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Winter Academic Term 2004 Graduate Course Guide

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Courses in American Culture


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Winter Academic Term 2004 (January 6 - April 30)


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). 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

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving N McCue

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

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See AMCULT 422.001.

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AMCULT 458 / WOMENSTD 458. Gender and Race and the Christian Right.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Upperclass standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit. Rackham credit requires additional work.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course will explore how the politics of gender and race intersect within current configurations of the Christian Right and conservative evangelicalism. We will begin with an overview of the history of the Christian Right and its relationship to conservative evangelicalism and the secular right. We will then investigate how the politics of gender and race are evolving within the Christian Right, with a particular focus on how they intersect with each other. Issues we will explore will include the changing definitions of "male headship," and the rhetoric of "race reconciliation" within the Christian Right. We will devote some particular attention to two case studies: the Promise Keepers and the Christian Coalition.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 — Immigrant and Racial Politics After September 11th. [3 credits].

Instructor(s): Nadine Naber (ncnaber@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3-4). 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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/amcult/496/001.nsf

This course explores the impact of September 11th on U.S. communities of color comparatively. The course highlights shifts in immigrant rights, civil rights, women's rights, and the politics of "race" after September 11th. Students will grapple with the racialization of religion and the racialization of belonging and non-belonging. Students will address new shifts in pre-existing polarizations between Christians and Muslims and citizens and non-citizens.

This course also addresses new forms of community-based activism and resistance after September 11th. Central to this course will be the transformative possibilities of coalition building. Students will focus on new points of unity and new points of tension within and between communities of color, with a focus on women of color feminist politics.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 — Contemporary Issues in Native America. [3 credits]. Meets with HISTORY 393.002.

Instructor(s): Judith Daubenmier (jdaubenm@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: (3-4). 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: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/amcult/496/002.nsf

White Americans once thought Native Americans were a vanishing people, but Native Americans remain a vibrant part of the country's life. This course looks at a range of issues that confront many Indians and Indian communities today. Who is an Indian? How should Indians be portrayed in film and other media? How much freedom should Native American communities have to run their own affairs without outside interference? How should Native American communities provide for the economic development of their reservations? The course will consider these questions and others in a seminar setting emphasizing discussion of readings and writing. Prerequisites: None.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 003 — Stories of Change: American Left & the American Right. [4 Credits]. Meets with History 397.004.

Instructor(s): Martha Eugenia Deerman

Prerequisites: (3-4). 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 397.004.

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AMCULT 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 004 — Stories of Change: American Women's Movements. [4 Credits]. Meets with History 397.005.

Instructor(s): Martha Eugenia Deerman

Prerequisites: (3-4). 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 397.005.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

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

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/amcult/498/001.nsf

Built environments and architectural practice have segregated African bodies within Western societies and literally "set in stone" racial hierarchies invented in the wake of the transatlantic slave trade. This course examines the ways in which African American identities have been constructed around spatially contingent notions of race, gender, and nationhood. In addition to architectural explorations, we will also examine the works of James Baldwin, whose prose interrogates complex underpinnings of twentieth-century Americanness. Baldwin's texts will thus provide a rich narrative context for reading the spaces and architectural forms framing African American identity from the times of slavery, through segregation, and more recent racial strife in American urban centers.

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AMCULT 498. Humanities Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 — Interactions & Frictions in World Cinema/Media : Circumnavigating the Atlantic: Cinema, Exile, Diaspora. [3 credits]. Meets with FILMVID 485.001.

Instructor(s): Lucia A Saks (lsaks@umich.edu), Catherine Benamou (cbenamou@umich.edu)

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

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee may be required.

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/filmvid/485/001.nsf

See FILMVID 485.001.

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AMCULT 504 / SOC 504. American Immigration: Sociological Perspectives.

Section 001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; seniors with permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See SOC 504.001.

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AMCULT 510. Topics in Ethnic Studies.

Section 001 — Gender & Black (Trans) National Identity in the 19th Century: Approaches to Studying the African Diaspora. Meets with CAAS 558.001, English 540.002, INSTHUM 511.003.

