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Ethnic Studies, Comparative
Contact: Professor Rachel Buff, rbuff@uwm.edu

Please visit: https://uwm.edu/comparative-ethnic-studies/

Please note: The College of Letters & Science charges an additional special course fee for Distance Education (online) sections. These sections can be distinguished by a section number beginning with 2-- (e.g., 201, 202). If the special course fee is not listed in the Schedule of Classes, please contact Andy Cuneo, L&S Student Academic Services, via e-mail, acuneo@uwm.edu, or phone (414) 229-2787.
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ETHNIC-101: The Making of American Cultures: Africans, Europeans, and Indian Nations (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

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.

Notes:
Not retakable for cr; may be repeated for higher grade. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-603.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 401
19624 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Buff, Rachel CHM 170  
This section is reserved for MKE Scholars only. Permission is required to enroll and drop. Contact Kay Eilers in the Student Success Center at kceilers@uwm.edu or 414-229-7194.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-603.
CD,HU     DIS 601
19861 9:00 AM-9:50 AM F 09/03-12/12 Harding, Oscar Patrick MER 211  
CD,HU     DIS 602
19860 10:00 AM-10:50 AM F 09/03-12/12 Green, Bailey MER 211  
CD,HU     DIS 603
27243 11:00 AM-11:50 AM F 09/03-12/12 Green, Bailey MER 211  

ETHNIC-192: First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U ; HU)

The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.

Notes:
Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Identity and Transformation
HU   3 SEM 001
20349 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Bruce, Jonathan MER 311  
Audit never allowed.

ETHNIC-193: First-Year Seminar: (3 units; U ; SS)

The specific topics are announced in the Schedule of Classes each time the class is offered.

Notes:
Open only to freshmen. Students may earn cr in just one L&S First-Year Sem (course numbers 192, 193, 194). Prereq: none.
Not open to University Special Students

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Race, Politics, Community Intro to Social Sciences
SS   3 SEM 001
26117 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Hernandez, Kimberly MER 211 PDF
Audit never allowed.

ETHNIC-199: Independent Study: Lower Division (1 - 3 units; U )

For further information, consult Ethnic Studies coordinator.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: 2.25 gpa on at least 12 graded cr; writ cons instr & prog coord.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
16601 - 09/03-12/12   ROOM TBA  

ETHNIC-255: Migration and Gender: Starbucks, Sex Trafficking, and Nannies (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Changing roles of women in the global marketplace; effects of migration on gender and family life.

Notes:
Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 250 with similar title. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
20216 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Hernandez, Kimberly MER 315 PDF

ETHNIC-265: Hmong Americans: History, Culture, and Contemporary Life (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Hmong American history, the effects of the Vietnam War on Hmong culture, and the history of the resulting refugee immigrants in America.

Notes:
Ethnic 265 & Hmong 265 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
20108 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 09/03-12/12 Vang, Chia CRT 309  

ETHNIC-275: Queer Migrations (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

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.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
23458 4:00 PM-6:40 PM T 09/03-12/12 Monson, Tyler MER 211  

ETHNIC-289: Internship in Ethnic Studies, Lower Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of basic principles of ethnic studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 FLD 101
20009 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  

ETHNIC-297: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; 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.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
18205 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  

ETHNIC-325: Gender, Race, and Ethnicity in Milwaukee: (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

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.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
City of Festivals, City of Division
CD,HU   3 SEM 001
21638 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Bruce, Jonathan MER 315  
Consent required to audit.

ETHNIC-489: Internship in Ethnic Studies, Upper Division (1 - 6 units; U )

Application of advanced principles of ethnic studies in a business, organizational, educational, political, or other appropriate setting.

