This course examines literary and cultural texts produced by Asian Americans from the nineteenth century to the present. Texts will be drawn from a variety of genres and from several Asian American groups in order to examine how Asian American literature engages, challenges, revises, and reinvents American literary traditions. The course will identify and explore specific cultural and political issues that have shaped the writings, including trans-nationalism, immigration, racial identity, group identity, and community. Authors may include Carlos Bulosan, Maxine Hong Kingston, John Okada, Bienvendo Santos, and Hisaye Yamamoto. Prerequisites: DISC 100. Co-requisites: DISC 200.