Asian American Studies 132AC - 'Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness'
Instructor: Hatem Bazian
Semester: Spring 2015

Dr. Hatem Bazian's​ ​Asian American Studies 132AC​ ​ACES Course, 'Islamophobia and Constructing Otherness​,​'​ ​was​ ​designed three years ago​ ​to help students understand and combat institutionalized ​​racism, focusing on Islamophobia, its origins and progression, and the principle of "otherness": accepting and recognizing differences in others. ​

​As part of the engaged scholarship component, students ​in this ACES course ​create a series of websites to inform the ​online ​community beyond the classroom of Islamophobia and institutionalized racism. ​Students create  websites ​​cover​ing​ a range of topics, beginning with the origin of the term "Islamophobia" ​to its progression and ​and expansion in the media,​ Hollywood, airports, and ​the ​law.​  

​T​he goal of th​is​ course and ​of these websites is ​to bring greater online awareness about Islamophobia in the United States​, and combat Islamophobia and institutionalized racism. To learn more about Islamophobia and to join the fight against institutionalized racism, ​please ​click on the links below.