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Fall 2014 Class Schedule - updated April 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
AMST 103-01  The Problems of Race in US Social Thought and Policy
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm NEILL 217 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*First Year Course only; first day attendance required*

AMST 110-01  Introduction to African American Studies
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm NEILL 110 Duchess Harris
*First day attendance required*

AMST 194-01  Hunger Games
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 213 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required*

AMST 194-02  Asian America: A Social History
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 212 STAFF
*First day attendance required.* This course is an introduction to Asian American Studies, an interdisciplinary field of inquiry that studies how histories of immigration, exclusion, racial construction, and citizenship have shaped Asian American communities and identities. In turn, Asian American Studies asks how Asian Americans, configured as immigrants, refugees, “forever foreigners,” and “model minorities,” impact how American nation, empire, rights, and belonging are defined both discursively and materially. We will explore the history of Asian migration to the United States beginning in the 19th century and the ensuing debates over race, immigration, and citizenship that resulted. After examining the causes and consequences of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II, we examine the new waves of migration from Asia in the second half of the 20th century, Asian Americans and civil rights, and contemporary issues such as Asian American education and popular culture. Special attention will be given to ethnic and racial affinities and antagonisms, as well as how class, gender, and sexuality influence the historical and contemporary lives of Asian Americans. Class texts center the voices and ideas of everyday Asian Americans, including memoir, novels, graphic novels, and film.

AMST 200-01  Critical Methods for American Studies Research
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am NEILL 213 Jane Rhodes
*First day attendance required*

AMST 202-01  Engaging the Public: Writing and Publishing in American Studies
W 02:20 pm-04:20 pm NEILL 302 Fishel, Rhodes
*2 credit course; first day attendance required*

AMST 225-01  Native American History
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 350 STAFF
*Cross-listed with HIST 225-01*

AMST 240-01  Race, Culture and Ethnicity in Education
M 07:00 pm-10:00 pm NEILL 216 Ann Hite
*Cross-listed with EDUC 240-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 250-01  Race, Place and Space
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm NEILL 217 Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*Cross-listed with GEOG 250-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 256-01  Transatlantic Slave Trade
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am MAIN 002 Lynn Hudson
*Cross-listed with HIST 256-01*

AMST 275-01  African American Literature to 1900
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm OLRI 170 Daylanne English
*Cross-listed with ENGL 275-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 294-01  Lines in the Sand: The U.S.—Mexico Borderlands
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm MAIN 009 Ryan Edgington
*Cross-listed with HIST 294-03*

AMST 294-02  Immigration and Citizenship in American Political Development
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm CARN 206 Zornitsa Keremidchieva
*Cross-listed with POLI 208-01*

AMST 300-01  Jr Civic Engagement Seminar
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm NEILL 111 Duchess Harris
*Permission of instructor required; first day attendance required* This course examines the backlash against affirmative action in the late 1980s and early 1990s—just as courts, universities, and other institutions began to end affirmative action programs. We will learn how law professors of color created Critical Race Theory to resist a cautious approach to social transformation. These scholars favor a race conscious approach to transformation rather than liberalism's embrace of color blindness, and favor an approach that relies more on political organizing, in contrast to liberalism's reliance on rights-based remedies. We will read about Critical White Studies as the next step in Critical Race Theory. In focusing on whiteness, not only do theorists ask nonwhites to investigate more closely for what it means for others to be white, but also they invite whites to examine themselves more searchingly and to "look behind the mirror." To balance out the course, we will end by reviewing Dan Subnotik’s text, “Toxic Diversity.” He analyzes the work of preeminent legal scholars such as Patricia Williams, Derrick Bell, Lani Guinier, and Richard Delgado, and argues that race and gender theorists divert the implementation of America's social justice agenda. In the elusive quest for racial justice, is equality enough, and if not, in the words of Toni Morrison, how can we race justice and engender power?

AMST 308-01  Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm OLRI 300 Alicia Munoz
*Cross-listed with HISP 308-01 and LATI 308-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 330-01  Mellon Seminar
W 12:00 pm-01:00 pm NEILL 113 Duchess Harris
*Must be on of the ten Mellon Fellows to register; first day attendance required; 2 credit course*

AMST 334-01  Cultural Studies and the Media
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am NEILL 402 Leola Johnson
*Cross-listed with MCST 334-01*

AMST 370-01  Understanding and Confronting Racism
T 01:20 pm-02:30 pm OLRI 301 Kendrick Brown
*Cross-listed with PSYC 370-01*

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Spring 2015 Class Schedule - updated April 16, 2014 at 12:56 pm

Number/Section  Title
Days Time Room Instructor
 
AMST 101-01  Explorations of Race and Racism
MWF 03:30 pm-04:30 pm STAFF
*First day attendance required*

AMST 112-01  Intro to LGBTQ Studies
MWF 01:10 pm-02:10 pm Corie Hammers
*Cross-listed with WGSS 110-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 202-01  Engaging the Public: Writing and Publishing in American Studies
W 02:20 pm-04:30 pm Jane Rhodes
*First day attendance required; 2 credit course*

AMST 237-01  Environmental Justice
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Chris Wells
*Cross-listed with ENVI 237-01 and HIST 237-01; first day attendance required; ACTC students may register on the first day of Class with the permission of the instructor*



AMST 244-01  Urban Latino Power
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Paul Dosh
*Cross-listed with LATI 244-01 and POLI 244-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 260-01  Race, Cultural Politics and Social Movements
TR 03:00 pm-04:30 pm Jane Rhodes
*First day attendance required*

AMST 265-01  The Schools-to-Prison Pipeline
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*First day attendance required*

AMST 270-01  Black Public Intellectuals
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Duchess Harris
*Permission of the instructor required; first day attendance required*

AMST 308-01  Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies
MWF 10:50 am-11:50 am Alicia Munoz
*Cross-listed with HISP 308-01 and LATI 308-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 315-01  Topics in Transnational Studies
TR 01:20 pm-02:50 pm Karin Aguilar-San Juan
*First day attendance required*

AMST 330-01  Mellon Seminar
W 12:00 pm-01:00 pm Duchess Harris
*First day attendance required- 2 credit course*

AMST 341-01  Urban Social Geography: City Life and Landscapes
TR 09:40 am-11:10 am Daniel Trudeau
*Cross-listed with GEOG 341-01*

AMST 354-01  Blackness in the Media
W 07:00 pm-10:00 pm Leola Johnson
*Cross-listed with MCST 354-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 384-01  Langston Hughes: Global Writer
TR 08:00 am-09:30 am David Moore
*Cross-listed with ENGL 384-01 and INTL 384-01; first day attendance required*

AMST 400-01  Senior Seminar
MWF 02:20 pm-03:20 pm Duchess Harris
*First day attendance required*

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