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Fall Academic Term '02 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in American Culture


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Fall Academic Term, 2002 (September 3 - December 20)


AMCULT 401. Race and Racialization in the Americas.

Section 001 Race & Racialization. Meets with Sociology 495.007

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

Prerequisites: AMCULT 212 or 213, and 312. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 422. Advanced Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites: AMCULT 323 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3).

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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

Prerequisites: AMCULT 422 and permission of the American Culture Program Director. (3).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See American Culture 422.001.

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AMCULT 433 / HISTART 431. Made in Detroit: A History of Art and Culture in the Motor City.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Prior coursework in art history, U.S. history, American culture, or urban studies. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 433.001.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 Native American Mental Health. (3 credits). Meets with Psych 401.017.

Instructor(s): Joseph Gone (jgone@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3-4). 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 undergraduate seminar will examine the "mental health" issues of American Indian and Alaska Native communities in the twenty-first century United States. Foci of the course will include attention to the postcolonial tensions surrounding mental health research, policy, and practice; the cross-cultural challenges confronting mental health professionals and researchers in Native communities; and the political and institutional realities that characterize mental health service delivery for Indian people. A central dilemma considered throughout the course will be whether and how to properly enculturate "mental health" research, policy and practice in the context of postcolonial Native America. The seminar is designed for advanced undergraduates from a variety of disciplines in the social sciences and pre-health professions.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 Native American Autobiography. (3 credits).

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

In this course, we will read the major Native American autobiographical and ethnographical writings from the early 19th century to the mid-20th century. Our primary focus will consider how these writings contributed to the preservation of native identities and cultures, as well as significantly contributing to the formations of American and pantribal popular cultures. Our readings of six influential native autobiographies/ethnographies will be supplemented with an essay coursepak on the history and practices of ethnographic writing. Course requirements include a midterm and final paper of approximately 8-10 pages.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 Music of Pacific Islanders. (3 credits). Meets with Music 469 and 569

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

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

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

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/musicol/469/001.nsf

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 003 Asian Pacific American Narrative. (4 credits). Meets with English 417.010

Instructor(s): Sarita See

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 417.010.

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AMCULT 505. Seminar in Latino Studies: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Chicano Studies Research.

Latino/a Studies

Section 001 Latino Representations. Meets with Film-Video 603.001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/filmvid/603/001.nsf

See Film and Video Studies 603.001.

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AMCULT 599. Methods in American Culture.

Section 001 [credits?].

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

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing in American Culture. (1-3).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 686 / HISTORY 686. Studies in American Cultural History.

Section 001 Popular & Mass Culture.

Instructor(s): James W Cook Jr

Prerequisites: (3).

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 686.001.

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AMCULT 697. Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Alan M Wald (awald@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; upperclassmen with permission of instructor. (3).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 001 Rethinking Indigeneities: Represenation, History, and Ethics. Meets with History 698.002 and Spanish 865.001

Instructor(s): Philip J Deloria (pdeloria@umich.edu), Gustavo Verdesio (verdesio@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2002/fall/history/698/002.nsf

See History 698.002.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 002 U.S. Imperialism in the Pacific.

Instructor(s): Vicente M Diaz

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar traces the political & cultural history of U.S. Imperialism in the Pacific Islands (including the Philippines). Special emphasis will be placed on narratology neocolonialism (and post-colonialism), decolonization and the reconstruction of indigeneity.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 003 Tales of the Market: Some American Fictions 1890-1925. Meets with English 668.001

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 668.001.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 005 Postcolonial Pacific Literature. Meets with English 627.001.

Instructor(s): Susan Y Najita (najita@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 627.001.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 006 Sexualities: Histories/Theories. Meets with Women's Studies 698.004 and History 698.003.

