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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014


College of Letters and Science


Cultures and Communities


Gregory Jay, Professor, Department of English, Senior Director, Email: gjay@uwm.edu
Cheryl Ajirotutu, Assoc. Professor, Department of Anthropology, Senior Asst. Director, Email: yinka@uwm.edu
Holton Hall G36, Phone: (414) 229-5960
Website: www.cc.uwm.edu

The College of Letters and Science cosponsors the university-wide Cultures and Communities (CC) Certificate Program, which offers students an opportunity to complete their University General Education Requirements through courses focusing on U.S. multicultural studies, global and international perspectives, and the community and cultural contexts of art, science, health, and technology. Students must complete (at least) 3 credits in each of the areas below, including one course with a service learning component.   All students are required to complete an exit survey before the certificate is awarded.

The following list of courses approved for the CC certificate indicates which requirement of the certificate is fulfilled by each course and how each course counts toward the University General Education Requirements. L&S students who wish to have their CC courses count toward their Letters and Science breadth requirements must select L&S courses. A single course may satisfy only one area. For the most up-to-date list, contact the Cultures and Communities Program office.

Area I. Cultures and Communities Core Course

Anthro 150 Multicultural America, 3 cr (SS&)

Art 150 Multicultural America, 3 cr (A&)

English 150 Multicultural America, 3 cr (HU&)

Film 150 Multicultural America 3 cr (A&)

Hist 150 Multicultural America, 3 cr (HU&)

Sociol 150 Multicultural America, 3 cr (SS&)

UrbPlan 350 Social Justice, Urban Planning, and the New Multicultural America (&)

Urb Std 150 Multicultural America, 3 cr (SS&)

Wmns 150 Multicultural America, 3 cr. (HU&)

Area II. Cultures and Communities of the United States

Africology

100 Black Reality: Survey of African-American Society (HU&)

102 Survey of African-American Literature (HU&)

111 Introduction to African-American History to 1865 (HU&)

112 Introduction to African-American History, 1865-Present (HU&)

125 Economics of the Black Community (SS&)

192 First-Year Seminar (HU)

Topic: African American Life Stories

193 First-Year Seminar (SS)

Topic: Race in Popular Culture

205 The Poetry of African, African-American and Caribbean Writers (HU&) (if not selected in Area III)

210 The African-American Novel (HU&)

215 Introduction to Black Social and Cultural Traditions (SS)

228 Introduction to Black Political Economy (SS)

250 Black Women and White Women in the Contemporary United States (SS)

265 Psychological Effects of Racism (SS&)

314 The School in African American Life (HU&)

American Indian Studies

101 Introduction to American Indian Studies (SS&)

192 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitle) (HU)

193 First-Year Seminar: (Subtitle) (SS)

203 Western Great Lakes American Indian Community Life of the Past (SS&)

276 Introduction to American Indian Literature: (Subtitle) (HU&) (jointly offered with English)

320 Social Change in American Indian Societies (SS&) (jointly offered with Sociol)

321 Contemporary Issues of the American Indian (SS&) (jointly offered with Sociol)

372 Survey of American Indian Literature (HU&) (jointly offered with English)

520 Studies in American Indian Literature: (Subtitle) (&) (jointly offered with English)

Anthropology

150 Multicultural America (SS&) (if not selected above)

193 First-Year Seminar (SS)

Topic: Museums: Gateways to Modern Life

Topic: Oral Traditions

Topic: Museums for Educators

213 American Indian Peoples of Wisconsin (SS&)

Arabic

164 Arabs and Islam in America (HU)

Communication

350 Intercultural Communication (SS&)

Economics

193 First-Year Seminar (SS)

Topic: Growth and Development of China, Japan, and Korea

248 Economics of Discrimination (SS&)

Educational Policy and Community Studies

113 The Milwaukee Community (SS)

212 Educational Issues in Spanish Speaking Communities (HU&)

314 The School in African American Life (HU&)

460 The Chicano Experience (HU&)

560 Education and Hispanics (SS&)

621 History of Native Education and Policy Development (&)

625 Race Relations in Education (&)

English

150 Multicultural America (HU&) (if not selected above)

192 First-Year Seminar (HU)

Topic: African American Folklore in Literature

Topic: Hmong-American Life Stories (HU&)

Topic: Southeast Asian American Literature and Life

Topic: Images of American Indians (HU&)

Topic: Images of American Indians in Art, Film, and Literature

Topic: Asian American Life Stories

Topic: Asian-American Literature (HU&)

