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Spring 2021 Course Supplement

CSCR 10600-01 Introduction to African Diaspora Studies 1 DV G LA SS
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: M. Nicole Horsley, Egbert Hall 345,
mhorsley@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 30
PREREQUISITES: None
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introductory survey of the major topics and methodologies involved in studying the roots and routes of the African diaspora. Investigation of the physical and cultural movements between Africa and the Americas. Topics include the prominence of Africa in global history; the movement of African people (both voluntary and forced migrations); the enslavement of African peoples in the Americas; cultural aesthetics and identities; colonialism; and resistance. Employs an interdisciplinary approach drawing from disciplines in history, politics, cultural studies, social policy, and sociology.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Discussion, lecture.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 10700-01 Introduction to Latino/a Studies DV H HU LA LAEL LAGC
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Gustavo Licón, Egbert Hall 344, Ext. 41042,
glicon@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 30
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This interdisciplinary course explores the varied experiences of Latinos/as in the United States, past and present. Drawing from the disciplines of history, anthropology, literature, women's studies, and ethnic studies, it examines the historical roots of Latino/a, Chicano/a, Puerto Rican, Cuban-American, Central, and South American peoples. In particular, it will focus on notions of family, gender, class, race, political economy, language, and sexual identity in relation to public policy and Latino/as' struggles for place and power. Its approach is historical and comparative and it emphasizes the multiplicity of Latino/a experiences as well as the strategic deployment of the term Latino/a.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 12300-01 Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts DV H LA LMSP LSCO SO SS TIDE TPJ
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Wendsor Yamashita, Egbert Hall 341, wyamashita@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 30
PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces students to key concepts in culture, race, and ethnicity studies.  Drawing from cultural studies, comparative ethnic studies, and gender and sexuality studies, it investigates how racial and ethnic identity politics shape institutional and social policies, cultural expressions, and aesthetics, and resistance movements.  Particular attention will be paid to the ways communities of color have negotiated oppression, generated knowledge, and secured dignity and self-determination. 
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 20100-01 Black Cinema: Exploring the Black Image in Film HU LA
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: M. Nicole Horsley, Egbert Hall 345, mhorsley@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
Explores the image of Black people in film in a social and historical context. Examines the role of the Black director and Black cinema (capitalize cinema) conventions. Introduces students to visual and textual reading methods used in Black studies (capitalize Studies since Film Studies is written) and Film Studies. Topics include, but are not limited to, spectatorship, music videos, Caribbean and Black British cinema (take out Black British Cinema replace with Nollywood), afrofuturism (capitalize Afrofuturism) the Black romantic narrative (should be the Black Rom-com), racial conflict (change to intraracial) and blaxploitation (capitalize Blaxploitation).

CSCR 21200-01 Asian American Gender and Sexual Politics AA Min AAPL DV LA SO TIDE TPJ WGS
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Wendsor Yamashita, Egbert Hall 341,
wyamashita@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: One class in ANTH, CMST, CSCR, HIST, POLT, SOCI, or WGST

