Courses - Current and Upcoming

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Spring 2015

Asian-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

DIV, I&S, W
A - 10073 Connie So T Th 11:30-13:20
GWN 201
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AA - 10074 Ramirez Arreola, Maria E. F 11:30-12:20
CLK 219
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AB - 10075 Wang, Su-Ching F 11:30-12:20
PCAR 492
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AC - 10076 Ramirez Arreola, Maria E. F 12:30-13:20
CLK 120
AAS 101: Introduction To Asian American Studies

Provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States. Examines issues of race, class, gender, and sexuality, immigration/migration, citizenship, labor, racialization, exclusion, social and political activism and social movements, family, community-building, war, imperialism, sovereignty, (post) colonialisms, transnationalism, culture, and creative expressions.

AD - 10077 Wang, Su-Ching F 12:30-13:20
PCAR 492
AAS 210: Asian American And Pacific Islander American Identity: Race, Ethnicity, And Culture

Examines the interdisciplinary nature of Asian-American and Pacific Islander American identity. Explores influences and manifestations of Asian and Pacific Islander ethnic identity, using literature, history, and social sciences. Topics include gender issues, socio-economic class, and mixed heritage in the United States.

DIV, I&S, W
A - 10078 Connie So M W
THO
AAS 250: Asian American Oral Histories

Explores the intersection of race, class, gender, and sexuality in the lives of diverse Asian Americans through readings of oral histories narrating powerful stories including immigration, war, refugee flight, exclusion and discrimination, activism, community building, labor, race relations, family, generation gap, gender role changes, domestic violence, adoption, mixed race, religion, and culture.

DIV, I&S
A - 10079 Gail Nomura T Th 09:30-11:20
LOW 101
AAS 310: Asian Americans And Pacific Islanders In The Pacific Northwest

Examines the history and lives of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander communities in the Pacific Northwest from the eighteenth century. Topics include immigration, labor, gender, community building, challenges to racial discrimination and inequities, and activism to achieve social justice. Emphasizes Washington/Seattle with discussion of Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.

DIV, I&S
A - 10080 Gail Nomura T Th 13:30-15:20
BNS 117
AAS 320: Hawaii's Literatures

Covers views by Native Hawaiian and multicultural writers and composers, studied within historical contexts ranging from the eighteenth century to the present. Examines how the colonization of a sovereign people redefines culture in ethnocentric, racist, Orientialist ways. Analyzes strategies of decolonization as presented and interpreted in works studied.

DIV, VLPA
A - 10081 Stephen H. Sumida M W
CMU
AAS 380: Asian American Community: Discrimination, Power, And Affirmation

Covers three "sea-change" eras for Asian American communities: 1850 to 1941 (racial prejudice, discrimination, and perseverance); World War II to 1965 (inclusion of Asian communities except Japanese Americans); and 1965 to present (new Asian immigrant communities). Topics include theory, comparative history, gender issues, cultural norms and values, and socio-economic endeavors.

DIV, I&S
A - 10082 Tetsuden Kashima M W 09:30-11:20
CMU B006
AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 10083 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study B - 10084 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study C - 10085 to be arranged -
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AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study D - 10086 to be arranged -
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American Ethnic Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AES 151: Identities, Cultures, And Power Across American Ethnic Groups

Provides an introduction to the major theories, debates, and issues concerning the study of identities and cultures of American ethnic groups as they are constituted through relationships of power.

DIV, I&S
A - 10169 Rick Bonus M W 09:30-11:20
JHN 102
AES 151: Identities, Cultures, And Power Across American Ethnic Groups

Provides an introduction to the major theories, debates, and issues concerning the study of identities and cultures of American ethnic groups as they are constituted through relationships of power.

AA - 10170 Kim, Soh Yeun F 09:30-10:20
CLK 219
AES 151: Identities, Cultures, And Power Across American Ethnic Groups

Provides an introduction to the major theories, debates, and issues concerning the study of identities and cultures of American ethnic groups as they are constituted through relationships of power.

AB - 10171 Lee, Rachel Naomi F 09:30-10:20
CLK 316
AES 151: Identities, Cultures, And Power Across American Ethnic Groups

Provides an introduction to the major theories, debates, and issues concerning the study of identities and cultures of American ethnic groups as they are constituted through relationships of power.

