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Comparative Ethnic Studies (CES)
101 [DIVR] Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies 3 Comparative issues in Asian American, African American, Chicana/o, and Native American cultures in the United States.
111 [HUM] Introduction to Asian Pacific American Studies 3 Examination of the social, political, economic, and cultural experiences of Asian/Pacific Americans in the historical and contemporary period.
120 [DIVR] Sex, Race, and Reproduction in Global Health Politics 3 Examination of how cultures, institutions, states, and economies influence reproductive health inequalities around gender, sexuality, race, class, and national identity. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 120, CES 120).
131 [SSCI] Introduction to Black Studies 3 An introduction to general knowledge concerning African Americans in the US.
151 [HUM] Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies 3 Examination of the history, culture, political and economic status of Chicano/as and Latino/as in the US.
171 [SSCI] Introduction to Indigenous Studies 3 Introduction to indigenous studies; introductory course to contemporary indigenous cultures and politics.
201 Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies 3 Critical examination of the history, methodology and theoretical concepts of ethnic studies. Typically offered Fall.
204 Critical Studies in Whiteness 3 Political and cultural practices that define whiteness through history, popular culture and everyday life.
209 [HUM] Hip Hop Around the Globe 3 Diversity and complexity of hip hop at a local, national and global level.
211 Asian Pacific American History 3 Historical experience of Asian/Pacific Americans since the 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 211, HISTORY 201).
220 [HUM] Introduction to Multicultural Literature 3 Survey of multicultural literature including European American, African American, Asian American, Chicana/o, and Native American authors. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 220, ENGLISH 220).
222 Race in Sport Films 3 (2-2) Examination of racial politics through critical discussions of sport film.
235 African American History 3 History of African Americans in the US with emphasis upon major themes of the Black experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 235, HISTORY 235, WOMEN ST 235).
235 (Effective through Summer 2016) African American History 3 History of African Americans in the US with emphasis upon major themes of the Black experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 235, HISTORY 205, WOMEN ST 235).
240 Global Indigenous Issues 3 Critical examination of global indigenous politics in a historical perspective.
244 [SSCI] Critical Globalizations 3 Critical examination of the historical trajectory and contemporary practices, institutions and policies that make up globalization.
254 [SSCI] Comparative Latino/a Cultures 3 Comparison of the contemporary and historical experiences of Latinos and Latinas in the United States, and their relations with other ethnic minority groups and the majority populations.
255 Chicana/o History 3 The historical development of the Chicano/a community in relation to the dynamics of race relations, class structure, ethnic identity, gender, and sexuality in American society from 1521 to the 20th century.
260 [HUM] Race and Racism in US Popular Culture 3 Examines images, ideologies, and identities; introduces key concepts and methods; focuses on race, gender, sexuality and class.
271 [HUM] Native Music of North America 3 Music and ceremonialism as a reflection of realities in North American native cultures, past and present. (Crosslisted course offered as MUS 265, CES 271).
280 Race and the Law in American History 3 Introduction to the role of the law in American race-relations since 1750. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 280, HISTORY 280).
291 [DIVR] Anti-Semitism 3 Historical, social, theological, and ideological dimensions of anti-Semitism.
300 [DIVR] [M] Intersections of Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, 201, SOC 101, WOMEN ST 101, or 201. Intersections between race, class and gender through case studies; experiences in interdisciplinary methods. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 300, CES 300, SOC 300). Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.
301 [M] Race and Global Inequality 3 Examination of nationalism, colonization, empire-building, racism, ethnic conflict, and class inequality in a global context. Typically offered Spring.
302 Social Psychology of Prejudice 3 Causes and nature of prejudice from social, psychological, and cultural theoretical perspectives.
304 (Effective through Summer 2016) [DIVR] American Roots: Immigration, Migration, and Ethnic Identity 3 An analysis of immigration to migration within the US including political and social consequences and the experiences of ethnic groups since the early 19th century. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 314, CES 304).
305 Contemporary Masculinities 3 Analysis of the development of masculinity in its biological and cultural forms. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 302, CES 305, SOC 302).
308 [SSCI] Cultural Politics of Sport 3 A critical examination of US sports through class, race, gender, sexuality, nationalism and criminality.
308 (Effective through Summer 2016) [SSCI] [M] Cultural Politics of Sport 3 A critical examination of US sports through class, race, gender, sexuality, nationalism and criminality.
