Comparative Ethnic & American Studies Requirements

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Relevant Courses for the Upcoming Term

All major areas of concentration in Comparative Studies require a total of 36 credits, including at least one “foundation course” in the area of concentration; remaining courses fulfill interdisciplinary/thematic/comparative and distribution requirements. All Comparative Studies students should work with their advisers to develop a strong, coherent, individualized program.Juan Pollo Restarant, Barstow, CA

The concentration in Comparative Ethnic and American Studies requires the following:

1. Required courses (10 credit hours):

One of the following courses is required:

  • 2099 The Question of Comparative Studies
  • 2360 Introduction to Comparative Cultural Studies
  • 3990 Approaches to Comparative Studies
  • 4990 Senior Seminar in Comparative Studies

2. Concentration core (15 credit hours):
 

At least 4 in Comparative Studies or Religious Studies, and no more than two at the 2000 level. See the list of available classes below, or any from the list of courses from outside the department.

  • CS 2105 Literature and Ethnicity
  • CS 2214 Introduction to Sexuality Studies
  • CS 2264 Introduction to Popular Culture Studies
  • CS 2281 American Icons
  • CS 2321 Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • CS 2322 Introduction to Latino Studies
  • CS 2323 Introduction to American Indian Studies
  • CS 3686 Cultural Studies of American Musics
  • CS 3689 Transnationalism and Culture in the Americas
  • CS 4658 Folklore of the Americas
  • CS 4685 Comparative Ethnic and American Studies
  • CS 4692 Comparative Social Movements
  • CS 4803 Studies in Asian American Literature and Culture
  • CS 4804 Studies in Latino Literature and Culture
  • CS 4805 Literatures of the Americas
  • CS 4822 Native American Identity
  • CS 4921 Intersections: Approaches to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality

3. Electives (12 credit hours):  
 
Students should choose a field of focus for the major. The field of focus describes a line of interest or inquiry which will guide the choice of electives within the concentration.  The topics listed here are examples of ways in which a focus area in comparative ethnic and American studies can be developed in keeping with students’ particular interests.  Courses from other Comparative Studies tracks as well as courses in other departments may be used to satisfy part of this requirement.  Sample areas include: environmental justice; race and disability; race and religion in America; comparative Asian American, African American, and Latino/a literature; science, technology and race; ethnicity and film.

Courses from other Comparative Studies tracks as well as courses in other departments may be used to satisfy the distribution requirement.  Titles of these courses are listed under Requirements,  but others may be substituted, depending on the focus of the student’s major program, with the adviser’s approval.  No more than 9 credits at the 2000-level may count toward fulfillment of the Electives Requirement.

Every student is encouraged to meet with the faculty adviser often to discuss his or her course of study and to explore the precise combination of courses that speaks directly to the student’s developing scholarly interests.

For quarterly/semester course schedule: Comparative Studies Courses, click "concentration course schedule" and be sure to choose correct quarter/semester.

INTERDEPARTMENTAL COURSES IN COMPARATIVE ETHNIC AND AMERICAN STUDIES

Comparative Studies electives (department list)

  • 2105 Literature and Ethnicity
  • 2214 Intro to Sexuality Studies
  • 2281 American Icons
  • 2321 Introduction to Asian American Studies
  • 2322 Introduction to Latino/a Studies
  • 2343 SIavery, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic World
  • 2367.02 U.S. Latino Identity
  • 2367.08 American Identity in  the World
  • 3604 Women in East Asian and Asian-American Literature
  • 3672 Native American Religions
  • 3677 South Asian American Religion and Culture
  • 3678 Religion and American Culture
  • 3686 Cultural Studies of American Musics
  • 3689 Transnationalism and Culture in the Americas
  • 4655 Studies in Ethnography
  • 4658 Folklore of the Americas
  • 4661 The City and Culture
  • 4692 Comparative Social Movements
  • 4803 Asian American Literature and Culture
  • 4804 Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • 4805 Literature of the Americas
  • 4822 Native American Identity
  • 4845 Gender, Sexuality, and Science
  • 4871 Religion and American Politics
  • 4873 Contemporary Religious Movements in Global Context
  • 4874 New Age and New Religious Movements
  • 5691 Topics in Comparative Studies

African American and African Studies Electives (department list)