AC - 10172 Kim, Soh Yeun F 10:30-11:20
CLK 219
AES 151: Identities, Cultures, And Power Across American Ethnic Groups

Provides an introduction to the major theories, debates, and issues concerning the study of identities and cultures of American ethnic groups as they are constituted through relationships of power.

AD - 10173 Lee, Rachel Naomi F 10:30-11:20
PCAR 492
AES 151: Identities, Cultures, And Power Across American Ethnic Groups

Provides an introduction to the major theories, debates, and issues concerning the study of identities and cultures of American ethnic groups as they are constituted through relationships of power.

AF - 10175 Vo, Thi-Le F 11:30-12:20
ART 004
AES 151: Identities, Cultures, And Power Across American Ethnic Groups

Provides an introduction to the major theories, debates, and issues concerning the study of identities and cultures of American ethnic groups as they are constituted through relationships of power.

AH - 10177 Vo, Thi-Le F 12:30-13:20
ART 004
AES 212: Comparative American Ethnic Literature

Reviews selected texts by African American, American Indian, Asian American, Chicano/Latino, and Euro American writers. Includes a comparison of how texts envision and interpret a diverse American culture and social, political relations among peoples of the United States. Explores the power of cultural agency in the creation of America's literature.

DIV, I&S, VLPA
A - 10178 Lauro H. Flores
Juan Felipe Herrera
T Th 09:30-11:20
SIG 134
AES 212: Comparative American Ethnic Literature

Reviews selected texts by African American, American Indian, Asian American, Chicano/Latino, and Euro American writers. Includes a comparison of how texts envision and interpret a diverse American culture and social, political relations among peoples of the United States. Explores the power of cultural agency in the creation of America's literature.

AA - 10179 Karmy-Jones, Safiya F 09:30-10:20
BNS 117
AES 212: Comparative American Ethnic Literature

Reviews selected texts by African American, American Indian, Asian American, Chicano/Latino, and Euro American writers. Includes a comparison of how texts envision and interpret a diverse American culture and social, political relations among peoples of the United States. Explores the power of cultural agency in the creation of America's literature.

AB - 10180 Escalera, Gibran F 10:30-11:20
SMI 304
AES 322: Gender, Race, And Class In Social Stratification

The intersection of race, class, and gender in the lives of women of color in the United States from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include racism, classism, sexism, activism, sexuality, and inter-racial dynamics between women of color groups. Prerequisite: GWSS 200. Offered: jointly with GWSS 300.

DIV, I&S
A - 10182 Ross, Luana K. T Th 13:30-15:20
SAV 264
AES 333: Race And Ethnicity In The U.s. Military

The experiences of racial minorities in the military. Topics include segregation of units, desegregation of military, career limitations and opportunities, minority women, military families, racism, and role of veterans in civil rights struggles after service.

I&S
A - 10183 Salas, Elizabeth M W 11:30-13:20
AND 008
AES 340: Race, Ethnicity, And Education

Focuses on critical social and political dimensions of race and ethnicity as they relate to issues and practices of pedagogy and power in American education. Considers schooling as sites at which contemporary politics of diversity play out amidst increasingly diverse demographics of students, teachers, and parents.

DIV, I&S
A - 10184 Rick Bonus M W 13:30-15:20
CDH 109
AES 340: Race, Ethnicity, And Education

Focuses on critical social and political dimensions of race and ethnicity as they relate to issues and practices of pedagogy and power in American education. Considers schooling as sites at which contemporary politics of diversity play out amidst increasingly diverse demographics of students, teachers, and parents.

AA - 10185 Patek, Trisha K F 13:30-14:20
BNS 117
AES 340: Race, Ethnicity, And Education

Focuses on critical social and political dimensions of race and ethnicity as they relate to issues and practices of pedagogy and power in American education. Considers schooling as sites at which contemporary politics of diversity play out amidst increasingly diverse demographics of students, teachers, and parents.

AB - 10186 Patek, Trisha K F 14:30-15:20
BNS 117
AES 494: Community Practicum And Internship

Faculty supervised practicum and internship experience in variety of settings and agencies, e.g., ethnic specific agencies, government and civic community-based offices. Students contribute skills and knowledge to respective communities and gain experience by working with professionals and community organizers. Credit/no-credit only.

