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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015

College of Letters & Science

Comparative Ethnic Studies

Rachel Buff, Associate Professor of History, Program Coordinator
William James, Program Assistant
NWQ-B Room 5424
(414) 229-5362
www4.uwm.edu/letsci/ethnic

The Comparative Ethnic Studies Program offers both an undergraduate major through the Committee Interdisciplinary Major and an undergraduate certificate in comparative ethnic studies.  For information on the comparative ethnic studies certificate, see the L&S Certificate Programs section of this catalog.

Comparative Ethnic Studies Major

The Comparative Ethnic Studies major provides the opportunity for students to explore questions of social identity and power using an interdisciplinary lens. Taught within the program as well as in departments across the curriculum, Comparative Ethnic Studies courses address questions of race and ethnicity, gender, class, and sexuality through a comparative frame. The major, although sharing the interdisciplinary character of the certificate program, allows students to explore these questions in depth, as students select an established track or create an individualized program in concert with Comparative Ethnic Studies advisors.  

Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the major will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss the complexities of social identity for public policy as well as cultural formations;
  • Provide interdisciplinary explanations for historical and contemporary conflicts based in race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality;
  • Identify and assess different theoretical frameworks for explaining social change and relationships between actors, institutions, and ideas of identity.

Course of Study

The CIM formal submajor in Comparative Ethnic Studies requires completion of at least 33 credits in approved Comparative Ethnic Studies and Comparative Ethnic-related courses. Students may count toward the major a maximum of 9 credits in a single curricular area outside of Comparative Ethnic Studies. A minimum of 18 credits must be completed in L&S courses, and at least 15 credits must be at the upper-division level (courses numbered 300 and above) taken in residence at UWM. The following are required:

Survey Courses, 6 cr. – both of the following:

   

ETHNIC 101

The Making of American Cultures: African, Europeans, and Indian Nations

Ethnic 102

Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American, and Latino Identity

Comparative Methods, 3 cr. – at least one of the following:

   

ETHNIC 275

Queer Migrations

ETHNIC 350

Advanced Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies: (Subtitle)

ETHNIC 375

Global Violence, Disease, and Death

*** 150

Multicultural America (offered in the following curricular areas: Anthropology, Art, English, Film, History, Sociology, Urban Studies, Women’s Studies)

Students may count a maximum of three courses from this group toward the major requirements.

Tracked Electives, 18 cr. – Students must complete either Track A or Track B.

 
A. Hmong Studies: Students complete the following four courses and six additional credits selected in consultation with the coordinator.
   

ETHNIC/HMONG 265

Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life

ETHNIC 250

Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (Subtitle)

HMONG 350

Selected Topic in Hmong Studies: (Subtitle) (Course under development)

HIST 287

The Vietnam War

 
B. Student-Created Focus: Students complete 18 credits selected in consultation with the coordinator from the list of approved courses.

Internship, 3 cr. – select one of the following:

   

ETHNIC 489

Internship in Ethnic Studies, Upper Division

HMONG 489

Internship in Hmong Studies, Upper Division

Capstone, 3 cr.

   

ETHNIC 550

Capstone in Comparative Ethnic Studies

Approved Electives

 

Africology

   

100

Black Reality: Survey of African-American Society

102

Survey of African-American Literature

111

Introduction to African-American History to 1865

112

Introduction to African-American History, 1865 to the Present

121

Introduction to African-American Politics

125

Economics of the Black Community

163

African-American Concepts of Self

205

The Poetry of African, African-American, and Caribbean Writers

210

The African-American Novel

215

Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions

235

African Americans and South Africa

250

Black Women and White Women in the Contemporary United States

261

Survey of African-American Political Philosophy

300

Urban Violence

312

The Church in African-American Life

314

The School in African-American Life

319

History of Blacks in the American City

320

Black Cultures in Latin America and the Caribbean

322

Order and Disorder: The Quest for Social Justice

334 (234)

Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies

341

Black Politics and City Government

344

Political Movements and Organizations in the Afroworld

350

The Black Family

351

Sex, Marriage, and Health Care in the Afroworld

369

Mass Media and Black Self-Images

372

African-American Literary Movements: The Harlem Renaissance

411

Change in African-American Communities

412

Blacks and the United States Constitution

414

The Black Woman in America, Africa, and the Caribbean

416

Race, Injustice, and Change in America

417

Race, Class, and Gender in Southern Africa

418

Race, Class, and Gender in the Caribbean

420

The Political Economy of Slavery

450

Cultural Transmissions: Black Africa and Black America

451

Rites of Passage in Black Societies

Anthropology

   

