HIS 357F • Filipinos in the United States-W
This is an upper-level course about the development of racial and gendered identities in two historical contexts: the U.S.-occupied Philippines and Filipino immigrant communities in America. How have Filipinos around the world created their identities by delving into the historic relationship between America and the Philippines, particularly U.S. colonial rule in the Philippines (1898-1946)? We will examine stories that Filipinos, Americans, and others have told about the past through poetry, documentary film, and historical scholarship. You will design your own final project based on oral history research.
- Attendance and participation in class discussions (10%) - Group presentation (20%) - Personal or family history paper, 3-5 pp. (10%) - Oral history research paper, 5 pp. (30%) - Essay on a topic to be designed with the professor, 5 pp. (30%)
Estella Habal, San Francisco's International Hotel (2007) Joseph O. Legaspi, Imago: Poems (2007) Barbara Jane Reyes, Poeta en San Francisco (2005) Patrick Rosal, My American Kundiman: Poems (2006) A coursepack of essays. Fall of the I-Hotel -- (58 min., dir. Curtis Choy, 2005)