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Comparative U.S. Race and Ethnicity Minor

African-Amer & African Studies
American Indian Studies
American Studies
Chicano & Latino Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2019
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
This minor exposes students to key content, methodologies, and theories in the comparative study of African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Chicanos, and Latinos in the United States. Students explore various methodologies and core concepts within the social sciences and humanities. Students develop a general knowledge of how diverse racial and ethnic individuals and groups have historically interacted with one another and might redefine themselves today. This minor draws from courses in a number of disciplines and academic approaches, and encourages social awareness, critical thinking, the development of new perspectives, and artistic appreciation.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Admission Requirements
Prospective minors are urged to enroll in 1xxx-level introductory courses offered under the AFRO, AMIN, AAS, and CHIC designators before officially declaring.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
Minor Requirements
Core Course
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4047 - Anthropology of American Culture [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3211W - Race & Racism in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3211W - Race and Racism in the US [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History [HIS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in US History [HIS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
or CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S. (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3002W - Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3002V - Honors: Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 3112 - In the Heart of the Beat: the Poetry of Rap (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3223 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3452 - Chicanx/LatinX Indigeneity [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or AMST 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [WI] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [SOCS, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3301 - Asian America through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3877 - Asian American History, 1850 to Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3877 - Asian American History, 1850-Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama [LITR, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama [LITR, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I [LITR, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I [LITR, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II [LITR, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
or ENGL 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II [LITR, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3864 - African American History: 1619 to 1865 [HIS, CIV] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3862 - American Immigration History [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3865 - African American History: 1865 to the Present (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
or AFRO 5866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3856 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3301 - American Indian Philosophies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or RELS 3321 - American Indian Philosophies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3501 - Indigenous Tribal Governments and Politics [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or POL 3701 - Indigenous Tribal Governments and Politics [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3212 - Chicana Feminism: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 3410 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History I [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GLOS 3634 - Chicana and Chicano History I [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History I [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3446 - Chicana and Chicano History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or HIST 3446 - Chicana and Chicano History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
or ENGL 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or POL 3752 - Chicana/o Politics [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
or GWSS 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
 
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AMST 3113W - Global Minnesota: Diversity in the 21st Century (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Diverse cultural (racial, ethnic, class) groups in America. Institutions/processes that shape their relations and create domination, resistance, hybridity, nationalism, racism, alliance. Specific content may vary.
ANTH 4047 - Anthropology of American Culture (SOCS)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Anthropological approaches to contemporary American society/culture. Tensions between market and family. Unity, diversity. Individualism, community.
GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science (TS, SOCS, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ways in which modern biology has been site of conflict about race/gender. Race/gender demographics of scientific professions.
AAS 3211W - Race & Racism in the U.S. (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02437
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
We live in a society steeped in racial understandings that are often invisible?some that are hard to see, and others that we work hard not to see. This course will focus on race relations in today's society with a historical overview of the experiences of various racial and ethnic groups in order to help explain their present-day social status. This course is designed to help students begin to develop their own informed perspectives on American racial ?problems? by introducing them to the ways that sociologists deal with race, ethnicity, race relations and racism. We will expand our understanding of racial and ethnic dynamics by exploring the experiences of specific groups in the U.S. and how race/ethnicity intersects with sources of stratification such as class, nationality, and gender. The course will conclude by re-considering ideas about assimilation, pluralism, and multiculturalism. Throughout, our goal will be to consider race both as a source of identity and social differentiation as well as a system of privilege, power and inequality affecting everyone in the society albeit in different ways.
SOC 3211W - Race and Racism in the US (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02437
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
We live in a society steeped in racial understandings that are often invisible?some that are hard to see, and others that we work hard not to see. This course will focus on race relations in today's society with a historical overview of the experiences of various racial and ethnic groups in order to help explain their present-day social status. This course is designed to help students begin to develop their own informed perspectives on American racial ?problems? by introducing them to the ways that sociologists deal with race, ethnicity, race relations and racism. We will expand our understanding of racial and ethnic dynamics by exploring the experiences of specific groups in the U.S. and how race/ethnicity intersects with sources of stratification such as class, nationality, and gender. The course will conclude by re-considering ideas about assimilation, pluralism, and multiculturalism. Throughout, our goal will be to consider race both as a source of identity and social differentiation as well as a system of privilege, power, and inequality affecting everyone in the society albeit in different ways.
