Photography as a personal tool for the exploration, recording, understanding, and expression of Asian American life. Classwork, 2 units; laboratory, 1 unit. (Formerly AAS 308.)
AAS 516 was first offered in 1983 as AAS 308 (Photographic Exploration of Asian America) by Professor Malcolm Collier. It is the earliest AAS course dedicated to teaching photography as a form of documenting Asian America and is currently taught by Professor Valerie Soe. AAS 516 is supported by the university's Instructionally Related Activities grant that enables students to showcase their works on campus and off campus (e.g., at the Manilatown Heritage Center in San Francisco).