A - 10190 to be arranged -
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AES 496: Honors Senior Thesis

Supervised individual and independent/tutorial study for AES Departmental Honors students involving research, writing, project completion, and completion of a major 30-page paper or commensurate project. Offered: AWSpS.

A - 10191 to be arranged -
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AES 498: Special Topics In American Ethnic Studies

Designed to provide the student an opportunity to concentrate on one specific aspect of American Ethnic Studies through a comparative, interdisciplinary approach.

I&S, VLPA
A - 20625 Lauro H. Flores
Juan Felipe Herrera
M W 09:30-11:20
CMU 326
AES 499: Independent Study Or Research

Independent readings and/or research under the supervision of a faculty member.

A - 10192 to be arranged -
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Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 272: History Of The South Since The Civil War

Reconstruction and its aftermath, the Agrarian (Populist) revolt, disfranchisement and segregation, the effects of urbanization and subsequent depression, desegregation, and the struggle for civil rights. Examines the New South, the conflict of ideology with structural and material change, and the place of the South in contemporary America.

DIV, I&S
A - 10193 Terry A. Scott M W 11:30-13:20
MEB 246
AFRAM 370: Afro-American Political Thought

Political ideologies and philosophies of pivotal Afro-American historical figures and the conditions under which these ideologies are developed, rejected, and transformed. How ideologies relate to solution of Afro-American political problems.

I&S
A - 10195 Johnson, Ernest M W 09:30-11:20
DEN 209
AFRAM 437: Blacks In American Law

Historical continuity for changing relationship between American jurisprudence and black Americans, 1640-1986. Statutory and case law which determined role of blacks in American society, and use of law by blacks to gain civil and personal rights.

I&S
A - 10196 Terry A. Scott T Th 11:30-13:20
CDH 717
AFRAM 499: Independent Study And Research

Identification and investigation of the problems and needs of the black community. Methods and alternatives of approaching these problems and needs. Students designate their areas of interest and subsequently pursue research and problem solving.

A - 10197 to be arranged -
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Chicano Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
CHSTU 342: Working Latinas And Latinos: Changing Sites Of Identity In Daily Life

Sociological examination of Latina/o working lives. Focuses on inequalities and power relations that shape diverse socio-economic working experiences and social change across distinct Latino communities. Covers race and gender consciousness, informal/formal work, labor recruitment, changing contexts of home and family, youth and children's work, entrepreneurship, organizing, and immigration and labor legislation.

DIV, I&S
A - 12311 Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky T Th 11:30-13:20
SMI 105
CHSTU 354: Unions, Labor, And Civil Rights In California And Pacific Northwest Agriculture

Comparative study of Southwest and Pacific Northwest farm workers against the social movement of the 1960s, its significance in the socio-political development of the Chicano civil rights movement, and its legacy. Uses historical and social science research methods along with analytical criticism to examine the period of social history.

I&S
A - 12312 Erasmo Gamboa T T
SMI
CHSTU 499: Independent Study And Research

Students work individually or in teams.

A - 12314 to be arranged -
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Swahili Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SWA 103: Basic Swahili

Introduces the Swahili language and the diverse cultures and customs of the people of East Africa. Provides a basic foundation in speaking, reading, and writing. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: SWA 102.

A - 19517 Jacqueline Waita MTWThF 11:30-12:20
MGH 085
SWA 103: Basic Swahili

Introduces the Swahili language and the diverse cultures and customs of the people of East Africa. Provides a basic foundation in speaking, reading, and writing. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: SWA 102.

B - 19518 Jacqueline Waita MTWThF 12:30-13:20
MGH 074
SWA 203: Intermediate Swahili

Builds proficiency in the language by speaking, reading, and writing. Includes children's stories, newspaper articles, poetry, and folklore. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: SWA 202.

VLPA
A - 19519 Jacqueline Waita MTWThF 09:30-10:20
MGH 085

Tagalog Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
TAGLG 103: Basic Tagalog

Introduces the Filipino language and culture. Students use the language through speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the novice level. Examines basic language structures, appropriate forms of address, and vocabulary for communication. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: TAGLG 102. Offered: Sp.

A - 19856 Richard Atienza MTWThF 08:30-09:20
MGH 228
TAGLG 203: Intermediate Tagalog

Provides further reinforcement and practice of the lessons learned in basic Tagalog. Improves the communicative competence of the student by teaching the social rules along with the linguistic rules. Third in a sequence of three Prerequisite: TAGLG 202. Offered: Sp.

