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.

AMES 401(F) Topics in African and Middle-Eastern Studies: Religion and Revolution in Iran (Same as History 363 and Religion 234)*

AAS 200(F) Beyond Double Consciousness: Gunnar Myrdal and the Construction of Race as Dilemma (Same as Political Science 233)*+

AMST 111 Topics in Asian-American History (Same as History 111) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

AMST 218 Introduction to U.S. Latina and Latino Writing (Same as English 218) (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

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

AMST 246 Cultural Encounters in the American West (Same as History 246) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

AMST 250 Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies (Same as History 250) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

AMST 332 Fugitive Identities: Slavery and the Boundaries of American Politics (Same as Political Science 332) (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

AMST 346(S) Women of Color in the U.S.: Public and Private Cultures (Same as English 346 and Women's and Gender Studies 346)*

AMST 403(F) Senior Seminar in American Studies: Theorizing Whiteness (Same as English 355 and Literary Studies 355)*

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

ANSO 202(S) Coming of Age*

ANSO 214 The Rise and Fall of Civilizations (Same as Environmental Studies 224) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANSO 221 An Introduction to India (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANSO 225(F) Modern Chinese Society*

ANSO 233(F) Globalization and Everyday Life*+

ANSO 320 Health and Illness in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANSO 325(S) Culture, Religion, and World View in China and Japan*

ANSO 328T(F) Emotions and the Self*+

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

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

ANTH 207(S) North-American Indians*+

ANTH 209 Human Ecology (Same as Environmental Studies 209) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 213 Center and Periphery: State, Society, and the Individual in Southeast Asia (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 215 The Secrets of Ancient Peru: Archaeology of South America (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 216 Native Peoples of Latin America (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 217 Mesoamerican Civilizations (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 218(S) Colliding Cultures: The Anthropology and History of Contact*

ANTH 219 The Art and Archaeology of Maya Civilization: A Marriage Made in Xibalba (Same as ArtH 209 and EXPR 209) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 224 Middle East Cultures (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 273(F) Sacred Geographies (Same as EXPR 273 and Religion 273)*

ANTH 312T The Past and Future of Human Societies: The Mystery of Cultural Evolution (Not offered 1999-2000)*+

ANTH 331 Witchcraft, Sorcery, and Magic (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ANTH 342(F) Anthropology of Law: Order and Conflict*

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

SOC 220 Ethnicity (Not offered 1999-2000)*

SOC 222(S) Citizenship, Community, and Culture*

SOC 402(S) Senior Seminar (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 209 The Art and Archaeology of Maya Civilization: A Marriage Made in Xibalba (Same as Anthropology 219 and EXPR 209) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ARTH 270 Japanese Art and Culture (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ARTH 271(F) Survey of Indian Art*

ARTH 274 Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

ARTH 276 Islamic Art of India (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ARTH 278 The Golden Road to Samarqand (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ARTH 279 Religion and the Arts of Islam (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ARTH 376 Zen Painting in China and Japan (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ARTH 431 Leonardo da Vinci Versus Montezuma: The Renaissance-European and Native-American Encounter in the Sixteenth Century (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ARTH 573 Images and Anti-images: Zen Art in China and Japan (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

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

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

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

CHIN 131(F) Basic Cantonese*

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

CHIN 234 Post-Mao Literature and Culture (Same as Literary Studies 234) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

CHIN 243 Gender Issues in Traditional Chinese Literature (Not offered 1999-2000)*

CHIN 244(S) Writer and Society in Twentieth-Century China*

CHIN 275(F) China's Greatest Novel (Same as Literary Studies 275)*

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

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

CHIN 412 Introduction to Classical Chinese (Not offered 1999-2000)*

CHIN 431(F) Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (Same as Linguistics 431)*

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

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

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

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

JAPN 276(S) Premodern Japanese Literature and Performance*

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

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

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

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

BIOL 134 The Tropics: Biology and Social Issues (Same as Environmental Studies 134) (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ECON 220(F) American Economic History*

ECON 223 Gender and Economic Development (Same as Environmental Studies 223 and Women's and Gender Studies 223) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ECON 226 Economic Development and Change in Latin America (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ECON 375 Households in the Development Process (Same as Economics 516) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

