LSA Course Guide Search Results: UG, Winter 2014, Subject = ARABAM

The Department of American Culture

The Department of American Culture exposes students to the interdisciplinary study of U.S. society and culture. Our courses integrate a rich array of materials, themes, and approaches from many fields: not only historical and literary study, but also visual studies, musicology, film and media, anthropology, and others. The curriculum of the Department emphasizes the multicultural diversity of American society, paying particular attention to ethnic, gender, and other forms of social difference and inequality. At the same time, it stresses the importance of studying U.S. nationhood, including Americans’ (sometimes conflicting) ideals and experiences of what it means to be American. Our courses are designed to explore these issues in both historical and contemporary settings.

Repetition

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

Arab American Studies Program

Arab American Studies, offered by the Department of American Culture, exposes students to the interdisciplinary study of Arab American histories, literatures, and cultures. Our courses address the historical and current experiences of Arab Americans in the United States and the relevance of those experiences for understanding race and ethnicity in the U.S. and globally. Courses explore themes such as immigration history; racism and discrimination; gender and sexuality; media representations; the local and global impacts of war and violence on Arabs and Arab Americans; intellectual, literary, artistic and cultural contributions; and relationships with other racial and ethnic groups. This curriculum provides knowledge vital for a critical understanding of the contemporary United States in a global context.

Policy Regarding Waitlists and Overrides

  • All Arab American Studies (ARABAM) courses will have electronic waitlists on Wolverine Access. Students interested in an Arab American Studies course that has filled should add their name to the appropriate waitlist online.
  • From the first day of registration until the last business day before the first day of classes, a member of the American Culture (AC) staff will monitor enrollments and note any waitlisted courses that have spaces available.
  • When available, a member of the AC staff will issue an override for each open space in a waitlisted course. Overrides will be issued according to waitlist order.
  • For ARABAM 100 and 200-level courses, priority for overrides will be given to freshmen and sophomores, unless otherwise noted by the instructor.
  • The overrides issued will have an expiration date of 48 hours (including weekends). If the student does not accept the override within that time frame, it will expire. This will allow the staff member to offer the space to the next eligible student on the waitlist, who will then have 48 hours to enroll.

Please note: the expiration date will be one week (including weekends) when classes are not in session.

  • If all students on a given waitlist have been given an opportunity to enroll, but do not do so, a member of the AC staff will ask the Registrar’s Office to drop them from said waitlist. This will allow the class to reopen for registration.
  • Once classes begin, no overrides will be issued without the consent of the instructor for the course. S/he has final authority on whether or not to issue overrides. Students may print off a request for electronic override form and return it with the required information and signatures to 3700 Haven Hall for processing.

Students should also be advised of the following:

  • Registration on an Arab American Studies waitlist does not guarantee that:
    1. the student will be given an override into the class at any time, or
    2. the student who is first on the waitlist will be the first person offered an override.
  • Students can only waitlist for one section of a particular class. In other words, if there are multiple discussion sections for a lecture/discussion course, the student must waitlist for the section s/he wants the most.
  • Prior to the start of classes, we will not give special consideration for overrides based on seniority, as upperclassmen already have priority to enroll or join waitlists because their registration appointments are early in the add/drop period.

Questions? E-mail the undergraduate assistant.

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