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Fall '00 Course Guide

Race & Ethnicity for Fall Term 2000


Produced: 9:57 PM on Wed, Dec 20, 2000

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 111. Introduction to Africa and Its Diaspora. (4). (HU).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ifeoma Nwankwo (icn@umich.edu) , Kevin Gaines (gaineskk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be included in a concentration plan.

CAAS 327 / PSYCH 315. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience.

African-American Studies

Section 001 Race and Social Identity.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Cole

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (African-American Studies).

Retroactive addition (1/22/02)


CAAS 332/NR&E 336. Environment and Inequality. (4). (SS).

Cross-Area Courses

Section 001 Sections 001 through 005 meet the Upper-Level Writing requirement.

Instructor(s): Dorceta Taylor (dorceta@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E). (Cross-Area Courses).

Upper-Level Writing


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

Section 001 Gender, Slavery, and Freedom. Meets with Women's Studies 150.001.

Instructor(s): Hannah Rosen

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).

First-Year Seminar


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): John Gonzalez (jmgonzal@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E). Laboratory fee required.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Akutsu

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). (R&E). Laboratory fee required.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dena Goodman (goodmand@umich.edu)

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

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

Section 001 Required Film Screening T, 5-7 p.m. Sections 002 and 003 may be elected to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing


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).

Amer. Cult. 374/Hist. 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties." (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Matthew Lassiter

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

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

Introductory Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrew Shryock (ashryock@umich.edu)

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

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

Introductory Courses

Section 150.

Instructor(s): Rich Freeman (richfree@umich.edu) , Holly Peters-Golden (hollypet@umich.edu)

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

Anthro. 202. Ethnic Diversity in Japan. (4). (SS).

Ethnology-Regional Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jennifer Robertson (jennyrob@umich.edu)

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

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

Ethnology-Regional Courses

Section 001 Required Film Screening T, 5-7 p.m. Sections 002 and 003 may be elected to satisfy the upper-level writing requirement.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing


Anthro. 356. Topics in Ethnology. (3). (Excl).

Ethnology-Topical Courses

Section 001 Culture & Power in Latin America: "Civilization" & "Barbarism" in Historical Consciousness. Meets with History 393.004.

Instructor(s): Julie Skurski (skurski@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Anthro. 101. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Anthro. 370(474)/Ling. 370. Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement. (3). (SS).

Linguistic Anthropology

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Ling. 210 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E).

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

Ethnology-Regional Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rebecca Scott (rjscott@umich.edu)

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

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).

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

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit


Engl. 140. First-Year Literary Seminar. (3). (HU).

Section 004 Rhetorical Activism and U.S. Civil Rights Movements.

Instructor(s): Alisse Theodore (alisse@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).

First-Year Seminar


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

Section 001 American Voices.

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

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

Foriegn Lit


History 320. Britain, 1901-1945: Culture and Politics. (4). (Excl).

British History

Section 001.

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

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

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

U.S. History

Section 001.

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

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

History 374/Amer. Cult. 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties." (4). (SS).

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Matthew Lassiter

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

History 393. Topics in U.S. and Latin American History. (3). (Excl).

Section 004 Culture and Power in Latin America: Civilization and Barbarism in Historical Consciousness. Meets with Cultural Anthropology 356.001.

Instructor(s): Julie Skurski (skurski@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be elected for credit twice.

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

U.S. History

Section 001.

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).

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rebecca Scott (rjscott@umich.edu)

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

Judaic St. 451/Poli. Sci. 451. The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry. (3). (Excl).

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in East European and/or Jewish history, and Comparative Politics is recommended. (3). (Excl).

Ling. 370(410)/Anthro. 370. Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement. (3). (SS).

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Ling. 210 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E).

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Anderson (eandersn@umich.edu)

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

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

Section 001.

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

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

Poli. Sci. 451/Judaic Studies 451. The Politics and Culture of Modern East European Jewry. (3). (Excl).

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: A course in East European and/or Jewish history, and Comparative Politics is recommended. (3). (Excl).

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

Section 001 I, too, sing America: A Psychology of Race and Racism.

Instructor(s): Charles Behling (cbehling@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.

First-Year Seminar


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

Section 002 Diversity, Identity Development, and Change on American Campuses.

Instructor(s): Shari Saunders (sharisau@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.

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.

First-Year Seminar


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

Section 016 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.

First-Year Seminar


PSYCH 315 / CAAS 327. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience.

African-American Studies

Section 001 Race and Social Identity.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Cole

Prerequisites & Distribution: One course in psychology or Afroamerican and African Studies. AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (African-American Studies).

Retroactive addition (1/22/02)


RC Core 324. Readings in Spanish. (4). (Excl).

Foreign Language

Section 003 Race, Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in 20th Century Mexico

Instructor(s): Hempel

Prerequisites & Distribution: Proficiency test. (4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit.

RC Hum. 305(RC IDiv 257). Cultural Confrontation in the Arts. (4). (HU).

Instructor(s): Susan Walton

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

**Retroactive addition - April 26, 2001


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).

First-Year Seminar


Spanish 250. First-Year Humanities Seminar in Hispanic Studies. (3). (HU).

Literature

Section 001 Storytelling and the Construction of Race & Ethnicity in the Americas.

Instructor(s): Lucia Suarez (suarez@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Spanish 232. Only first-year students, including those with sophomore standing, may pre-register for First-Year Seminars. All others need permission of instructor. (3). (HU).

First-year Seminar


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bogdana Carpenter (bogdana@umich.edu) , Herbert Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu) , Herbert Eagle (ptydepe@umich.edu)

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

Foriegn Lit


Slavic 250. Cultural Diversity in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia. (3). (Excl).

Section 001.

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

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

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). May not be included in a concentration plan.

First-Year Seminar


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

Section 003 Transforming America: Immigrants Then and Now.

Instructor(s): Silvia Pedraza (spedraza@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.

First-Year Seminar


Soc. 231. Investigating Social and Demographic Change in America. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): William Frey

Prerequisites & Distribution: Restricted to first- and second-year students. (4). (SS). (QR/2).

Half QR


Women's St. 150. Humanities Seminars on Women and Gender. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Gender, Slavery, and Freedom. Meets with American Culture 102.001.

Instructor(s): Hannah Rosen

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).

First-Year Seminar


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dena Goodman (goodmand@umich.edu)

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

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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

Courses in Other Units **

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

Natural Resources and Environment

NR&E 336/CAAS 332. Environment and Inequality. (4). (non-LS&A).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Dorceta Taylor (dorceta@umich.edu)

Upper-Level Writing


NR&E 492. Environmental Justice: Domestic and International. (3). (non-LS&A).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Bryant

R&E

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


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