Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in American Culture (Division 315)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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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.


Amer. Cult. 100. What is an American?

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

How have different Americans imagined what it means to be American? What ideas about national history, patriotism, and moral character shape their visions of Americanness? How do they draw the boundaries that define who belongs within the nation and who gets excluded? This course will study some of the answers that Americans have given to these questions in both the past and present. Our assumption will be that there is no "right" answer to the question, "What is an American?" just ongoing political and cultural debate. We will study that debate in a wide array of materials: journalism, memoirs, film, fiction, political manifestoes, historical research, and World Wide Web sites. We will look at many conflicting visions of America including some that are disturbingly exclusionary and we will pay close attention to the ways that Americans have thought about the value and challenges of diversity (racial, ethnic, regional, religious, and other) in the United States.

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Amer. Cult. 102. First Year Seminar in American Studies.

Section 001 History of the West. Meets With History 196.001.

Instructor(s): Maria Montoya (mmontoya@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).

First-Year Seminar

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This is a one term course which examines the History of the American West from before European contact through the Cold War. Because of the long time period, there will be an emphasis on the themes and patterns that have shaped the American West. Topics will include Native American societies, European contact, settlement, and environmental impact. We will pay particular attention to issues surrounding ethnicity, gender, class, and labor. No previous knowledge is required, but a general background in American history will be helpful. There will also be an emphasis on reading and analyzing primary documents.

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Amer. Cult. 204. Themes in American Culture.

Section 001 Hollywood Renaissance: American Cinema, 1967-77

Instructor(s): Liz Brent (esb@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.

"The Hollywood Renaissance" "The New Hollywood" "The American New Wave" "The Film School Generation" Whatever the terms used, it is clear that, during the mid-1960s, there was a major shift in the American film industry, the films it produced, and the audiences who went to the movies. This was also a period of social upheaval and a new dominance of youth culture characterized by rock 'n roll, student protests, hippie counter-cultures, and the sexual revolution-all in the context of the national experiences of the Civil Rights Movement, The Baby Boom Generation, The Vietnam War, Women's Liberation, The Gay Pride Movement and the Watergate scandal. This course focuses on a close study of some of the key Hollywood films of this era in the context of the social upheavals of the mid-1960s to late 1970s. We will begin the first week with a look at a French New Wave Cinema of the 1950s and 60s, in which the American New Wave Cinema is rooted. Assignments include 2 quizzes and three well-written 5-6 page essays.

Films will include the following: Bonnie and Clyde (Arthur Penn, 1967); Easy Rider (Dennis Hopper, 1969); Midnight Cowboy (John Schlesinger, 1969); Klute (Alan Pakula, 1971); Shaft (1971); Cleopatra Jones (1973); Mean Streets (Martin Scorsese, 1973); One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (Milos Foreman, 1975); Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975); Jaws (Steven Spielberg,1975); Apocalypse, Now (Frances Ford Coppola, 1976).

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Amer. Cult. 206. Themes in American Culture.

Section 001 Women & Health in 19th and 20th Century America.

Instructor(s): Chris 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 midterm and final examination.

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Amer. Cult. 215. Introduction to Asian American Studies Humanities.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Kwon

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this course we will examine a variety of historical and contemporary novels, short stories, and poems by American writers of Asian descent. We will consider whether an Asian American aesthetics exists and if so, what are the cultural and structural parameters of this perspective. Readings include works by Sui Sin Far, Toshio Mori, Hisaye Yamamoto, Carlos Bulosan, Maxine Hong Kingston, Garrett Hong, Jeff Tagami, and Lois-Ann Yamanaka. Students will be expected to participate and sometimes facilitate class discussions, provide short written responses to readings, and write two 8-10 page essays on a given topic.

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Amer. Cult. 222. Elementary Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving (Hap) 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.

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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Amer. Cult. 223. Elementary Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving (Hap) 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.

See American Culture 222.001.

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Amer. Cult. 224(307)/Spanish 290. Spanish for Heritage Language Learners.

Courses in Spanish

Section 001 This course satisfies the Spanish Language Requirement for the Latino Studies concentration.

Instructor(s): Heredia

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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Amer. Cult. 231. Visual & Material Culture Studies.

Section 001.

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

We are living in a material and, an increasingly, visual world. Every image you see and every object you touch is shot-through with powerful cultural ideologies ideas about power and gender and race and class and place and nation shape our visual and material world. In this class we will dive into the work of thinking about the images and objects in our daily lives as puzzles full of meanings for us to explore and unpack.

