Asian Pacific Americans Make Culture

Course Description

This course will survey and analyze Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) media, which includes media that both represent AAPIs and are produced by AAPIs within a US context. It explores the politics, economics, and competing ideologies of cultural representation among the AAPI community. This interdisciplinary course will cover a wide variety of media, such as film, television, music, literature, journalism, digital media, fine art, comics, and illustration.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
47921 ASAM 21 1VD ··W···· 12:30 PM-02:20 PM Francesca Caparas MCC-13

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2023-04-10 to 2023-06-30.
ASAM-021.-1VD: This is IMPACT AAPI cohort class. HYBRID, meets on-campus and online. This class meets each week on-campus and online as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at . For more information on the IMPACT AAPI program, contact Amy Wang at

Course Details

4 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 4
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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