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Fall Academic Term 2003 Course Guide

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Courses in American Culture


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Unless otherwise stated, the permission required for the repetition for credit of specifically designated courses is that of the student's concentration or BGS advisor.

Courses in Ojibwa

A full sequence of Ojibwa cannot be guaranteed. Students must consult with the American Culture Program Office before undertaking Ojibwa to satisfy the College language requirement.


AMCULT 100. What is an American?

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Vicente M Diaz (vdiaz@umich.edu)

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

R&E

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course explores the question about Americaness through critical studies of American Popular Culture. Subjects include sports, food, music, and malls.

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AMCULT 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 001 Women's History/Women's Words. Meets with HISTORY 196.004 & WOMENSTD 151.002.

Instructor(s): Carroll Smith-Rosenberg (csmithro@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. Laboratory fee required.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 196.004.

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AMCULT 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 002 U.S. Environmental History. Meets w/Hist 196.001.

Instructor(s): Philip J Deloria (pdeloria@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. Laboratory fee required.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 196.001.

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AMCULT 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 003 The Caribbean and its Diasporas. Meets with History 196.005.

Instructor(s): Jesse E Hoffnung-Garskof (jessehg@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. Laboratory fee required.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 196.005.

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AMCULT 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 004 Images of African American Women. Meets with CAAS 103.001.

Instructor(s): Tiya A Miles (tiya@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. Laboratory fee required.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Mammy. Jezebel. Matriarch. Welfare Queen. This first-year seminar introduces students to the experience of African American women through the study of representation in the past and present. Beginning with the imagery of jezebel and mammy constructed during the slavery era, we will trace and define the changing yet interrelated representations of Black women in American society. Throughout the course, we will study processes by which stereotypes about race and gender intersect to define African American women in particular, limiting, and recurring ways. We will consider the ideologies from which these images have stemmed as well as the social and political uses to which these images have been put. We will also examine the myriad ways that African American women have challenged, rejected, redeployed, and transformed these images. Our materials for this course will include works of history, cultural criticism, fiction, autobiography, and film.

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AMCULT 103. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 001 Culture of Jazz.

Instructor(s):

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. Laboratory fee required.

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 204. Themes in American Culture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Magdalena J Zaborowska (mzaborow@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 206. Themes in American Culture.

Section 001 Aids and America.

Instructor(s): Richard A Meisler (rmeisler@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is a truly interdisciplinary course, working with materials from the natural and social sciences and the arts and humanities. We will deal with a wide range of subjects from the biology of HIV and the medical treatment of AIDS to the politics and sociology of a world-wide epidemic and the nature of artistic creations in the midst of a terrible epidemic. Students will write papers, do class projects, and participate in discussions. There will be frequent quizzes. Class attendance is required, and classes will be devoted to discussion, conversations with guests, and occasional films.

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AMCULT 214(214/215). Introduction to Asian/Pacific American Studies.

Asian American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Amy K Stillman (akstill@umich.edu)

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

R&E

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course introduces the study of Asian American and Pacific Islander American communities. The following points sketch broad areas that we will examine:

  • histories of these multiple communities in the context of American history generally;
  • themes of migration and indigeneity as they apply to different groups within the range of Asian/Pacific Islander communities;
  • community-specific historical experiences;
  • pan-ethnic coalition building in the Asian American movement;
  • contemporary societal circumstances faced by these multiple communities;
  • issues of gender, class, and sexuality within and among these communities;
  • historical representations and stereotypes of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States;
  • contemporary culture including literature, visual arts, and music emerging from these communities.

By studying themes such as these, we will explore the contributions of Asian/Pacific Islander Americans to the study of United States history and contemporary society.

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AMCULT 222. Elementary Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: Non-LS&A students must have permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to give the conversational and cultural skills necessary to enable students to use Ojibwa in real life situations. The teaching methods are entirely inductive, and the role of writing is downplayed. There is considerable emphasis on teaching culturally appropriate behavior, and the simple conversational patterns of greetings, leave takings, introductions, table talk, etc.

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AMCULT 223. Elementary Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: AMCULT 222 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Continuation of American Culture 222.

