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 2002-2003:

African-American Studies 210(F) Ebonics: Exploring an Alternative Form of English (Same as Linguistics 210)*

African and Middle-Eastern Studies 201(F) The Greater Game? Central Asia and its Neighbors Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Same as History 211 and Religion 236)*

African and Middle-Eastern Studies 251(F) The Arab Novel in Translation (Same as Comparative Literature 261)*

African and Middle-Eastern Studies 252(S) The Arabian Nights East and West (Same as Comparative Literature 262)*

African and Middle-Eastern Studies 402(F) African Political Thought (Same as History 402)*

American Studies 135(F,S) African-American Literary Lives (Same as English 135) (W)*

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

American Studies 330(S) Contemporary Latino/a-American Theatre & Performance: The Aesthetics of Resistance (Same as Theatre 330)*

American Studies 331(F) Afro-Latin Identities: Sound and Movement in the Diaspora (Same as Theatre 331)*

American Studies 372(S) African-American Literary Criticism and Theory (Same as English 372)*

American Studies 403(S) Representing Slavery*

American Studies 408(F) Race, Gender and Nature (Same as Environmental Studies 408 and Women's and Gender Studies 408)*

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

Anthropology 213(F) Center and Periphery: State, Society, and the Individual in Southeast Asia*

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

Anthropology 218T(S) Empires in Prehistory and History (W)*

Anthropology 225(S) Visible Culture*

Anthropology 232(S) Gendered Spaces and Sexual Cultures (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 232)*

Anthropology 320(S) (formerly ANSO 320) Health and Illness in Cross-Cultural Perspective*

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

Anthropology 333(F) AIDS in Cultural Perspective*

Anthropology 346(F) The Afghan Jihad and its Legacy*

Anthropology 364T(F) Ritual, Politics, and Power (W)*

ArtH 200(F) Art of Mesoamerica*

ArtH 203(F) Chicana/o Film and Video*

ArtH 220(S) The Mosque*

ArtH 270(F) Japanese Art and Culture*

ArtH 271(F) Visual Culture of the Islamic World*

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

ArtH 470(F) American Orientalism*

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

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

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

Biology 134(F) The Tropics: Biology and Social Issues (Same as Environmental Studies 134)*

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

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

Chinese 234(S) Post-Mao Literature and Culture (Same as Comparative Literature 216) (W)*

Chinese 275(F) China's Greatest Novel (Same as Comparative Literature 275)*

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*

Comparative Literature 205(F) The Latin American Novel in Translation (Same as Spanish 205)*

Comparative Literature 216(S) Post-Mao Literature and Culture (Same as Chinese 234) (W)*

Comparative Literature 261(F) The Arab Novel in Translation (Same as African and Middle Eastern Studies 251)*

Comparative Literature 262(S) The Arabian Nights East and West (Same as African and Middle Eastern Studies 252)*

Comparative Literature 275(F) China's Greatest Novel (Same as Chinese 275)*

Comparative Literature 302T(S) Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics (Same as Spanish 306T) (W)*

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

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

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

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

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

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

Economics 207(F,S) China's Economic Transformation Since 1980*

Economics 366(F) Rural Economies of East Asia*

Economics 387(S) Economic Transition in East Asia (Same as Economics 517)*

Economics 391(F) Development Economics I (Same as Economics 501)*

Economics 392(S) Development Economics II (Same as Economics 502)*

Economics 501(F) Development Economics I (Same as Economics 391)*

Economics 502(S) Development Economics II (Same as Economics 392)*

Economics 517(S) Economic Transition in East Asia (Same as Economics 387)*

English 129(F) Twentieth-Century Black Poets (W)*

English 135(F,S) African-American Literary Lives (Same as American Studies 135) (W)*

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

English 348(F) Faulkner, Morrison, and the Representation of Race*

English 372(S) African-American Literary Criticism and Theory (Same as American Studies 372)*

English 396(S) Fiction Without Borders*

Environmental Studies 134(F) The Tropics: Biology and Social Issues (Same as Biology 134)*

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

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

Environmental Studies 408(F) Race, Gender and Nature (Same as American Studies 408 and Women's and Gender Studies 408)*

History 112(F) The Mao Cult (W)*

History 148(S) (formerly 102) The Mexican Revolution: 1910 to NAFTA (W)*

History 152(F) "New Worlds for All": European-Indian Encounters in Colonial North America (W)*

