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Fall Academic Term 2001 Course Guide

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AMCULT 100. What is an American?

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Paul A Anderson (paanders@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 001 Politics of Race Since WWII. Meets With History 196.001.

Instructor(s): Matthew J 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,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 103. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 001 American Masculinities.

Instructor(s): Magdalena J Zaborowska (mzaborow@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,

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course explores literary, cinematic, and theoretical representations of American masculinity? or male gender in American culture. We will explore the Puritan visions of the nation, representations of frontier heroes, late nineteenth- and early-twentieth century depictions of immigrant bodies, through stories about white and Black men as each other's "other" in America and abroad. Our discussions will lead to explorations of race and sexuality as necessarily intertwined with male gender practices. We will follow the cultural history of masculinity sketched by Michael Kimmel in Manhood in America, read a selection of literary and historical texts by diverse authors, and watch several films. We will meet once a week for a three-hour seminar session, which will include mini lectures, general discussion, and group projects/exercises. The class is student-centered and will rely on your active participation and input; you will produce reading responses and take part in individual and group presentations. Literary and theoretical texts, visual material, and several films will serve as springboards for these activities. You will be expected to work creatively and independently, as well as in a team, and are encouraged to bring relevant visual and literary material to class as part of your contribution/participation.

Requirements include attendance, active and intelligent participation in class and group projects, and willingness to be challenged by new concepts and ideas. There can be unscheduled quizzes on the reading assignments; there will be a comprehensive midterm exam, and final paper. You are expected to be a scholar in this class, that is, a lot of your work, thinking, and preparation for our meetings will happen outside of the classroom, on your own time, according to your own critical skills, and as a result of your own creativity.

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AMCULT 204. Themes in American Culture.

Section 001 The Sexual Revolution.

Instructor(s): Charlotte Fay Pagni (pagni@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission of concentration advisor.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course explores the 1960s Sexual Revolution as a historical phenomenon that resonates in contemporary American culture. After World War II, social, economic, and political conditions facilitated a wave of liberalism in sexual matters. An unprecedented frankness toward sex pervaded the mass media, revealing a widening gap between official dogma and actual practices. From an interdisciplinary and multicultural perspective, this course considers the historical context, manifestations, and public reception of cultural changes associated with the Sexual Revolution. Topics include: second-wave feminism and the crisis in masculinity; the gay, lesbian, and bisexual movements; racial, ethnic, and religious differences; youth culture; sexuality as commodity; sex and class distinction; sex in the media; popular sex manuals; the Pill and reproductive choice; the declining "double standard"; alternative sexual practices and lifestyles; sex activism; conservative backlash; and the limitations of sexual liberalism.

Readings, screenings, and class discussions provide a foundation for three engaging research projects: an interview of a "baby boomer" about coming of age during the Sexual Revolution; a critical essay about a movie, TV show, book, music, or other pop culture artifact from 1955-75; and an analytical paper examining a current sexuality issue in historical perspective.

Note: Some course materials are sexually explicit.

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AMCULT 206. Themes in American Culture.

Section 001 Women's Health in 19th and 20th Century America

Instructor(s): Christine Kae Bass (cbass@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission of concentration advisor.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will use women's health in 19th- and 20th-century America as a lens through which to view women's history, social history, and medical history. We will explore a wide range of topics, including: sexuality, abortion, birth control, childbirth, women's diseases, women as health care reformers, and women as health care professionals. In particular, we will look at how women's diseases are socially constructed and how they often reflect society's views of women. We will also look at how gender, race, and class impact access to medical care and research on women's health. The course will be a seminar with discussion based upon close reading of the assigned texts. There will be several short papers, a class presentation, and a final examination.

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AMCULT 213. Introduction to Latino Studies Humanities.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will serve as an introduction to the study of the historical situation of Latino/a cultures within the United States. Basic questions of cultural conflict, identity, social movements, labor, migrations and immigrations will be addressed through various media, including the short story, poetry, performance, music, film. Emphasis will be upon issues of race, gender, class, and sexuality as they inform the making of a Latina/o culture.

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AMCULT 214. Introduction to Asian American Studies Social Science.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Phillip D Akutsu (akutsu@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the long and diverse history and experiences of Asian Americans (Japanese, Chinese, Filipinos, Koreans, South Asians, and Southeast Asians) in the United States. Migrating "east" from Asian countries since the mid-1800s, Asian Americans represent a significant part of America's history and culture. However, individuals from this multiethnic community continue to be viewed as "exotic strangers" in transit. This course provides an introduction to the study of the experiences of Asian immigrants and their citizen descendants in the United States from the mid-nineteenth century to the present as well as a critical analysis of Asian American contributions to historical, scientific, political, and cultural developments in the United States.

