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Winter Academic Term 2004 Course Guide

Race & Ethnicity for Winter Academic Term 2004


Produced: 2:36 PM on Fri, Apr 30, 2004


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 meet 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.


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

Arabic Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Raji M Rammuny (raram@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Upper-Level Writing Foreign Lit


AMCULT 201. American Values. (4). (HU).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kristin Ann Hass (kah@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee required.


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

Latino/a Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alvarez

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee required.


AMCULT 217. Introduction to Native American Studies — Humanities. (3). (HU). Open and Available

Native American Studies

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee required.


AMCULT 240 / WOMENSTD 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (4). (HU). Open and Available

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Melanie Anne Boyd (maboyd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


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

Latino/a Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rosario Carrillo (rcarrill@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


AMCULT 304 / SOC 304. American Immigration. (3). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Silvia Pedraza (spedraza@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.


AMCULT 311. Topics in Ethnic Studies. (3). (HU). Open and Available

Section 001 — Asian Pacific American Literature and Empire. Meets with ENGLISH 407.002.

Instructor(s): Emily P Lawsin (elawsin@umich.edu), Maria S See (ssee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. Laboratory fee required.


AMCULT 374 / HISTORY 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties." (4). (SS).

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Theme Semester


AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture. (3-4). (Excl). Open and Available

Section 001 — Space, Archaeology & Afro-American Identity. [3 credits]. Meets with CAAS 458.001 and ARCH 409.001.

Instructor(s): Magdalena J Zaborowska (mzaborow@umich.edu), Coleman Austin Jordan

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department. Laboratory fee may be required.


ANTHRBIO 362. Problems of Race. (3). (NS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Charles L Brace (clbrace@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (3). (NS). (BS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


ANTHRCUL 101. Introduction to Anthropology. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Introductory Courses

Section 001.

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

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


ANTHRCUL 101. Introduction to Anthropology. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Introductory Courses

Section 026.

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

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


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

Ethnology-Regional Courses

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.


ANTHRCUL 272 / LING 272. Language in Society. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Introductory Courses

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Patrick Herron (jherron@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for first- and second-year students. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


ANTHRCUL 370 / LING 370. Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement. (3). (SS). Open and Available

Linguistic Anthropology

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Edward R Barrett (rustyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: LING 210 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


CAAS 200. Introduction to African Studies. (3). (SS).

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yaw Twumasi (yawt@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).


CAAS 201. Introduction to Afro-American Studies. (3). (SS).

African-American Studies

Section 002.

Instructor(s): Kevin K Gaines (gaineskk@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 111. (3). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).


CAAS 247(448) / HISTORY 247. Modern Africa. (4). (SS). Open and Available

African Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jean-Herve Gilbert Jezequel

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 200 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African Studies).


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

African-American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Bluhm (gpmason@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS; CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Theme Semester


CAAS 458. Issues in Black World Studies. (3). (Excl).

Section 001 — Space, Archeology & Afro-American Identity. Meets with AMCULT 498.001 & ARCH 409.053.

Instructor(s): Magdalena J Zaborowska (mzaborow@umich.edu), Coleman Austin Jordan

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.


CAAS 487. Communication Media in the Black World: Electronic Media. (3). (Excl).

African-American Studies

Section 001 — Broadcasting, African Americans, and Civil Rights. Meets with COMM 458.003.

Instructor(s): Catherine R Squires (squiresc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (African-American Studies).

Theme Semester


COMM 458. Special Topics in Media Systems. (3-4). (Excl).

Section 003 — Communication Media in the Black World: Electronic Media — Broadcasting, African Americans, and Civil Rights. [3 credits]. Meets with CAAS 487.001.

Instructor(s): Catherine R Squires (squiresc@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended. (3-4). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Theme Semester


COMM 478. Special Topics in Media and Culture. (3-4). (Excl). Open and Available

Section 001 — Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Television. [3 credits]. Meets with FILMVID 365.001.

Instructor(s): Megan Sutherland

Prerequisites & Distribution: COMM 351 or 371 strongly recommended. (3-4). (Excl). May be elected for a maximum of 8 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term.