History 164(S) Slavery in the American South (W)*

History 165(F) The Quest for Racial Justice in Twentieth-Century America (W)*

History 203(F) Sub-Saharan Africa Since 1800*

History 211(F) The Greater Game? Central Asia and its Neighbors Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Same as African and Middle-Eastern Studies 201 and Religion 236)*

History 212(F) (formerly 283) Barbarians in the Middle Kingdom: China to 1850*

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

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

History 252A(F) British Colonial America and the United States to 1877*

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

History 286(F) Latino/a History From 1846 to the Present*

History 304(S) South Africa and Apartheid*

History 308(S) Gender and Society in Modern Africa (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 308)*

History 311(F) Women in the Middle East (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 311)*

History 313(S) (formerly 345) Women in Chinese History (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 313)*

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

History 383(F) The History of Black Women in America: From Slavery to the Present (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 383)*

History 386(F) Latinas in the Global Economy: Work, Migration, and Households (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 386)*

History 387(S) Community Building and Social Movements in Latino/a History (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 387)*

History 392(S) Comparative Slavery: The Origins and Development of North American and Caribbean Slavery*

History 402(F) African Political Thought (Same as African and Middle Eastern Studies 402)*

History 408(S) The Modernization Dilemma and the Construction of Modernities in the Middle East and Central Asia*

History 452(S) Comparative Colonialism: The European Empires of North America, 1500-1800*

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

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

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*

Linguistics 210(F) Ebonics: Exploring an Alternative Form of English (Same as African-American Studies 210)*

Music 122(F) African-American Music*

Music 126(S) Musics of Asia*

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

Political Science 100(F) (Section 01) Asia and the World (Same as Asian Studies 201)*

Political Science 204(F) (formerly 140) Introduction to Comparative Politics: Dodging the Apocalypse in South Africa*

Political Science 236(S) Latin American Political Thought: A Survey*

Political Science 249(F) Latin-American Politics*

Political Science 323T(S) Political Islam (W)*

Political Science 327(F) The Global Politics of Development and Underdevelopment*

Political Science 341(S) The Politics of the Global Economy: Wealth and Power in East Asia*

Political Science 345(F) Cosmology and Rulership in Ancient Chinese Political Thought (W)*

Religion 233(S) Islamic Mysticism: The Sufis*

Religion 236(F) The Greater Game? Central Asia and its Neighbors Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow (Same as African and Middle-Eastern Studies 201 and History 211)*

Religion 245(S) Tibetan Civilization*

Religion 251(F) Zen History, Culture, and Critique*

Religion 253(F) The Taoist Religion: Immortals, Elixirs, and Revelations*

Religion 302(S) Religion and Society*

Sociology 214(F,S) Mafias*

Sociology 309(F) Altruism and the Rescue of Persecuted Minorities*

Spanish 200(S) (formerly 112) Latin-American Civilizations*

Spanish 205(F) The Latin-American Novel in Translation (Same as Comparative Literature 205)*

Spanish 306T(S) Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics (Same as Comparative Literature 302T) (W)*

Spanish 403(F) Senior Seminar: Studies in Literature*

Theatre 330(S) Contemporary Latino/a-American Theatre & Performance: The Aesthetics of Resistance (Same as American Studies 330)*

Theatre 331(F) Afro-Latin Identities: Sound and Movement in the Diaspora (Same as American Studies 331)*

Women's and Gender Studies 232(S) Gendered Spaces and Sexual Cultures (Same as Anthropology 232)*

Women's and Gender Studies 308(S) Gender and Society in Modern Africa (Same as History 308)*

Women's and Gender Studies 311(F) Women in the Middle East (Same as History 311)*

Women's and Gender Studies 313(S) (formerly 345) Women in Chinese History (Same as History 313)*

Women's and Gender Studies 383(F) The History of Black Women in America: From Slavery to the Present (Same as History 383)*

Women's and Gender Studies 386(F) Latinas in the Global Economy: Work, Migration, and Households (Same as History 386)*

Women's and Gender Studies 387(S) Community Building and Social Movements in Latino/a History (Same as History 387)*

Women's and Gender Studies 408(F) Race, Gender and Nature (Same as American Studies 408 and Environmental Studies 408)*