203

Religions of Hunting-Gathering and Horticultural Societies

213

American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin

225

The Aztec Empire

310

Archaeology of Middle America

311

The World of the Ancient Maya

314

American Indian Societies and Cultures

315

Peoples and Cultures of Mexico and Central America

320

Peoples and Cultures of Africa

322

Europe in Anthropological Perspective

325

Japanese Culture and Society

326

Peoples and Cultures of South Asia

328

Comparative Studies of Music, Race, and Gender in Nationalism

335

American Indians of the Southeast

355

Globalization, Culture, and Environment

441

Nature, Knowledge, and Technoscience in Anthropological Perspective

442

Humanitarianism in Global Perspective

443

Medicine and Pharmaceuticals in the Global Age

447

The Global Politics of Human Rights

Comparative Literature

   

365

Literatures and Cultures of the Americas: (Subtitled)

English

   

209

Language in the United States

210

International English

276

Introduction to American Indian Literature: (Subtitled)

277

Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature: (Subtitled)

278

Introduction to World Literatures Written in English: (Subtitled)

279

Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature: (Subtitled)

280

Introduction to Asian-American Literature: (Subtitled)

281

Introduction to African-American Literature: (Subtitled)

285

Modern Irish Language and Literature in Translation

332

Gay and Lesbian Literature

372

Survey of American Indian Literature

373

Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature

374

Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature

375

Survey of Asian American Literature

376

Survey of African-American Literature to 1930

377

Survey of African-American Literature, 1930 to the Present

463

Writers in African-American Literature: (Subtitled)

464

Writers in Irish Literature: (Subtitled)

517

Studies in African-American Literature: (Subtitled)

518

Studies in Irish Literature: (Subtitled)

519

Studies in Irish-American Literature: (Subtitled)

520

Studies in American Indian Literature: (Subtitled)

521

Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature: (Subtitled)

522

Studies in World Literature Written in English: (Subtitled)

523

Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature: (Subtitled)

524

Studies in Asian-American Literature: (Subtitled)

525

American Indian Literature, Culture, and Creative Arts

631

Seminar in African-American Literature: (Subtitled)

632

Seminar in American Indian Literature: (Subtitled)

Geography

   

114

Geography of Race in the United States

309

Nationalities and Nations of the World

400

Geography of Population

410

Gendered Geographies

462

Cultural Geography of Latin America

History

   

175

East Asian Civilization to 1600

176

East Asian Civilization Since 1600

180

Latin American Society and Culture

210

The Twentieth Century: A Global History

215

History of Capitalism

229

History of Race, Science, and Medicine in the United States

243

History of Women in American Society

246

Homosexuality in History

262

North American Indian History to 1887

263

North American Indian History Since 1887

267

The History of Latinos in the United States

268

History of the American West

269

Asian Americans in Historical Perspective

271

The 1960s in the United States: A Cultural History

272

The Blues: History and Culture

287

The Vietnam War

358

The Jews of Modern Europe: History and Culture

363

Germany: Hitler and the Nazi Dictatorship

364

The Holocaust: Anti-Semitism & the Fate of Jewish People in Europe, 1933-45

379

Introduction to Jewish History

380

Buddhism: A Cultural History

382

Southeast Asia: The Age of Imperialism and Revolution Since 1800

383

North Africa from the Arab Conquest to the Present

385

Political Islam to Zionism: Middle Eastern Intellectual History, 1789-1990

386

Africa: The Age of Empires to 1880

387

Africa: Imperialism and Independence Since 1880

392

The History of Southern Africa

393

History of Mexico

394

History of Japan to 1600

395

History of Japan Since 1600

435

Ethnic America: To 1880

436

Immigrant America Since 1880

445

African Americans from Slavery to Freedom

446

African Americans Since the Civil War

460

The History of Poverty in America

463

History of the American City

468

The American Feminist Movement

469

Manhood in America

473

History of Wisconsin Indians

474

Topics in North American Indian History: (Subtitled)

Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies

   

111

Gender and the Media

112

Global Media

210

Jewish and Ethnic Narratives and Identities in Media

Linguistics

   

430

Language and Society

432

Urban Dialects

Political Science

   

215

Ethnicity, Religion, and Race in American Politics

388

Latino Politics

Psychology

   

578

Psychology of Race, Ethnicity, and Health

Sociology

   

233

Social Inequality in the United States

235

Social Change in the Global Economy

320

Social Change in American Indian Societies

321

Contemporary Issues of the American Indian

323

Perspectives on Latino Communities

324

Comparative Race Relations

423

Latino Immigration and Incorporation: (Subtitled)

 


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