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Race and Ethicity Requirement

The teaching of courses that meet the Race and Ethnicity skills requirement is central to the mission of our department. Our extraordinary, and diverse, faculty takes these courses very seriously. We offer an exciting range of Race and Ethnicity options centered on engaging and attractive topics within the field of American Studies and Ethnic Studies. Our courses offer more than content related to race and ethnicity. They offer tools for analysis that students can apply to other academic work and to their own experiences, cultural choices, and identities. Tools for thinking about Race and Ethnicity are essential for participation in a diverse and globalized workforce. But in our view, successful Race and Ethnicity courses also help students find their way to thoughtful citizenship in a society (and on a campus) where inequalities, privileges, and conflicts organized around race and ethnicity remain fundamental challenges to democratic values and educational equity. Because race and ethnicity remain important fault-lines in contemporary society, these topics are, and should be, unsettling. To ensure that student engagement with difficult material is intellectually productive, our courses are constructed with careful attention to best practices in setting up diverse and inclusive classrooms, discussing highly charged issues, and fostering intergroup dialogue.

Race and Ethnicity Courses Offered in Fall 2018

AMCULT 100: What is an American-4 credits RE SS
Greg Dowd
M,W 10:00-11:30 am
Lecture and Discussion

AMCULT 201: American Values-4 credits RE, HU
Scott Larson
M,W 10:00-11:30 am
Lecture and Discussion

AMCULT 213: Intro to Latina/o Studies-4 credits RE ID
Lawrence La Fountain-Stokes
M,W 1:00-2:30 pm
Lecture and Discussion

AMCULT 214: Intro to Asian Pacific Islander American Studies-3 credits, RE ID
Manan Desai
T,Th 1:00-2:30 pm
Lecture and Discussion

AMCULT 215: Intro to Arab and Muslim American Studies-4 credits, RE HU
Matthew Stiffler
T,Th 4:00-5:30 pm
Lecture and Discussion

AMCULT 304/SOC 304/LATINOAM 304-American Immigration (LEC and DIS)
4 credits RE SS
Silvia Pedraza
T, Th 10:00-11:30

AMCULT 313/ANTHRCUL 314/LATINOAM 313: Cuba and its Diaspora
3 Credits RE
Ruth Behar
T 1:00-4:00

AMCULT 316/ANTHRCUL 315/NATIVEAM 316: Native American Peoples of North America (LEC and DIS)
4 Credits RE SS
Barbra Meek
M,W 10:00-11:30

AMCULT 353: Asians in American Film-3 credits, RE ID
Emily Lawsin
M,W 1:00-2:30 pm

AMCULT 371/HISTORY 371/WOMENSTD 371: Gender and Sex in U.S.
3 Credits RE HU
Mary Kelley
T, Th 10:00-11:30