Asian-American Psyches: Model Minority, Microaggressions and Mental Health (CD or SA)

Subject associations
ASA 238 / PSY 205
Spring 2024
Shirley S. Wang
Registrar description

This course will analyze and evaluate through a psychological lens the psychosocial causes and consequences of significant current events that impact different Asian groups in the U.S., such as pandemic-spurred anti-Asian sentiment and educational policy (e.g., the debate over magnet schools moving to lottery systems rather than test based), as well as long-standing "everyday" experiences common to Asian Americans (e.g., navigating biculturalism, microaggressions and model minority stereotypes) that may impact identity and mental health.