Topic: Representations of the American Dream

Topic: Multicultural American (no cr for students w/cr in English 150)

Topic: Multicultural Milwaukee (HU&)

243 Introduction to Literature by Women (HU)

Topic: Fiction by Women of Color

Topic: Women, Race, and Class

248 Literature and Contemporary Life (HU)

Topic: Introduction to LGBT Studies

Topic: Growing up Gay

Topic: Katrina in Context

Topic: Queer Theory and the Novel

276 Introduction to American Indian Literature: (Subtitle) (HU&) (jointly offered with AIS)

277 Introduction to Ethnic Minority Literature: (Subtitle) (HU&)

279 Introduction to Latino/a Literature: (Subtitle) (HU&)

280 Introduction to Asian-American Literature: (Subtitle) (HU&)

281 Introduction to African-American Literature: (Subtitle) (HU&)

372 Survey of American Indian Literature (HU&) (jointly offered with AIS)

373 Survey of Ethnic Minority Literature (HU&)

Topic: Z. N. Hurston, A. Walker, T. Morrison, G. Naylor

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: (Subtitle) (&)

517 Studies in African-American Literature: (Subtitle) (&)

520 Studies in American Indian Literature: (Subtitle) (&) (jointly offered with AIS)

521 Studies in Ethnic Minority Literature: (Subtitle) (&)

523 Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature: (Subtitle) (&)

524 Studies in Asian-American Literature: (Subtitle) (&)

685 Honors Seminar (HU)

Topic: Chinese American Women Writers (HU&)

Topic: Asian American Women Writers (HU&)

Ethnic Studies

101 The Making of American Cultures: Africans, Europeans, and Indian Nations (HU&)

102 Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American, and Latino Identity (HU&)

200 Racial Minorities in the United States (SS&)

250 Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies (SS)

Topic: Blacks, Jews, and Black Jews

265 Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life (SS&)

275 Queer Migrations

Exceptional Education

330 Deaf History (SS)

352 American Deaf Culture (SS)

Film

150 Multicultural America (A&) (if not selected above)

Geography

114 Geography of Race in the United States (SS&)

193 First-Year Seminar (SS)

Topic: Exploring India: Societies, Cultures, Environments

Hebrew Studies

254 Studies in Hebrew Culture (HU)

Topic: The Jewish-American Experience

282 Jewish Identity in Contemporary America (HU)

History

150 Multicultural America (HU&) (if not selected above)

200 Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: (SS)

Topic: The Civil Rights Movement in America (SS&)

Topic: The Civil Rights Movement in Milwaukee (SS&)

Topic: U.S.- Mexico Borderlands

229 History of Race, Science, and Medicine United States (HU&) (if not selected in Area V)

243 History of Women in American Society (HU)

262 North American Indian History to 1887 (SS&)

263 North American Indian History Since 1887 (SS&)

267 The History of Latinos in the United States (HU&)

269 Asian Americans in Historical Perspective (HU&)

270 Topics in American History: (Subtitle)

Topic: Mixed Race Identity in American Culture (HU&)

271 The 1960s in the United States: A Cultural History (HU)

436 Immigrant America Since 1880 (HU&)

445 African Americans from Slavery to Freedom (&)

446 African Americans Since the Civil War (&)

473 History of Wisconsin Indians (HU&)

474 Topics in North American Indian History: (Subtitle) (&)

Hmong

265 Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life (SS&)

Italian

242 Topics in Italian American Studies: (Subtitle) (HU)

Jewish Studies

101 Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film (HU)

210 Jewish and Ethnic Narratives and Identities in the Media (HU)

247 Topics in Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture: (Subtitle)   (HU)

282 Jewish Identity in Contemporary America (HU)

Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies

111 Gender and the Media (HU)

210 Jewish and Ethnic Narratives and Identities in the Media (HU)

Latino Studies

101 Introduction to Latino Studies (SS&)

L&S Natural Science

295 Seminar in the Natural Sciences (NS)

Topic: Green Science and Urban Space

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies

200 Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (HU)

Political Science

215 Ethnicity, Religion and Race in American Politics (SS&)

Psychology

230 Social Psychology: Psychological Perspectives (SS)

319 Gay and Lesbian Psychology (SS)

Social Work

665 Cultural Diversity and Social Work (SS&)

Sociology

150 Multicultural America (SS&) (if not selected above)

193 First-Year Seminar (SS)

Topic: Latinos in the City (SS&)

