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Spring 2020 Course Supplements

For the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity. (Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted.) (Rev. 10-22-19)

CSCR 10700-01:  Introduction to Latino/a Studies
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.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME:  11:00 – 11:50 am  MWF

CSCR 10700-02:  Introduction to Latino/a Studies
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.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 1:00-1:50 pm  MWF 

CSCR 11000-01:  Introduction to Asian American Studies 
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.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 9:25 – 10:40 am  TR

CSCR 12300-01:  Introduction to Culture, Race & Ethnicity Concepts 
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. 
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 12:00 – 12:50 pm  MWF

CSCR 20100-01:  Black Cinema:  Exploring the Black Image in Film
INSTRUCTOR:  M. Nicole Horsley
PREREQUISITES:  Sophomore Standing
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  We will explore the image of Blacks in film within a social historical context, gender and queer analyses, the role of the Black director, and cinema conventions. Topics include, but are not limited to, spectatorship, music videos, Caribbean and Black queer cinema, afrofuturism, the Black romantic narrative, racial conflict, and blaxploitation.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 4:00 – 6:40 pm MW

CSCR 21200-01:  Asian American Gender and Sexual Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Wendsor Yamashita
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.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 2:35 – 3:50 pm  TR  

CSCR 21500-01:  Asian Americans Speak Out:  Resisting Mainstream History
INSTRUCTOR: Wendsor Yamashita
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  This course will explore Asian American history through oral history methodology in order to think about how Asian Americans have been marginalized by mainstream U.S. history. In particular, we will examine how Asian Americans utilize oral history as a strategy of visibility to produce, record, and archive their own stories. In addition, this course will teach students about the process of oral history: conducting interviews, transcription, ethics, and analysis.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 10:50 am – 12:05 pm  TR  

CSCR 21600-01:  Pop Culture & Indigenous Futurisms
INSTRUCTOR: Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar
COURSE DESCRIPTION: The course examines mainstream popular culture and the ways Indigenous peoples refuse to be contained by it. It explores non-native representations of Indigenous peoples as well as cultural productions by Indigenous peoples representing themselves. One goal is to interrogate the role of popular culture in the ongoing colonization of Native bodies and lands. Another is to catalog the absenting and presenting of the Native as a figure that continues to haunt a multicultural settler society. Confronting the myths and stereotypes about Indigenous peoples within mainstream capitalist cultures, we explore the contemporary thought and praxis of creative minds building decolonial futures through film, television, literature, comic books, social media, fashion, visual art, performance art, and everyday practices.           
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 9:25 – 10:40 am  TR  

CSCR 26100-01: Watching Race in American Media
INSTRUCTOR: Paula Ioanide
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. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 2:00 – 2:50 pm  MWF

CSCR 30100-01:  Feminist and Queer Latinx
INSTRUCTOR: Gustavo Licón
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. 
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME:  3:00 - 3:50 pm  MWF

CSCR 32200-01:  Research in Global Justice
INSTRUCTOR: Sean Eversley Bradwell 
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  Introduces students in the Martin Luther King Jr. Scholars Program to advanced research methods and writing on social justice topics using an international and comparative perspective. Guides the development of comparative case study projects based on research and travel conducted through the MLK Scholars Program. Students are expected to present their research findings in conference settings. This seminar is open to Martin Luther King Jr. Scholar Program participants only. For more information scholars should review the program requirements.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME:  6:30 – 8:00 pm  W

CSCR 34300-01  Indigenous Politics
INSTRUCTOR: Iokepa Casumbal-Salazar
COURSE DESCRIPTION:  The course approaches politics regarding Indigenous peoples with a focus on power, knowledge, and discourse.  It examines contemporary issues affecting Indigenous peoples globally and internally to the United States and their historical contexts.  Concepts and topics include settler colonialism, multiculturalism, racialization of indigeneity, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous peoples, social movements for land and sovereignty, rights discourses, neoliberalism and settler governance, decolonization, and cultural resurgence.
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 4:00 – 5:15 pm  TR  

CSCR 34500-01:  21st Century Conversations on Race
INSTRUCTOR: Belisa Gonzalez
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. The course explores how culture shapes and is shaped by the physical environment and how it is used to adapt to that environment. It explores the ways culture affects relationships and behavior within social groups, and the ways it guides interactions between groups. In doing so the course examines and compares a number of cultures of differing scale while paying particular attention to what happens when cultures of different scale interact.  
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 11:00-11:50 am MWF

CSCR 38000-01: Applied Research in Culture, Race, and Ethnicity
INSTRUCTOR: Paula Ioanide
COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course gives students a hands-on research experience in close collaboration with the CSCRE faculty member teaching this course and a community partner. Students will work in collaboration with the community partner and other researchers to determine research questions and needs, which may include conducting interviews, coding interview transcripts, developing political strategies and analysis, developing advocacy campaigns.  Finally, students will discuss research findings with one another and 
SCHEDULED MEETING TIME: 4:00 – 5:15 pm  MW
 

CSCR 45001-01:  ST:  Exploring Black Sexualties
INSTRUCTOR: Marsha Nicole Horsley

COURSE DESCRIPTION: TBA

SCHEDULED MEETING TIME:  1:10 – 2:25 pm  TR