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will explore Asian American topics through an interdisciplinary lens of gender and sexuality in order to think about how gendered oppression, violence, and discipline are central facets of U.S. power. In particular, we will examine how the U.S. has come to know and understand Asian Americans through problematic gendered tropes. In addition, this course will introduce students to Asian American feminism(s) and how they respond to and resist these tropes and thus U.S. structures of oppression.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 21500-01 Asian Americans Speak Out: Resisting Mainstream History AA Min DV LA SS TIDE TPJ
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Wendsor Yamashita, Egbert Hall 341, wyamashita@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Introduces students to oral history methodologies and theories within the trajectory of Asian American studies. Critically interrogates what constitutes history and the knowledge that is produced through it. Examines how and why this stake in oral history methodology emerges as a strategy for survival, the incorporation of once neglected accounts into academic narratives, and the challenge posed by this institutionalization to contemporary scholars in Asian American studies.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 23700-01 Policing the Borderlands: Power, Policy, and Justice DV, LA LAEL, LAGC, LMEL, LSCO, LSPP, NAPP
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Gustavo Licón, Egbert Hall 344, Ext. 41042, glicon@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore Standing:  
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Examines the history of the US-Mexico Borderlands, with a special focus on power, policy, and justice. Investigates how state policy from the colonial period to the present has shaped people’s sense of community and national identification, and how peoples of multiple cultures and shifting national affiliations have historically negotiated power, policy, and justice in this region. Considers how power and justice are manifested in state policy and contested through acts of resistance and violence. Topics explored include policies associated to citizenship, statehood, immigration, sovereignty, education, crime, and enforcement.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 25600-01 The Politics of Whiteness AAPL, ADCH, DV, LA SPL, SO, TIDE, TPJ
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Paula Ioanide, Egbert Hall 342, Ext. 45789,
pioanide@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Examines the emergence of whiteness as a category that determines the distribution of rights and privileges including voting rights, property rights, and the right to own one’s own body. Explores the politics of whiteness in relation to culture, ideology, sexuality, social movements, and cross-racial alliances. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 26100-01 Watching Race in American Media AACH, ADCH, DV, HM, LA LSCH, MAP, NACH, TIDE, TPJ
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Paula Ioanide, Egbert Hall 342, Ext. 45789, pioanide@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explores how representations of racial and ethnic identities in U.S. film, television, and music influence the construction of political, racial, and gender identities nationally. Investigates how cultural representations of race, ethnicity, and gender are central to the development of U.S. mass culture and consumerism, nationalism, citizenship, and social movements. Particular attention is given to the role of black and Latino/a culture and music in developing strategies of resistance to oppression.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture.
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 26200-01 Black Sexualities HU AD Min LA SS
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: M. Nicole Horsley, Egbert Hall 345, mhorsley@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Sophomore standing

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course explores diaspora perspective (add ‘and’) concepts of blackness and its relationship (add ‘to’ ) (add ‘Black’) sexual economies (delete: that have shaped the intersections of gender and sexuality). (Delete: Examines the role of Black and sexuality studies conventions.) Students (add ‘will’) interrogate the (add ‘historical’) sexualization of Black (add (un)gendered) bodies (add: throughout the diaspora). (delete: to analyze concepts related to pleasure activism and sexuality). Topics include, but not limited to, colonialism, sexual difference, Black eroticism, (add: pleasure activism), sexual health and (add:wellness), and sexual liberation.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 30100-01 Feminist and Queer Latinx LA SS
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Gustavo Licón, Egbert Hall 344, Ext. 41042, glicon@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 15
PREREQUISITES: One course at level 2 or above in CSCR, HIST, POLT, SOCI, or WGST
COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course will focus on the intersectionality of feminism, queerness, and Latinidad through the lived experiences of Latinx peoples. We will be touching upon the various sectors of the Latinx community including Mestiza/o, Afro-Latinx, and Indigenous Jotos/Maricones/Lesbianas and Feministas. We will discuss notions of class, race, ethnicity, nationality, citizenship, religion, gender, immigration, sexuality, assimilation, colonization, family, homophobia, sexism, patriarchy, and machismo in shaping the feminist and queer Latinx experience.
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 32400-01 Critical Race Theories in the United States AAPP, ADPP, LA LSPP, NAPP
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Paula Ioanide, Egbert Hall 342, Ext. 45789, pioanide@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 15
PREREQUISITES:
Junior standing.
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Explores the realities and consequences of using race as a category of analysis and identity in the United States, as well as the foundations and assumptions of critical race theory. Includes the study of racism, history of racial formations, racial identities, social constructs, the black-white binary, whiteness, and critical race theory. 
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA

CSCR 34500-01 21st Century Conversations on Race LA SO2
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Belisa Gonzalez, Egbert Hall 347, Ext. 43921, bgonzalez@ithaca.edu
ENROLLMENT: 20
PREREQUISITES: Two CSCR or SOCI courses and Junior level standing, or permission of the instructor.

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Seminar style class that explores 21st century conversations on race. Prior to taking this class, students should have begun to explore questions related to the race, racism, power and privilege. Meets inequality designation in Sociology. Cross-listed with SOCI 34500; students cannot earn credit for both CSCR 34500 and SOCI 34500. 
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: TBA
COURSE REQUIREMENTS & GRADING: TBA