COMPLIT 241. Topics in Comparative Literature. (3). (HU). Open and Available

Section 002 — American't Ourstory: Performing Perspectives on Race.

Instructor(s): Nicole Aimee Roux (naroux@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: COMPLIT 240 recommended. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Frances B Zorn (franzorn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Theme Semester


DUTCH 492. Colloquium on Modern Dutch Culture and Literature. (3). (Excl).

Dutch Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 — Anne Frank in Past and Present. Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Antonius J M Broos (tonbroos@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits.

Foreign Lit


ENGLISH 407. Topics in Language and Literature. (3). (Excl).

Section 002 — Asian Pacific American Literature and Empire. Meets with AMCULT 311.001.

Instructor(s): Emily P Lawsin (elawsin@umich.edu), Maria S See (ssee@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Repetition requires permission of the department.


FILMVID 365. Race and Ethnicity in Contemporary American Television. (3). (HU).

Section 001 — Meets with COMM 478.001.

Instructor(s): Megan Sutherland (meghans@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: FILMVID 230 or 236. (3). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($35) required.


FRENCH 240. French and Francophone Topics in Translation. (3). (HU).

Courses Taught in English (without language prerequisite)

Section 001 — French Colonialism and Its Aftermaths. Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Jarrod L Hayes (hayesj@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. A knowledge of French is not required. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar Foreign Lit


GERMAN 322 / HISTORY 322. The Origins of Nazism. (4). (HU).

German Literature and Culture in English

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Scott D Spector (spec@umich.edu), Kathleen M Canning (kcanning@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


HISTORY 211 / MEMS 211. Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Patrick James Nold

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.


HISTORY 247(448) / CAAS 247. Modern Africa. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Jean-Herve Gilbert Jezequel

Prerequisites & Distribution: CAAS 200 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


HISTORY 322 / GERMAN 322. The Origins of Nazism. (4). (HU).

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Scott D Spector (spec@umich.edu), Kathleen M Canning

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


HISTORY 348(477). Latin America: The National Period. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001 — Meets with HISTORY 478.001.

Instructor(s): Fernando Coronil (coronil@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.


HISTORY 374 / AMCULT 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties." (4). (SS).

U.S. History

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.

Theme Semester


HISTORY 478. Topics in Latin American History. (3). (Excl).

Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East

Section 001 — Latin America, National Period. Meets with HISTORY 348.001.

Instructor(s): Fernando Coronil (coronil@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.


HJCS 296 / JUDAIC 296 / RELIGION 296. Perspectives on the Holocaust. (4). (HU).

Judaic Cultural Studies in English

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Elliot K Ginsburg (elgins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit


JUDAIC 296 / HJCS 296 / RELIGION 296. Perspectives on the Holocaust. (4). (HU).

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Elliot K Ginsburg (elgins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit


JUDAIC 317. Topics in Judaic Studies. (1-4). (Excl). Open and Available

Section 002 — Contacts & Conflicts: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe. Taught in English. [3 credits]. Meets with SLAVIC 270.001.

Instructor(s): Mikhail Krutikov (krutikov@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 8 credits.


LING 272 / ANTHRCUL 272. Language in Society. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Section 001.

Instructor(s): James Patrick Herron (jherron@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Primarily for first- and second-year students. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


LING 370 / ANTHRCUL 370. Language and Discrimination: Language as Social Statement. (3). (SS). Open and Available

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Edward R Barrett (rustyb@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: LING 210 recommended. (3). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


MEMS 211 / HISTORY 211. Later Middle Ages, 1100-1500. (4). (SS). Open and Available

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Patrick James Nold

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.


PHIL 355. Contemporary Moral Problems. (4). (HU). Open and Available

Section 001 — Meets with PHIL 455.001.

Instructor(s): Christopher Knapp (cknapp@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in PHIL 455.


PHIL 455. Contemporary Moral Problems. (4). (Excl). Open and Available

Section 001 — Meets with PHIL 355.001.

