Are Asian Americans forever foreigners or honorary whites? This class introduces you to the sociological research on Asian Americans. We begin by a brief introduction of U.S. immigration history and sociological theories about assimilation and racial stratification. Paying particular attention to how scholars ask questions and evaluate evidence, we will cover research on racial and ethnic identity, educational stratification, mass media images, interracial marriage, multi-racials, transracial adoption, and the viability of an Asian American pan-ethnic identity. The course will examine the similarities and differences among Asian Americans relative to other minority groups when applicable.