Comparative Studies 5240 Race and Public Policy in the United States
Page 060 | WF 9:35-10:55 | 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 6100 Critical Foundations: Comparative Analysis
Hagerty 451 | TuThu 11:10-12:30 | Kwaku Korang
Comparative Studies 6750.01 Introduction to Graduate Study in Folklore: Philology of the Vernacular
Hagerty 451 | Tu 2:15-5:00 | Katherine Borland
Introduction to the canonical folklore genres and the history of folklore as a discipline. Why and how should we study the vernacular? Not open to students with credit for 770.01, or English 6751.01 (770.01). Cross-listed in English 6751.01.
Comparative Studies 7350.01 Theorizing Folklore I: Tradition and Transmission
Denney 213 | Thu 1:50-4:50 | Amy Shuman
The transmission of cultural forms through time and space across social networks, with special attention to the dynamics of conservation and innovation, reflexivity and habit. Not open to students with credit for English 7351.01 or 7351.11. Cross-listed in English 7351.01.
Comparative Studies 7360 Theorizing Culture
Hagerty 451 | F 9:10-12:00 | Morgan Liu
What is “culture” and is the concept useful to understanding what people do, say, and think? Is it to be located in ideas, in materiality, in discourse, or in practice/performance? We will think about how the cultural dimensions of human existence are variously involved with tactics of power; with conflations of race, nation, and territoriality; with shaping agency and articulating voice; with universalistic claims and particular politics. Readings are centered on ethnographies that plumb specific cases and simultaneously theorize subjectivity, knowledge, representation, gender, identity, embodiment, space, networks, colonialism, complexity, the state, the global, etc. We will consider these case studies with respect to perspectives from cultural anthropology, human geography, linguistic anthropology, urban studies, cultural studies, science studies, history, political science, and sociology. Students from all disciplines are very welcome in this course. The central position of the class is your semester-long essay on a topic of your choice (perhaps a piece for your future thesis) in light of perspectives of the course. The course’s seminar/lecture format involves close engagement among students and with me. There will be a mini-conference where students present their own work to the class for feedback . Prereq: Grad standing or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 716.
Comparative Studies 8100 Interdisciplinary Lab 1
Hagerty 451 | Thu 2:15-5:00 | Melissa Curley and David Horn
In general, the Comparative Studies Interdisciplinary Learning Laboratories are year-long courses, including CS 8100 and CS 8200, that encourage participants to engage in sustained interdisciplinary research, to workshop their research projects in conversation with one another, and to share their projects with broader publics. In keeping with the model of the laboratory, the Learning Laboratory emphasizes the creation of shared spaces of experimental inquiry and the generation of knowledge as a collaborative endeavor.*
Comparative Studies 8990 Colloquium, Workshops, and Departmental Seminars
Hagerty 451 | W 3:00-5:00 | Miranda Martinez
Departmental workshop, colloquium, or seminar. Topics vary. Repeatable to a maximum of 9 cr hrs or 9 completions. This course is graded S/U.