ECON 380 Population and Labor Force Change (Same as Economics 518) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ECON 381(S) Regulation of Business (Same as Economics 519)*

ECON 501(F) Development Economics I*

ECON 502(S) Development Economics II*

ECON 516 Households in the Development Process (Same as Economics 375) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ECON 518 Population and Labor Force Change (Same as Economics 380) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ECON 519(S) Regulation of Business (Same as Economics 381)*

ENGL 218 Introduction to U.S. Latina and Latino Writing (Same as American Studies 218) (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

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

ENGL 342(S) Postcolonial Literature*

ENGL 346(S) Women of Color in the U.S.: Public and Private Cultures (Same as American Studies 346 and Women's and Gender Studies 346)*

ENGL 355(F) Theorizing Whiteness (Same as American Studies 403 and Literary Studies 355)*

ENGL 385(S) Indian Fictions*

ENVI 116 Environmental History of Africa (Same as History 116) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ENVI 134 The Tropics: Biology and Social Issues (Same as Biology 134) (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

ENVI 209 Human Ecology (Same as Anthropology 209) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ENVI 212(F) Sustainable Development (Same as Economics 212)*

ENVI 223 Gender and Economic Development (Same as Economics 223 and Women's and Gender Studies 223) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

ENVI 224 The Rise and Fall of Civilizations (Same as ANSO 214) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

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

HIST 102(F) Power and Popular Culture in Modern Mexico*

HIST 104 Slavery in the American South (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 107(F) Religion, Race, and Gender in the Age of the French Revolution*

HIST 110 The Mao Cult (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 111 Topics in Asian-American History (Same as American Studies 111) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 116 Environmental History of Africa (Same as Environmental Studies 116) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 211(F) Puerto Ricans in the United States*

HIST 215(F) Introduction to the History of the Modern Middle East, 1798-1998*

HIST 217(S) Jews and Christians in Medieval Europe (Same as Religion 214)*

HIST 222 European Imperialism: The Conquest and Division of the World (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 225 The Caribbean from Slavery to Independence: A Comparison of Empires (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 227(F) Comparative American Immigration History*

HIST 246 Cultural Encounters in the American West (Same as American Studies 246) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 250 Introduction to U.S. Latino Studies (Same as American Studies 250) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 261(F) African-American History Through Emancipation*

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

HIST 269 A Survey of Modern African History, 1800-Present (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 270 Early-African History Through the Era of the Slave Trade (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 275 The Origins of Islam: God, Empire, and Apocalypse (Same as Religion 231) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 278 Women and Islam (Same as Religion 232) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 283 Barbarians in the Middle Kingdom: China to 1850 (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 284 Modern China, 1800-Present: Continuity and Change (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 285(S) Modern Japan*

HIST 287(F) The Formation of Latin-American Societies to 1826*

HIST 288(S) Modern Latin America, 1822 to the Present*

HIST 305 Revolution in Twentieth-Century Latin America (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 311 History of the Old South (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 312 History of the New South (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 314 History of Modern Brazil, 1822 to the Present (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 317 Intellectual Traditions of Chicano Nationalism (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 318(S) The Black Radical Tradition in America*

HIST 321(F) Gender and Community in Early America*

HIST 325 South Africa and Apartheid (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 326 Rise and Fall of the Mexican Revolution (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 327 (formerly 355T) Major Themes in the History of Native America (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 328(S) Gender and History in Latin America*

HIST 331 Comparative Asian-American History, 1850-1965 (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

HIST 339(F) Nations and Nationalism: The Middle East and the Balkans*

HIST 342 Social and Economic History of the Southwest, From Pre-Contact to American Occupation (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 343(S) An Intellectual History of Southwestern Indians*

HIST 345 Women in Chinese History (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 351(S) Slavery, Capitalism, and Revolution: The Impact of the New World on Europe, 1700-1900*

HIST 355 Comparative Slavery and Race Relations in Latin America (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 358(S) The Chinese-American Experience*

HIST 362 Stuff (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 363(F) Religion and Revolution in Iran (Same as African and Middle-Eastern Studies 401 and Religion 234)*

