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Race or Ethnicity: A College Requirement

Students who are new to the College of LSA (that is, first time enrolled as an LSA student) in the Fall Term of 1991, and thereafter, must (in any term before graduation) receive credit for one of the approved Race or Ethnicity (ROE) courses, such as appear in this listing. Each term's listing will vary as courses are added or deleted by the College of LSA Curriculum Committee. At the time of this publication only American Culture 312/History 377, Anthropology 101, Linguistics 272/Anthropology 272, Sociology 303/CAAS 303, University Courses 298 and 299, and Women's Studies 240/American Culture 240 have been granted blanket approval for meeting the requirement. Otherwise it is most important that you are careful to elect the section of the course taught by the faculty member whose name is listed with the course. Other sections of the course have not been approved to meet this requirement and may not be substituted.

Students who are working toward an AB or BS degree may elect a course to meet the Race or Ethnicity Requirement that also counts toward meeting the Area Distribution or the Concentration or Composition requirements. Likewise, students who are working towards a BGS degree may elect a course to meet the Race or Ethnicity requirement that also counts among their 60 credits of courses numbered 300 or above, or toward the Composition requirement.

Courses approved to meet the Race or Ethnicity requirement will address issues arising from racial or ethnic intolerance. In approving the requirement, the faculty of the College made the following statements:

1. Required content. All courses satisfying the requirement must provide discussion, consistent with disciplinary approaches, of: (1) the meaning of race, ethnicity, and racism; (2) racial and ethnic intolerance and resulting inequality as it occurs in the United States or elsewhere; (3) comparisons of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, social class, or gender.

2. Required focus. (1) Every course satisfying the requirement must devote substantial, but not necessarily exclusive, attention to the required content. Courses may meet this requirement by various means consistent with disciplines or fields of study, and faculty members from all departments are urged to think creatively about how their fields might contribute to the requirement. (2) Although it is hoped that many of these courses will focus on the United States, it is not required that they do so. Courses that deal with these issues in other societies, or that study them comparatively, may also meet the requirement.

AP credit can not be used to meet this requirement. Credits transferred from another college or university do not meet the requirement, except by successful petition to the Academic Actions Board. If you are transferring a course that you think meets the requirement, you may petition the LSA Academic Actions Board for a waiver. The petition must be accompanied by a description or a syllabus of the course from your previous institution. Ask your advisor about petition procedures.

Race or Ethnicity Courses, Fall 1994


All sections are 001 unless otherwise indicated.

Afroamerican and African Studies

303/Soc. 303. Race and Ethnic Relations. (4). (SS).

American Culture

240/Women's Studies 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (4). (HU).

304/Soc. 304. American Immigration. (3). (SS).

307/Spanish 307. Spanish for U.S. Latinos. (3). (Excl).

312/History 377. (3). (Excl).

404/Soc. 404. Hispanic-Americans: Social Problems and Social Issues. (3). (Excl).

Cultural Anthropology

101. Introduction to Anthropology. (4). (SS).

315. Indians of North America. (4). (SS).

447. Culture, Racism, and Human Nature. (3). (Excl).

Asian Studies

111/UC 172/History 151. South Asian Civilization. (4). (HU).

121/History 121. Great Traditions of East Asia. (4). (HU).


202. Freedom of Expression. (3). (SS).

English Language and Literature

230. Introduction to Short Story and Novel. (3). (HU).
Section 002. (Honors). (Eby)

319. Literature and Social Change. (3). (HU).
Section 001 Literature and National Identity. (Gikandi)
Section 002 U.S. Writers On The Left: From the 1930's to the 1960's. (Wald)


121/Asian Studies 121. Great Traditions of East Asia. (4). (HU).

151/UC 172/Asian Studies 111. South Asian Civilization. (4). (HU).

366. 20th-Century American Wars. (Collier)

377/American Culture 312. (3). (Excl).

381. History of the Jews from the Moslem Conquests to the Spanish Expulsion. (3). (Excl).

396. History Colloquium. (4). (Excl).
Section 007 History of the Jews in Germany, 1648-1945. (Bodian)


250. Sophomore Seminar. (3). (SS).
Section 001 Integration and Diversity in Contemprary America. (Wacker)


359. Law and Philosophy. (4). (HU).

Political Science

445. Eastern Europe: Revolution, Reaction, and Reform. (3). (Excl).


501. Special Problems in Psychology as a Social Science. (1-4). (Excl).
Section 001 Cross-Cultural Psychology. (3 credits). (Stevenson)

Residential College

Core 100. First Year Seminar. (4). (Intro. Comp.)
Section 011 The Experience of Survival. (Greenspan)
Section 012 The Dilemma of Difference. (Hull)
Section 014 Rethinking American History: The Asian American Experience. (Nomura)
Section 020 Conflict of Culture in Early Michigan and the Great Lakes. (Walsh)

Humanities 389. The Modern Theatre. (4). (HU).
Section 001 Theatre in English of Colonized Peoples. (Walsh)

Romance Languages

307/American Culture 307. Spanish for U.S. Latinos. (3). (Excl).

Slavic Surveys

225/UC 173. Arts and Cultures of Central Europe. (3). (HU).
(Toman, Eagle, Carpenter)


100. Principles of Sociology. (4). (SS).
Section 020. (Kimeldorf)

303/Soc. 303. Race and Ethnic Relations. (4). (SS).

304/Amer. Cult. 304. American Immigration. (3). (SS).

404/Am. Cult. 404. Hispanic-Americans: Social Problems and Social Issues. (3). (Excl).

444. The American Family. (3). (SS).

University Courses

150. First-Year Seminar. (3). (HU).
Section 011 Literary Treatments of Slavery. (Moffat)
retroactive approval granted 2/7/95
Section 016 Reading the Body. (Spector)

151. First-Year Seminar. (3). (SS).
Section 010 The West in Asia. (Murphey)

*153. First-Year Seminar. (4). (Intro. Comp).
Section 006 Insiders/Outsiders. (Zorn)

172/Asian Studies 111/History 151. South Asian Civilization. (4). (HU).

173/Slavic 225. Arts and Cultures of Central Europe. (3). (HU).
(Toman, Eagle, Carpenter)

Women's Studies

240/Amer. Cult. 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (4). (HU).

343. Gender Consciousness and Social Change. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Gender Consciousness in Oral History. (Hart)

*UC 150.011 retroactive approval granted 2/7/95
*UC 153.006 retroactive addition 9/18/97


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