Notes:
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.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 6 FLD 101
19975 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  

ETHNIC-497: Study Abroad: (1 - 12 units; 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.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic. Prereq: jr st; acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 12 LEC 101
18204 - 09/03-12/12   OFF CAMPUS  

ETHNIC-699: Advanced Independent Work (1 - 3 units; U )

See Independent Study. For further information consult Ethnic Studies coord.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; 2.5 gpa; writ cons instr, prog coord, & asst dean for SAS.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    1 - 3 IND 001
16602 - 09/03-12/12   ROOM TBA  

 
Additional Courses - Ethnic Studies
 
AFRIC-100: Black Reality: Survey of African-American Society (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

An introduction to key concepts, structures, and institutions in African-American societies.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
20416 5:00 PM-7:40 PM M 09/09-12/12 Negreiros, Dalila MIT 361  
CD,HU   3 LEC 002
20506 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Akubeze, Okey BOL B60  
CD,HU   3 LEC 003
20507 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Winkler, Erin MIT 361  
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
21528 - 09/03-12/12 Mitchell-Walthour, Gladys ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

AFRIC-102: Survey of African-American Literature (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A survey of a variety of African-American literature.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20925 - 09/03-12/12 Jones, Sandra ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

AFRIC-112: Introduction to African-American History, 1865 to the Present (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

African-American history from the Reconstruction era to the present.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
20926 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Baker, Robert MIT 361 PDF

AFRIC-125: Economics of the Black Community (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of key economic principles, and elements that structure economic behavior in the black community.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
27674 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 09/03-12/12 Gelan, Abera MER 211  

ANTHRO-150: Multicultural America (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Comparative study of U.S. ethnic and racial identities through popular culture with attention to African-, Asian-, Hispanic-, and Native-American experiences.

Notes:
Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
22613 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Liebeseller, Laya LUB N110  

ARABIC-164: Arabs and Islam in America (3 units; U ; HU)

History of Arab immigration, experience of Arabs, and nature of Islam and Islamic communities in America.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU   3 LEC 001
23559 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Masalkhi, Fahed MER 211  

ECON-248: Economics of Discrimination (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Use of economic theory to examine the history, current status, and policies regarding various minority groups in the United States. Applications include education, housing, jobs.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
26789 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 09/03-12/12 McCool, Joseph BOL B40  

ENGLISH-150: Multicultural America (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Cross-cultural study of U.S. ethnic and racial identities through materials from literature, history, and the media, with attention to African-, Asian-, Hispanic-, and Native American experiences.

Notes:
Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 002
19909 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Blewett, Peter MER 211 Word
This course requires service learning, which is an off-campus community learning assignment.
CD,HU   3 LEC 005
20339 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Blewett, Peter MER 311 Word
This course requires service learning, which is an off-campus community learning assignment.
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20311 - 09/03-12/12 Odrcic, Liana ONLINE WEB  
This course requires service learning, which is an off-campus community learning assignment.
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ENGLISH-276: Introduction to American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Literature of the American Indian, focusing on major forms, prominent themes, or a particular tribe or time period.

Notes:
AIS 276 & English 276 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: grade of C or better in English 102(P) or score at level 4 on EPT.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Hist, Lit & Sovereignty of Wisconsin Tribes
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
26891 - 09/03-12/12 Wilson, Michael ONLINE WEB  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

ENGLISH-316: World Cinema: (3 units; U )

National cinemas in first, second, and/or third world nations; relationships among representation, narrative, and social forms.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. CompLit 316, English 316 & FilmStd 316 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr. st or English 290(P); satisfaction of OWC-A.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
French New Wave Cinema
    3 LEC 001
21468 12:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Williams, Tami CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.
Consent required to audit.

ENGLISH-372: Survey of American Indian Literature (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A general, representative study of the literature of the American Indian.

Notes:
AIS 372 & English 372 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
22393 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 118 Word

ENGLISH-377: Survey of African-American Literature, 1930 to the Present (3 units; U ; CD)

A general, representative study of African-American literature written since 1930.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   3 LEC 001
25726 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Grayson, Sandra CRT 368  
Audit never allowed.

