Fall '99 Course Guide

Race & Ethnicity for Fall Term 1999

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.

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.

This list is subject to change without notice.


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

Individual Behavior, Cultural Systems, and Social Organization

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michelle Harris-Reid (hreid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS. (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E


Amer. Cult. 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies. (3). (SS).

Section 001 Politics and Culture of Race in Post-1945 U.S. Meets with Hist 196.003. Evening Meetings on Sept. 13 & Nov. 11, 7-10 P.M. Required As Part of First-Year Intergroup Relations Seminars (FIGS).

Instructor(s): Matthew Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

R&E First-Year Seminar,


Amer. Cult. 201. American Values. (4). (HU).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard Cándida Smith (candidas@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU).

R&E


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Tomas Almaguer

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). (R&E).

R&E


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kwon

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). (R&E).

R&E


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

Section 001 Spiderwomanís Children.

Instructor(s): Betty Bell (blbell@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E).

R&E


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anne Hermann (anneh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E).

R&E


Amer. Cult. 309. Learning through Community Practice. (1-4). (Excl).

Section 001 Empowering Families and Communities. (4 credits). Meets with Psychology 319 and 320.

Instructor(s): Lorraine Gutierrez (lorraing@umich.edu) , Jacqueline Mattis

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL).

R&E


Amer. Cult. 313/Anthro. 314. Cuba and its Diaspora. (4). (Excl).

Section 001 Required Film Screening T, 5-7 pm.

Instructor(s): Ruth Behar (rbehar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Jr. Sr. Writing R&E


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Regina Morantz-Sanchez (reginann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


Amer. Cult. 351. Race and American Cinema. (4). (HU).

Section 001 Film Showings on Tuesday or Thursday 7-9pm. Section 003 meets the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Catherine Benamou (cbenamou@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). Laboratory fee required.

Jr. Sr. Writing R&E


Amer. Cult. 374/Hist. 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties." (3). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Matthew Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

R&E


Bio. Anthro. 360. Race and Human Evolution. (4). (NS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rachel Caspari (rcaspari@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (4). (NS).

R&E


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

Introductory Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elisha Renne (erenne@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for first- and second-year students. (4). (SS). (R&E). Does not count toward anthropology concentration requirements.

R&E


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

Introductory Courses

Section 150.

Instructor(s): Rich Freeman (richfree@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for first- and second-year students. (4). (SS). (R&E). Does not count toward anthropology concentration requirements.

R&E


Anthro. 314/Amer. Cult. 313. Cuba and its Diaspora. (4). (Excl).

Ethnology-Regional Courses

Section 001 Required Film Screening T, 5-7 pm. Sections 002-003 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Ruth Behar (rbehar@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl).

Jr. Sr. Writing R&E


Anthro. 416/Hist. 476. Latin America: The Colonial Period. (4). (SS).

Ethnology-Regional Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Frye (dfrye@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


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

Ethnology-Theory/Method

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Melvin Williams (mddoublu@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Two courses in the social sciences. (3). (Excl).

R&E


Anthro. 474/Ling. 410. Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement. (3). (SS).

Linguistic Anthropology

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robin Queen (rqueen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

R&E


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Victor Lieberman (eurasia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


Engl. 225. Argumentative Writing. (4). (HU).

Section 009, 023 Race, Class and Gender in 20th-Century America.

Instructor(s): Martha Patterson (pattersn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Completion of the Introductory Composition requirement. (4). (HU).

R&E


Engl. 270. Introduction to American Literature. (3). (HU).

Section 001 American Voices.

Instructor(s): Rosemary Kowalski (rkowalsk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

R&E


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Victor Lieberman (eurasia@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


History 196. First-Year Seminar. (3). (SS).

Section 003 Politics and Culture of Race in Post-1945 U.S. Meets with American Culture 102.001. Evening Meetings. on Sept. 13 & Nov. 11, 7-10 P.M. Required As Part of First-Year Intergroup Relations Seminars (FIGS).

Instructor(s): Matthew Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

R&E First-Year Seminar,


History 210/MARC 210. Early Middle Ages, 300-1100. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paolo Squatriti (pasqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


History 320. Britain, 1901-1945: Culture and Politics. (3). (Excl).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kali Israel (kisrael@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

R&E


History 368/Amer. Cult. 342/WS 360. History of the Family in the U.S. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Regina Morantz-Sanchez (reginann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


History 374/Amer. Cult. 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties." (3). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Matthew Countryman (mcountry@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

R&E


History 383. Modern Jewish History to 1880. (3). (Excl).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Todd Endelman (endelman@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl).

R&E


History 397. History Colloquium. (3). (HU).

Section 007 Race, Gender, and Empire in the Nuclear Age. Meets with RC Social Science 374.001.

Instructor(s): Gabrielle Hecht (hechtg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History concentrators are required to elect Hist. 396 or 397. Only 12 credits of History 394, 395, 396, 397, 398, and 399 may be counted toward a concentration plan in history. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of twelve credits.

Jr. Sr. Writing R&E

**Added 4/26/00


History 460. American Colonial History to 1776. (3). (SS).