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AMCULT 217. Introduction to Native American Studies Humanities.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is an introductory course to the historical and literary cultures of Native America. We will trace the evolution of the indigenous cultures of the United States through pre-contact oral literature, tribal colonization, and removal to the reservation, the creation of the Native American as American citizen, and explore native identity as conceived by native writers and American popular culture at the end of the 20th century. We will rely, when possible, on the words of Native Americans to discuss "contact" between tribal peoples and EuroAmericans and the resulting "adaptations" in tribal culture and identity. In addition to literature, we will reply on film, documentary and popular, for the representation of native experience and to chart images of the American Indian. Students are not expected to have knowledge of native history or literature; the course is designed to provide an introduction to both. An advanced course, English 382, will be taught in Winter Term. There will be two lecture sessions and one discussion section per week. Students will be required to keep a journal of their readings, to participate in discussion groups, and take a midterm and final.

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AMCULT 222. Elementary Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: Non-LS&A students must have permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 223. Elementary Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 222 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 224 / Spanish 290. Spanish for Heritage Language Learners.

Courses in Spanish

Section 001.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Basic knowledge of Spanish language. (4). (Excl). This course does not satisfy the language requirement.

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Spanish 290.001.

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AMCULT 240 / WS 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sidonie A Smith (sidsmith@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Women's Studies 240.001.

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AMCULT 243 / WS 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria E Cotera (mcotera@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

For over a century Latinas have been writing themselves into U.S. history, continuously redefining their political, cultural, and social locations within the discourses of American identity. Their refusal to remain silent observers of? history? has resulted in a body of work poems, essays, novels, and short stories that reveals the ways in which ethnic, racial, class, gender, and sexual differences shape our conceptions of American identity. In this class we will explore the narrative practices of Latinas, paying special attention to the ways in which their poems, short stories, novels, and theoretical essays have given voice to their differential locations within the discourses of American identity and culture.

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AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 001 Asian Pacific American Women. (3 Credits). Meets With Women's Studies 253.004

Instructor(s): Emily P Lawsin (elawsin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated twice with permission.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will explore the conception that individual Asian American and Pacific Islander women have of themselves. The class focuses on oral histories and autobiographies of Asian Pacific American (APA) women, providing a forum to discuss their consciousness of gender, race, and class. The texts might include an introduction to narratives, for example, by Chinese, Japanese, Native Hawaiian, Korean, South Asian, Southeast Asian, and/or Filipina American women; thereby allowing students to compare and contrast the experiences of different APA ethnicities and generations. We will examine how these women became agents of social change, both publicly and privately, at home and in their communities. Assignments include facilitating and participating in class discussion, exams, as well as a final project, such as an oral history of an Asian American or Pacific Islander woman. By gathering new histories, students will contribute to the research on APA women, and in themselves become agents of change.

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AMCULT 309. Learning through Community Practice.

Section 001 Empowering Families and Communities. (4 credits). Meets With Psych 319.001

Instructor(s): Lorraine M Gutierrez (lorraing@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 319.001.

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AMCULT 309. Learning through Community Practice.

Section 002 Empowering Families & Communities. (4 credits). Meets With Psych 320.001.

Instructor(s): Lorraine M Gutierrez (lorraing@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 320.001.

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AMCULT 311. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 001 Race, Politics, and Activism in Detroit.

Instructor(s): Scott T Kurashige (kurashig@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit with permission of advisor.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This interdisciplinary course is designed to link the study of Detroit's past, present, and future. It offers students an opportunity to gain an in-depth perspective on the issues of racism, poverty, political activism, and community organizing among African Americans, Asian Americans, and Latinos. First, we will study what historian Thomas Sugrue has called the "origins of the urban crisis." We will examine the effects of deindustrialization and racism in the post-World War II era alongside the emergence of protest movements which sought to promote social justice. Second, we will study electoral campaigns for local office (as they are in process during the academic term) in order to analyze the different ways Detroit politicians interpret the "urban crisis" and critique the solutions they propose. Third, we will investigate the grassroots solutions to the "crisis" being enacted by community organizations in the city. This is a non-traditional course which is part of the university's Detroit Theme Semester. In addition to reading books and articles, students will be required to conduct primary research and work collaboratively to generate knowledge to be shared with classmates. Most importantly, in order to facilitate deeper engagement with course materials and themes, we will be taking field trips to sites in Detroit which will require the devotion of at least several Friday and/or Saturday afternoons over the course of the academic term.

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AMCULT 311. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 002 Filipino American Experience.

