#Stop Asian Hate: Taking Actions Against Hate (JPN4711.01)

Ikuko Yoshida

Since the start of COVD-19, harassment and violence against Asian people has been on the rise in the US.  Under the Human Rights Law, discriminating anyone due to the basis of race, age, nationality, and disability is illegal, and educating the public about their rights and discussing diversity and inclusion have been a key element of educational programs and institutions.  How can we stop Asian hate?  What does the local Japanese community think of the current social atmosphere?  Can we come together to make and take actions to stop Asian hate?

In this course, students will examine past and recent incidents against Asian people in the US and design a way to embrace cultural differences and develop empathy toward other cultures.  Students will read Japanese newspapers and online news articles to develop their linguistic skills and understand discrimination in the US and Japan from historical point of view.  Students will also engage with people form the local Japanese community and conduct an interview to examine their thoughts on current harassment and violence against Asian people.  Through this course students will work together and propose actions to stop hate crimes.

Learning Outcomes:
Students will be able to
①. Analyze, hypothesize, synthesize, and reflect on obtained information and effectively discuss their thoughts and ideas in a culturally appropriate manner.
②. Conduct research independently.
③. Propose an action based on their understanding of obtained information.
④. Engage and communicate with their classmates respectfully and collaboratively.
⑤. Engage and communicate with members of the local Japanese community respectfully and collaboratively.

Delivery Method: Remotely accessible
Prerequisites: Six terms of Japanese or permission of the instructor.
Corequisites: Cultural Studies and Languages Series
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 4
T/F 10:30AM - 12:20PM (Full-term)
Maximum Enrollment: 10
Course Frequency: Once a year

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