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

Courses in Spanish

Instructor(s):

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

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Spanish 290.

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth R Wingrove (ewingrov@umich.edu)

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

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 262 / RELIGION 267. Introductory Study of Native Religious Traditions.

Native American Studies

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Andrea Lee Smith (tsalagi@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 003 Hollywood Film Industry and American National Identities. [4 Credits].

Instructor(s): Jonathan E Freedman (zoid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 004 Hollywood Film Industry. [4 credits].

Instructor(s): Jonathan E Freedman (zoid@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 008 Asians in American Film and Television. [4 credits].

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department. Laboratory fee required.

R&E

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Racialized images of Asians have had a powerful impact upon American history. From the Charlie Chan films of the 1930s to the Jackie Chan action flicks of the 1990s, this course will examine how film and television have both reflected and shaped Asian culture and identity in the U.S. We will watch both feature films, such as Bruce Lee's "Enter the Dragon," Jet Li's "Romeo Must Die" and Quentin Lee/Justin Lin's "Shopping for Fangs," and documentaries produced by Asian Americans and non-Asians. Readings will provide deeper insight into the roots of Asian stereotypes and the reasons why American views of Asians have shifted over the past century.

Topics we will study include: Asian immigration, white actors playing in "yellowface", the World War II internment of Japanese Americans, the relationship between Asian Americans and African Americans, representations of women and masculinity, the Vietnam War, hate crimes, activism, and multi-ethnic coalition-building.

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AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 009 Topic? [4 credits].

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-4). (Excl). May be elected twice for credit. Repetition requires permission of the department. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (1-4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 305. Asian Pacific American Community Service and Learning.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 310. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 001 Asian Pacific Americans: Social and Public Policy Issues, Racial Formation, Immigration, Ethnicity, Comparative Race Relations.

Instructor(s): Paul Wong

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. Laboratory fee required.

R&E

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 310. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 002 Sports and U.S. Empire.

Instructor(s): Vicente M Diaz (vdiaz@umich.edu) , Damon I Salesa

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 310. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 005 Blacks, Indians, and the Making of America. Meets with CASS 333.001.

Instructor(s): Tiya Miles (tiya@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This combined lecture/seminar will explore intersections in African American and Native American histories and lives. We will build upon material students have previously encountered in Afro-American studies, Native American studies, American studies, and American history to develop an understanding of the significant historical interrelationship between Blacks and Indians in the formative years of the American colonies and the United States. This course also may serve as an introduction for students who are not familiar with Native American historical topics.

Our course of study will include key moments and issues in the African American and American Indian pasts, with a focus on the themes of colonialism, slavery, racial formation and racial categorization, tribal sovereignty, and American national identity. We also will examine contemporary manifestations of this shared past, the current political implications of Native and Black relationships, and the construction and experience of "Black Indian" identities.

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AMCULT 310. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 006 Social History of Latin Music. Meets w/ History 393.001.

Instructor(s): Jesse E Hoffnung-Garskof

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). May be elected for a maximum of 6 credits. May be elected more than once in the same term. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. Laboratory fee required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 393.001.

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AMCULT 311. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 001 Filipino American Experience.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 313 / ANTHRCUL 314. Cuba and its Diaspora.

Latino/a Studies

Section 001.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing R&E

Credits: (4).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Cultural Anthropology 314.001.

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AMCULT 317 / HISTORY 304. History of the Pacific Islands.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Damon I Salesa

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 319 / PSYCH 319. Empowering Families and Communities.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laura P Kohn-Wood (lpkohn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in AMCULT 320. (3). (Excl). (R&E). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee required.

R&E

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 319.001.

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AMCULT 320 / PSYCH 320. Laboratory in Community Intervention.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Laura P Kohn-Wood (lpkohn@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Concurrent enrollment in AMCULT 319. (1). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Psychology 319.001.

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AMCULT 322. Intermediate Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: AMCULT 223 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is designed to improve the basic conversational skills of the student who knows some Ojibwa. The emphasis in class is on increasing the range of situations in which the student can use Ojibwa in real life. Some emphasis is placed on teaching the students to be able to learn more Ojibwa outside of the classroom, by talking and using the language with native speakers.

