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Courses in American Culture

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Spring Half-Term, 2001 (May 1 June 22)
Spring/Summer Term, 2001 (May 1 August 17)
Summer Half-Term, 2001 (June 27 August 17)


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Wolverine Access Subject listing for AMCULT

Spring Term '01 Time Schedule for American Culture


AMCULT 201. American Values.

Section 101.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will provide an introduction to the relations of cultural forms to their political, historical, intellectual, and social contexts. We will focus on cultural processes and interactions in the United States in order to explore ideals, aspirations, conflicts, visions, and material realities that have come to define "American Culture." We will look at a range of sources that represent "American Culture," including fiction, movies, music, visual art, and other works that have expressed ideas about the challenges facing the United States at different moments of its historical development. We will analyze how these cultural expressions and languages have developed and how they shape our experience of social relationships. We will discuss ideas about race, the family, democracy, the economy, the government, and the individual(s). We will reflect on the changes and the persistence of certain ideas, asking always why the change or the persistence of specific cultural concepts.

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AMCULT 206. Themes in American Culture.

Section 101 Study of Management

Instructor(s): Paul Kwock Wo Ching

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.

Multi-national corporations, schools, hospitals, governments, non-profits are all "managed". Yet what is management and can it be taught? Why is it assumed that management techniques are "generic" and applicable in such a wide variety of contexts? This course will examine these questions through readings, lectures, films and discussions that will underscore the ways that these management has been shaped by social, technological, political and cultural contexts.

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AMCULT 206. Themes in American Culture.

Section 102 Detroit: Engine of the American Dream

Instructor(s): Catherine E Daligga (cdaligga@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.

Never the financial, political, or artistic capital of the U.S., Detroit has become the Rodney Dangerfield of American cities ever struggling, ever discounted. But as the Motor City, the automobile capital of the world, Detroit and its central industry have changed the world in ways far beyond what Henry Ford and his competitors could have envisioned at the beginning of the 20th century. From the start, the manufacture, marketing and mass ownership of the automobile have depended on and reinforced three major American ideals of the 20th century-individualism, consumerism, and their corollary, continual self-invention. In this half-semester seminar, we will examine a few of the ways by which the automobile has transformed American society, from suburban sprawl and central city decline to the automotive fantasies of advertising, movies, and popular music, keeping Detroit as the constant point of reference. Course material will include readings in history, journalism, urban and cultural studies, fiction and poetry, and the movies and music of the road. The class will also make at least one non-traditional tour of the city. Students will keep a weekly journal of assigned topics (e.g., an automotive autobiography), take a mid-term exam, and write several short response papers.

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AMCULT 207. Periods in American Culture.

Section 101 Cult&Politics U.S. 1870-1920

Instructor(s): Anna Pegler Gordon (apgordon@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.

The years between 1870 and 1920 were a time of great change and conflict in America. In this half century, Americans witnessed and shaped the rise of mass production, mass consumption and mass culture. There were conflicts between workers and capitalists, Americans of different races, men and women, immigrants and citizens, radicals and reformers. The United States also fought in two wars: the Spanish-American and the First World Wars.

This course explores the history of this period through its culture and politics. However, it is not a traditional history course. In addition to important historical writings, we will study many primary materials to help us see the period more directly. In addition to traditional historical sources such as newspaper articles and political manifestos, we will look at novels, movies, buildings, paintings, and photographs. In all of our studies, questions of race, class and gender will be central. We will also attend to regional differences within the United States and to colonial expansion beyond the nation's borders.

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AMCULT 309. Learning through Community Practice.

Section 101 PRACTICUM IN THE MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY. MEETS WITH PSYCH. 305-101. (3 credits).

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.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 309. Learning through Community Practice.

Section 103 WORKING WITH WOMEN IN PRISON AND THEIR CHILDREN. Meets with Psychology 305.103.

Instructor(s): Jose (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.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 309. Learning through Community Practice.

Section 103 WORKING WITH WOMEN IN PRISON AND THEIR CHILDREN. (3 credits). MEETS W/PSYCH 305.103.

Instructor(s):

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 305.103.

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AMCULT 340/AAS 340. A History of Blacks in American Film.

Section 101 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMATIC EXPERIENCE.

Instructor(s): Melba J Boyd

Prerequisites & Distribution: AAS 201 recommended. (3). (Excl). Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($15) required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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

Section 101.

