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

Please visit: https://uwm.edu/comparative-ethnic-studies/ 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-102: Transnational Migrations: Asian-, Arab-, Euro-American and Latino Identity (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Modern and contemporary social and cultural processes of migration and identity; role of law as 'gatekeeping'; history of nativism, interethnic relations, and community formation.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
50533 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Monson, Tyler END 103  

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
45934 - 01/21-05/07   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
50544 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Hernandez, Kimberly MER 211  

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
50612 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Hernandez, Kimberly MER 316  

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
50534 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/21-05/07 Sekhon, Gurkirat AUP 104  

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
49535 - 01/21-05/07   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
47407 - 01/21-05/07   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
50535 3:30 PM-4:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Bruce, Jonathan MER G16  
Consent required to audit.

ETHNIC-360: Villainy, Sex, & Blood: Race, Gender & Ethnicity in Pop Culture (3 units; U )

Exploration of the ways in which popular culture creates, maintains, and challenges notions of race, gender, and ethnicity throughout the American historical experience.

Notes:
Counts as a repeat of Ethnic 250 w/ similar topic. Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
52708 3:30 PM-4:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Bruce, Jonathan MER 315  

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
49536 - 01/21-05/07   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
47406 - 01/21-05/07   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
45935 - 01/21-05/07   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
49044 11:00 AM-12:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Akubeze, Okey BOL B46  
CD,HU   3 LEC 002
49062 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Winkler, Erin PHY 133  
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 203
50239 - 01/21-05/07 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-111: Introduction to African-American History to 1865 (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

African and African-American history to the Reconstruction period.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
51818 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07   MIT 361  

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
54739 9:30 AM-10:45 AM MW 01/21-05/07 Gelan, Abera BOL B68  

AFRIC-210: The African-American Novel (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A study of the social and cultural significance of the African-American novel, with emphasis on genre, imagery, and dramatic irony.

Notes:
Prereq: soph st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
54742 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Jones, Sandra PHY 146  

AFRIC-228: Introduction to Black Political Economy (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of the interplay of the basic political and economic categories that structure the form and content of black life in America.

Notes:
Prereq: soph st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 001
49390 2:00 PM-3:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Akubeze, Okey MER 213  

AFRIC-314: The School in African-American Life (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

A study of the socio-cultural significance of the school in the evolution of the black community.

Notes:
Jointly offered with & counts as a repeat of ED POL 314(353). Prerequisite: junior standing.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
51009 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Winkler, Erin BOL B72  

AFRIC-369: Black Images and Mass Media (3 units; U )

An evaluation of how the mass media have affected the psyche of Black people.

Notes:
Prereq: jr st.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
    3 LEC 001
54751 5:00 PM-7:40 PM M 01/27-05/07   MIT 361  

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
51075 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Liebeseller, Laya BOL B40  

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
51133 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/27-05/07 Masalkhi, Fahed CRT 319  

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
51825 4:00 PM-5:15 PM MW 01/21-05/07   BOL B79  

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 003
49185 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Blewett, Peter MER 213  
CD,HU   3 LEC 004
52695 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Blewett, Peter MER 213  
CD,HU (FEE) 3 LEC 205
54692 - 01/21-05/07 Odrcic, Liana 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.

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   3 LEC 001
51192 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Blaeser, Kimberly CRT 219  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.

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
New Chinese Cinema
    3 LEC 001
50654 2:00 PM-3:50 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Xu, Jian CRT 104  
Audit never allowed.

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
51337 12:30 PM-1:45 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Wilson, Michael BOL 294  

ENGLISH-517: Studies in African-American Literature: (3 units; U/G ; CD)

Major genres, themes, figures and trends in African-American literature.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Mythic Spaces in Afrcn Epics&Afrcn Amrcn Fict&Film
CD   3 LEC 001
48923 9:30 AM-10:45 AM TR 01/21-05/07 Grayson, Sandra CRT 368  

ENGLISH-520: Studies in American Indian Literature: (3 units; U ; CD)

Critical study of themes, figures, aspects, trends, etc., in American Indian literature.

Notes:
AIS 520 & English 520 are jointly offered; w/same topic, they count as repeats of one another. May be retaken w/chg of topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Indigenous Law & Mystery Fiction
CD   3 LEC 001
55759 4:00 PM-6:40 PM T 01/21-05/07 Blaeser, Kimberly BOL B95  

ENGLISH-523: Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature: (3 units; U ; CD)

Critical study of themes, figures, aspects, trends, etc., in U.S. Latino/a literature.

Notes:
May be retaken w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 523 & Latino 523 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
Latinx Migrations
CD   3 LEC 001
54214 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Cardenas, Brenda BOL B68  

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
49268 - 01/21-05/07   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.

HIST-263: North American Indian History Since 1887 (3 units; U ; CD,SS)

A survey of American Indian history since 1887 with emphasis on federal policies and changing Indian societies in the twentieth century.

Notes:
AIS 263 & Hist 263 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prereq: none.
Enroll in LEC 401 & any DIS 601-605.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,SS   3 LEC 401
50136 1:00 PM-1:50 PM MW 01/21-05/07 Cornell, Akikwe MER 131  
Satisfies the Act 31 requirement for Education majors.
CD,SS     DIS 601
50137 10:00 AM-10:50 AM T 01/21-05/07   HLT G84  
CD,SS     DIS 602
50138 11:00 AM-11:50 AM T 01/21-05/07   HLT G88  
CD,SS     DIS 603
50139 1:00 PM-1:50 PM T 01/21-05/07   LUB S231  
CD,SS     DIS 604
50140 2:00 PM-2:50 PM M 01/21-05/07   MER 321  
CD,SS     DIS 605
50141 11:00 AM-11:50 AM W 01/21-05/07   HLT 180  

HIST-267: The History of Latinos in the United States (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

History and culture of Latinos in the United States from the colonial period to the present; emphasis on Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban experiences.

Notes:
Hist 267 & Latino 267 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
54111 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Hernandez, Kimberly BOL B56  

HIST-436: Immigrant America Since 1880 (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

Survey of the conflict between the ideas of cultural diversity and assimilation, stressing the differing reception and settlement of white and non-white immigrants.

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

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
CD,HU   3 LEC 001
54145 2:00 PM-3:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Hernandez, Kimberly HLT 190  

JEWISH-101: Jewish Culture in America: History, Literature, Film (3 units; U ; HU)

Cross-disciplinary study of modern Jewish culture in America, with particular attention given to Jewish-American literature, film, and history of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Notes:
Prereq: none.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
HU (FEE) 3 LEC 201
52182 - 01/21-05/07   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.

LATINO-267: The History of Latinos in the United States (3 units; U ; CD,HU)

History and culture of Latinos in the United States from the colonial period to the present; emphasis on Mexican American, Puerto Rican, and Cuban experiences.

Notes:
Hist 267 & Latino 267 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
54215 11:00 AM-12:15 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Hernandez, Kimberly BOL B56  

LATINO-523: Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature: (3 units; U ; CD)

Critical study of themes, figures, aspects, trends, etc. in U.S. Latino/a Literature.

Notes:
Retakable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max. English 523 & Latino 523 are jointly offered; they count as repeats of one another. Prerq: jr st; satisfaction of GER English Composition competency req.

GER   Units Section Class# Hours Days Dates Instructor Room Syllabus
Latinx Migrations
CD   3 LEC 001
55917 12:30 PM-1:45 PM TR 01/21-05/07 Cardenas, Brenda BOL B68  

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 201
49114 - 01/21-05/07 Borges, Goncalo 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.

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