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AMCULT 323. Intermediate Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AMCULT 322 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (LR). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 322.

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AMCULT 328 / ENGLISH 382. Native American Literature.

Native American Studies

Section 001.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 382.001.

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AMCULT 335. Arts and Culture in American Life.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An advanced introduction to the arts in 20th-century U.S. cultural history, this course will establish the late nineteenth-century context and then survey some key topics in twentieth-century America artistic life and popular culture. Special emphasis will be placed on Black/white relations in the arts, the politics of culture in the first half of the 20th century, and the shifting meanings of modernism and postmodernism. We will approach these themes especially through developments in music, literature, art, and film. The multidisciplinary perspective developed here will introduce students to the comparative interpretation of a spectrum of cultural phenomena including the high modernist poetry of T.S. Eliot, Duke Ellington's jazz music, Hollywood comedy during the Great Depression, Zora Neale Hurston's Harlem Renaissance literature, Jackson Pollock's abstract expressionist painting, the soul music of Aretha Franklin, and the postmodernist ideas lurking within popular films like "The Matrix" as sites of historical inquiry. The course will explore how the elite art practices and discourses of modernism and postmodernism developed not in an isolated vacuum but rather as symbiotic responses to the ever changing commercialization of cultural life and ordinary leisure. Therefore, the rise and transformation of mass culture will be of particular interest. As the course moves up to the present time, we will emphasize how the multiple worlds of popular music continue to serve as battlegrounds over the representation of gender roles, cultural identity, and racial and ethnic diversity. The format will be two lectures per week plus a required discussion section. There will also be several required film screenings outside of class. Requirements should include attendance, midterm and final exam, brief written commentaries, and periodic reading quizzes.

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AMCULT 341(430) / WOMENSTD 330. Feminist Thought.

Section 001 Theories of Feminism. Meets with CAAS 458.004.

Instructor(s): Hannah Rosen (hrosen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: AMCULT 240 and one additional WOMENSTD course. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Women's Studies 330.001.

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AMCULT 345. American Politics and Society.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Richard A Meisler (rmeisler@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Studying current political controversies and social problems will stimulate the search for insight into deeper questions of politics and society. We will follow selected political and social issues using newspapers, magazines, electronic and entertainment media, and the Web. There also will be readings from more scholarly sources in the social sciences. Students will write papers, do class projects, and participate in discussions. There will be frequent quizzes. Class attendance is required, and classes will be devoted to discussion, conversations with guests, and occasional films.

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AMCULT 350. Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 AMERICAN CULTURE CONCENTRATORS ONLY!

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: AMCULT 201, junior standing, or concentration in American Culture. Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is an introduction to methodology in and development of the field. We will concentrate on the ways in which the scholarship/field have addressed the politics of representation in popular constructions and mobilizations of diverse American identities. Our reading list will include texts that have worked to shift the paradigms in the field: Roy Harvey Peace's Savagism and Civilization, Eric Lott's Love and Theft, George Lipsitz' The Possessive Investment in Whiteness, Priscilla Wald's Constituting Americans, as well as a number of scholarly articles. Course requirements will include a research paper (13-15 pages) and a class presentation on research paper topic.

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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). May not be repeated for credit. Laboratory fee required.

R&E

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we will explore the social and creative processes whereby ideas and images of race and ethnicity have been produced, circulated, and contested in U.S. cinema from the silent period to the year 2002. In addition to analyzing the thematic and stylistic content of films produced both inside and outside of the Hollywood studio system, we will consider the historical factors that have tended to affect racial and ethnic representation, such as the implementation of censorship, foreign policy, technological change, and grassroots social movements. Group discussion in both section and lecture will be emphasized, as well as critical writing exercises. Using the resources provided, students will be expected to familiarize themselves with the critical vocabulary and historical background needed to carefully examine, compare, and critique the construction of race and ethnicity in and through U.S. film. Throughout the course, we will discuss:

  1. the changing definition of "race" and "ethnicity" on the Hollywood screen;
  2. the social barriers variously experienced by African, Arab, Asian, and Native Americans as well as Latino/as in gaining access to the film industry;
  3. the intersection of racial and ethnic representation with issues of class, gender, and sexual identity;
  4. historical parallels and differences between the experiences and treatment of people of color with members of "white" ethnic groups in the Hollywood film industry; and
  5. creative strategies used by filmmakers, performers, and viewers to combat racism and discrimination in U.S. cinema.

