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Steven Hoelscher, Chair Burdine 437, Mailcode B7100, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-7277

Fall 2008

AMS 321 • Vietnamese American Culture and History

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
30045 TTh
12:30 PM-2:00 PM
GAR 2.112

Course Description

This course will critically examine the representations of Vietnamese Americansas Asians, exotic "others," refugees, immigrants, and model minoritiesthrough a close reading of historical, anthropological, and autobiographical literatures. In order to gain an understanding of the diversity of Vietnamese American cultural experiences in Texas, students will conduct an oral history with a family/community member. Students will present a selected oral history narrative in a final exhibit. Students are welcome to share their personal experiences in the discussions of relevant material.

Grading Policy

Assignments (5 X 10%) 50% Final Paper 25% Class Participation/Attendance 15% Leading Class Discussion 10%


Zhou, Minh and James V. Gatewood, ed. 2000. Contemporary Asian America: A Multidisciplinary Reader Võ, Linda Trinh and Marian Sciachitano, ed. 2004. Asian American Women: The Frontiers Reader. Edited by Linda Trinh Võ et al. Chan, Sucheng, ed. 2006. The Vietnamese American 1.5 generation: Stories of War, Revolution, Flight, and New Beginnings.


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