Course Schedule

Spring 2012

Sociology of Hmong Culture

SOC 350-600C (UG) / 550-600C (GR) 1 credit

Schedule: Wednesdays, 5:00-7:50 p.m.; March 7, 21, 28; April 4, 11

Course Delivery: Interactive television delivery originating from University of Wisconsin-Stout, Millennium Hall, Menomonie and delivered to: Fox Valley Technical College, Appleton; Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee; Northcentral Technical College, Wausau.

Course Objectives:

  • Provide a background to the "Secret War" in Laos.

  • Describe the historical, socio-cultural and political context influencing the unique experiences of the Hmong in the U.S.A.

  • Provide an introduction to the Hmong social institutions; e.g., religion, gender roles, and clan system.

  • Analyze cultural pressures affecting the refugee experiences of the Hmong in the U.S.A.

  • Introduce Hmong music, contemporary film and literature.

Identify resources on the web for further study.

Students will either write a term paper or conduct research for a specific project. For example, educators may want to develop lesson plans for their classroom or design a presentation. Others may want to address a special problem and solution in providing ethnic sensitive practice in a workplace setting.