In this course students will be asked to think about how photographs, maps, paintings, graffiti, architecture, fashions, monuments, billboards, museums, movies and more as fundamental elements of our visual and material world construct and convey meaning. Students will be asked to think about ubiquitous visual and material signs as sites of essential forms of cultural knowledge. They will be asked to develop analytic tools for understanding these signs and to create, in response, some signs of their own.

Drawing on scholarship in Visual Culture, Material Culture, Architecture, American Studies, Anthropology, Contemporary Art Criticism, Feminist Criticism, and more course readings will include Nicholas Mirzoeff's Visual Culture Reader, Lucy Lippard's The Lure of the Local: sense of Place in a Multi-Centered Society, bell hooks' Black Looks: Race and Representation, Andrew Ross' The Celebration Chronicles, Paul Groth's Understanding Ordinary Landscapes, and Witlod Rybczynski's Looking Around: A Journey Through Architecture.

Course Requirements: Students will be asked to write two papers and to produce, regardless of skill or background, two visual responses to the course material. These visual responses might include a photo essay, a short video, a series of drawings, a collection of blueprints, etc. Course grades will be based on papers, visual responses, and class participation.

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Amer. Cult. 240/WS 240. Introduction to Women's Studies.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Anne Herrmann (anneh@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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Amer. Cult. 243/WS 243. Introduction to Study of Latinas in the U.S.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Hernandez

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an exploration into the multiplicity of social and cultural histories and relations that define the variety of experiences of Latinas in the United States. We will examine the many ways in which ethnic, racial, class, gender, and sexual differences have shaped these experiences. Special attention will be paid to the construction of identities and to power relations in the United States. During the term we will discuss these processes using a wide range of multidisciplinary materials. The course is thematically organized, and it includes topics such as: Differences among Latina women: racialization; "Border" women/"Barrio" women: the Geography of Identity; "Mother," "Sister," and "Daughter," En-gendering Betrayal: Sexuality and Transgressions; and Differences "at Work."

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Amer. Cult. 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 001 Planning the Metropolitan Region: Sprawl, Environment and Race. (3 Credits). Meets With Urban Planning and Environmental Studies 402.001

Instructor(s): Patrick McGovern (patmcgov@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (1-3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine environmental planning, patterns of land use, and racial change in U.S. metropolitan regions. We will focus on the metropolitan region and consider the decline of central cities, suburban sprawl, and the formation of edge cities. The course will examine how urban planners and policymakers can intervene in ongoing processes to revitalize central cities, contain sprawl, reverse environmental degradation, and address social equity. The course will include a set of case studies from different regions, including Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, and the local case of Detroit. We will examine the recent history of each case and the specific issues of physical development, environmental degradation, and racial inequality in each region. No prerequisites.

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Amer. Cult. 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 002 Asian Pacific Americans & the Law. (1 Credit). Meets Feb 15-Mar 21. (Drop/Add deadline=February 22).

Instructor(s): Roland Hwang

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission.

Mini/Short course

Credits: (1-3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is an overview of how federal and state laws have affected the Asian Pacific American (APA) experience and presence in the U.S. The course will cover the APA historical timeline, exclusion laws, alien land laws, World War II internment of Japanese Americans, affirmative action as it applies to APAs, civil rights and racial hate crime violence, bilingual issues in education and the workplace, and the drive for native Hawaiian recognition and separation, among other topics.

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Amer. Cult. 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 003 Walt Whitman's America: U.S. Culture, Society & Politics from the Jacksonian Era to the Gilded Age. (3 Credits). Meets With History 393.001.

Instructor(s): Oz Frankel (ofrankel@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (1-3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 393.001.

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Amer. Cult. 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 004 American Science/American Culture. (3 credits). Meets with History 366.001.

Instructor(s): John Carson (jscarson@umich.edu), Bill Shea (billshea@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (1-3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 366.001.

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Amer. Cult. 301. Topics in American Culture.

Section 005 Photography: The Photo Essay. (3 Credits). Meets With Art and Design 362.001.

Instructor(s): Joanne Leonard (joannell@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (1-3). (Excl). Laboratory fee required. May be repeated for credit with permission.

Credits: (1-3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will offer students an approach to thinking about and using photographs and text in constructing blended narratives that speak to the relation between personal experience, memory, and cultural meanings. Students do 4-5 assignments in the term, each designed to underscore particular approaches to the possibilities with the notion of photo essay and to the possibilities and difficulties in combining text with imagery. Students must own an adjustable still photographic camera, any format (35mm, 2 1/4, or 4 x 5). Black and white photographic materials are stressed, and darkrooms for black and white work are available for students of this class. Students may work in color if they are involved in a color photo class at the School of Art or otherwise have means of color processing and printing available to them. Classes meet twice a week for three hours each meeting. Some classes are lecture, demonstration, discussion, and/or critique. Other class meeting times will be used for in-class lab time.