309 [ARTS] Queer Identities in Contemporary Cultures 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101, CES 201, WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. Analysis of roots/legacies of creative resistance writing by Queer communities of color; students learn to produce creative resistance work. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 369, CES 309).
313 [HUM] Asian Pacific American Literature 3 Asian American fiction, drama, poetry, and other arts, 1900 to present; impact of Asian/Pacific American culture and experience upon these works. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 313, ENGLISH 311).
314 [M] Topics in Asian Pacific American Literature 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Trends, themes, major writers. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 314, ENGLISH 314).
315 [M] Asian Pacific American Autobiography 3 Critical readings of the autobiographical works, memoirs, and life writings by Asian Pacific Americans. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 315, ENGLISH 315).
325 [DIVR] Traveling Cultures: Tourism in Global Perspective 3 Social relations and cultural practices central to tourism with examples from around the world.
330 From Malcolm X to the Black Panthers 3 Complex understanding of the history of black politics in the 1960's.
331 African American Literature 3 Introduction to major issues and major works in the African American literary tradition. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 331, ENGLISH 321).
332 [DIVR] [M] Topics in African American Literature 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Trends and major writers. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 322, CES 332).
332 (Effective through Summer 2016) [M] Topics in African American Literature 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Trends and major writers. (Crosslisted course offered as ENGLISH 322, CES 332).
335 [SSCI] Black Freedom Struggle 3 Historic exploration of black resistance focusing on nationwide movement that developed following World War II. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 335, HISTORY 313).
336 Black Popular Culture 3 Histories of African American pop culture; examines how African American cultural specificities emerge and transform American popular imaginations.
338 Cinematic Images of Blackness 3 Critical perspectives on the history of cinematic images of blackness; traces experiences of blacks within Hollywood as actor or artist, subject or image. Typically offered Summer Session.
353 [M] Chicana/o - Latina/o Literature 3 Chicana/o and Latina/o literature, narrative, novel, autobiography, poetry, short story, and drama. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 353, ENGLISH 345).
357 Chicana/os and Popular Culture 3 Representation of Chicanos in US popular culture.
358 [M] US Latino/as in Film 3 (2-3) Critical analysis of Latinas and Latinos in contemporary US mainstream movies and independent films.
359 Chicana/o and Latina/o Politics 3 Character, role, and goals of Chicano/Latino politics; contemporary Chicano/Latino issues. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 359, POL S 375).
372 Indigenous Women in Traditional and Contemporary Societies 3 Course Prerequisite: One of ANTH 101, 214, CES 101, 171, or WOMEN ST 101, or WOMEN ST 201. Exploration of roles and activities of women in indigenous societies; how traditional gender roles have developed and changed. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 372, ANTH 312, WOMEN ST 372).
373 [M] Native American Literature 3 Native American literature, by and about the original inhabitants, image and counter-image, with emphasis on the 20th century. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 373, ENGLISH 341).
375 (Effective through Summer 2016) [DIVR] North American Indian History, Precontact to Present 3 Traces American Indians from precontact to the present against the backdrop of sovereignty, treaty rights, and trust responsibility. (Crosslisted course offered as HISTORY 308, CES 375). Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.
376 (Effective through Summer 2016) [SSCI] America Before Columbus 3 Cultures and environments of North/Middle America from the arrival of the earliest hunter-gatherers to the complex Mayan and Aztec civilizations. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 331, CES 376). Recommended preparation: ANTH 101.
377 Native Peoples of North America 3 A culture history/culture area study of native North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 320, CES 377).
378 [DIVR] Contemporary Native Peoples of the Americas 3 Contemporary cultures of Native American communities emphasizing North America. (Crosslisted course offered as ANTH 327, CES 378). Recommended preparation: ANTH 101 or CES 171.
379 Indigenous Film 3 Critical examination of films and videos featuring and by indigenous peoples; traces the history of the indigenous peoples as subjects of films and as filmmakers.
380 Immigration and Citizenship in the Global Economy 3 Examination of past and current notions of immigration and citizenship in North American, Asian, and European countries as defined by government officials, political organizations, community groups, and popular culture.
401 Seminar in Culture and Power 3 Complex power relations that develop among competing local, regional, national, and global culture(s).
403 Cultural Issues in Psychology 3 Multidisciplinary analyses of the relationship between social-ecological and political contexts and individual and collective psychology. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 403, PSYCH 403).