Section 001 Peoples of Early America.

Instructor(s): Susan Juster (sjuster@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: History 160, or a similar survey course in early American history, is strongly recommended thought not required. (3). (SS).

R&E


History 476/Anthro. 416. Latin America: The Colonial Period. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): David Frye (dfrye@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


Ling. 410/Anthro. 474. Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement. (3). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Robin Queen (rqueen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS).

R&E


MARC 210/Hist. 210. Early Middle Ages, 300-1100. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paolo Squatriti (pasqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


Philo. 355. Contemporary Moral Problems. (4). (HU).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen Darwall (sdarwall@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in 455. (4). (HU).

R&E


Philo. 455. Contemporary Moral Problems. (4). (Excl).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Stephen Darwall (sdarwall@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Not open to graduate students in philosophy. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Phil. 355. (4). (Excl). Does not meet the Philosophy Department's 400-level course requirement for Philosophy concentrators.

R&E


Poli. Sci. 497. Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government. (3). (Excl).

Section 001 Ethnicity and Politics in the Former Soviet Union.

Instructor(s): Zvi Gitelman (zvigitel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing, primarily for seniors concentrating in political science. (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

R&E


Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 005 Racism Underground: Hidden and Not-So-Hidden Prejudice in America.

Instructor(s): Denise Sekaquaptewa (dsekaqua@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

R&E First-Year Seminar,


Psych. 120. First-Year Seminar in Psychology as a Social Science. (3). (SS).

Section 011 The Psychology of Culture, Power, and Human Relations.

Instructor(s): Ruby Beale (rubeale@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS). May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology. May be repeated for a total of six credits.

R&E First-Year Seminar,


Psych. 319. Empowering Families and Communities. (3). (Excl).

Section 001 Students in Psychology 319 Must also Enroll in Psychology 320. Meets with American Culture 309.001.

Instructor(s): Jacqueline Mattis (jmattis@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in Psych. 320. (3). (Excl).

R&E


RC Core 100. First Year Seminar. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 006 On Listening to Holocaust Survivors: The Experience of Survival..

Instructor(s): Hank Greenspan (hgreensp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

R&E


RC Core 100. First Year Seminar. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 008 Writing About Cultural Communities, Ethnicity, and Imposed Categories (Race, Gender, Class, and so forth).

Instructor(s): Ann Larimore

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

R&E


RC Core 100. First Year Seminar. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 017 Race, Health, and American Values: A Historical Perspective.

Instructor(s): Peretz Hirschbein

Prerequisites & Distribution: ECB Writing Assessment. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (4). (Introductory Composition).

R&E


RC Hum. 317. The Writings of Latinas. (4). (HU).

Arts and Ideas

Section 001 Texts of the Borderlands.

Instructor(s): Eliana Moya-Raggio (elmoras@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in women's studies or Latina/o studies. (4). (HU).

R&E


RC Soc. Sci. 374. Race, Gender, and Empire in the Nuclear Age. (4). (Excl).

Section 001 Meets with History 397.007.

Instructor(s): Gabrielle Hecht (hechtg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing and permission of the instructor. (4). (Excl).

Jr. Sr. Writing R&E

**Added 4/26/00


French 244. Issues in Race and Cultural Diversity in the Francophone World. (3). (HU).

Courses Taught in English (without language prerequisite)

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frieda Ekotto (ekotto@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. A knowledge of French is not required. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

R&E First-Year Seminar,


Portuguese 150. First Year Seminar in Brazilian Studies. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Breaking Gender and Racial Barriers in Brazil.

Instructor(s): Niedja Fedrigo (niedja@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

R&E First-Year Seminar,


Slavic 150. First Year Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Cultural Diversity of Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia.

Instructor(s): Vitalij Shevoroshkin (vvs@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

R&E


Slavic 225. Arts and Cultures of Central Europe. (3). (HU).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jindrich Toman (ptydepe@umich.edu) , Herbert Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU).

R&E Foriegn Lit


Soc. 105. First Year Seminar in Sociology. (3). (SS).

Section 001 Democracy, Diversity, and Community.

Instructor(s): David Schoem (dschoem@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (SS).

R&E First-Year Seminar,


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michelle Harris-Reid (hreid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS. (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Julia Adams (jpadams@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: One introductory course in sociology. (3). (SS).

R&E


UCourses 150. First-Year Humanities Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 006 Inventing Race.

Instructor(s): Vanessa Agnew (vagnew@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit with permission of department.

R&E First-Year Seminar,


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anne Herrmann (anneh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E).

R&E


Women's St. 270. Women and the Law. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E).

R&E


Women's St. 360/Hist. 368/Amer. Cult. 342. History of the Family in the U.S. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Regina Morantz-Sanchez (reginann@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS).

R&E


Courses in Other Units **

Natural Resources and Environment


NR&E 492. Environmental Justice: Domestic and International.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bryant

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (non-LS&A).

R&E

**While this course may be used to satisfy the R&E requirement, the course credits count as non-LS&A.


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