIT LIST. BEFORE START OF SEMESTER, REG-E CONTACTS STUDENTS ON THE WAIT LIST IF SPACE OPENS UP. IF FULL WAIT LIST, KEEP CHECKING UNTIL SPACE OPENS, THEN ADD YOUR NAME.

DO NOT CONTACT INSTRUCTOR DIRECTLY FOR ADD CODE.

 
 
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