Courses - Current and Upcoming

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Winter 2015

American Ethnic Studies Courses

Course Section / SLN Instructor Meetings
AES 335: Sports And Social Change In The Twentieth Century

Development of sport in the United States and its importance for U.S. culture and society. Covers increased centrality of athletic competition as part of the new leisure time in the late nineteenth century, revival of the Olympic movement, racial segregation/integration, today's American notions of celebrity and social style.

I&S
A - 10171 Terry A. Scott M W 11:30-13:20
SMI 102
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 - 10173 Spratt, Margaret to be arranged -
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AES 461: Comparative Ethnic Race Relations In The Americas

Sketches the ethnoracial systems operating in American society. Studies these systems as systems and examines their institutional and interpersonal dynamics. Compares ethnoracial systems in order to arrive at empirical generalizations about race/ethnorelations in the Americas. Offered: jointly with SOC 461.

I&S
A - 10174 Carolyn Pinedo-Turnovsky T Th 10:30-12:20
CDH 110B
AES 489: Black Cultural Studies

Examines how images of blackness have been (re)constructed through identity formation and entrenched inequality. Topics include black women's bodies, black men's bodies, blackface minstrelsy, black queer studies, black power, and black hybridities. Offered: jointly with COM 489/GWSS 489.

I&S
A - 21594 Joseph, Ralina L M W 13:30-15:20
CMU 104
AES 489: Black Cultural Studies

Examines how images of blackness have been (re)constructed through identity formation and entrenched inequality. Topics include black women's bodies, black men's bodies, blackface minstrelsy, black queer studies, black power, and black hybridities. Offered: jointly with COM 489/GWSS 489.

I&S
C - 21496 to be arranged -
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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 - 10176 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 - 10177 to be arranged -
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AES 498: Special Topics In American Ethnic Studies
Race, Ethnicity & U.S. Public Policy

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

There has been long-standing concern in American society about the plight of the poor. Policy and public opinion reflect the nuances of the debate, creating programs and discourse that embody a constant tension between the desire to meet the basic needs of the poor and the fear of overextending...

I&S
A - 10178 LaShawnDa Pittman M W 13:30-15:20
PAR 112
AES 499: Independent Study Or Research

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

A - 10179 to be arranged -
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Spring 2015

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 Isquith, Leah N. 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 Kim, Soh Yeun 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 Isquith, Leah N. 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 Kim, Soh Yeun 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.

AE - 10174 F 11:30-12:20
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.

AF - 10175 Guzman, Gonzalo 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.

AG - 10176 F 12:30-13:20
CDH 128
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 Guzman, Gonzalo 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 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 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 F 10:30-11:20
LOW 105
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.

AC - 10181 F 11:30-12:20
CHL 015
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 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 F 14:30-15:20
BNS 117
AES 490: Representing Beyond The Binaries: Mixing Race, Gender, And Sexuality In The Media

Cultural studies approach to examining the mixed formations that race, sexuality, and gender take in the contemporary United States media. Draws upon multi-disciplinary scholarship in examination of the media. Offered: jointly with COM 490/GWSS 486.

I&S
A - 10189 Nishime, Leilani T Th 09:30-11:20
MGH 289
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 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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Summer 2015 Full-term

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
LOW 219
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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