Instructor(s): Emily P Lawsin (elawsin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). May be repeated for credit with permission of advisor.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an upper-division interdisciplinary course on the experience of Filipinos in America. We will examine Filipina Americans' role in historical events, contemporary issues, and how these affect community formation and life in America. By looking at the different waves of Filipina/o migration to the U.S., we will see the Pinoy & Pinay experience in various regions and sectors of American society: education, labor, family, politics, and communities, to name a few. A large focus will be on Filipinos of the midwest. We will also determine how Filipina/o American issues are reflected through historical, sociological, psychological, autobiographical, and literary texts, answering such questions as: Who/What is a Filipino American? What makes the Filipino's experience in America unique from that of other Asian Pacific Americans? How does the complex intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality affect Filipina/os? How are Filipino Americans "positioned" in the society? What are some of the current issues facing Filipinos? How do cultural spaces create strategies of resistance? What roles have Filipina/os played in civil rights and social activism? Overall, how have Filipino Americans strategized their changing places within this society? As we examine these issues, we will also attempt to uncover "new" historical findings within our local Filipina/o American community. Students will launch a new UM project of collecting oral histories of Filipinos of Michigan, with a special emphasis on the Detroit area, in conjunction with the 300 year founding of the city of Detroit. Assignments include facilitating and participating in class discussions, exams, as well as final project that uncovers the history of Filipinos in Michigan.

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AMCULT 313 / Anthro. 314. Cuba and its Diaspora.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (4; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 314.001.

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AMCULT 322. Intermediate Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 223 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 323. Intermediate Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 322 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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AMCULT 335. Arts and Culture in American Life.

Section 001 Black and White Images. Meets with History 393.003

Instructor(s): James Cook

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

How have racialized images served to define social and cultural difference in American history? And how have different groups of Americans challenged and re-presented these images? This course explores the long and complex relationship between race and representation from Shakespeare's seventeenth-century images of Caliban and Prospero to the current fads on MTV. Our weekly topics will include a wide range of cultural forms (folk tales, literature, theater, museum exhibitions, music, and film) and a variety of social perspectives on the contested terrain of image-making. Course requirements include a midterm paper, a comprehensive final exam, short quizzes, and regular participation in our weekly discussions.

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AMCULT 342 / Hist. 368 / WS 360. History of the Family in the U.S.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 368.001.

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AMCULT 350. Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sandra R Gunning (sgunning@umich.edu), Philip J Deloria

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 201, junior standing, or concentration in American Culture. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

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AMCULT 351. Race and American Cinema.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

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AMCULT 360 / Great Books 350 / Hist. 350. Debates of the Founding Fathers.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): J Mills Thornton III (jmthrntn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Great Books 350.001.

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AMCULT 367 / Hist. 367. American Indian History.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Liza E Black (lizab@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 373 / Hist. 373. History of the U.S. West.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Maria E Montoya (mmontoya@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 373.001.

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AMCULT 374 / Hist. 374. The Politics and Culture of the "Sixties."

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Matthew D Lassiter (mlassite@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 383. Junior Honors Reading and Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing and grade point average of at least 3.0. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Reading of selected works on American Culture. Conferences, written reports, and term papers.

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AMCULT 388. Field Study.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. (1-4). (Excl). Offered mandatory credit/no credit. (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Field experience in organizations, institutions, and service agencies under such University of Michigan programs as the Washington and New York Internship Program and Project Community. Students must make individual arrangements with these programs.

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AMCULT 389. Reading Course in American Culture.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An independent study course available to undergraduates who are interested in designing a reading list for the purpose of exploring new areas in the field of American Studies. Each student makes individual arrangements with a faculty member in the student's area of interest.

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AMCULT 399. Race, Racism, and Ethnicity.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 406 / Engl. 384 / AAS 384. Topics in Caribbean Literature.

Section 001 Life and Literature in the Contemporary Caribbean Diaspora.

Instructor(s): Ifeoma Nwankwo (icn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 202 recommended. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 384.001.

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AMCULT 410. Hispanics in the United States.

Section 001 Music of Hispanic Southwest.

Instructor(s): Manuel Pena

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we will undertake a social and cultural study of the popular music of the Hispanic Southwest. We will use music as a "key" to arrive at a better understanding of both the music itself and the people who produce it. To do this, we will look at the music (and dance) of the Hispanic Southwest as artistic expression that reflects universal processes such as sociocultural continuity, change, conflict, and adaptation. Thus, after a short introduction to the basic concept of music-as-culture, we will survey antecedents of the music of the Hispanic Southwest, particularly those that originate in Mexico during the nineteenth century. We will then shift our attention to the emergence of regional forms in the Southwest, keeping in mind the crosscultural influences exerted by Greater Mexican, Latino (particularly Afro-Latino) and American musical cultures on that of the Southwest. We will explore such forms as the canción and corrido (narrative ballad), the Texas-Mexican conjunto, the Mexican American orquesta, Tejano, and the "East-L.A." sound. All of these musical developments will be studied within the framework of changes induced by such forces as immigration (and migration), ethnic resistance, acculturation, urbanization, and the emergence of class differences among Mexicans of the Southwest.