VLPA
A - 19858 Richard Atienza MTWThF 12:30-13:20
MGH 295
TAGLG 303: Advanced Tagalog

Reading of contemporary Filipino (Tagalog) prose, poetry, and drama. Advanced conversation and composition. Third in a sequence of three. Prerequisite: TAGLG 302. Offered: A.

VLPA
A - 19859 MTWThF 10:30-11:20
SAV 169

Summer 2015 A-term

Asian-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AAS 206: Contemporary Issues Of Asian And Pacific Islander Americans

Critically examines contemporary Asian and Pacific Islander American issues, ranging from the Cold War era to the present-day America. Topics include ethnic enclaves, community-building, civil rights, identity problems, family conflict, social organizations, political movements, and immigration.

DIV, I&S
A - 10016 Connie So MTWThF 10:50-13:00
THO 135

Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 246: African American Politics

Survey of African Americans within the U.S. socio-political processes. Situates African Americans within a post-civil rights context where there is debate about race's centrality to an African American politics. Offered: jointly with POL S 246.

DIV, I&S
A - 10044 MTWThF 12:00-14:10
SMI 313

Chicano Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
CHSTU 101: The Chicano/mexican Ethnic Experience In The United States

Examines the Chicano/Mexican American experience, with a focus on past and contemporary issues of race, ethnicity, and socio-economic status.

DIV, I&S
A - 10782 Erasmo Gamboa MTWThF 09:40-11:50
SMI 211

Summer 2015 B-term

Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 101: Introduction To African American Studies

History, culture, religion, institutions, politics, economics, arts, and psychology of peoples of African descent as developed from experience in both the old and new worlds. Multidisciplinary analysis of social life from a black perspective as illustrated in selected historical and contemporary writings.

DIV, I&S
A - 10043 LaShawnDa Pittman MTWTh 14:20-16:30
DEM 004
AFRAM 318: Black Literary Genres

Considers how generic forms have been discussed, distributed, and valued in the larger context of African American, or other African-Diasporic literary studies. Explores how black writers and artists treat the terms and conventions of generic forms in response, and comparison, to their cultural treatment of others. Offered: jointly with ENGL 318; AWSp.

VLPA
A - 10045 Ibrahim, Habiba MTWTh 12:00-14:10
THO 134

Summer 2015 Full-term

Asian-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AAS 499: Undergraduate Independent Study A - 10017 to be arranged -
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American Ethnic Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AES 322: Gender, Race, And Class In Social Stratification

The intersection of race, class, and gender in the lives of women of color in the United States from historical and contemporary perspectives. Topics include racism, classism, sexism, activism, sexuality, and inter-racial dynamics between women of color groups. Prerequisite: GWSS 200. Offered: jointly with GWSS 300.

DIV, I&S
A - 10036 Ramirez Arreola, Maria E. T Th 13:10-15:20
LOW 219
AES 389: Race, Gender, And Sexuality In The Media

Introduction to media representations of gender, race, and sexuality. Offered: jointly with COM 389/GWSS 389.

DIV, I&S
A - 10037 Spratt, Margaret M W 09:40-11:50
CMU 326
AES 494: Community Practicum And Internship

Faculty supervised practicum and internship experience in variety of settings and agencies, e.g., ethnic specific agencies, government and civic community-based offices. Students contribute skills and knowledge to respective communities and gain experience by working with professionals and community organizers. Credit/no-credit only.

A - 10038 to be arranged -
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AES 499: Independent Study Or Research

Independent readings and/or research under the supervision of a faculty member.

A - 10041 to be arranged -
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Afro-American Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AFRAM 499: Independent Study And Research

Identification and investigation of the problems and needs of the black community. Methods and alternatives of approaching these problems and needs. Students designate their areas of interest and subsequently pursue research and problem solving.

A - 10047 to be arranged -
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Chicano Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
CHSTU 499: Independent Study And Research

Students work individually or in teams.

A - 10783 to be arranged -
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Swahili Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
SWA 134: Intensive Basic Swahili

Introduces the Swahili language and the diverse cultures and customs of the people of East Africa. Provides a basic foundation in speaking, reading, and writing. Offered: S.

A - 13671 Jacqueline Waita MTWThF 09:40-13:00
SAV 157