Instructor(s): Carroll Smith-Rosenberg (csmithro@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History 698.003.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 007 Immigrant Narrative.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will meet once a week for a three-hour session to discuss the "politics and poetics" of and historic and theoretical discourses on immigrant narrative in twentieth-century American culture. Beginning with the period spanning the late 1890s and the 1930's, we will progress through texts that represent various aspects of the experience and process of uprooting, (im)migration, passage, arrival, and acculturation. Some of the issues and themes we will consider include: the impact of the social constructions of gender, race, class, and sexuality on newcomer stories, the interaction and "contact zones" between the dominant culture and the immigrant from 1900 to the present, popular representations of what Werner Sollors terms the "invention of ethnicity" in film and the visual arts, the reasons for and ideologies behind the systemic exclusion of women and people of color from the American narrative of national consensus that Mary Dearborn traces to the myth of Pocahontas and Toni Morrison to the construction of the "Africanist persona" in early American culture. Primary texts will include excerpts and entire books from among the following: Abraham Cahan, The Rise of David Levinsky (1917), Mary Antin, The Promised Land (1912), select stories by Anzia Yezierska and her autobiography, Red Ribbon on a White Horse (1950), Vladimir Nabokov, Pnin (1957), Audre Lorde, Zami: A New Spelling of My Name (1982), Eva Hoffman, Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language (1989), Bharati Mukherjee, Jasmine (1989), Maxine Hong Kingston, The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood among Ghosts (1976), Richard Rodriquez, Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father (1993), and Gish Jen's Mona in the Promised Land (1996). Theoretical sources will include texts that will help us to trace the development of academic discourse on immigrant narrative, from early nativist propaganda, through Oscar Handlin's The Uprooted: The Epic Story of the Great Migrations that Made the American People (1951), Sam B. Girgus' The New Covenant: Jewish Writers and the American Idea (1984), Werner Sollor's Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture (1986) and The Invention of Ethnicity (1989), to Meena Alexander's The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Experience (1996), Rosi Braidotti's Nomadic Subjects: Embodiment and Sexual Difference in Contemporary Feminist Theory (1993), and Susan Stanford Friedman's Mappings: Feminism and the Cultural Geographies of Encounter (1998). We will discuss fragments of Henri Lefebvre's The Production of Space (1991 trans.), Toni Morrison's, Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992), Teresa de Lauretis' Alice Doesn't: Feminism, Semiotics, Cinema (1984), and Wallace Martin's Recent Theories of Narrative (1986).

We will also watch a documentary on Ellis Island, "An Island of Hope, an Island of Tears," and a slide-show tour of its contemporary museum of immigration. Several feature films will also help contextualize visually some of the discussions that we will engage in concerning the issues of popular representation of immigrant identity: from Charlie Chaplin's burlesque depiction of passage into America in "The Immigrant" (1917), through later productions, such as "The Jazz Singer" or the cinematic re-reading of gender and power dynamics in Cahan's "Yekl," to productions depicting issues of miscegenation, kinship, and transculturation in "Mississippi Masala" and "The Joy Luck Club," as well as John Sayles' reevaluation of the "melting pot" in "Lone Star" (1996). Requirements include attendance, participation, oral and written reports, and a longer, final research paper.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 008 Representation and Realism. Meets with History of Art 677.001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See History of Art 677.001.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 009 Culture and Mental Health. (3 credits). Meets with Psych 978.002.

Instructor(s): Joseph Gone (jgone@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This seminar will examine the cultural foundations of mental health research and intervention, attending to the significant implications of a substantive cultural analysis for the cross-cultural assessment and treatment of psychopathology. Foci of the course will include attention to the conceptual and methodological study of cultural meaning and practice; the prospects for identifying and distinguishing between universal kinds of psychopathology and locally variant culture-bound syndromes; and the comparison of the modern psychotherapies with alternative healing traditions in cultural terms. A central dilemma considered throughout the course will be whether and how the techniques and technologies of contemporary western clinical intervention might be appropriately adapted/adopted for use in non-Western cultural communities in an increasingly globalized world. This course is designed for advanced graduate students in psychology, the social sciences, and the mental health professions.

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AMCULT 801. Advanced Research Seminar in American Culture Studies.

Section 001 Documenting America: Realism, Photography, Modernity. (3 credits). Meets with English 851.001

Instructor(s): Sara B Blair (sbblair@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (2-3).

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See English 851.001.

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AMCULT 850. Advanced Graduate Seminar in Primary Research.

Section 001 [credits?].

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (1-3).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

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AMCULT 990. Dissertation/Precandidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate. (1-8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-8; 1-4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Election for dissertation work by doctoral student not yet admitted as a Candidate.

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AMCULT 993. Graduate Student Instructor Training Program.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: GSTA award. Graduate Standing. (1-3).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

A seminar for all beginning graduate student instructors, consisting of a two day orientation before the term starts and periodic workshops/meetings during the Fall Term. Beginning graduate student instructors are required to register for this course.

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AMCULT 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate Standing. Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit.

Credits: (8; 4 in the half-term).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate. N.B. The defense of the dissertation (the final oral examination) must be held under a full term Candidacy enrollment period.

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