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AMCULT 410. Hispanics in the United States.

Section 002 Puerto Ricans on the Island and in the Continental U.S. Meets with Anthropology 458.004.

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 458.004.

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AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 323 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 423. Advanced Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 422 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3; 2 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 430 / WS 430. Feminist Thought.

Section 001 A Critique of Western Feminism. Meets With CAAS 458.004.

Instructor(s): Nesha Z Haniff (nzh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 240 and one 340-level WS course. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Women's Studies 430.001.

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AMCULT 493. Honors Readings and Thesis.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing and a grade point average of at least 3.5 in Honors concentration. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for a total of six credits.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Independent interdisciplinary study supervised by two or more tutors leading to an original paper. A grade is not posted until the end of the second term.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 Harlem Renaissance. (3 Credits). Meets with History 468.004.

Instructor(s): Paul A Anderson (paanders@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission of concentration advisor.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 American Indians & Film. (3 Credits). Meets With History 468.002.

Instructor(s): Liza E Black (lizab@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission of concentration advisor.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 003 20TH Century Writing Women of Color. (3 credits). Meets With Women's Studies 483.004.

Instructor(s): Maria E Cotera (mcotera@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission of concentration advisor.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In 1979 Chicana feminists Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa drafted a proposal for a book that would "express to all women especially to white middle-class women the experiences which divide us as feminists; we want to examine incidents of intolerance, prejudice, and denial of differences within the feminist movement. We intend to explore the causes and sources of, and solutions to, these divisions. We want to create a definition that expands what 'feminist' means to us." This Bridge Called My Back gave voice to a generation of Black, Latina, American Indian and Asian American feminists, who questioned the racist and classist assumptions of mainstream feminists. But what began as "a reaction to the racism of white feminists" soon evolved into a new feminist theoretical practice that sought to define the differential location of women of color within multiple and sometimes competing emancipatory discourses. In this class we will explore the connections between expressions of U.S. third world feminism in the "post-This Bridge Called My Back moment" and those evident in earlier writings by women of color. The purpose of this class is to provide students with a wide-ranging and historically-grounded overview of the ways in which women of color have defined themselves both within and against the intersecting discourses of American identity.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 004 History of Latinos in the U.S. (4 Credits). Meets with History 397.002.

Instructor(s): Maria E Montoya (mmontoya@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission of concentration advisor.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a readings course that will broadly cover the experience of Latinos Mexican-Americans, Puerto Ricans, and Cubans in the United States. We will look at the period from contact and conquest up until the activism of the 1970's. As we cover this broad period, we will focus on such issues as imperialism, manifest destiny, the construction of gender roles, and the formation of ethnic identities. The course will have a substantial reading load (200 pages per week) and a weekly paper assignment. This course may also be used to cover the AC312 requirement for Latino Studies concentrators.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 005 Detroit in the Era of Industrialization. (4 credits). Meets with History 396.006.

Instructor(s): Francis X Blouin Jr (fblouin@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission of concentration advisor.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 396.006.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 Dickinson & Whitman. (3 credits). Meets With English 482.002.

Instructor(s): James H Mcintosh (ihmci@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 482.001.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 Pacific Literary And Cultural Studies. (4 credits). Meets With Engl. 417.006.

Instructor(s): Najita

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 003 Music & Dance. (3 credits). Meets with Musicology 470.001 and Musicology 570.001.

Instructor(s): Amy K Stillman

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (3-4; 3 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course examines relationships among music and dance as they structure each other in composition, performance, and transmission. This term case studies will be drawn from the Americas, and will include participatory social dancing, ritual dance, ballet, modern dance, and musical theater. Special attention will be given to "ethnic traditions" and how they are situated within "American" cultural discourse. There will be a coursepak of readings, and assigned listening and video viewing outside of class. Course requirements will include three short essays, a midterm, and an essay final exam. One goal of this course is to explore vocabulary available for analyzing musical sound and dance movement; thus there are no prerequisites.

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AMCULT 499 / Hist. of Art 499. The Arts in American Life.

Section 001 Detroit, A History of Art and Culture in the Motor City.

Instructor(s): Rebecca Zurier (rzurier@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor. (3). (Excl). May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History of Art 499.001.

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