  • 2218 Black Urban Experience
  • 2251 Intro to African Literature
  • 2253 Intro to Caribbean Literature
  • 2288 Bebop to Doowop to Hiphop: The Rhythm and Blues Tradition
  • 2290 Black Youth
  • 2291 The Black Family
  • 2343 Slavery, Gender, and Race in the Atlantic World
  • 2367.01 African Amer Voices in US Lit
  • 2367.04 African Amer Women’s Literature
  • 3080 Slavery in the United States
  • 3081 Free Blacks in Antebellum America
  • 3082 Black Americans During the Progressive Era
  • 3083 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • 3086 Black Women in Slavery and Freedom
  • 3230 The Black Woman: Her Role in the Liberation Struggle
  • 3310 Global Perspectives on the African Diaspora
  • 3361 Psychology of the Black Experience
  • 3376 Arts and Cultures of Africa and the Diaspora
  • 3440 Theorizing Race
  • 3451 Themes in Francophone African and Caribbean Literature
  • 4326 Topics in African American and Public Policy
  • 4378 History of Jazz
  • 4504 Black Politics
  • 4551 Topics in Africana American Literature
  • 4561 Topics in Africana Psychology
  • 4565 Topics in African Diaspora Studies
  • 4571 Black Visual Culture and Popular Media
  • 4582 Special Topics in African American Literature
  • 4921 Intersections: Appr to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality

Anthropology Electives (department list)

  • 3420 Indians of North America

Arabic Electives (department list)

  • 2367 Issues in Arab-American Society, Culture, and Literature

Art Education Electives (department list)

  • 2367.01 Visual Culture: Investigating Diversity and Social Justice

East Asian (department list)

  • 3446 Asian American Film

English (department list)

  • 2281 Introduction to African American Lit
  • 2367.05 The U.S. Folk Experience
  • 4550 Special Topics in Colonial and Early National Literature in the U.S.
  • 4551 Special Topics in 19th-Century U.S. Literature
  • 4552 Special Topics in American Poetry through 1915
  • 4553 20th Century U.S. Fiction
  • 4577.01 Folklore I: Groups and Communities
  • 4577.02 Folklore II: Genres, Form, Meaning, and Use
  • 4577.03 Folklore III:  Issues & Methods
  • 4580 Special Topics in LGBTQ Literatures and Cultures
  • 4581 Spec Topics in US Ethnic Literatures
  • 4582 Speci Topics in African American Literature
  • 4583 Spec Topics in World Literature in English
  • 4586 Studies in American Indian Literature & Culture
  • 4587 Studies in Asian American Literature and Culture
  • 4588 Studies in Latino/a Literature and Culture
  • 4597.02 American Regional Cultures in Transition
  • 4601 Language and the Black Experience

History (department list)

  • 2001 Launching America
  • 2002 Making America Modern
  • 2065 Colonialism at the Movies: American History in Film
  • 2070 Intro to Native American History
  • 2071 American Indian History of the U.S. Midwest
  • 2075 Intro to U.S. Latino/a History
  • 2079 Asian American History
  • 2080 African American History to 1877
  • 2081 African American History from 1877
  • 2085 Exploring Race and Ethnicity in Ohio: Black Ohio in the 19th Century
  • 2110 Intro to Native American Peoples from Mesoamerica
  • 2111 Native American Peoples of the Andes
  • 2115 Women and Gender in Latin America
  • 2455 Jews in American Film
  • 2610 Intro to Women’and Gender in the U.S.
  • 2620 Women Changing the World: Histories of Activism and Struggle
  • 2630 History of Modern Sexualities
  • 2700 Global Environmental History
  • 2750 Natives and Newcomers: Immigration and Migration in U.S. History
  • 2752 Social Reform Movements in U.S. History
  • 3005 The U.S. Constitution and American Society  to 1877
  • 3006 The U.S. Constitution and American Society since 1877
  • 3010 Colonial North America to 1763
  • 3011 The American Revolution and the New Nation
  • 3012 Antevellum America
  • 3013 Civil War and Reconstruction
  • 3014 Gilded Age to the Progressive Era
  • 3015 From the New Era to the New Frontier
  • 3016 The Contemporary U.S. since 1963
  • 3017 The Sixties
  • 3020 19th-Century American Ideas
  • 3021 20th-Century American Ideas
  • 3040 The American City
  • 3041 American Labor History
  • 3045 American Religious History
  • 3070 Native American History from European Contact to Removal 1560-1820
  • 3071 Native American History from Removal to the Present
  • 3075 Mexican American/Chicano/a History
  • 3080 Slavery in the United States
  • 3081 Free Blacks in Antebellum America
  • 3082 Black Americans during the Progressive Era
  • 3083 Civil Rights and Black Power Movements
  • 3085 African American History through Contemporary Film
  • 3086 Black Women in Slavery and Freedom
  • 3089 Studies in African American History
  • 3100 Colonial Latin America
  • 3101 South Amer since Independence
  • 3102 Central America and the Caribbean since Independence
  • 3465 American Jewish History 
  • 3600 Studies in Women’s and Gender History
  • 3612 Asian American Women: Race, Sex, and Representations
  • 3630 Same-Sex Sexuality in a Global World 
  • 3642 Women in Modern Europe, from the 18th Century to the Present
  • 3650 Families in Historical Perspective
  • 3700 American Environmental History
  • 3701 History of American Medicine
  • 3750 Ethnicity and Nation in Global Perspective

