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 2005-2006:

AAS 200(S) The Study of Race and Social Structure: Race, Culture and Incarceration (Same as Political Science 200)*

AAS 229(F) Liberation Ethics: Social Teachings in Black Sacred Rhetoric (Same as Religion 229)*

AAS 234(S) Afro-Pop: Urban African Dance Music (Same as Music 234)*

AAS 235(F) Cultural Politics in the Caribbean (Same as Anthropology 235)*

AAS 350(S) James Baldwin and His Contemporaries (Same as English 350 and Women's and Gender Studies 350)*

AAS 400T(S) Racial-Sexual Politics and Cultural Memory (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 415) (W)*

AMST 211(F) Topics in African-American Performance: Theatre and Film of the Harlem Renaissance (Same as Theatre 211)*

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

AMST 302(S) Whiteness (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 302) (Junior Seminar)*

AMST 332(F) Latinos and Education: The Politics of Schooling, Language, and Latino Studies (Same as Latina/o Studies 332) (Junior Seminar) (W)*

AMST 372(F) African-American Literary Thought and Culture (Same as English 372) (W)*

AMST 405(S) Home and Belonging: Comparative Explorations of Displacements, Relocations, and Place-making (Same as Latina/o Studies 405) (Senior Seminar) (W)*

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

ANTH 216(S) Native Peoples of Latin America*

ANTH 225(S) Visible Culture: Documentary and Nonfiction (Same as English 303)*

ANTH 233(S) Spiritual Crossroads: Religious Life in Southeast Asia (Same as Asian Studies 233 and Religion 249)*

ANTH 235(F) Cultural Politics in the Caribbean (Same as African-American Studies 235)*

ANTH 270T(F) Trauma, Memory, and Reconciliation (W)*

ANTH 328T(F) Emotions and the Self (W)*

ANTH 364(F) Ritual, Politics, and Power (W)*

SOC 235(S) Racial Boundaries, Ethnic Identities*

SOC 327(F) Violence, "Militancy," and Collective Recovery*

SOC 345(S) Producing the Past (W)*

ARAB 101(F)-W-102(S) Elementary Arabic*

ARTH 212(S) Art of Modern and Contemporary China*

ARTH 270(F) Japanese Art and Culture (Same as Japanese 270)*

ARTH 278(F) The Golden Road to Samarqand*

ARTH 374(F) In Pursuit of Clouds and Mists: Landscape Painting in Chinese Art*

ARTH 470(S) American Orientalism, Then and Now*

ARTH 575(S) Readings and Research Issues in Modern and Contemporary Chinese Art

ASST 201(F) Asia and the World (Same as International Studies 101 and Political Science 100)*

ASST 207(S) China's Economic Transformation Since 1980 (Same as Economics 207)*

ASST 233(S) Spiritual Crossroads: Religious Life in Southeast Asia (Same as Anthropology 233 and Religion 249)*

ASST 493(F)-W31-494(S) Senior Thesis*

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

CHIN 101(F)-W88-102(S) Basic Chinese*

CHIN 111(F)-W88-112(S) Basic Spoken Chinese*

CHIN 121(F), 122(S) Basic Written Chinese*

CHIN 131(S) Basic Cantonese*

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

CHIN 219(F) Popular Culture in Modern China*

CHIN 224(F) Cultural Foundations: The Literature and History of Early China (Same as Comparative Literature 220 and History 315)*

CHIN 235(S) China on Screen (Same as Comparative Literature 235)*

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

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

CHIN 412(S) Introduction to Classical Chinese*

CHIN 493(F)-W31-494(S) Senior Thesis*

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

JAPN 101(F)-W88-102(S) First-Year Japanese*

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

JAPN 218(S) Modern Japan (Same as History 218)*

JAPN 255(F) Love and Death in Modern Japanese Fiction (Same as Comparative Literature 255)*

JAPN 256(S) Confession and Deception in Japanese Literature (Same as Comparative Literature 250) (W)*

JAPN 260(S) The Chrysanthemum and the Skyscraper: Japanese Theatre and its Contemporary Context (Same as Comparative Literature 261)*

JAPN 270(F) Japanese Art and Culture (Same as ArtH 270)*

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

JAPN 321(F) History of U.S.-Japan Relations (Same as History 321)*

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

JAPN 486T(F) Historical Memory of the Pacific War (Same as History 486T) (W)*

JAPN 493(F)-W31-494(S) Senior Thesis*

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

COMP 210(S) The Politics of Language in the Literature and Culture of U.S. Latinas/os (Same as Latina/o Studies 240)*

COMP 220(F) Cultural Foundations: The Literature and History of Early China (Same as Chinese 224 and History 315)*

