CES 152 Introduction to Asian American Studies • 5 Cr.


Survey of the history of Asian American ethnicities, evolution of Asian American Cultures in the United States from the 1850's through the present, immigration patterns, evolution of co-cultures, evacuation, inter-ethnic relations. May be used as a social science or humanities course requirement, not both, at BC. Prerequisite: Placement by assessment into ENGL& 101 or ENGL 092 or 093 with a C- or better. Previously ETHN 152.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the development of the concepts of racial identity and how these concepts work in the concept of Asian American identity.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the biases and stereotypes based on issues of race, class, and gender and how these affect the Asian American community.
  • Identify and critically analyze terms and events that contribute to contemporary Asian American history.
  • Demonstrate and understanding of the relationships between Asian Americans and other segments of American society.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and writing skills.