Topic: Buffalo to Bingo: Changing American Indian Societies (SS&)

224 American Minority Groups (SS&)

233 Social Inequality in the United States (SS)

250 Sex and Gender (SS)

320 Social Change in American Indian Societies (SS&) (jointly offered with AIS)

321 Contemporary Issues of the American Indian (SS&) (jointly offered with AIS)

323 Perspectives on Latino Communities (SS&)

Spanish

371 Introduction to Latino Literature in English (HU&)

373 Topics in Latino Literature in English: (Subtitle) (HU&)

Urban Planning

350 Social Justice, Urban Planning, and the New Multicultural America (&)

Urban Studies

150 Multicultural America (SS&) (if not selected above)

Women's Studies

150 Multicultural America (SS&) (if not selected above)

200 Introduction to Women's Studies: A Social Science Perspective (SS)

201 Introduction to Women's Studies: A Humanities Perspective (HU)

Area III. Global Perspectives on Culture and Community

Africology

205 The Poetry of African, African-American and Caribbean Writers (HU&) (if not selected in Area II)

232 Survey of African Societies and Cultures (SS)

235 African Americans and South Africa (HU)

334 Survey of Black American and Black Brazilian Societies (SS)

Anthropology

102 Introduction to Anthropology: Culture and Society (SS)

104 Lifeways in Different Cultures: A Survey of World Societies (SS)

250 Women's Roles in Cross-Cultural Perspective (SS)

355 Globalization, Culture, and Environment (SS)

Arabic

111 Cultures and Civilizations of the Muslim Middle East (HU)

Art History

104 African, New World and Oceanic Art and Architecture (HU)

105 Asian Art and Architecture (HU)

Comparative Literature

133 Contemporary Imagination in Literature and the Arts (HU)

135 Experiencing Literature in the 21st Century (HU)

Topic: Magical Realism and the Fantastic in Literature and Film

Topic: Youth Culture in the Middle East through Literature, Art, and Film

192 First-Year Seminar (HU)

Topic: The Bible in African Societies

Topic: Immigration and Exile in the Literatures of the Americas

207 World Literature in Translation: Antiquity Through the 1600s (HU)

208 World Literature in Translation: The 17th to the 21st Century (HU)

230 Literature and Society (HU)

Topic: Gender and Utopia

Topic: "New World" Literature

Topic: Women and Sexuality

Topic: Nazi Germany: Victims, Perpetrators, and Bystanders

231 Literature and Religion (HU)

Topic: Holocaust and the Arts: Literature and Music

Topic: Holocaust: Children and War

Topic: Holocaust in Literature and Film

Topic: Holocaust in Poland

Topic: Nazis in Western Europe

Topic: The Quran as Literature

232 Literature and Politics (HU)

Topic: Contemporary Women Writers and the Ethics of Violence

Topic: Gender and the Historical Novel

Topic: The Representation of Revolution

Topic: Women and War in Latin America and the Caribbean

233 Literature and Film (HU)

Topic: The Literature and Film of Globalization

309 Great Works of Modern Literature (HU)

Topic: Cultural Identity and the Postcolonial Text

Criminal Justice

410 Comparative Criminal Justice (SS)

Economics

193 First-Year Seminar (SS)

Topic: Growth and Development of China, Japan, and Korea

Geography

110 The World: Peoples and Regions (SS) (if not selected in Area V)

213 Geography of Asia (SS)

231 Geography of Islam (SS)

Global Studies

101 Introduction to Global Studies I: People and Politics (SS)

202 Introduction to Global Studies III: Globalization and Technology (SS)

Hebrew Studies

238 Topics in Hebrew/Jewish Literature, Art, and Culture (HU)

Topic: The Arab-Israeli Conflict

Topic: Judaism, Christianity, Islam: Three Religions – One God

Topic: Moses, Jesus, Mohammed

Topic: Hebrew Culture: From the Bible to Popular Movies

254 Studies in Hebrew Culture (HU)

Topic: Arabs and Jews in the Middle East: Conflict or Peace

Topic: The Holocaust

Topic: Contemporary Israeli Film

256 Good and Evil in Judaism, Christianity, Islam (HU)

261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (HU)

368 Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (HU)

History

175 East Asian Civilization to 1600 (HU)

176 East Asian Civilization Since 1600 (HU)

180 Latin American Society and Culture (SS)

192 First-Year Seminar (HU)

Topic: Global Religions: Diversity and Dialogue

Topic: History and Globalization

200 Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues (SS)

