FALL 2019 COURSE SUPPLEMENTS

FOR CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURE, RACE, AND ETHNICITY (rev. 3-6-19)

CSCR 10600-01:  Introduction To African Diaspora Studies
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: M. Nicole Horsley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         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
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES:  MWF  1:00 - 1:50 pm

CSCR 10700-01:  Introduction to Latino/a Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           INSTRUCTOR:  Gustavo Licon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             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:  Lecture                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES:  TR  9:25 – 10:40 am

CSCR 10900-01:  Introduction to Native American Indigenous Studies
3 Credits
INSTRUCTOR: Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Offers an interdisciplinary survey and introduction to the field of Native American Studies. Focuses on how past and present Native American experiences both in the United States and with its colonial precursors have shaped this pan-ethnic group’s identity, cultures, political power, and ways of life. Examines approaches to Native American Studies and the way Native Americans have navigated their relationship to others historically and today. This is a cross-listed course; students cannot receive credit for both CSCR 10900 and ANTH 10900.                                                                 COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME:  MWF 11:00 – 11:50 AM

CSCR 11000-01:  Introduction to Asian American Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       INSTRUCTOR:  Wendsor Yamashita                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    COURSE DESCRIPTION: Offers a critical introduction to Asian American Studies. Focuses on Asian migrations to the U.S., especially in response to labor demands in the 18th -21st centuries. Examines the ways these migrations and subsequent generations of Asian Americans have shaped the economy, racial hierarchies/power, notions of citizenship and cultural belonging, and movements for freedom and autonomy. Discusses the structure and systems of race in the United States as they apply to Asians within a broader context.                                                                                                                        COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES:  MWF 10:00 – 10:50 am

CSCR 12300-01:  Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR:  Paula Ioanide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              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
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES: TR  10:50 am – 12:05 pm

CSCR/POLT 14500-01:  Politics of Identity                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  INSTRUCTOR:  Asma Barlas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course explores the relationships between race/racial identities and the political-economy of people’s lives from both a contemporary and historical perspective while also interrogating the concept of race itself. To this end, we will engage with such questions as: is race “real;” how did/does it impact people’s life chances; what are the social and psychological implications of thinking in terms of self/other, black/ white, similarity/ difference; do sex/ gender influence racial attitudes; can one be a color-blind antiracist; and why should such questions matter to you? This is a discussion based class.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COURSE FORMAT/STYLE:  This is a discussion-based class.  Readings: Finnegan, William. Cold New World, Random House, 1999; Frankenberg, Ruth. White Women, Race Matters, Minnesota, 1997; Laymon, Kiese. How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America, Agate, 2013, and Stuart, Andrea.  Sugar in the Blood, Knopf, 2013.                                                                                             REQUIREMENTS:  2 journals; mid-term and final concept papers; attendance.                                                                                                                                                                                                SCHEDULE MEETING TIMES:  TR 9:25 – 10:40 am 

CSCR 20500-01:  Contemporary Issues in Native American & Indigenous Studies                                                                                                                                                                                                   3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 INSTRUCTOR:  Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course examines what culture is and it explores the roles that culture plays in the lives of individuals and social groups. It looks at what people do, how they explain what they do, and the things they produce as they go about their daily lives. It explores the ways culture affects relationships and behavior within social groups, and the ways it guides interactions between groups.COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Seminar
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES: MW  4:00 – 5:15 pm

CSCR 20602-01:  Japanese Americans and Mass Incarceration
3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Wendsor Yamashita                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course will resituate Japanese American incarceration and contemporary mass incarceration by thinking about them comparatively, paying close attention to the temporal and spatial differences. The purpose of this course is to critically think about how technologies and logics of carcerality operate to punish and/or rehabilitate racialized and sexualized deviancy at different historical moments.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Lecture
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES: MWF 12:00 – 12:50 pm

CSCR 29000-01:  Black Sexualities                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    INSTRUCTOR:  M. Nicole Horsley                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 PREREQUISITES:  Sophomore Standing                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             COURSE DESCRIPTION:  TBA                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Discussion and Lecture
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES: MW4:00 – 6:15 pm

CSCR/SOCI 30501-01  Practicum in Social Change I: Urban Mentorship Initiative                                                                                                                                                                                                    3 credits
INSTRUCTOR: Gustavo Licon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Practicum in Social Change I: Urban Mentorship Initiative is an academic mentorship program that offers students the opportunity to participate in interdisciplinary, coursework and field-based service-learning aimed at supporting urban youth’s pursuit of higher education.                                                                                                                                                                                       COURSE FORMAT/STYLE: Seminar                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES:  TR 4:00 – 5:15 pm

CSCR 30700-01/POLT 32300-01:  Race & Colonialism. LA/SS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             INSTRUCTOR:  Asma Barlas                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Europe’s colonization of Latin America, Africa, and Asia began in the 15th century and ended in the 20th and it left behind a political and economic legacy of genocide, slavery and skewed patterns of capitalist “development.” Less visibly, it also passed on Eurocentric conceptions of racial, sexual and cultural differences reflected in such binaries as self/other, black/white, West/ non-West, and civilized/ barbaric. The course analyzes both aspects of colonialism: the political-economic and also the affective and psychological. In particular, we will focus on the intimate nature of colonialist violence and the psychic wounds it inflicted on both the colonized and the colonizer. Since colonialist notions of alterity (otherness/ difference) continue to shape contemporary constructions of racial identities, we will also study colonialism’s traces in the present and how some people in indigenous communities are resisting these.                                                                                                                                         COURSE FORMAT/STYLE:  This is a discussion based class.  Readings: Conrad, Joseph.  Heart of Darkness, Hesperus, 2004; Fanon, Frantz.  Wretched of the Earth, Grove, 2005; Lowe, Lisa. The Intimacies of Four Continents, Duke University, 2015; Memmi, Albert.  The Colonizer and the Colonized, Beacon Press, 1991 and Simpson, Leanne. Islands of Decolonial Love, Arbeiter, 2013.                             Requirements: 2 journals, mid-term and final concept papers; attendance.                                                                                                                                                                                                     SCHEDULE MEETING TIMES:  TR  2:35-3:50 pm

CSCR 35200 - Punishment, Prisons, and Democracy
3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              INSTRUCTOR:  Paula Ioanide                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course explores dominant definitions of crime, punishment, and democratic justice in the United States and their relationship to imprisonment. The course begins by examining the historical and ideological roots of the U.S. prison system from slavery to the convict lease system. Focusing on the post-civil rights era, we consider how deindustrialization, the war on drugs, and shifts in policing, welfare policy, sentencing laws, and global militarism have redefined notions of U.S. justice and democracy. The course is attentive to the ways the prison industrial complex disproportionately affects people of color. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (Y)
COURSE FORMAT/STYLE:  Lecture
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES:  TR  2:35 – 3:50 pm

CSCR 37400-01  Latino/a Resistance Movements                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         3 credits                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            INSTRUCTOR:  Gustavo Licon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Focuses on the historical relationships between Latino/as and other racial/ethnic groups in the US and Latin America with special emphasis on social movements and grassroots efforts for social justice from post-WWII to the present. Central theoretical questions will revolve around why resistance movements rise and fall, and how the politics of Latino/a resistance within the United States have historically evolved. In particular, the course will focus on collective Latino/a agency and Latino community attempts to shape their own political and social destiny. Prerequisites: Junior standing. (S,Y)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       COURSE FORMAT/STYLE:  Lecture
SCHEDULED MEETING TIMES:  TR  1:10 – 2:25 pm