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Course Descriptions ASAN

ASIAN STUDIES (ASAN)

Updated for 2013-2014

ASAN 203 Philippine Culture: A Survey of Philippine Cultural History (3)

A study of the history, politics, society, culture and art forms of the Philippines from pre-history to the present. Selected topics are approached through the integrated use of the art forms, e.g., music, literature, theater arts, etc., as ways of experiencing and under- standing cultural and political issues. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 and ENG 22 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

ASAN 204 Filipinos in the United States: The History and Culture of Filipinos in the U.S. (3)

A study of the history of the Filipino as traveler and immigrant; historical and contemporary experiences in the U.S.; ethnic identity as expressed and represented in their cultural practices and art forms. (DH)

Prerequisite: ENG 21 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

Rec Preparation: ENG 22 with a grade of C or better.

ASAN 205 Contemporary Philippine Issues (3) This course is a critical study of contemporary Philippine social, cultural, economic and political issues and how they relate to current global affairs. Selected topics are approached through the integrated use of the humanities (history and art forms), ethnic studies, social and behavioral sciences, and technology. (Formerly offered as ASAN 298) Prerequisite: ENG 100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent.

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