610 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

610-217 ETHNIC POLITICS GE/Diversity 3 cr
The central concern of this course is to provide the student an awareness of the political development of racial and ethnic minorities in today's political arena. It will compare and contrast the development of the white ethnic communities of the 19th and 20th centuries with our modern day racial and ethnic minorities. (Offered jointly with political science).
Unreq: 820-247

 610-368/568 AMERICAN MINORITY WOMEN WRITERS Diversity 3 cr
A survey of poetry, fiction, drama, and essays written by African-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, and Asian-American women.
Prereq: 680-101 and 680-102 or 680-161 and 680-102 or consent of instructor.
Unreq: 680-368/568.

 610-380/580 RACE, ETHNICITY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE: ISSUES FOR HELPING PROFESSIONALS Diversity 3 cr
The course is designed to help students develop a greater understanding of the influence of one's race and ethnicity on the ways individuals perceive the world and the ways they are treated by others and by society. Within the framework of the helping professions, students will have the opportunity to examine their attitudes toward members of racial and ethnic minorities, develop ways to learn about the participation in and treatment of racial and ethnic minority groups in work, education, and social services, and examine ways to affect one's own attitudes and society to achieve social justice.
Unreq: 860-380/580.

 610-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

 610-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

 610-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable three times for maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: Cons instr.

AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES (611)

American Indian Studies deals with the history and traditions of Native Americans. Special attention is given to current issues and events relevant to conditions in Wisconsin today.

 611-102 INTRODUCTION TO AMERICAN INDIAN STUDIES Diversity 3 cr
An interdisciplinary introduction to the history, literature, art, and religion of Native Americans designed for students seeking a basic understanding of American Indians. Emphasis will be given to the contemporary scene.

 611-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

 611-491/691 TRAVEL STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable

611-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits.

 611-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits. Prereq: Consent of instructor.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES (614)

 The objectives of African-American Studies are to provide a systematic study of the experiences, conditions, and origins of African-American people, their philosophical, religious, and social values, their various modes of artistic expression, and the way in which each of these cultural aspects is interrelated. In this way African-American Studies provides the student with an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the history, social organization, current conditions, and problems that face African-Americans as a racial minority in the United States. Additionally, the study of the African-American experience will unfold and analyze the African-American contribution to the American heritage.

 614-100 INTRODUCTION TO BLACK CULTURE GE/Diversity 3 cr
This course is an introduction to the experiences, literature, art and music of Black people. Emphasis will be placed on major Black contributions to American culture. Special attention will be paid to Black studies as a discipline.

 614-141 MODERN BLACK AMERICAN HISTORY GE/Diversity 3 cr
A critical examination and analysis of the status and role of Black Americans in the United States since 1865.
Unreq: 740-141

   614-270 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY: A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE GE/Diversity 3 cr
This course provides lower level undergraduate students with systematic sociological understanding of the historical and current experiences of African American people. (Cross-listed with Sociology)
Unreq: 880-270.

 614-320/520 A HISTORY OF BLACK MIGRATION IN THE U.S. 3 cr
This course will examine and analyze the impact of Black migration from rural south to the northern urban centers since the turn of the century.
Prereq: 740-125 or 740/614-141 or 614-100 or consent of instructor.

 614-345/545 AFRICAN-AMERICAN Diversity LITERATURE, 1800 TO THE PRESENT 3 cr
A survey of essays, prose, fiction, drama, and poetry written by African-Americans from the Colonial period to the present.
Unreq: 680-345/545.

 614-365 BLACK POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT Diversity 3 cr
This course will utilize a Pan-African approach to provide an organized and systematic pattern of social and political ideologies/thought put forth by Black publicists and theorists concerning the organization of their society. As such, it will survey the principal personalities and major protest movements that have emerged in the Diaspora African Community, as well as pay special attention to selected African ideologies and personalities involved in shaping Black political and social thought.
Prereq: 614-100 or 820-141 or 610/820-217 or 820-250.

 614-396 CURRENT ISSUES IN BLACK STUDIES: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES GE/Diversity 3 cr
This course deals with the key issues that fall under the investigatory domain of the social and behavioral sciences. These issues are investigated in light of the traditional eurocentric approaches of the social and behavioral sciences, as well as the approaches of a Black social and behavioral scientist. In addition, the long and short term effects of the several approaches and suggested solutions to these issues are examined critically in the context of their effect or impact on Blacks and whites.

