This course will offer the opportunity for students to explore Southeast Asian history, culture, politics, and ethnic identities. We will build meaningful relationships across communities to sustain Southeast Asian visibility. This class will use multiple learning modalities both in-class and out-of-class. In class, we will participate in experiential activities as a stimulant for reflection and dialogue. Out-of-class, students will expand on in-class learning through readings and weekly learning journals. Through dialogue, lectures, discussions, guest speakers, and critical self-reflection, students will gain metacognitive skills that are necessary for succeeding in college as well as skills and values for living, learning, and working in a multicultural society. In addition, this course will provide students with the opportunity to challenge existing assumptions and beliefs and find importance in their cultural identities and educational backgrounds. Readings will include historical, psychological, and sociological materials related to Southeast Asians in higher education. Students will engage in class discussions about mindset, stereotype threat, and personal narratives in order to maximize their learning potential.
Department: Office of Minority Affairs & Diversity
Instructor: Tey Thach
First Year Programs fosters a successful undergraduate student experience through strategic programming that focuses on positive academic transitions and the development of learning communities. Through partnerships with faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders our programs create the space for students to define how they will engage, learn, and thrive at the University of Washington.