Topic: Latin America and Globalization

Topic: The African Diaspora

210 The Twentieth Century: A Global History (SS)

280 Islamic Civilization: The Formative Period, ca. 500-1258 (HU)

281 Islamic Civilization: The Middle Period, ca. 1200-1805 (HU)

282 The Modern Middle East in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries (HU)

287 The Vietnam War (SS)

379 Introduction to Jewish History (HU)

Jewish Studies

261 Representing the Holocaust in Words and Images (HU)

368 Jewish and Christian Responses to the Holocaust (HU)

379 Introduction to Jewish History (HU)

Latin American and Caribbean Studies

101 Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (HU)

Philosophy

204 Introduction to Asian Religions (HU)

Political Science

106 Politics of the World's Nations (SS)

175 Introduction to International Relations (SS)

371 Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (SS)

Portuguese

192 First-Year Seminar (HU)

Topic: History of Brazil

225 Understanding Brazil (HU)

Topic: African Presence in Brazilian Culture and Literature

Topic: Race, Class, and Gender

360 Brazilian Culture (HU)

Topic: Brazilian Music

Topic: Brazilian Culture Through Film

Topic: Music of Brazil and Portuguese-Speaking Countries

380 Luso-Brazilian Literature in Translation (HU)

Topic: Race, Gender, and Military Struggles – Africa, Brazil, etc.

Religious Studies

101 Introduction to World Religions (HU)

Russian

192 First-Year Seminar (HU)

Topic: Russia Today

Sociology

103 World Society (SS)

235 Social Change in the Global Economy (SS)

Spanish

225 Understanding the Hispanic World: (Subtitle)   (HU)

380 Spanish Literature in Translation: (Subtitle)   (HU)

383 Spanish-American Literature in Translation: (Subtitle)   (HU)

391 Social and Historical Issues in the Hispanic World: (Subtitle) (HU)

Area IV. Art, Culture, and Community

Art

100 American Art and Culture (A) (LEC with CC content only)

105 Art Survey (A)

106 Art Survey (A)

150 Multicultural America (A&) (if not selected above)

Dance

122 African Dance and Diaspora Technique I (A&)

313 History of Dance in the African Diaspora (A&)

320 Rituals and Culture (A)

360 Movement and Learning (A)

370 World Movement Traditions (A)

Topic: Dances of the World

Film

150 Multicultural America (A&) (if not selected above)

302 Video in the Classroom (A)

Music

102 American Popular Music (A)

280 Special Studies in Music

Topic: Music in American Cultures (A&)

309 American Folk and Popular Music (A)

310 Introduction to World Musics (A)

Theatre

120 Performance and Popular Culture (A)

204 Participatory Theatre (A)

460 Storytelling (A)

Topic: Elder Tales

Topic: Milwaukee - Stories from Our Own Backyard

Topic: Stories and the Cultural Voice

Topic: Toby to Tupac - Stories and Songs in Popular Culture

Topic: Discovering Your Personal Story

Area V. Science, Culture, and Society

Biological Sciences

103 Topics in Modern Biology (NS)

Topic: Biology through Art (NS)

185 Introductory Biology for Teachers (NS+)

194 First-Year Seminar (NS)

Topic: Forbidden Knowledge: Science and Censorship

206 Biology of Women (NS)

Conservation and Environmental Science

210 Introduction to Conservation and Environmental Science

Geography

110 The World Peoples and Regions (SS) (if not selected in Area III)

125 Introduction to Environmental Geography (NS)

140 Our Urban Environment: Introduction to Urban Geography (SS)

213 Geography of Asia (SS)

350 Conservation of Natural Resources (SS)

Health Sciences

245 Client Diversity in Health Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Approach (SS)
Course offered by the College of Health Sciences; also available as C L Sci, ComSDis, HCA, Hum Kin, OccThpy, and TherRec

History

229 History of Race, Science, and Medicine in the United States (HU&) (if not selected in Area II)

L&S Natural Sciences

295 Seminar in the Natural Sciences (NS)

Topic: Seminar on Green Science and Urban Spaces

Nursing

101 Cultural Diversity in Health Care (SS&)

685 Honors Seminar

Topic: Negotiating Differences: Race and Culture in Contemporary Healthcare

Philosophy

244 Ethical Issues in Health Care: (Subtitle) (HU)

Physics

194 First-Year Seminar (NS)(NS)

Topic: Physics, Science, and Technology in Our Society: Friend or Foe?


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