2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog 
    Dec 05, 2022  
2021-2022 Pierce College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Course Description
A study of historical and contemporary interactions among Pacific Rim peoples (with an emphasis on Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander, and East Asian) and their respective artistic and cultural productions.

Student Outcomes
1. Compare ethnic formations among Pacific Rim peoples in order to understand the evolution and effects of colonization and imperialism. 

2. Analyze how biogeography and biopolitics inform Pacific Rim artistic and cultural production. 

3. Analyze how works of art and cultural expressions are shaped by their historical, social, and economic contexts. 

4. Distinguish images, themes, and ideas found in texts and cultural artifacts in order to examine how they are shaped by–and help shape–the cultures from which they originate. 

5. Identify how Pacific Rim artistic and cultural productions interact with political and social justice movements. 

6. Analyze racial and ethnic identity formations among Pacific Rim peoples in diasporic contexts. 

7. Reflect on how individuals’ positional identities in learning spaces shape an understanding of the field of study. 

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