ASAN 107 : Introduction to Filipino Studies
This course provides an introduction to the cultures, languages, and histories of the Philippines and Filipinos in diaspora. This introductory course will provide an overview of the historical and contemporary experiences of Filipinos in Hawai‘i, the continental United States, and the global diaspora, focusing primarily on issues related to race, ethnicity, culture, place, representation, and globalization. Using a social sciences approach we will use various theories to specifically examine how social processes and structures (such as shared histories of U.S. colonialism in the Philippines and in Hawai‘i and plantation society and culture in the islands) help us understand the societal dynamics of present-day Filipino communities and their relationships to Native Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders and other communities in Hawai‘i.
Basic computer, internet, and keyboarding skills.