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Spring/Summer Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

Race & Ethnicity for Spring/Summer Academic Term 2002


Produced: 7:45 AM on Mon, Jul 1, 2002


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 meets 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.

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Spring Half-Term Courses


CAAS 327 / PSYCH 315. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience. (3). (SS).

African-American Studies

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Denis Ugwuegbu (dcugwueg@umich.edu)

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

R&E


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

Introductory Courses

Section 101.

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

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

R&E


PSYCH 315 / CAAS 327. Psychological Aspects of the Black Experience. (3). (SS).

Section 101.

Instructor(s): Denis Ugwuegbu (dcugwueg@umich.edu)

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

R&E


RCHUMS 312 / SLAVIC 312. Central European Cinema. (3). (HU).

Arts and Ideas

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Herb Eagle

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Russian is not required. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Upper-Level Writing R&E Foreign Lit


SLAVIC 312 / RCHUMS 312. Central European Cinema. (3). (HU).

Section 001 Race, Ethnicity and Gender Issues.

Instructor(s): Herb Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Russian is not required. (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($50) required.

Upper-Level Writing R&E Foreign Lit


Summer Half-Term Courses


AMCULT 240 / WOMENSTD 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (3). (HU).

Instructor(s):

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


AMCULT 342 / HISTORY 368 / WOMENSTD 360. History of the Family in the U.S.

Section 201.

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

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

(Retroactive addition December 13, 2002)


CAAS 303 / SOC 303. Race and Ethnic Relations. (3). (SS).

African-American Studies

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or AAS; AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E). (African-American Studies).


HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342 / WOMENSTD 360. History of the Family in the U.S.

Section 201.

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

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

(Retroactive addition December 13, 2002)


HISTORY 482. Many Polands: A History of Diversity in Northeastern Europe.

Instructor(s): Porter

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

retroactive addition to list: 10/9/02


SOC 303 / CAAS 303. Race and Ethnic Relations. (3). (SS).

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Troy Smith (smithtd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or AAS; AAS 201 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E).


WOMENSTD 240 / AMCULT 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (3). (HU).

Instructor(s):

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


WOMENSTD 360 / HISTORY 368 / AMCULT 342. History of the Family in the U.S.

Section 201.

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

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

(Retroactive addition December 13, 2002)



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