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The LS&A faculty added the Race & Ethnicity requirement in 1991 after long and thoughtful discussion. The faculty does believe that because racial and ethnic intolerance has fundamentally affected the development of contemporary American society and because its effects will continue to be felt well into the future, all students should take at least one course that deals on a fairly sophisticated level with topics such as the historical development of racism, and the social, political, and economic effects of racism and other types of discrimination.

In an article for the Spring, 1991 edition of LSAmagazine, LS&A Dean Goldenberg wrote that the faculty "agreed that racism is an urgent problem facing the University and society at large and that it is desirable that courses in the College address questions of race and ethnicity and teach students to think analytically and critically about such topics.... The aim [of the requirement] is to provide students with relevant information about an important social issue since the changing world and work-place the student will enter will require being better able to listen to and understand a diversity of voices."

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

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.

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.

Students who are new to the College of LS&A (that is, first time enrolled as an LS&A student) in the Fall Term of 1991, and thereafter, must (in any term before graduation) receive credit for one of the approved Race and Ethnicity (R&E) courses. Each term's listing will vary as courses are added or deleted by the College of LS&A Curriculum Committee. The College offers several courses taught by a number of different departments each term. Although the list of courses that fulfill this requirement varies from term to term, all such courses are designed to give students exposure to questions focusing on the meaning of race and racism, racial and ethnic intolerance and resulting inequality, and comparisons with other types of discrimination.

The courses that have been granted blanket approval for meeting the requirement are:

Afroamerican and African Studies

303/Soc. 303. Race and Ethnic Relations. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

448/Hist. 448. Africa Since 1850. (3). (SS).

American Culture

212. Introduction to Latino Studies Social Science. (3). (SS).

213. Introduction to Latino Studies Humanities. (3). (HU).

214. Introduction to Asian American Studies Social Science. (3). (SS).

215. Introduction to Asian American Studies Humanities. (3). (HU).

216. Introduction to Native American Studies Social Science. (3). (SS).

217. Introduction to Native American Studies Humanities. (3). (HU).

240/WS 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (4; 3 in the half-term). (HU).

243/WS 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S. (3). (HU).

312/Hist. 377. History of Latinos in the U.S. (3). (Excl).

399. Race, Racism, and Ethnicity. (4). (SS).

Cultural Anthropology

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

272/Ling. 272. Language in Society. (4). (SS).

History

377/Amer. Cult. 312. History of Latinos in the U.S. (3). (Excl).

448/CAAS 448. Africa Since 1850. (3). (SS).

Linguistics

272/Anthro. 272. Language in Society. (4). (SS).

Romance Languages and Literatures

French 469. African and Caribbean Literature. (3). (Excl).

Sociology

103. Introduction to Sociology Through Race and Ethnicity. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

303/CAAS 303. Race and Ethnic Relations. (4; 3 in the half-term). (SS).

Women's Studies

240/Amer. Cult. 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (4; 3 in the half-term). (HU).

243/Amer. Cult. 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S. (3). (HU).

270.Women and the Law. (3). (SS).

Other courses are approved on a term-by-term basis. 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. Courses meeting the R&E requirement may also help meet either distribution or concentration or composition requirements.

Advanced Placement credit can not be used to meet this requirement.


Winter Term, 1998 Race & Ethnicity Courses (10-Dec-98)

This list is subject to change by the College of LS&A Curriculum Committee.


Afroamerican and African Studies

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

448/Hist. 448. Africa Since 1850. (3). (SS). (R&E).

457/Econ. 476. Political Economy of Black America. (3). (Excl).
(Whatley)

American Culture

201. American Values. (3). (HU).
(Hass)

212. Introduction to Latino Studies Social Science. (3). (SS). (R&E).

215. Introduction to Asian American Studies Humanities. (3). (HU). (R&E).

224/Spanish 290. Spanish for U.S. Latinos. (4). (Excl).
(Aparicio)

240/WS 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (4). (HU). (R&E).

243/WS 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S. (3). (HU). (R&E).

312/Hist. 377. History of Latinos in the U.S. (3). (Excl). (R&E).

342/Hist. 368/WS 360. History of the Family in the U.S. (4). (SS).
(Morantz-Sanchez)

399. Race, Racism, and Ethnicity. (4). (SS).
(Sumida)

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

410. Hispanics in the United States. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Women in Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks and Latinas.
(José-Kampfner)

496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture. (3). (Excl).
Section 006 Approaches to Asian American History.
(Nomura)

Anthropology

Biological 362. Problems of Race. (3). (NS).
(Caspari)

Cultural 101. Introduction to Anthropology. (4). (SS). (R&E).

Cultural 272/Ling. 272. Language in Society. (4). (SS). (R&E).

