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Course Catalog 2018-2019 
Course Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CAST 318 - Seminar: American Orientalism

Semester Offered: First Semester
Full Course
Credits: 4 credits
Attribute: 4SS, CD, WINT

Through readings and work on original research projects, students will study how ideas about ‘Orientals’ have shaped historical understandings of American identity, from the late eighteenth century onward. Topics of examination include: Chinese ‘coolies’ during Reconstruction; constructions of gender and sexual deviance; wartime representations of Asian enemies; Cold War origins of the Model Minority; revival of ?Yellow Perilism? in contemporary life. Prerequisite & Notes: Cross-listed with HIST 318. Prerequisite & Notes: Prior coursework in CAST or a related field strongly recommended

Enrollment Limit: 15
Instructor: S. Lee

Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes

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