Comparative Studies 5189S Comparative Studies Field School
M 2:25-5:00 | Hagerty 259 | Katey Borland
Introduction to ethnographic field methods (participant-observation, writing field notes, photography, interviewing), archiving, and public humanities. An introduction to fieldwork is followed by a field experience (where students will reside together in local housing) followed by accessioning, exhibition planning, and reflection. Admission by prior application.
Comparative Studies 5240 Race and Public Policy in The United States
MW 11:10-12:30 | Hayes 006 | Miranda Martinez
This course explores Race and Public Policy in the United States from Reconstruction to the present. In particular, the class is designed to look at the long list of "hot topics" in the current policy landscape, including policing, housing, wealth gap, immigration, voting, political representation, and others. Crossslisted in AAAS and PUBAFFAIRS.
Comparative Studies 6391 Approaches to Comparative Cultural Studies II
W 2:15-5:00 | Hagerty 451 | Miranda Martinez
Continuation of 6390. Discussion of theoretical tools, methods of investigation, and key concepts integral to research in comparative studies. Not open to students with credit for 711.
Comparative Studies 6425 Introduction to Latino Studies
WF 12:45-2:05 | Hagerty 455 | Ignacio Corona
Introduces graduate students to the broad themes, concepts, and questions raised in the interdisciplinary field of Latino studies. Not open to students with credit for 705, ArtsSci 705, or Spanish 6705 or 7705. Cross-listed in Spanish.
Comparative Studies 8842 Seminar in Science and Medicine
Thu 2:15-5:00 | Hagerty 451 | David Horn
Explores relationships between science, technology and the health sciences and medical practices; topic varies. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.
Comparative Studies 8872 Seminar in Religious Studies
TuThu 12:45-2:05 | Hagerty 451 | Hugh Urban
This seminar will examine the intersections between religion and sexuality in a variety of historical examples and from a range of critical theoretical perspectives. Topics will include: marriage and gender in 19thcentury American movements such as the Mormons, Shakers and the Oneida community; the contemporary Christian ex-gay movement; sexuality and gender in contemporary Islam; transformations of sexuality in Hindu and Buddhist Tantra; the role of sexuality and feminism in modern new religious movements such as the Raelians and Neopagan witchcraft; and other topics to be decided by class interest. Each of these topics will be accompanied by discussions of contemporary theoretical approaches to religion and sexuality, including the work of Michel Foucault, Judith Butler, Gilles Deleuze, Sudhir Kakar, and others. The seminar will be a collaborative effort based on close reading of texts and student-led discussions. Students willbe expected to pursue an original research project on a topic of their own choosing which will be presented to the class for constructive feedback from the group. Each student will also be partnered with one or two others in order to read and comment on one another’s projects as they develop over the course of the semester. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs.
Comparative Studies 8890 Colloquia, Workshops, and Departmental Seminars
Departmental workshop, colloquium, or seminar. Topics vary. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.
Religious Studies 5871 The Japanese Religious Tradition
Tu 2:15-5:00 | Hagerty 451 | Melissa Curley
A survey of the Japanese tradition, including Shinto, Buddhism, Taoism, New-Confucianism, and folk religion from the 6th century B.C.E. to the present. Not open to students with credit for 641, or Japanese 5271 (641). Cross-listed with Japanese 5271.