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Amer. Cult. 304/Soc. 304. American Immigration.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michelle Harris-Reid (hreid@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Sociology 304.001.

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Amer. Cult. 309. Learning through Community Practice.

Section 001 Empowering Families and Communities. (4 Credits). Meets With Psychology 317.001 and 318.001

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

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

Credits: (1-4).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Psychology 317.001.

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Amer. Cult. 312/Hist. 377. History of Latinos in the U.S.

Section 001.

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

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See History 377.001.

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Amer. Cult. 322. Intermediate Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving (Hap) 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.

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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Amer. Cult. 323. Intermediate Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving (Hap) 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.

See American Culture 322.001.

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Amer. Cult. 327/Engl. 387. Latino/Latina Literature of the U.S.

Section 001 Chicano/a Narrative. This course satisfies the New Traditions and American Literature requirements for English concentrators

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See English 387.001.

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Amer. Cult. 332/Hist. of Art 332. Art on Trial: American Public Monuments and Political Controversy.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Diana Linden (dllinden@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (3). (HU). Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Credits: (3).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($20) required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~hartspc/histart/W2000/332-001.html

See History of Art 332.001.

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Amer. Cult. 350. Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 Continuing Debates Shaping American Studies. Open to American Culture Concentrators Only.

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

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

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

In this class, we'll look at some of the continuing debates that have shaped American Studies from its origins in the Cold-War 1950s to the present. The goal is not to settle these debates how could we? but rather to think together about what was and is at stake in them, and how (or whether) American Studies is to be viable in the media-saturated, ethnically-even-more diverse, economically-even-more stratified world we face in the next century. We will also read some very fine books and see some most excellent films. Texts will include Perry Miller, *Errand into the Wilderness,* Leo Marx, *The Machine and the Garden,* Anne Douglas, *The Feminization of American Culture,* Jane Tompkins, *Sentimental Power,* Miriam Hansen, *Babel and Babylon*, Eric Lott, *Love and Theft,*Richard White, *The Middle Ground,* George Sanchez, *Becoming Mexican-American*, Lisa Lowe, *Immigrant Acts,* Matthew Frye Jacobsen, *Strangers of a Different Color.* and any number of essays by (among others) Alan Trachtenberg, Paul Lauter, Hazel Carby, Myra Jehlen, Henry Louis Gates, Carol Smith-Rosenberg, Michael Lind, June Howard, Janice Radway, Robin Kelly, Ramon Saldivar. Movies will include: Intolerance or Birth of a Nation, some shorts about the Lower East Side, The Searchers, El Norte, Lone Star. Students will be asked to read closely and well; to write brief reaction papers and to prepare a final project (e.g., term paper, research paper, design a website.)

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Amer. Cult. 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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Amer. Cult. 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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Amer. Cult. 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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Amer. Cult. 398. Junior Honors Writing Workshop.

Section 001 American Culture 398 Open to American Culture Honors Students Only.

Prerequisites & Distribution: Permission of a concentration advisor in American Culture. (1-3). (Excl).

Credits: (1-3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This seminar is for second-term juniors who plan to write an American Studies Honors thesis during their senior year. It aims at giving students a place to generate their ideas for their thesis, develop a prospectus, and prepare a preliminary bibliography.

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Amer. Cult. 399(UC 299). Race, Racism, and Ethnicity.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado (delavega@umich.edu)

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

R&E

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

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will use historical and theoretical approaches toward understanding racism and its dynamics of power, domination, subordination, and resistance. The syllabus and lectures will be interdisciplinary, building partly upon imaginative literature, personal narratives, and other texts in the voices of these various groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Latina/o peoples, Asian/Pacific Americans, and European Americans. Readings, lectures, and discussion will profile the groups and interpret histories of their interactions as well as analyze diversity within each. We will study how domination and resistance and their costs are experiences common to these groups but from different positions and through specific mechanisms varying from group to group. Two weekly hours in lecture plus one two-hour discussion section are required, as are two papers of 10-12 pages each and weekly responses to assigned readings.

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Amer. Cult. 401. Race and Racialization in the Americas.

Section 001 Comparative Processes of Racialization in the Americas.

Instructor(s): Maria Koreck

Prerequisites & Distribution: Amer. Cult. 212 or 213, and 312. (3). (Excl).

