ANST 303

Law, Immigration & Filipinos

The course examines the legal history of Asian Americans in the United States, focusing on critical topics like immigration, citizenship and naturalization, and the movements against economic and social discrimination. The course also explores the role of dominant groups that utilize the U.S. judicial and legal system as a tool of oppression and the reactions and actions of subordinate groups which use the same system as an instrument towards achieving equality, social justice, and civil rights. Finally, the course looks at the relevance of popular attitudes in the shaping of law in the United States.