404 (Effective through Spring 2016) Stereotypes in Communication 3 Course Prerequisite: Certified in any major. Examines portrayals of social groups in the media and the impact portrayals have on perceptions, expectations, and aspirations of members of portrayed groups and nonmembers. (Crosslisted course offered as COM 471, CES 404).
405 [CAPS] Cultural Criticism and Theory 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Major critiques and theories of colonialist and imperialist formations of culture. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 405, ENGLISH 410).
406 Philosophy and Race 3 Course Prerequisite: 3 hours in PHIL or CES 201. Examination of race within western philosophy including work of philosophers of color and analysis of the category race. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 406, PHIL 406).
407 Race, Gender and the Prison Industrial Complex 3 Race, gender and nationality and how they affect the organization and maintenance of the prison industrial complex.
408 Introduction to Critical Race Feminism 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Studies structural inequalities in the US through historically grounded analysis of social systems, race, gender, and the law. (Crosslisted course offered as WOMEN ST 408, CES 408).
411 Asian Pacific American Women 3 Course Prerequisite: CES or WOMEN ST course; junior standing. Intersection of ethnicity, race, class, gender and sexuality in the lives of Asian Pacific American women. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 411, WOMEN ST 411).
413 Asian Pacific Americans and Popular Culture 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 101 or 111. Examines the racial politics that have developed around the representation of Asian Pacific Americans in US popular culture.
421 (Effective through Summer 2016) [DIVR] Intercultural Communication and Globalization 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. How global processes shape intercultural communication and how globalization is understood, advanced, and opposed by different groups. (Crosslisted course offered as COMSOC 421, CES 421).
426 Workers Across North America 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. International interactions between workers and labor unions in Mexico, Canada and the US. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 426, HISTORY 426).
435 African American Women in US Society 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Critical terms and models for understanding the experiences of African American women in antebellum America to the present; an interdisciplinary forum concerned with the national experience of the African American woman experience. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 435, WOMEN ST 435).
436 Black Masculinities 3 Historical, political and cultural constructions of images of black manhood and the effects on black male subjectivity.
440 [CAPS] Global Social Justice 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Examination of social justice issues in the United States and transnationally.
442 Nation, Ethnicity, and Modernity 3 Relationship between modernity and nation-making in relation to dominant constructions of race and ethnicity and histories of colonialism.
444 White Power Movements and Ideologies 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Critical assessment of white supremacist and nationalist movements and ideologies around the globe.
446 Racism and Anti-Racism in Global Context 3 Theory and practice of anti-racism; history and scope; strategies to transform racist systems.
454 La Chicana in US Society 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Intersections of race, class, gender and sexual orientation in the experience of a marginalized group - Chicanas. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 454, WOMEN ST 454).
465 Race, Science, and Society 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. Racial thinking in science tracing the impact of scientific racism on policy, popular thought and social movements.
470 Indigenous Politics 3 Course Prerequisite: Junior standing. An overview of the struggles of indigenous people; issues include rights, recognition, identity, natural resources, intellectual property, and repatriation globally.
475 Indians of the Northwest 3 Course Prerequisite: ANTH 320, CES 171, 375, 377, or HIST 308; junior standing. History and ethnography of Native Americans of the Coast and Plateau; historic relationship with Europeans and Euro-Americans, and other Native Americans, Asian Americans, and Chicanas/os.
485 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.
489 [CAPS] Everyday Struggles for Justice and Equality 3 Course Prerequisite: CES 201 or WOMEN ST 201; junior standing. Investigation of everyday realities of racism, sexism, and heterosexism; applied research; communication of findings through new and/or creative media. (Crosslisted course offered as CES 489, WOMEN ST 489).
491 [M] Theories of Racism and Ethnic Conflicts 3 Provides general knowledge of the history of racist ideas and the social, political, and cultural contexts underlying ethnic conflicts. Typically offered Fall.
494 Advanced Topics in Ethnic Studies 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 9 hours. Course Prerequisite: 3 credits in CES. A reading and discussion course that explores special topics in ethnic studies.
495 Special Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies 3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 hours. Course Prerequisite: 3 credits in CES. Cross-cultural studies on Asian Pacific Americans, Blacks, Chicanas/os, and Native Americans.
498 Internship in Comparative Ethnic Studies V 1-3 Course Prerequisite: 12 hours of CES; junior standing. Internship component for CES majors and minors. S, F grading.
499 Directed Independent Study V 1-4 May be repeated for credit. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.