Instructor(s): Sandra R Gunning (sgunning@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See INSTHUM 511.003.

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AMCULT 698. American Culture in Comparative Perspectives.

Section 001 — Topic?

Instructor(s): Julie Ellison (jeson@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing; upperclassmen with permission of instructor. (3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 001 — Histories of Racial Formation in the Americas. Meets with HISTORY 698.003, WOMENSTD 698.002 and CAAS.558.002.

Instructor(s): Richard Turits (rturits@umich.edu) , Hannah Rosen (hrosen@umich.edu)

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The magnitude of the Atlantic Slave Trade and the racialization of slavery and society that it engendered were unprecedented in world history. Indeed, four centuries of slavery in the Americas left legacies of domination so overwhelming in their violence that disparate local histories seem to collapse into a single narrative of uniform racial oppression. And yet divergent patterns of slavery and freedom across time and space in the Americas can be discerned, and these conditioned multiple and discrepant racial meanings, identities, communities, and modes of racism. This seminar explores the diverse formations and transformations of race and racism that emerged out of histories of slavery and freedom in the Americas, particularly in Cuba, the United States, and Brazil. Within this overall project, we will explore how gender and sexuality have shaped and been shaped by the evolution of race and racism. By bringing the United States and Latin America into the same frame, we seek to illuminate both the divergences and convergences of histories of race and racism in the Americas.

Enrollment with permission of instructor

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 002 — American Modernity: 20th Century Intellectual and Cultural History.

Instructor(s): Anderson

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 003 — The Native American Literary and Political Renaissance. Meets with ENGLISH 698.001.

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

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The publication of N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn in 1968 marks the beginning of a Native American literary renaissance. Contemporary Native American literature was influenced by the civil rights era and by unique issues related to tribal political, cultural, and intellectual sovereignty. In this course, we will read the most influential literary and political texts from this era. Our emphases will be on the ways these texts helped to inspire and articulate a distinctly U.S. indigenous literature and cultural politics. The class is intended to be an introductory course on this subject for graduate students with interests in the formation of U.S. literatures. Some of the writers we will read include Momaday, Leslie Silko, Linda Hogan, Louise Erdrich, and Vine Deloria Jr. Requirements will include one (approx. 15 pages) research paper at the end of the term.

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AMCULT 699. Periods in American Culture: Literary.

Section 005 — Rhetorical Theory and Discourses of Social Change. Meets with ENGLISH 678.001 and HISTORY 698.006.

Instructor(s): Alisse Suzanne Portnoy

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. (3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

See ENGLISH 678.001.

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AMCULT 801. Advanced Research Seminar in American Culture Studies.

Section 001 — Cult&Social US Hist 1848-1945. [3 credits]. Meets with HISTORY 796.002.

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

Prerequisites: Doctoral standing. (2-3). May be repeated for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.

Credits: (2-3).

Course Homepage: http://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2004/winter/history/796/002.nsf

See HISTORY 796.002.

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AMCULT 850. Advanced Graduate Seminar in Primary Research.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (1-3). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 899. Special Research.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Permission of instructor required. (1-6). (INDEPENDENT). May not be repeated for credit.

Credits: (1-6).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

It is expected that each student will do substantial work in more than one discipline and that the course of study will delineate appropriate research skills to be acquired and theoretical concerns to be explored An American Culture graduate student will be required to complete an introductory research seminar in the student's field of interest. The option of satisfying this requirement in American Culture 699 or 899 is available for those students who do not have another appropriate seminar that fits their interests.

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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. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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): Catherine Elizabeth Daligga

Prerequisites: GSI award. Graduate Standing. (1-3). May not be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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AMCULT 995. Dissertation/Candidate.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites: Graduate School authorization for admission as a doctoral Candidate (Prerequisites enforced at registration). (8). (INDEPENDENT). May be repeated for credit. This course has a grading basis of "S" or "U."

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

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

No Description Provided. Contact the Department.

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