 614-397 CURRENT ISSUES IN BLACK STUDIES: HUMANITIES GE/Diversity 3 cr
This seminar course addresses the appeal of Black power as a polemic, protest and propaganda in the context of the Black experience in the United States. The primary materials will be speeches, documentaries, comic routines, mime groups, theatre and cinema. The approach is rhetorical and focuses on the ways in which statements are made and the effect they may have on the immediate audience and beyond.

 614-461/661 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF AFRICA 3 cr
The course will critically analyze the political events, major problems, processes and trends in Sub-Saharan African politics and society. It will also attempt to examine the prospects for economic development and democracy in contemporary Africa.
Some African countries will be selected for special attention.
Prereq: Any political science general studies course.
Unreq: 820-461/661.

614-470 AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILIES  Diversity 3 cr
This course will survey the historical development of the African-American Family from Africa to modern times. Significant events (e.g., the slave trade, slavery, and migration) will be scrutinized in order to ascertain their role in shaping the contemporary Black Family life. Other important social and economic forces will be illuminated to assess their impact. The latest body of literature, models, paradigms, hypotheses, and statistical findings will be critically examined to enhance understanding of modern day Black Family premarital and marital relations, adaptive patterns, and dislocations. (Offered jointly with Sociology.)
Prereq: [614-100 or 880-140] and [614-270 or 880-252] or consent of instructor

614-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable

 614-491/691 TRAVEL STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable

 614-494 SEMINAR 1-3 cr
Repeatable

 614-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable

 614-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
 

CHICANO STUDIES (615)

 Chicano Studies deals with those who may call themselves Mexican, Hispanic or Latino. Chicano Studies provides the student with an opportunity to study the role of the Chicano in, and his relationship to, United States society in general. These courses serve to broaden perceptions of the origins, conditions, and experiences of Hispanics by exploring their social and philosophical values. The study of the Chicano/Latino experience includes an examination of Chicano history and literature, culture and political thought from earliest antecedents to the present day.

 615-150 INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO STUDIES GE 3 cr
Identifies and interprets internal and external cultural experiences converging to form the present day Chicano.

 615-200 CHICANO LITERATURE: HISTORICAL CONTEXT AND CONTEMPORARY TEXT GE/Diversity 3 cr
Identifies and interprets Chicano literature in a social and historical context with emphasis on contemporary text. All Spanish language texts are provided in translation. (Also offered as 680-200 by English Department.)
Unreq: 680-200.

 615-201 CONTEMPORARY CHICANO LITERATURE GE/Diversity 3 cr
Analyzes contemporary Chicano drama, fiction, and poetry within their cultural and historical context: examined from a traditional formalist approach and as a human expression. (Also offered as 680-201 by English Department.)
Unreq: 680-201.

 615-310/510 HISTORY OF CHICANOS IN THE U.S.: 19TH CENTURY ROOTS AND 20TH CENTURY DEVELOPMENT GE/Diversity 3 cr
Interprets historical events of the U.S. and their impact on the Chicano emphasizing 19th century roots and 20th century development. Takes an in depth look at implications of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and 20th century Mexican Immigration.

 615-320/520 POLITICS OF THE CHICANO GE/Diversity 3 cr
A comprehensive analysis of Chicano life as it relates to U.S. governmental institutions. Chicanos are presented in terms of their political, social, and religious affiliations; their economic and occupational status; and their family life and language relationships to the U.S. Federal System of Government. This study views Chicanos from two separate perspectives: as a self-contained ethnic minority and as a part of the broader U.S. population.

 615-330 CHICANO AND LATINO AMERICAN THOUGHT GE/Diversity 3 cr
A close analysis of the ideological perspectives of the Hispanic Movement will show that the issues inherent in this movement are not new ones. The Hispanic situation, that of a conquered people, traces its beginnings to the early XVI century with the conquest of Tenochtitlan by Hernan Cortes. Essays from both the conqueror and the conquered will be studied that show that ideologically Aztlan and Latino American countries have a similar point of reference.

 615-490/690 WORKSHOP 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

 615-491/691 TRAVEL STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable

 615-494 SEMINAR 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

 615-496/696 SPECIAL STUDIES 1-3 cr
Repeatable a maximum of three times.

 615-498 INDEPENDENT STUDY 1-3 cr
Repeatable three times for a maximum of 9 credits.
Prereq: Consent of instructor.
 
 

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