AAS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, gender to her writings.
ENGL 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, and drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, and gender to her writings.
GWSS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02060
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Interpret/analyze poetry, fiction, and drama of U.S. women minority writers. Relationship of writer's history, ethnicity, race, class, and gender to her writings.
AAS 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in U.S. History (HIS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02074 - AAS 3875W/Hist 3875W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This writing-intensive course examines the racial history of modern America. The focus is placed on how American Indians, African Americans, and immigrants from Europe, Asia, and Latin America struggle over identity, place, and meanings of these categories in society where racial hierarchy not only determined every aspect of how they lived, but also functioned as a lever to reconstitute a new nation and empire in the aftermath of the Civil War. We are interested in studying how these diverse groups experienced racialization not in the same way but in various and distinct ways in relation to each other.
HIST 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in US History (HIS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02074
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This writing-intensive course examines the racial history of modern America to learn from and engage with what historians enmeshed in ethnic studies do. These historians examine the systematic and coordinated exercises of power called race in the American past and make legible how racially aggrieved groups responded to this shaping power. Thus, throughout, we ask, "What did racial subjects do with what was done to them by the American system forged out of settler colonialism, slavery, racism, and other forms of injustice, exclusion, and violence?" This question issues an intellectual challenge to do all that needs to be done to capture community life, the politics of difference, and the dynamism of social identities in all their richness, fullness, and complexity. In other words, we study and write about the racial history of modern America, including its ugly past and arc of justice, to consider what it would take to transcend this racial past.
AAS 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AFRO 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
AMIN 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013 - Afro 4231/AmIn 4231/Chic 4231
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
CHIC 4231 - Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans & Chicanos in the U.S.
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01013
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Examination of the structural or institutional conditions through which people of color have been marginalized in public policy. Critical evaluation of social theory in addressing the problem of contemporary communities of color in the United States.
GWSS 3002W - Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02027
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative study of women, gender, race, class, sexuality in two or more ethnic cultures throughout U.S.
GWSS 3002V - Honors: Gender, Race and Class in the U.S. (DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02027 - GWSS 3002W/GWSS 3002V
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparative study of women, gender, race, class, sexuality in two or more ethnic cultures in U.S. prereq: Honors
AFRO 3112 - In the Heart of the Beat: the Poetry of Rap
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Contemporary African American poetry as expressed by popular culture contributors. Students analyze/evaluate poems used in rap, in context of African American literature, American culture, and aesthetics.
CHIC 3223 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to Chicana/o and Latina/o visual representation. Depiction of Latina/o experience, history, and culture in film. Analyzing independent/commercial films as texts that illuminate deeply held beliefs around race, class, ethnicity, gender, and national origin.
CHIC 3452 - Chicanx/LatinX Indigeneity (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Historical, cultural, and political processes impacting Chicanas/os and their understanding of being indigenous to the North American continent. History, culture, and identity formation as dynamic processes intimately related to present and future constructions of Mexican American identities and sociopolitical perspectives.
AAS 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01126
Typically offered: Every Fall
Interdisciplinary overview of Asian American identities. Post-1965 migration/community. History, cultural productions, and concerns of Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Filipino, and Southeast Asian ancestry.
AMST 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01126 - AAS 3001/AmSt 3001
Typically offered: Every Spring
Interdisciplinary overview of Asian American identities. Post-1965 migration/community. History, cultural productions, and concerns of Americans of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, South Asian, Filipino, and Southeast Asian ancestry.
AAS 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In the midst of social unrest, it is important for us to understand social inequality. In this course we will analyze the impact of three major forms of inequality in the United States: race, class, and gender. Through taking an intersectional approach at these topics, we will examine the ways these social forces work institutionally, conceptually, and in terms of our everyday realities. We will focus on these inequalities as intertwined and deeply embedded in the history of the country. Along with race, class, and gender we will focus on other axes of inequality including sexuality, citizenship, and dis/ability. We will analyze the meanings and values attached to these social categories, and the ways in which these social constructions help rationalize, justify, and reproduce social inequality.
AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581 - AAS 3251W/Afro 3251W/Soc 3251W
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analytical overview of three major forms of inequalities in the United Sates today: race, class, gender. Focus on these inequalities as relatively autonomous from one another and as deeply connected/intertwined with one another. Intersectionality key to critical understanding of these social forces. Social change possibilities.
SOC 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender (SOCS, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00581
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
In the midst of social unrest, it is important for us to understand social inequality. In this course we will analyze the impact of three major forms of inequality in the United States: race, class, and gender. Through taking an intersectional approach at these topics, we will examine the ways these social forces work institutionally, conceptually, and in terms of our everyday realities. We will focus on these inequalities as intertwined and deeply embedded in the history of the country. Along with race, class, and gender we will focus on other axes of inequality including sexuality, citizenship, and dis/ability. We will analyze the meanings and values attached to these social categories, and the ways in which these social constructions help rationalize, justify, and reproduce social inequality. prereq: Soc majors/minors must register A-F
AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01863 - AAS 3301/EngL 3301
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The course focuses on the close analysis and interpretation of individual works by a range of modern and contemporary artists. Students will analyze, critique, and interpret these works in light of the historical and social contexts in which they were produced, their creation and uses of aesthetic form, and their impact on individuals and communities. Discussion, writing assignments, and oral presentations will focus on different ways of encountering and evaluating artistic work; for instance, students will write critical analyses and production reviews as well as dialogue more informally through weekly journal entries and online discussion forums. We will examine what it means to define artists and their work as being "Asian American" and explore how other categories of identity such as gender, sexuality, or class intersect with race. We will study how art works not only as individual creativity but also as communal and social practice; for instance, we look at the history of theaters, such as East-West Players or Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, that have sustained Asian Americans as actors, playwrights, and designers.
ENGL 3301 - Asian America through Arts and Culture (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01863 - AAS 3301/EngL 3301
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
The course focuses on the close analysis and interpretation of individual works by a range of modern and contemporary artists. Students will analyze, critique, and interpret these works in light of the historical and social contexts in which they were produced, their creation and uses of aesthetic form, and their impact on individuals and communities. Discussion, writing assignments, and oral presentations will focus on different ways of encountering and evaluating artistic work; for instance, students will write critical analyses and production reviews as well as dialogue more informally through weekly journal entries and online discussion forums. We will examine what it means to define artists and their work as being "Asian American" and explore how other categories of identity such as gender, sexuality, or class intersect with race. We will study how art works not only as individual creativity but also as communal and social practice; for instance, we look at the history of theaters, such as East-West Players or Pan Asian Repertory Theatre, that have sustained Asian Americans as actors, playwrights, and designers.
AAS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01876
Typically offered: Every Fall
Diversity of cultures designated "Asian American." Understanding women's lives in historical, cultural, economic, and racial contexts.
GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production (AH, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: (Select a set)
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of media, art, literature, performance, on artistic contributions. History, politics, culture of Asian American women. Interpret cultural production to better understand role of race, gender, nation within American society/citizenship.
AAS 3877 - Asian American History, 1850 to Present (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01066 - AAS 3877/HIST 3877
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Asian American history and contemporary issues, from 1850 to present. Immigration, labor, anti-Asian movements, women/families, impact of World War Two, new immigrant/refugee communities, civil rights, Asian American identity/culture.
HIST 3877 - Asian American History, 1850-Present (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01066
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Asian American history and contemporary issues, from 1850 to the present. Immigration, labor, anti-Asian movements, women/families, impact of World War Two, new immigrant/refugee communities, civil rights, Asian American identity/culture.
AAS 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama (LITR, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01865 - AAS 4311/ENGL 4311
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Literary/dramatic works by Asian American writers. Historical past of Asian America through perspective of writers such as Sui Sin Far and Carlos Bulosan. Contemporary artists such as Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, David Henry Hwang, and Han Ong. Political/historical background of Asian American artists, their aesthetic choices.