Linguistics  (department list)

  • 3501 Intro to American Indigenous Languages
  • 3601 Language, Race, Ethnicity in the U.S.
  • 3602 Language & Social Identity in the U.S.
  • 4601 Language and the Black Experience

Music (department list)

  • 2244 African American Musical Traditions
  • 2252 History of Rock and Roll
  • 2253 Intro to Jazz
  • 2288 BebMusicop and Doowop to Hiphop: The Rhythm and Blues Tradition
  • 3341 American Popular Music

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (department list)

  • 3201 Islam in the United States
  • 5202 Representing the Near East in Film

Political Science (department list)

  • 4140 Black Politics
  • 4145 Asian American Politics

Psychology (department list)

  • 3375 Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • 4545 Cross-Cultural Psychology

Social Work

  • 2101 Social Policies and Human Services in the Latino Community

Sociology (department list)

  • 2345 The Social Structure of American Society
  • 2380 Racial and Ethnic Relations in America
  • 2382 Sociology of Asian American Life
  • 2391 Social Organization of Communities
  • 3435 Sociology of Gender
  • 3463 Social Stratification: Race, Class, and Gender
  • 3464 Work, Employment, and Society
  • 4606 Social Movements and Collective Behavior
  • 4608 Gender, Race, and Class in Mass Communications
  • 4635 Men and Women in Society
  • 4666 Power and Society
  • 5605 Sociology of Sexuality

Spanish (department list)

  • 2242 Introduction to Latino Studies
  • 2330 Reinventing American
  • 2331 Caribbean Cultures
  • 2367 The U.S. Experience: Hispanics, Language, and History
  • 2380 Introduction to Latin American Film
  • 2389 Spanish in the U.S.: Language as Social Action
  • 2520 Latin American Literature in Translation: Fictions and Realities
  • 4555 Indigenous, Colonial, and National Literatures and Cultures of Spanish America
  • 4557 Survey of Latino Lit in the US
  • 4560 Introduction to Spanish American Cultures
  • 4565H Latin American Indigenous Literatures and Cultures
  • 4580 Latin American Film
  • 5640 Globalization and Latin America: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches
  • 5689 Spanish in Ohio: An Experiential Course

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (department list)

  • 2215 Reading Women Writers
  • 2230 Gender, Sexuality, and Race in Popular Culture
  • 2282 Intro to Queer Studies
  • 2300 Appr to Feminist Inquiry
  • 2305 Gender and Sexuality in Global Perspective
  • 2340 Latina Experience in the U.S.
  • 2367.02 U.S. Latina Writers: Text and Context
  • 2367.04 Black Women Writers: Text and Context
  • 2550 History of Feminist Thought
  • 2750H Natives and Newcomers: U.S. Immigration and Migration
  • 3306 Gender, Media, and New Technologies
  • 3317 Hollywood, Women, and Film
  • 3320 Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
  • 3370 Sexualities and Citizenship
  • 3505 Feminist Perspectives on Globalization
  • 4375 Women and Visual Culture
  • 4401 Asian American Women; Race, Sex, and Represenatations
  • 4402 Black Women: Representations, Politics, and Power’
  • 4404 Regulating Bodies: Global Sexual Economies
  • 4405 Race and Sexuality
  • 4510 American Women’s Movements
  • 4520 Women of Color and Social Activism
  • 4524 Women and Work
  • 4527 Studies in Gender and Cinema
  • 4560 Chicana Feminism
  • 4576 Women and Visual Culture in Latin America
  • 4921 Intersections: Appr to Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality
  • 5623 African Women: History and Socioeconomic Change
  • 5624 Women and Social Change in Latin America

 

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