HIST 369 Methods in Latino Studies: Community, Family, and Identity Formation (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 373 African Political Thought (Not offered 1999-2000)*

HIST 381(F) The Ghetto from Venice to Harlem*

EXPR 209 The Art and Archaeology of Maya Civilization: A Marriage Made in Xibalba (Same as Anthropology 219 and ArtH 209) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

LING 431(F) Introduction to Chinese Linguistics (Same as Chinese 431)*

LIT 215 The Latin-American Novel in Translation (Same as Spanish 205) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

LIT 234 Post-Mao Literature and Culture (Same as Chinese 234) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

LIT 355(F) Theorizing Whiteness (Same as American Studies 403 and English 355)*

MUS 122(S) Afro-American Music*

MUS 125(F) Music Cultures of the World*

MUS 126 Musics of Asia (Not offered 1999-2000)*

MUS 130(F) History of Jazz*

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

PHIL 238 Knowledge and Reality in Indian Thought (Same as Religion 244) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

PHIL 284 The Limits of Rationality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Same as Religion 284) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

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

PSCI 205(F) Latino Politics*

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

PSCI 224 Ethnic Conflict in World Politics (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

PSCI 233(F) Beyond Double Consciousness: Gunnar Myrdal and the Construction of Race as Dilemma (Same as Afro-American Studies 200)*+

PSCI 239 Political Thinking About Race: Resurrecting the Political in Contemporary Texts on the Black Experience (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

PSCI 244 Middle East Politics: State Formation and Nationalism (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

PSCI 246 Contemporary Mexican Politics (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

PSCI 247 Political Power in Contemporary China (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

PSCI 249 Latin-American Politics (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

PSCI 265(F) The International Politics of East Asia*

PSCI 267(F) Arab-Israeli Relations*

PSCI 312 Southern Politics (Not offered 1999-2000)*

PSCI 318 The Voting Rights Act and the Voting Rights Movement (Not offered 1999-2000)*

PSCI 332 Fugitive Identities: Slavery and the Boundaries of American Politics (Same as American Studies 332) (Not offered 1999-2000; to be offered 2000-2001)*

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

PSCI 344(S) Rebels and Revolution in Latin America*

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

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

REL 204 Judaism and the Political (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 214(S) Jews and Christians in Medieval Europe (Same as History 217)*

REL 231 The Origins of Islam: God, Empire and Apocalypse (Same as History 275) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 232 Women and Islam (Same as History 278) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 233(S) Islamic Mysticism: The Sufis*

REL 234(F) Religion and Revolution in Iran (Same as African and Middle-Eastern Studies 401 and History 363)*

REL 241 Hinduism: Construction of a Tradition (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 242(F) Buddhism: Concepts and Practices*

REL 244 Knowledge and Reality in Indian Thought (Same as Philosophy 238) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 245 Tibetan Civilization (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 251 Technologies of No-Self: Buddhist Meditation in East Asia (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 252 The Tao in the Body: An Introduction to East- Asian Religions (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 254 Religion and Culture in Contemporary Japan (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 256 Inventing Japan-An Introduction to the Intellectual History of Japan (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 273(F) Sacred Geographies (Same as Anthropology 273 and EXPR 273)*

REL 281 Arab-Jews and the Experience of Freedom (Not offered 1999-2000)*

REL 284 The Limits of Rationality: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (Same as Philosophy 284) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

RLSP 112(S) Latin American Civilizations*

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

RLSP 205 The Latin-American Novel in Translation (Same as Literary Studies 215) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

RLSP 306T(S) Latino Writing: Literature by U.S. Hispanics*+

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

THEA 210 Multicultural Performance (Not offered 1999-2000)*

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

THEA 213T(F) Paul Robeson: Visible Man*+

WGST 223 Gender and Economic Development (Same as Economics 223 and Environmental Studies 223) (Not offered 1999-2000)*

WGST 310(F) Feminism, Race, and Culture: Women of Color and the Politics of Representation*

WGST 346(S) Women of Color in the U.S.: Public and Private Cultures (Same as American Studies 346 and English 346)*