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course will examine the development of categories of race and the institutionalization of racism in Brazil, Puerto Rico, the U.S., and Mexico from an interdisciplinary perspective. Departing from the idea that race has never been biologically fixed but rather culturally embedded, we will critically read anthropological, historical, and literary works which address themes such as: the connection between various gendered and racialist regimes, the role of science in racialization, the historical links between slavery, violence, and racism, and finally, imperialism and colonialism as processes central to the making of modern racialist discourse and practices especially in terms of U.S.-Latin American relations. This historical inquiry will be accompanied with critical attention to contemporary representations of race including popular culture/music, debates about human intelligence, and the multiple meanings of multiculturalism.

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Amer. Cult. 406/Engl. 384/CAAS 384. Topics in Caribbean Literature.

Section 001 Contemporary Caribbean Diasporian Literature

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

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

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: https://coursetools.ummu.umich.edu/2000/winter/lsa/enll/384/001.nsf

See English 384.001.

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Amer. Cult. 410. Hispanics in the United States.

Section 001 Women In Prison: Gender and Crime Among Blacks and Latinas. Meets with Women's Studies 483.001.

Instructor(s): Christina José-Kampfner (carino@umich.edu)

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 you will learn about women in prison. This course will focus on the oppression that these women experience before, during, and after incarceration. Interviews will be scheduled with women at the prison which will be the basis for a final paper. The approach for these papers will utilize the Human Science perspective. As we study the experiences of these women as they participate in their existence we will use abstract categories and scientific constructs to analyze their experiences. Requirements: (a) midterm and final paper; (b) class participation; (c) reaction papers; (d) class presentation.

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Amer. Cult. 421/Soc. 423. Social Stratification.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Sandra Smith (sandrass@umich.edu)

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

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

Course Homepage: http://www.lib.umich.edu/libhome/Reserves/W00/SC423/index.html

See Sociology 423.001.

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Amer. Cult. 422. Advanced Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving (Hap) 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.

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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Amer. Cult. 423. Advanced Ojibwa.

Courses in Ojibwa

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Irving (Hap) 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.

See American Culture 422.001.

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Amer. Cult. 436/MHM 456. Music of Asian Americans.

Section 001 Meets with MHM 562

Instructor(s): Joseph Lam

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

R&E

Credits: (3).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

See Music History and Musicology 456.001.

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Amer. Cult. 490/Film-Video 451. American Film Genres.

Section 001 Students must attend Film Screenings T or Th 7-9 pm. Sections 002-004 meet the Upper-Level Writing Requirement

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Junior standing. (4). (HU). Laboratory fee required.

Upper-Level Writing

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

An historical and critical survey of the film genres that have shaped the global profile and functioning of the American film industry since the late nineteenth century. Placed in broad cultural context, the linkages between film genres and other forms of American popular culture will be addressed, as will the impact of technological, aesthetic, and sociopolitical changes on the definition and evolution of generic boundaries. Special attention will be given to the shaping of ethnic and gendered identities, along with the use of genre formats to address sociocultural tensions in the nation at large. The Winter 2000 course will focus on genres that begin with the letter "M:" musical comedy, melodrama and mystery. Our study of musical comedy and melodrama will include an analysis of the narrative uses of the musical soundtrack in film. Assignments include two short essays, a midterm, and a final exam. Students enrolling for Upper-Level Writing Requirement credit will be expected to write additional drafts of short essays and submit a final paper in place of the exam. Prerequisite: junior standing; previous enrollment in FV 230 "Introduction to the Moving Image" is desirable.

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Amer. Cult. 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).

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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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Amer. Cult. 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 001 Investigating Reality In 20th-Century U.S.: Documentary, Photography, Film and Literature. (3 Credits).

Instructor(s): Margarita de la Vega-Hurtado (delavega@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 seminar will focus on the persistent trend to reflect reality in American literature, film, and photography. We will analyze how this impulse to accurately represent reality becomes predominant in the twentieth century, based on some concepts developed earlier and that have become central to the cultural landscape in the United States. We will see how the "documentary style" becomes the predominant form of expression in photography, film, the visual arts, and literature during the first half of this century. We will analyze some of these works in detail. The seminar will have a weekly discussion complemented by film screenings and readings. Students will conduct individual research on a specific topic, compile a bibliography, and present their findings in a final paper or project.

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Amer. Cult. 496. Social Science Approaches to American Culture.

Section 002 Michigan In the Era of Industrialization. (4 credit). Meets with History 396.001.

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

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

Upper-Level Writing

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

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee required.

Course Homepage: http://www.umich.edu/~bhl/bhl/franclas/syllabus.htm

See History 396.001.

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