Peoples and Cultures Courses

The peoples and cultures requirement is intended to help students to begin to understand the cultural diversity of American society and the world at large, so that, as citizens of an increasingly interconnected world, they may become better able to respond sensitively and intelligently to peoples of varied social backgrounds and cultural frameworks. Courses which fulfill this requirement are thus designed to familiarize students with some dimension of American cultural diversity or that of the non-Western world. Each student must complete one graded semester course primarily concerned with: (a) the peoples and cultures of North America that trace their origins to Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, or the Caribbean; Native-American peoples and cultures; or (b) the peoples and cultures of Africa, Asia, Latin America, Oceania, or the Caribbean. Although this course, which may be counted toward the divisional distribution requirement, may be completed any semester before graduation, students are urged to complete the course by the end of the sophomore year.

Courses that may be used to meet the requirement in 2000-2001:

AMES 402(S) Topics in African and Middle-Eastern Studies: Ritual, Politics and Power: Understanding Political Action (Same as ANSO 358)*

AAS 302(S) U.S. Masculinity and its Others (Same as American Studies 304 and Women's and Gender Studies 302)*

American Studies 127(F) The Harlem Renaissance (Same as English 127)+*

American Studies 218(F) Introduction to U.S. Latina and Latino Writing (Same as English 218)*

American Studies 220(S) Introduction to African-American Writing (Same as English 220)*

American Studies 250(F) Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies (Same as History 286)*

American Studies 302(S) Junior Seminar in American Studies: American Minstrelsy (Same as Theatre 321)*

American Studies 304(S) U.S. Masculinity and its Others (Same as African-American Studies 302 and Women's and Gender Studies 302)*

American Studies 403(F) Senior Seminar in American Studies: Notions of Race and Ethnicity in American Culture (Same as History 469)*

ANSO 402(S) Senior Seminar: Culture and Violence*

ANSO 202(S) Coming of Age*

ANSO 214(S) The Rise and Fall of Civilizations (Same as Environmental Studies 224)*

ANSO 358(S) Ritual, Politics, and Power: Understanding Political Action (Same as African and Middle Eastern Studies 402)*

Anthropology 101(F,S) The Scope of Anthropology*

Anthropology 103(S) Pyramids, Bones, and Sherds: What is Archaeology?*

Anthropology 209(S) Human Ecology (Same as Environmental Studies 209)*

Anthropology 216(S) Native Peoples of Latin America*

Anthropology 224(F) Middle East Cultures*

Anthropology 273(S) Sacred Geographies (Same as EXPR 273 and Religion 273)*

Anthropology 331(F) Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Magic*

Anthropology 402(S) Senior Seminar: Issues in Sociocultural Anthropology (See ANSO 402)*

ArtH 172(S) Introduction to Asian Art: From the Land of the Buddha to the World of the Geisha*

ArtH 200(F) Art of Mesoamerica*

ArtH 270(F) Japanese Art and Culture*

ArtH 274(S) Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice*

ArtH 376(F) Images and Anti-Images: Zen Art in China and Japan*

Asian Studies 201(F) Asia and the World (Same as Political Science 100F)*

Asian Studies 493(F)-W031-494(S) Senior Thesis*

Asian Studies 497(F), 498(S) Independent Study*

Chinese 101(F)-W088-102(S) Basic Chinese*

Chinese 152(S) Basic Taiwanese*

Chinese 201(F), 202(S) Intermediate Chinese*

Chinese 301(F), 302(S) Upper-Intermediate Chinese*

Chinese 401(F), 402(S) Advanced Chinese*

Chinese 412(S) Introduction to Classical Chinese*

Chinese 493(F)-W031-494(S) Senior Thesis*

Chinese 497(F), 498(S) Independent Study*

CRAB 201(F)-202(S) Arabic*

CRHE 201(F)-202(S) Hebrew* (This course is part of the Jewish Studies cluster.)

CRHI 201(F)-202(S) Hindi*

CRKO 201(F)-202(S) Korean*

CRSW 201(F)-202(S) Swahili*

Economics 204(S) Economic Development in Poor Countries (Same as Environmental Studies 234)*

Economics 212(F) Sustainable Development (Same as Environmental Studies 212)*

Economics 226(S) Economic Development and Change in Latin America*

Economics 377(S) Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management (Same as Economics 515 and Environmental Studies 377)*

Economics 501(F) Development Economics I*

Economics 502(S) Development Economics II*

Economics 515(S) Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management (Same as Economics 377 and Environmental Studies 377))*

English 127(F) The Harlem Renaissance (Same as American Studies 127)+*

English 218(F) Introduction to U.S. Latina and Latino Writing (Same as American Studies 218)*

English 220(S) Introduction to African-American Writing (Same as American Studies 220)*

English 369(F) Queer Worldmaking in Literature, Film and Performance (Same as Theatre 314)*

English 395(F) Screening Black Words: Contemporary film adaptations of Afro-American Narratives*