ENGL 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama (LITR, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01865 - AAS 4311/ENGL 4311
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Literary/dramatic works by Asian American writers. Historical past of Asian America through perspective of writers such as Sui Sin Far and Carlos Bulosan. Contemporary artists such as Frank Chin, Maxine Hong Kingston, David Henry Hwang, and Han Ong. Political/historical background of Asian American artists, their aesthetic choices.
AFRO 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01909 - Afro 3597W/EngL 3597W
Typically offered: Every Fall
African American oral tradition, slave narrative, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, and drama, from colonial era through Harlem Renaissance.
ENGL 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01909 - Afro 3597W/EngL 3597W
Typically offered: Every Fall
African American oral tradition, slave narrative, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, and drama, from colonial era through Harlem Renaissance.
AFRO 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01910
Typically offered: Every Spring
African American oral tradition, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, drama. From after Harlem Renaissance to end of 20th century.
ENGL 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01910
Typically offered: Every Spring
African American oral tradition, autobiography, poetry, essay, fiction, oratory, drama. From after Harlem Renaissance to end of 20th century.
AFRO 3864 - African American History: 1619 to 1865 (HIS, CIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00202
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Importance of dynamics of class, gender, region, and political ideology. Changing nature of race/racism.
HIST 3862 - American Immigration History (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01887
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Global migrations to U.S. from Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Africa, from early 19nth century to present. Causes/cultures of migration. Migrant communities, work, and families. Xenophobia, assimilation/integration, citizenship, ethnicity, race relations. Debates over immigration. Place of immigration in America's national identity.
AFRO 3865 - African American History: 1865 to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3865
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History of African American men and women from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Discussion of internal migrations, industrialization and unionization, The Great Depression, world wars, and large scale movements for social and political change.
HIST 3865 - African American History, 1865 to Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro/Hist 3865
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History of African American men and women from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Discussion of internal migrations, industrialization and unionization, The Great Depression, world wars, and large scale movements for social and political change.
AFRO 3866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3866/5866
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern black civil rights struggle in the U.S., i.e., the second reconstruction. Failure of reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Assault on white supremacy via courts, state, and grass roots southern movement in 1950s and 1960s. Black struggle in north and west. New emphasis on Black Power, by new organizations. Ascendancy of Ronald Reagan, conservative assault on the movement.
AFRO 5866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: Afro 3866/5866
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
The "second reconstruction." Failure of Reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Post-1945 assault on white supremacy via courts/state, grass-roots southern movement in 1950s/1960s. Black struggle in north and west, emphasis on Black Power by new organizations/ideologies/leaders. Ascendancy of Reagan, conservative assault on movement.
HIST 3856 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00790
Typically offered: Every Fall
Modern black civil rights struggle in U.S. Second reconstruction. Failure of reconstruction, abdication of black civil rights in 19th century. Assault on white supremacy via courts, state, grassroots southern movement in 1950s/1960s. Black struggle in north/west.
AMIN 3301 - American Indian Philosophies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01620 - AmIn 3301/RelS 3321
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
World views of indigenous people of Americas. Topics include native medicines/healing practices, ceremonies/ritual, governance, ecology, humor, tribal histories, status of contemporary native people.
RELS 3321 - American Indian Philosophies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01620 - AmIn 3301/RelS 3321
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
World views of indigenous people of Americas. Topics include native medicines/healing practices, ceremonies/ritual, governance, ecology, humor, tribal histories, status of contemporary native people.
AMIN 3501 - Indigenous Tribal Governments and Politics (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00284
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
History, development, structure, politics of American Indian Governments. North American indigenous societies from pre-colonial times to present. Evolution of aboriginal governments confronted/affected by colonizing forces of European/Euro-American states. Bearing of dual citizenship on nature/powers of tribal governments in relation to states, federal government.
POL 3701 - Indigenous Tribal Governments and Politics (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00284
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
History, development, structure, politics of American Indian Governments. North American indigenous societies from pre-colonial times to present. Evolution of aboriginal governments confronted/affected by colonizing forces of European/Euro-American states. Bearing of dual citizenship on nature/powers of tribal governments in relation to states and federal government.
AMIN 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3871
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
American Indian history from the era of ancient Native America to the removal era. Social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of Native American peoples and Native American experiences with European colonialism.