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

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 368.101.

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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. (2). (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.

Section 101.

Instructor(s):

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.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 389. Reading Course in American Culture.

Instructor(s):

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 493. Honors Readings and Thesis.

Instructor(s):

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. This is a two-term course with 3 hours of credit each term; a grade is not posted until the end of the second term.

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Spring/Summer Term Courses

Wolverine Access Subject listing for AMCULT

Spring/Summer Term '01 Time Schedule for American Culture


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).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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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. (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.

Section 001.

Instructor(s):

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.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 389. Reading Course in American Culture.

Instructor(s):

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 489. Senior Essay.

Instructor(s):

Prerequisites & Distribution: Senior concentrators and Amer. Cult. 350. (3). (Excl). (INDEPENDENT).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is designed for concentrators who desire a more directed research experience with individual faculty at the end of their undergraduate career. It allows a senior concentrator in American Culture the opportunity to write a research paper under the direction of a particular faculty member.

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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. (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. This is a two-term course with 3 hours of credit each term; a grade is not posted until the end of the second term.

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Summer Half-Term Courses

Wolverine Access Subject listing for AMCULT

Summer Term '01 Time Schedule for American Culture


AMCULT 100. What is an American?

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Catherine E Daligga

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 204. Themes in American Culture.

Section 201 Race&CultContempUSCulture

Instructor(s): Ryan Snyder

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.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 206. Themes in American Culture.

Section 201 LeisureAmerCult-CultPolPlay

Instructor(s): Maria Theresa Macedo Pool (mtmpool@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.

In this course we will critically examine historical and contemporary leisure sites and practices, including sports, tourism, fairs, television and movies, amusement parks, malls, and museums. The course reading list is interdisciplinary, drawing from history, anthropology, and communication studies, and we will primarily deploy a cultural studies framework to guide our inquiry. This means that we will, first, pay particular attention to issues of race, class, and gender as they intersect with cultural practices. Second, it means we will think about how certain leisure activities serve as a means of maintaining or legitimating power differences as well as how they might serve as a means of contesting or challenging those power differences. We especially will be concerned with considering the social and political consequences of particular leisure experiences, and to this end, we will think about how participating in particular leisure activities teaches us certain cultural lessons on a variety of topics, including how to be a "proper" citizen, man, woman, worker and consumer.

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AMCULT 210. Introduction to Ethnic Studies.

Section 201 As-Am in ContempLit&Film

Instructor(s): Jason C Chang, Grace Wang (wangg@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (SS). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated with permission for a total of six credits.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This class investigates the ways in which the idea "Asian America'" is a complicated product of various intersecting social, cultural and political phenomena. Through an exploration of contemporary literature and film, this course will examine questions such as: How do Asian Americans imagine Asia? How is the United States represented through the lens of Asia? What is the relationship between Asian Americans and other communities of color? How do these cross-cultural exchanges produce new identity formations? We will examine these and other questions through such texts as Jessica Hagedorn's Dogeaters and David Henry Hwang's M. Butterfly. Films we will view include Romeo Must Die, Ghost Dog and Honk if You Love Buddha. This class will be a combination of lecture, discussion and in-class viewing of films and documentaries. Students will be responsible for weekly journal assignments, a midterm and a final project.

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

Section 201.

Instructor(s): Robyn Marcel Hampton, Elizabeth Summerson Carr

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Women's Studies 240.201.

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AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 202 Topic? credits?

Instructor(s):

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.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 203 BODIES IN SCIENCE FICTION AND POPULAR CULTURE. (3 credits). Meets with History of Art 392.201

Instructor(s): Sandra Lynn Seekins (sseekins@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.

See History of Art 394.201.

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AMCULT 309. Learning through Community Practice.

Section 201 PRACTICUM IN THE MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY. (3 credits). Meets with Psychology 305.201.

Instructor(s): Lorraine M Gutierrez (lorraing@umich.edu), Edna Brown (eebrown@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 Finance 305.201.

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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. (2). (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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

AMCULT 388. Field Study.

Section 201.

Instructor(s):

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.

No Description Provided.

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AMCULT 389. Reading Course in American Culture.

Instructor(s):

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.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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. (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. This is a two-term course with 3 hours of credit each term; a grade is not posted until the end of the second term.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: No Data Given.

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