Sherwin Mendoza - Intercultural Studies

Asian American Literature

Call Number

Schedule ID

Location


694 (ELIT), 1304 (ICS)

ELIT24.01S, ICS24.01S

MCC16


  • Monday and Wednedsay 1:30 - 3:10 p.m.
  • 4 Units
Assignments and Lecture Notes
Asian American Literature Winter 2010 Class Schedule
WeekDateThis Week's Topics
Assignments Due
1 1/4/10

Course Intro

Who are we? Survey, Census

  • Janice Mirkitani, "Breaking Silence"
  • Lynda Barry, "Hate"
  • Li-Young Lee, "The Gift"

 

 
2 1/11/10

Narratives of Asian/Pacific America, Part I

Immigration and Migration

  • Angel Island Poems, 47-49, 61-62, 30-31, 57-58, 8-9, 36-37, 40-41
  • The Latehomecomer Prologue, Part III (pp. 1-4, 130-210)
  • Quiz on Wednesday, 1/13/10

 CSL Short Assignment 1

 

Extra Credit 1

 

Extra Credit 2

3 1/18/10

Community Empowerment, Education and Street Theater

Holiday January 18 (Martin Luther King Day), check your e-mail! 

  • The Latehomecomer Part IV and Epilogue (pp. 211-274)
  • Quiz on Wednesday, 1/20/10
 
4 1/25/10

Discrimination, Prison and ICE

  • Carlos Bulosan, selection from America is in the Heart
  • Lawson Fusao Inada, "Concentration Constellation" and "Legends from Camp"
  • Quiz on Wednesday, 1/27/10

 Formal Essay on The Latehomecomer

 

Telling Your Story Part I

5 2/1/10

Narratives of Asian/Pacific America, Part II: Displacement, Colonization, Decolonization, Exile and Refugees

  • Book of Salt, 1-143
  • Ramsay Liem, "So I've Gone Around in Circles"
  • Haunani-Kay Trask, "Apologies"
  • Mililani B. Trask, "Hawai'i and the United Nations," "Hawaiian Sovereignty"
  • Quiz on Wednesday, 2/3/10
 Extra Credit 3
6 2/8/10

Love and Romance: Mixed Family, Mixed Race, Mixed Nationality, Class Difference

  • le thi diem thuy, "Electronic Chapbook," http://www.thedrunkenboat.com/thuy.htm
  • Daniel Tsang, "Slicing Silence"
  • Quiz on Monday, 2/8/10
  • Mid-term Exam: Geography, Demographics, History, Interpretation
CSL Short Assignment 2
7 2/15/10

Community Empowerment and the Asian American Movement

  • Holiday February 15
  • Jeff Tagami, "Without Names"
  • Dawn Bohulano Mabalon, "For the Women"
  • Quiz on Wednesday, 2/17/10
 Analytical Paper on The Book of Salt
8 2/22/10

Marilyn Chin and the Literary Scene

  • Room Change on Monday, 2/22/10
On Monday we meet in the WRC (Writing and Reading Center) which is in the Advanced Technology Center, across from the Campus Center, in room 309.
  • Marilyn Chin, "Parable of the Fish"
  • Karen Tei Yamashita, "Sax & Violence"
 Extra Credit 4
9 3/1/10

Community Service Learning 

  • Quiz on Monday, 3/1/10
  • Guest speaker on cuts to services for immigrants in California
  • Day of Action for Public Education in California, 3/4/10
  • International Womyn's Day Celebration, 3/6/10

IWD CSL Reflection


Budget Cuts CSL Reflection


Extra Credit 5

10 3/8/10

Telling Your Story Part II

  • Telling Your Story Presentations beginning Wednesday, 3/10/10
Telling Your Story Part II
11 3/15/10

Telling Your Story Part II

  • Continue Telling Your Story Presentations
 
12 3/22/10

Course Wrap Up and Final

  • Monday, 3/22/10: All assignments due unless you make arrangements with me.
    • CSL Short Assignment 1
    • CSL Short Assignment 2
    • Paper on The Book of Salt
    • Telling Your Story Part II Write-up
    • Extra Credit Assignments
  • No class on Wednesday
  • Final Exam 1:45 p.m.-3:45 p.m. Friday, March 26
 

 




Contact
email Email: Sherwin Mendoza

Phone:
Office: MCC-14, IIS Division Office
Hours:
M
11:00am-12:00pm and by appointment

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Last Updated: 9/19/10