HIST 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3871
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to American Indian history from ancient native America to the removal era. Focuses on the social, cultural, political, and economic diversity of Native American peoples and Native American experiences with European colonialism.
AMIN 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3872
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Focus on the impact of federal Indian policy on American Indian cultures and societies, and on American Indian culture change.
HIST 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: AmIn/Hist 3872
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Focus on the impact of federal Indian policy on American Indian cultures and societies, and on American Indian culture change.
CHIC 3212 - Chicana Feminism: La Chicana in Contemporary Society (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01049
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scholarly/creative work of Chicanas or politically defined women of Mexican American community. Interdisciplinary. Historical context, cultural process, and autoethnography.
GWSS 3410 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01049 - Chic 3212/GWSS 3410
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Scholarly/creative work of Chicanas or politically defined women of Mexican American community. Interdisciplinary. Historical context, cultural process, autoethnography.
CHIC 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History I (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00593
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the United States. Important eras in histories of Mexico, the United States, and Mexican Americans. Central role of Chicana/os in U.S. history, culture, and politics. Topics include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration, migration.
GLOS 3634 - Chicana and Chicano History I (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00593
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the United States. Important eras in histories of Mexico, the United States, and Mexican Americans. Central role of Chicana/os in U.S. history, culture, and politics. Topics include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration, migration.
HIST 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History I (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 00593
Typically offered: Every Fall
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the United States. Important eras in histories of Mexico, the United States, and Mexican Americans. Central role of Chicana/os in U.S. history, culture, and politics. Topics include race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, immigration, migration.
CHIC 3446 - Chicana and Chicano History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02109
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in the U.S. Notions of citizenship from WWII. Chicano civil rights movement. Impact of immigration patterns/legislation. Cultural wars, changing demographics. Social, economic, and political changes that influenced day-to-day life of Mexican Americans. Meaning of racialized "Mexican" identity. How different groups of Mexicans have understood their relationships to other Americans and other Latino groups.
HIST 3446 - Chicana and Chicano History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium (HIS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02109
Typically offered: Every Spring
Experiences of people of Mexican descent in U.S. Notions of citizenship from WWII. Chicano civil rights movement. Impact of immigration patterns/legislation. Cultural wars, demographics. Social, economic, political changes. Meaning of racialized "Mexican" identity. How different groups of Mexicans have understood their relationships to other Americans/other Latino groups.
CHIC 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01817
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, intellectual, and sociopolitical traditions of Mexican Americans as they are represented in creative literature. Genres/forms of creative cultural expression and their significance as representations of social, cultural, and political life in the United States. Novels, short stories, creative non-fiction, drama, essay, poetry, and hybrid forms of literature.
ENGL 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature (LITR, DSJ, WI)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01817
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Cultural, intellectual, and sociopolitical traditions of Mexican Americans as they are represented in creative literature. Genres/forms of creative cultural expression and their significance as representations of social, cultural, and political life in the United States. Novels, short stories, creative nonfiction, drama, essay, poetry, and hybrid forms of literature.
CHIC 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society (DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 02404 - AmSt 3752/Chic 3752
Typically offered: Every Spring
Introduction to sociological analysis of theoretical/methodological approaches to Chicano/a and Latina/o communities. Socioeconomic conditions, education, cultural change, the family, gender relations, political experiences. Theories, issues, methods of sociological research. Debates regarding qualitative/quantitative research methods.
POL 3752 - Chicana/o Politics (SOCS, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01223 - Chic 3852/Pol 3752
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of Chicana/o politics through analysis of Mexican American experience, social agency. Response to larger political systems/behaviors using social science methods of inquiry. Unequal power relations, social justice, political economy.
CHIC 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01460 - Chic 4401/GWSS 4401
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Readings in Chicana/Latina cultural studies. TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre, literature. Identity/sexuality. Production of culture/theory.
GWSS 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies (AH, DSJ)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01460 - Chic 4401/GWSS 4401
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Readings in Chicana/Latina cultural studies. TV, film, art, music, dance, theatre, literature. Identity/sexuality. Production of culture/theory.