This course focuses on what it means to be Asian American and how the social and cultural context shapes the Asian American experience. We consider topics like bullying, acculturation, biculturalism, minority group status, cultural values and norms, relationships and roles and how they affect identity development and psychological functioning (e.g., stressors, support systems, academic achievement, mental health). We discuss the complications and consequences of migration and settlement in urban areas. Through film, literature, research and writing, we develop and apply critical thinking skills in addressing the Asian American experience. Enrollment limit of 25 students.