Instructor(s): Christopher Knapp (cknapp@umich.edu)

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


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

Section 001 — Breaking Gender and Racial Barriers in Brazil. Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Niedja C 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). May not be repeated for credit.

First-Year Seminar Foreign Lit


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 F 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 repeated for credit. May not be included in a concentration plan in psychology.

Theme Semester First-Year Seminar


PSYCH 310 / SOC 320. Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation. (3). (Excl).

Instructor(s): Charles F Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor (admission by application). Intended for juniors and seniors. PSYCH 122 recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. May be used as an experiential lab in the Psychology concentration. A total of six credits of Psychology letter-graded experiential courses may be counted for the Psychology concentration.

Theme Semester


PSYCH 498 / WOMENSTD 498. Gender and the Individual. (3). (Excl). Open and Available

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ramaswami Mahalingam (ramawasi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.


RCCORE 100. First Year Seminar. (4). (Introductory Composition).

Written and Verbal Expression

Section 002 — Unteaching Racism.

Instructor(s): Helen Fox (hfox@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: SWC 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). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee may be required.


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

Arts and Ideas

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Issues. Taught in English. Sections 003, 004, 005 ONLY satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Herbert J Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Russian is not required. Taught in English. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($10) required in a full term.

Upper-Level Writing Foreign Lit


RELIGION 296 / HJCS 296 / JUDAIC 296. Perspectives on the Holocaust. (4). (HU).

Section 001 — Taught in English.

Instructor(s): Elliot K Ginsburg (elgins@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Taught in English. (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit


RUSSIAN 222. Russia Today. (4). (HU). Open and Available

Literature

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael Makin (mlmakin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). May not be repeated for credit.

Foreign Lit


SLAVIC 270. Contract and Conflict: Jewish Experience in Eastern Europe through Art, Film and Literature. (3). (Excl). Open and Available

Slavic Surveys

Section 001 — Contacts & Conflicts: Jews & Non-Jews in Eastern Europe in the Past Millennium. Taught in English. Meets with JUDAIC 317.002.

Instructor(s): Mikhail Krutikov

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


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

Slavic Film

Race, Ethnicity, and Gender Issues. Taught in English. Sections 003, 004, 005 ONLY satisfy the Upper-Level Writing Requirement.

Instructor(s): Herbert J Eagle (hjeagle@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: A knowledge of Russian is not required. Taught in English. (3). (HU). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee ($10) required in a full term.

Upper-Level Writing Foreign Lit


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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sheila Bluhm

Prerequisites & Distribution: An introductory course in sociology or CAAS; CAAS 201 recommended. (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.

Theme Semester


SOC 304 / AMCULT 304. American Immigration. (4). (SS).

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Silvia Pedraza (spedraza@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). May not be repeated for credit.


SOC 320 / PSYCH 310. Processes of Intergroup Dialogues Facilitation. (3). (Excl).

Instructor(s): Charles F Behling (cbehling@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor (admission by application). Intended for juniors and seniors. SOC 122 recommended. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Theme Semester


WOMENSTD 240 / AMCULT 240. Introduction to Women's Studies. (4). (HU). Open and Available

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Melanie Anne Boyd (maboyd@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit.


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

Gender in the Discipline

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Rosario Carrillo (rcarrill@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (Gender in the Discipline).


WOMENSTD 270. Women and the Law. (4). (SS).

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anna R Kirkland (akirklan@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (SS). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. (Gendered Lives).


WOMENSTD 498 / PSYCH 498. Gender and the Individual. (3). (Excl). Open and Available

Gendered Lives

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Ramaswami Mahalingam (ramawasi@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: PSYCH 111. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit. (Gendered Lives).


Courses in Other Units **

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

A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

ARCH 409. Special Topics in Architecture (3). (non-LS&A).
Space, Archaeology & Afro-American Identity. Meets with CAAS 458.001 and ARCH 409.001.
Instructors: Magdalena J Zaborowska, Coleman Jordan


Courses at Other Colleges **

Washtenaw Community College

SOC 205


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