Mandatory weekly screenings (the evening "lab" component) will feature mainstream and independent feature films, as well as experimental shorts and documentaries by directors of diverse social and ethnic backgrounds. A $35 lab fee will be charged to cover audiovisual expenses.

ASSIGNMENTS AND GRADING:
class participation: 20%; quiz: 5%; film diary: 25%; midterm exam: 25%; final essay: 25%.

For more information contact: cbenamou@umich.edu

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AMCULT 351. Race and American Cinema.

Section 002.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 360 / GTBOOKS 350 / HISTORY 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). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Great Books 350.001.

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AMCULT 363 / WOMENSTD 363. Asian/Pacific American Women.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 367 / HISTORY 367. American Indian History.

U.S. History

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Gregory E Dowd (dowdg@umich.edu)

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is a wide-ranging survey of Native North American encounters with European and American empires. It examines a variety of Native American responses to the challenges of conquest, dispossession, and colonialism. In doing so, it examines such Native American initiatives as religious revitalization, tribal development, legal challenges, and movements for intertribal unity. It examines a range of imperial, federal, and state approaches to what we might call Indian policy. Representations of Native Americans constitute another dimension of the course, as do the questions of identity, cultural change, and transformation.

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

Section 001.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 373.001.

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AMCULT 383. Junior Honors Reading and Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing and grade point average of at least 3.0. Permission of instructor required. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

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.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Sophomore standing. Permission of instructor required. (1-4). (Excl). (EXPERIENTIAL). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 credits. Repetition requires permission of the department. Offered mandatory credit/no credit.

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.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of instructor required. (1-4). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 4 credits. Repetition requires permission of the department.

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). May not be repeated for credit.

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will use scholarly texts, newspaper articles, fiction, feature and documentary films, and the personal experiences of teachers and students to examine how the concepts of race and ethnicity have operated and continue in American society. What are race and ethnicity, racism and ethnic bias? How has the challenge of racial and ethnic diversity impacted American efforts to construct a good society over the course of the nation's history? Do race and ethnicity continue to structure American Society? Our assumption will be that there is no "right" answer to these questions. Rather, students will be introduced to a range of critical voices on race and ethnicity and encouraged to explore and challenge their own views, those of their fellow students, and those of the professor.

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AMCULT 421 / SOC 423. Social Stratification.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Yu Xie (yuxie@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See Sociology 423.001.

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AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites & Distribution: AMCULT 323 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course is aimed at giving students with conversational ability in Ojibwa the opportunity to both improve their speaking and listening skills and to introduce them to Ojibwa literature, and the various dialects represented in the literature. Students will work with the original, unedited texts, as well as with edited, re-transcribed materials, and thus learn about the problems of working in a language without a standard widely accepted.

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AMCULT 423. Advanced Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: AMCULT 422 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3). (Excl). May not be repeated for credit.

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 422.

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AMCULT 493. Honors Readings and Thesis.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior standing and a grade point average of at least 3.5 in Honors concentration. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit for a maximum of 6 credits. Continuing Course. Y grade can be reported at end of the first-term to indicate work in progress. At the end of the second term of AMCULT 493, the final grade is posted for both term's elections.

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 African-American Social Movements of the 20th Century. [4 credits]. Meets with History 397.001.

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. Laboratory fee required.

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 397.001.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 Harlem Renaissance. Meets with CAAS ???

Instructor(s): Anderson

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3-4). (Excl). May be elected more than once for credit. Repetition requires permission of the concentration advisor. Laboratory fee required.

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 Music of the Pacific Islands. [3 credits]. Meets with Music 469.001 and 569.001.

Instructor(s): Amy K Stillman (akstill@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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