COMP 235(S) China on Screen (Same as Chinese 235)*

COMP 241(F) The African Novel (Same as English 241) (W)*

COMP 250(S) Confession and Deception in Japanese Literature (Same as Japanese 256) (W)*

COMP 255(F) Love and Death in Modern Japanese Fiction (Same as Japanese 255)*

COMP 257(F) Baghdad*

COMP 261(S) The Chrysanthemum and the Skyscraper: Japanese Theatre and its Contemporary Context (Same as Japanese 260)*

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

COMP 312T(S) Writing Islands (Same as French 312T) (W)*

COMP 338(S) Theorizing Popular Culture: U.S. Latinas/os and the Dynamics of the Everyday (Same as Latina/o Studies 338)*

COMP 351(S) Reading Africa: Gender and Sexuality (Same as English 351 and Women's and Gender Studies 351)*

COMP 357(F) Creolization in Hispanic and Anglophone Caribbean Literature (W)*

COMP 402(S) Migration and National Identity in Literature and Film: Europe and the Americas*

CRHE 201(F)-202(S) Hebrew*

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

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

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

CRAB 301(F)-302(S) Intermediate Arabic*

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

ECON 207(S) China's Economic Transformation Since 1980 (Same as Asian Studies 207)*

ECON 501(F) Development Economics I*

ECON 502(S) Development Economics II*

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

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

ENGL 241(F) The African Novel (Same as Comparative Literature 241) (W)*

ENGL 236(F) Witnessing: Slavery and Its Aftermath (Gateway) (W)*

ENGL 303(S) Visible Culture: Documentary and Nonfiction (Same as Anthropology 225)*

ENGL 308(S) Jewish and Other Others*

ENGL 350(S) James Baldwin and His Contemporaries (Same as African-American Studies 350 and Women's and Gender Studies 350)*

ENGL 351(S) Reading Africa: Gender and Sexuality (Same as Comparative Literature 351 and Women's and Gender Studies 351)*

ENGL 372(F) African-American Literary Thought and Culture (Same as American Studies 372) (W)*

ENGL 389(S) History Through Fiction, Fiction Through History: Windows into African-American Culture (Same as History 389)*

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

ENVI 246(S) Nature, Wealth and Power: Social Science Perspectives on Conservation and Natural Resource Management in the Developing World (Same as Political Science 246)*

ENVI 329(S) The Global Politics of Development and Underdevelopment (Same as Political Science 327)*

ENVI 353(F) North American Indian History: Pre-Contact to the Present (Same as History 353)*

HIST 111(S) Movers and Shakers in the Middle East (Same as Leadership Studies 150) (W)*

HIST 118(S) "Ten Years of Madness": The Chinese Cultural Revolution (W)*

HIST 148(F) (formerly 102) The Mexican Revolution: 1910 to NAFTA (W)*

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

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

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

HIST 207(F) The Modern Middle East*

HIST 212(F) Transforming the "Middle Kingdom": China, 2000 BCE-1600*

HIST 213(S) Modern China, 1600-Present*

HIST 218(S) Modern Japan (Same as Japanese 218)*

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

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

HIST 281(F) African-American History, 1619-1865*

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

HIST 304(S) South Africa and Apartheid*

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

HIST 311(S) The United States and the Middle East*

HIST 315(F) Cultural Foundations: The Literature and History of Early China (Same as Chinese 224 and Comparative Literature 220)*

HIST 319(F) Gender and the Family in Chinese History (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 319)*

HIST 321(F) History of U.S.-Japan Relations (Same as Japanese 321)*

HIST 353(F) North American Indian History: Pre-Contact to the Present (Same as Environmental Studies 353)*

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

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

HIST 380(F) (formerly 227) Comparative American Immigration History*

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

HIST 385(F) (formerly 332) Contemporary Issues in Recent Asian-American History, 1965-Present*

HIST 389(S) History Through Fiction, Fiction Through History: Windows into African-American Culture (Same as English 389)*

HIST 467(S) African Americans in Urban America*

HIST 476(F) Apocalypse Now and Then: A Comparative History of Millenarian Movements (Same as Religion 217)*

HIST 481T(S) The American Revolution, 1763-1798: Meanings and Interpretations (W)*

HIST 483T(F) African Political Thought (W)*

HIST 486T(F) Historical Memory of the Pacific War (Same as Japanese 486T) (W)*

HIST 492T(S) Revolutionary Thought in Latin America (W)*

INTR 105(F) Latina/o Identities: Constructions, Contestations, and Expressions (Same as Latina/o Studies 105)*