Environmental Studies 209(S) Human Ecology (Same as Anthropology 209)*

Environmental Studies 212(F) Sustainable Development (Same as Economics 212)*

Environmental Studies 224(S) The Rise and Fall of Civilizations (Same as ANSO 214)*

Environmental Studies 234(S) Economic Development in Poor Countries (Same as Economics 204)*

Environmental Studies 377(S) Environmental Policy and Natural Resource Management (Same as Economics 377)*

EXPR 273(S) Sacred Geographies (Same as Anthropology 273 and Religion 273)*

History 114(S) (formerly 110) The Mao Cult*

History 129(S) (formerly 107) Religion, Race, and Gender in the Age of the French Revolution*

History 148(F) (formerly 102) The Mexican Revolution: 1910 to Nafta*

History 164(S) (formerly 104) Slavery in the American South*

History 209(F) (formerly 275) The Origins of Islam: God, Empire, and Apocalypse (Same as Religion 231)*

History 213(S) (formerly 284) Modern China, 1850-Present: Continuity and Change*

History 216(F) (formerly 285) Modern Japan*

History 243(S) (formerly 288) Modern Latin America, 1822 to the Present*

History 249(F) (formerly 225) The Caribbean from Slavery to Independence: A Comparison of Empires*

History 281(F) (formerly 261) African-American History Through Emancipation*

History 282(S) (formerly 262) African-American History From Reconstruction to the Present*

History 286(F) (formerly 250) Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies (Same as American Studies 250)*

History 309(S) (formerly 278) Women and Islam (Same as Religion 232)*

History 342(S) Creating Nations and Nationalism in Latin America*

History 364(F) (formerly 311) History of the Old South*

History 365(S) (formerly 312) History of the New South*

History 367(F) (formerly 342) Social and Economic History of the Southwest, from Pre-Conquest to American Occupation*

History 384(F) (Formerly 331) Comparative Asian-American History, 1850-1965*

History 386(S) (formerly 317) Intellectual Traditions of Chicano Nationalism*

History 387(F) (formerly 211) Puerto Ricans in the United States*

History 443(F) (formerly 355) Slavery, Race and Ethnicity in Latin America*

History 467(S) Black Urban Life and Culture*

History 469(F) Notions of Race and Ethnicity in American Culture (Same as American Studies 403)*

History 471(S) (formerly 369) Methods in Latino Studies: Community, Family, and Identity Formation*

History 478(S) (formerly 381) The Ghetto from Venice to Harlem*

Japanese 101(F)-W088-102(S) First-Year Japanese*

Japanese 201(F), 202(S) Second-Year Japanese*

Japanese 276(S) Premodern Japanese Literature and Performance*

Japanese 301(F), 302(S) Third-Year Japanese*

Japanese 401(F), 402(S) Fourth-Year Japanese*

Japanese 493(F)-W031-494(S) Senior Thesis*

Japanese 497(F), 498(S) Independent Study*

Literary Studies 215(F) The Latin-American Novel in Translation (Same as Spanish 205)*

Music 122(F) African-American Music*+

Music 126(S) Musics of Asia*

Music 130(S) History of Jazz*+

Music 209(F) Music in History III: Musics of the Twentieth Century*

Music 230(S) Seminar in Caribbean Music*+

Political Science 100(F) Asia and the World (Same as Asian Studies 201)*

Political Science 204(S) (formerly 140) Introduction to Comparative Politics: The Powers of Nationalism*

Political Science 205(F) Latino Politics*

Political Science 224(S) Ethnic Conflict in World Politics*

Political Science 234(S) Racial Theory*

Political Science 247(S) Political Power in Contemporary China*

Political Science 249(S) Latin-American Politics*

Political Science 267(F) Arab-Israeli Relations*

Political Science 318(F) The Voting Rights Act and the Voting Rights Movement*

Psychology 341(F) Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination*

Religion 231(F) The Origins of Islam: God, Empire and Apocalypse (Same as History 209)*

Religion 232(S) Women and Islam (Same as History 309)*

Religion 273(S) Sacred Geographies (Same as Anthropology 273 and EXPR 273)*

Sociology 303(F) Race and Ethnicity in America*

Sociology 402(S) Senior Seminar (See ANSO 402)*

Spanish 112(S) Latin-American Civilizations*

Spanish 205(F) The Latin-American Novel in Translation (Same as Literary Studies 215)*

Spanish 402(S) Studies in Modern Latin-American Literature*+

Theatre 205(F) The Culture of Carnival*

Theatre 210(S) Multicultural Performance*

Theatre 314(F) Queer Worldmaking in Literature, Film and Performance (Same as English 369)*

Theatre 321(S) American Minstrelsy (Same as American Studies 302)*

Women's and Gender Studies 302(S) U.S. Masculinity and its Others (Same as African-American Studies 302 and American Studies 304)*