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A research guide for Asian American Studies 300: Introduction to Asian American Studies.

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Asian American Studies Department at Cal State Fullerton

2015 grads
About Asian American Studies 300
"This course will engage you in examining the demographic, social, and economic trends and issues confronting contemporary Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities. We will use the contextual lenses of race, ethnicity, culture, class, gender, sexuality, and religion to explore the major issues affecting AAPI communities since the 1960s. Topics include immigration, settlement and adaptation, labor, discrimination and racism, community development, individual and social identity, family and generational issues, education, health, public policy, political participation and activism, media representation, and knowledge and cultural production."

Research Goals

Identify and Evaluate Sources 

  • Scholarly/peer-reviewed journal article
  • Scholarly book
  • Reference / background Information
  • Primary sources
  • Demographic information

Explore & Analyze Research Topics

  • Clarity

  • Specificity 

  • Breadth vs. Specificity 

  • Related concepts, theories, ideas

  • Contexts

Practice the Art and Craft of Research & Writing

  • How to conduct an interview
  • How to conduct a field trip
  • How to write a proposal
  • How to prepare for a presentation
  • How to write a research paper
  • How to email or export citations to EndNote Web
  • How to cite in a specific style format (APA, MLA, Chicago, etc.)