Cultural 356. Topics in Ethnology. (3). (Excl).
Section 002 Gender Consciousness and Oral History.
(Hart)

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

Asian Languages and Culture

Asian Studies 112/Hist. 152. Southeast Asian Civilization. (4). (SS).
(Lieberman)

Asian Studies 475/Chinese 475/Hist. of Art 487/RC Hums. 475/Phil. 475. The Arts and Letters of China. (4). (HU).
(Feuerwerker)

Chinese 475/Asian Studies 475/Hist. of Art 487/RC Hums. 475/Phil. 475. The Arts and Letters of China. (4). (HU).
(Feuerwerker)

Comprehensive Studies Program

105. Reading and Writing Seminar: Insiders/Outsiders. (4). (Excl).
(Zorn)

Economics

476/CAAS 457. Political Economy of Black America. (3). (Excl).
(Whatley)

Film and Video Studies

365. Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Television. (3). (HU). (R&E).

History

152/Asian Studies 112. Southeast Asian Civilization. (4). (SS).
(Lieberman)

211/MARC 211. Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500. (4). (SS).
(Squatriti)

333/REES 396/Poli. Sci. 396/Slavic 396/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4). (SS).
(Eagle)

368/Amer. Cult. 342/WS 360. History of the Family in the U.S. (4). (SS).
Section 001 History of the Family in the United States, 1880 to the Present.
(Morantz-Sanchez)

377/Amer. Cult. 312. History of Latinos in the U.S. (3). (Excl). (R&E).

386. The Holocaust. (4). (Excl).
(Endelman)

448/CAAS 448. Africa Since 1850. (3). (SS). (R&E).

477. Latin America: The National Period. (4). (SS).
(Caulfield)

593. Topics in U.S. History. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Approaches to Asian American History.
(Nomura)

History of Art

487/Chinese 475/Asian Studies 475/RC Hums. 475/Phil. 475. The Arts and Letters of China. (4). (HU). (Feuerwerker)

College Honors

250. Sophomore Seminar. (3). (SS).
Section 002 Integration, Segregation, Pluralism, and Diversity in Contemporary America.
(Wacker)
**Section 006 Nation Formation: Race & Gender in the Americas. (Skurski)

Judaic Studies

**Added retroactively 06-Oct-99

373/HJCS 373. Israeli Culture and Society. (3). (SS).
(Bernstein)

Linguistics

272/Anthro. 272. Language in Society. (4). (SS). (R&E).

Medieval and Renaissance Collegium

211/Hist. 211. Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500. (4). (SS).
(Squatriti)

Near Eastern Studies

APTIS 331. Introduction to Arab Culture and Language. (4). (HU).
(Rammuny)

HJCS 373/Judaic Studies 373. Israeli Culture and Society. (3). (SS).
(Bernstein)

Philosophy

475/Chinese 475/Hist. of Art 487/RC Hums. 475/Asian Studies 475. The Arts and Letters of China. (4). (HU).
(Feuerwerker)

Political Science

396/REES 396/Hist. 333/Slavic 396/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4). (SS).
(Eagle)

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

Residential College

Humanities 475/Chinese 475/Phil. 475/Asian Studies 475/Hist. of Art 487. The Arts and Letters of China. (4). (HU).
(Feuerwerker)

Romance Languages

Spanish 290/Amer. Cult. 224. Spanish for U.S. Latinos. (4). (Excl).
(Aparicio)

Russian and East European Studies (REES)

396/Hist. 333/Poli. Sci. 396/Slavic 396/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4). (SS).
(Eagle)

Slavic Languages and Literatures

Slavic Surveys 396/REES 396/Hist. 333/Poli. Sci. 396/Soc. 393. Survey of East Central Europe. (4). (SS).
(Eagle)

Sociology

100. Principles of Sociology. (4). (SS).
Section 001. (Kimeldorf)
Section 024. (Hasso)

231. Investigating Social and Demographic Change in America. (4). (SS). (QR/2).
(Frey)

303/CAAS 303. Race and Ethnic Relations. (4). (SS). (R&E).

393/REES 396/Hist. 333/Pol. Sci. 396/Slavic 396. Survey of East Central Europe. (4). (SS).
(Eagle)

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

412. Ethnic Identity and Intergroup Relations. (3). (Excl).
(Schoem)

435. Urban Inequality and Conflict. (3). (Excl).
(Deskins)

University Courses

151. First-Year Social Science Seminar. (3). (SS).
Section 004 Medicine, Culture, and Creativity.
(Nerenberg)

**Added retroactively 10-Dec-1998

Women's Studies

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

243/Amer. Cult. 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S. (3). (HU). (R&E).

270.Women and the Law. (3). (SS). (R&E).

343. Gender Consciousness and Social Change. (3). (Excl).
(Hart)

360/Hist. 368/Amer. Cult. 342. History of the Family in the U.S. (4). (SS).
(Morantz-Sanchez)

483. Special Topics. (3). (Excl).
Section 001 Women in Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks and Latinas.
(Jose-Kampfner)

 

 


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