GEOG-114: Geography of Race in the United States (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Contemporary geographic issues of segregation, assimilation, belonging, and exclusion facing African-American, white, Asian, Latino, Native American and either groups in the U.S. 2 hrs lec, 1 hr dis.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20164 - 09/03-12/12 Wolfe, Rebecca ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.
CD,SS   3 LEC 402
19640 1:00 PM-1:50 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Bonds, Anne BOL B52  
CD,SS     DIS 601
19959 2:00 PM-2:50 PM T 09/03-12/12 Heady, Catherine BOL 277  
CD,SS     DIS 603
19961 1:00 PM-1:50 PM W 09/03-12/12 Heady, Catherine BOL 262  
CD,SS     DIS 604
19962 2:00 PM-2:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Heady, Catherine BOL 262  
CD,SS     DIS 605
22929 3:00 PM-3:50 PM R 09/03-12/12 Heady, Catherine BOL 262  

HIST-150: Multicultural America (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Cross-cultural study of U.S. ethnic and racial identities through materials from literature, history, and the media, with attention to African-, Asian-, Hispanic-, and Native-American experiences.

Notes:
Cultures and Communities Prog course; req'd service learning component. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 002
27249 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Grensavitch, Krista LAP 260  
This section is reserved for Living Learning Community (LLC) students only. Permission is required to enroll and drop. Contact University Housing - Coordinator of Residential Education at uwmLLC@uwm.edu or 414-229-5495.
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
20835 - 09/03-12/12 Alinder, Jasmine ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

HIST-262: North American Indian History to 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of Native American history from aboriginal times to 1887. Emphasis will be placed on American policies and change within Indian societies.

Notes:
AIS 262 & Hist 262 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
21731 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Cornell, Akikwe BOL B92  

HIST-473: History of Wisconsin Indians (3 units; U/G ; CD)

History of Wisconsin tribes from their earliest years to the present, including European contacts, treaties, the fur trade, and wars.

Notes:
AIS 473 & Hist 473 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD   3 LEC 001
22378 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Cornell, Akikwe HLT G90  
Undergraduate credit only, this semester

LATINO-101: Introduction to Latino Studies (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Analyses of the historical and structural forces which have shaped the experience of Latinos in the U.S., including the relationship between Latinos and social institutions.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
19776 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 09/03-12/12 Hernandez, Kimberly BOL B40 PDF

LATINO-323: Perspectives on Latino Communities (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Sociological analysis of the experiences of Latinos. Examination of immigration and mode of incorporation from theoretical perspectives. Emphasis on Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans.

Notes:
Latino 323 & Sociol 323 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
27196 - 09/03-12/12 Velez, William ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

POL SCI-215: Ethnicity, Religion and Race in American Politics (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Nationality, racial and religion-based groups in American domestic and foreign policy-making; significance of cultural pluralism as a factor in the American political experience.

Notes:
American politics course. Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
23517 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 09/03-12/12 Shah, Paru BOL B46  

SOCIOL-323: Perspectives on Latino Communities (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

Sociological analysis of the experiences of Latinos. Examination of immigration and mode of incorporation from theoretical perspectives. Emphasis on Chicanos, Cubans, and Puerto Ricans.

Notes:
Latino 323 & Sociol 323 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: jr st & any Sociol 100-level course or cons instr.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS (FEE) 3 LEC 201
27169 - 09/03-12/12 Velez, William ONLINE WEB  
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

URB STD-360: Perspectives on the Urban Scene: (3 units; U ; SS)

Topics related to the structure, growth, and change of the urban environment.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Green Cities: UrbanAgri, Sustain. & Envir Justice
SS (FEE) 3 LEC 202
20142 - 09/03-12/12 Borges, Goncalo ONLINE WEB PDF
A course fee of $275.00, in addition to applicable fees and/or tuition, will be charged for this section. Conducted completely online; computer/internet access req'd.

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