INST 101(F) Asia and the World (Same as Asian Studies 201 and Political Science 100)*

LATS 105(F) Latina/o Identities: Constructions, Contestations, and Expressions (Same as INTR 105)*

LATS 207(F) Spanish for Heritage Speakers: Introduction to the Cultural Production of U.S. Latinas/os (Same as Spanish 107)*

LATS 240(S) The Politics of Language in the Literature and Culture of U.S. Latinas/os (Same as Comparative Literature 210)*

LATS 332(F) Latinos and Education: The Politics of Schooling, Language, and Latino Studies (Same as American Studies 332) (W)*

LATS 338(S) Theorizing Popular Culture: U.S. Latinas/os and the Dynamics of the Everyday (Same as Comparative Literature 338)*

LATS 397(F), 398(S) Independent Study*

LATS 405(S) Home and Belonging: Comparative Explorations of Displacements, Relocations, and Place-making (Same as American Studies 405) (W)*

LEAD 150(S) Movers and Shakers in the Middle East (Same as History 111) (W)*

LEAD 206(F) Memoirs of African American Social Movements (Same as Political Science 206) (W)*

MUS 130(S) History of Jazz*

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

MUS 234(S) Afro-Pop: Urban African Dance Music (Same as African-American Studies 234)*

PSCI 100(F) Asia and the World (Same as Asian Studies 201 and International Studies 101)*

PSCI 200(F) The Study of Race and Social Structure: Race, Culture and Incarceration (Same as African-American Studies 200)*

PSCI 206(F) Memoirs of African American Social Movements (Same as Leadership Studies 206) (W)*

PSCI 213(S) Theory and Practice of Civil Rights Protest*

PSCI 222(S) The United States and Latin America*

PSCI 246(S) Nature, Wealth and Power: Social Science Perspectives on Conservation and Natural Resource Management in the Developing World (Same as Environmental Studies 246)*

PSCI 247(S) Political Power in Contemporary China*

PSCI 251(S) The Politics of India*

PSCI 253(S) Japanese Politics*

PSCI 268(F) U.S. and the Two Koreas*

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

PSCI 327(S) The Global Politics of Development and Underdevelopment (Same as Environmental Studies 329)*

PSCI 342(F) East Asia and Globalization*

PSCI 343(S) Comparative Politics of Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict (W)*

PSCI 347(S) Korea's Democratization*

PSCI 349T(S) Cuba and the United States (W)*

PSYC 340(F) Cultural Psychology*

REL 217(F) Apocalypse Now and Then: A Comparative History of Millenarian Movements (Same as History 476)*

REL 229(F) Liberation Ethics: Social Teachings in Black Sacred Rhetoric (Same as African-American Studies 229)*

REL 240(F) Hindu Traditions*

REL 242(S) Buddhism: Concepts and Practices*

REL 246(S) The Gendering of Religion and Politics in South Asia (Same as Women's and Gender Studies 246)*

REL 249(S) Spiritual Crossroads: Religious Life in Southeast Asia (Same as Anthropology 233 and Asian Studies 233)*

REL 272(S) Mass Media and Religious Violence*

REL 278(F) Gender, Religion and the State*

RLFR 226(F) Contemporary Short Stories from North Africa: Fast Cars, Movies, Money, Love and War*

RLFR 312T(S) Writing Islands (Same as Comparative Literature 312T) (W)*

RLSP 107(F) Spanish for Heritage Speakers: Introduction to the Cultural Production of U.S. Latinas/os (Same as Latina/o Studies 207) *

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

RLSP 203(F) Major Latin-American Authors: 1880 to the Present (W)*

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

RLSP 403(F) Senior Seminar: Literature and the City in Latin America*

THEA 205(S) The Culture of Carnival*

THEA 210(S) Multicultural Performance*

THEA 211(F) Topics in African-American Performance: Theatre and Film of the Harlem Renaissance (Same as American Studies 211)*

WGST 246(S) The Gendering of Religion and Politics in South Asia (Same as Religion 246)*

WGST 302(S) Whiteness (Same as American Studies 302)*

WGST 308(S) Gender and Society in Modern Africa (Same as History 308)*

WGST 319(F) Gender and the Family in Chinese History (Same as History 319)*

WGST 350(S) James Baldwin and His Contemporaries (Same as African-American Studies 350 and English 350)*

WGST 351(S) Reading Africa: Gender and Sexuality (Same as Comparative Literature 351 and English 351)*

WGST 383(F) The History of Black Women in America: From Slavery to the Present (Same as History 383)*

WGST 415T(S) Racial-Sexual Politics and Cultural Memory (Same as African-American Studies 400T) (W)*