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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Letters and Science


ETHNIC Ethnic Studies, Comparative



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101 The Making of American Cultures: Africans, Europeans, and Indian Nations. (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Origins and development of racial and ethnic identities in the Americas; specific attention to Wisconsin history; African-American, American Indian, Latino, Euro-American identities; relationships among them. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.|Not retakable for cr; may be repeated for higher grade. Prereq: none.
102 Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American and Latino Identity. 3 cr. U. Modern and contemporary social and cultural processes of migration and identity; role of law as 'gatekeeping'; history of nativism, interethnic relations, and community formation.|Prereq: none.
192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.|Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
199 Independent Study: Lower Division. 1-3 cr. U. For further information, consult Ethnic Studies coordinator.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: 2.25 gpa on at least 12 graded cr; writ cons instr & prog coord.
200 Racial Minorities in the United States. 3 cr. U. A survey of the historical and the contemporary experiences of American Indians, Asians, African-Americans, and Hispanics in the United States.|Prereq: none.
245 Indians, Artists, and Conquistadores: The U.S. Southwest. 3 cr. U. Interaction of diverse Indian, European, and Latino cultures in the U.S. southwest.|Prereq: none.
250 Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. This course will focus on one individual ethnic group, or one particular aspect of an ethnic group.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: none.
255 Migration and Gender: Starbucks, Sex Trafficking, and Nannies. 3 cr. U. Changing roles of women in the global marketplace; effects of migration on gender and family life.|Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 250 with similar title. Prereq: none.
265 Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life. 3 cr. U. Hmong American history, the effects of the Vietnam War on Hmong culture, and the history of the resulting refugee immigrants in America.|Ethnic 265 & Hmong 265 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
275 Queer Migrations. 3 cr. U. How gender, race, and sexuality shape the migration processes; how concerns about sexuality shape U.S. immigration and citizenship policy; how mass migrations transform diverse queer communities.|No cr for students w/cr in Ethnic 250 w/similar topic. Ethnic 275 & LGBT 275 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
285 Cultures of Contemporary Russia. 3 cr. U. Ethnic conflict and struggles over language, territory, culture, and politics after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.|Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 250 w/similar title. Prereq: none.
289 Internship in Ethnic Studies, Lower Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of basic principles of ethnic studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: intro course in ethnic; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: (Subtitled). 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: none; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
325 (effective 01/26/2015) Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Milwaukee: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Influxes into the U.S. of migrants from Europe, Latin America, and elsewhere; evolution of conflict and division; particular attention to Civil Rights and deindustrialization.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.
350 Advanced Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Various advanced topics in the field of comparative ethnic studies.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: Ethnic 101(P); 102(P), or 250(P), or cons instr.
355 Muslims and American Popular Culture. 3 cr. U. History of Muslims in American pop culture; sub-cultures of various Muslim ethnic groups from the perspective of film, literature, and music.|Prereq: jr st or Ethnic 101(P) or 102(P).
375 Global Violence, Disease, and Death. 3 cr. U. Development schemas, health policies, and the role of international organizations in global incidents of suffering, violence, and death.|Prereq: jr st or Ethnic 101(P) or 102(P).
489 Internship in Ethnic Studies, Upper Division. 1-6 cr. U. Application of advanced principles of ethnic studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.|One cr earned for academic work based on 40 hours in internship. Retakable to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 300-level or above course in ethnic stds; 2.25 gpa; cons supervising faculty member.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in specially prepared program course work.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
499 Ad Hoc: 1-6 cr. U. Course created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Requires only dept & assoc dean approval. In exceptional circumstances, can be offered in one add'l sem.|Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; add'l prereqs may be assigned to specific topic.
550 Senior Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U. Focus on specific aspects (social, cultural) of ethnic and racial identity, based on readings and presentation of original student research.|Topic varies; not retakable for cr. May be repeated for higher grade. Satisfies L&S Seminar req. Prereq: sr st; cons instr.
699 Advanced Independent Work. 1-3 cr. U. See Independent Study. For further information consult Ethnic Studies coord.|Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.

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