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Academic Year 2016-17

Course offerings in future quarters are subject to change based on department and curriculum needs.

Fall 2016

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200A
Section ID: 877924

Departures: A Genealogy of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies
Tuesday, 2:00-4:50p, SSB 103
S. Kaplan
 Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field. 
ETHN 201
Historical Methods and Archives
Wednesday, 10:00a-12:50p, SSB 103
S. Kaplan
 This course seeks to develop research skills in historical methods; to understand techniques and tools historians use to create historical narratives using archival and historical sources; and to compare and relate the value of these to ethnic studies research.
ETHN 260
Section ID:
877927
Transnationalism and Borderlands: The Local and Global
Thursday, 10:00a-12:50p, SSB 103
C. Marez
 This course critically reviews the analytical frameworks of transnationalism and borderlands. The goals are to assess traditional and current social science practice on immigration, identity, and community studies, and to understand how diverse peoples engage and participate in global processes.
ETHN 289
Section ID:
888580
Topics in Ethnic Studies Research: "War, Race, & Violence"
 Monday, 1:00p-3:50p, SSB 103
K. Visweswaran
 
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - C. Marez - Wednesdays at 3:00-4:20p, SSB 103(1 unit) 

Winter 2017

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200B
Section ID:
892551

Formulations: Interdisciplinary and Knowledge Production in Ethnic Studies

Wednesday 11:00a - 1:50p, SSB 414

R. Frank
 
ETHN 202
Section ID:
892552
Qualitative Methods/Ethnography

Wednesday, 11:30a-2:20p, SSB 103

R. Kheshti
 
ETHN 265
Section ID:
892554
Critical Immigration and Refugee Studies

Tuesday, 11:00a-1:50p, SSB 103

Y. Espiritu
 
ETHN 289
Section ID:
897949
Topics/Ethnic Studies Research: Social Movements and Culture

Monday, 1:00p-3:50p, SSB 103

S. Streeby
 
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - R. Kheshti - Wednesdays at 3:00-4:20p, SSB 103(1 unit) 

Spring 2017

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200C

Projects (ProSeminar): Research in Ethnic Studies
Tuesday, 1:30p-4:20p; SSB 103
K.W. Yang
 
ETHN 203 Cultural Studies and Cultural Production
Thursday, 1:30p-4:20p; SSB 103
D. Taylor-Garcia
 
ETHN 291A Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Literature Review
Wednesday, 11:30a-2:20p; SSB 103
R. Kheshti
 
ETHN 291B Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Methodologies Paper
Tuesday, 10:00a-12:50p; SSB 103
K. Vora
 
ETHN 289 Topics in Ethnic Studies Research: Representing Native America
Thursday, 10:00a-12:50p; SSB 103
R. Frank
 
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - R.Kheshti- Wednesdays at 3:00-4:20p, SSB 103(1 unit) 

Previous Course Schedules

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Spring 2016

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200C
Section ID: 864539

Projects (ProSeminar): Research in Ethnic Studies
Monday, 2:30-5:20p, SSB 103
K. Visweswaran
Students examine research designs presented by faculty and advanced graduate students to study how to conceive of and pose research questions, integrate theoretical and methodological models, and conceptualize their own research project. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
ETHN 203
Section ID:
864540
Cultural Studies and Cultural Production
Wednesday, 11:30a-2:20p, SSB 103
C. Marez
This course will train students in approaches to interdisciplinary research concerned with power and the production of knowledge, with a focus on conducting multimedia field research, applying discourse analysis, and recognizing forms of data across disciplinary divides.
ETHN 267
Section ID:
864542
History and Memory
Tuesday, 1:30-4:20p, SSB 103
S. Kaplan
We analyze how concepts of power and memory are appropriated in diverse narratives: literature, theater, personal testimonies, monuments, museums, memorials; and examine how mutually constituted processes of remembering/forgetting work to to produce official discourses of nationalism, colonialism, violence, and construction of subaltern subjectivities.
ETHN 289
Section ID:
864543
Special Topics: Decolonial Theory
Thursday, 5:00-7:50p, SSB 103
D. Taylor-Garcia
 
ETHN 291A
Section ID:
864544
Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Literature Review
Monday, 10:30a-1:20p, SSB 103
R. Frank
Using key theoretical approaches, debates, and frameworks of Ethnic Studies, students develop a critical analysis of how existing scholarship within the field of Ethnic Studies informs a specific research question, topic, or object of study; this literature review demonstrates comprehensive and holistic knowledge of critical approaches and constructs a coherent theoretical framework that effectively summarizes, synthesizes, and assesses a particular body of relevant Ethnic Studies
ETHN 291B
Section ID:
864545
Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Methodologies Paper
Tuesday, 9:30a-12:20p, SSB 103
G. Mendes
Implementing interdisciplinary research methods, students produce independent, generative research germane to the study of race and ethnicity.  Students write a 20-25 page critical paper that poses an appropriate research question; engages relevant literature to provide a conceptual framework; develops and incorporates appropriate research methodologies; and constructs a critical, thorough, and cohesive argument based on the collection, organization, interpretation, and analysis of evidence.
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, Location TBA (1 unit) 

Winter 2016

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200B
Section ID: 857727

Formulations: Interdisciplinarity and Knowledge Production in Ethnic Studies
Thursday, 1:00-3:50p, SSB 103
K. Vora
This course uses model studies to explore how comparative and relational problems are posed as research projects, how research questions are constructed, and how they employ theory to frame the project and establish what is at stake in the research. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
ETHN 202
Section ID: 857728
Qualitative Methods/Ethnography
Wednesday, 11:00a-1:50p, SSB 103
Y. Espiritu
This course focuses on conceptual and methodological frameworks of ethnography and qualitative inquiry, including research design, grounded theory, the field note journal, participant observation, and interviewing; major themes include the role of indigenous/insider researchers, ethics of involvement, and community collaboration.
ETHN 252
Section ID:
857730
Race, Gender and Space
Monday, 3:00-5:50p, SSB 103
K. Dorr
This course offers scholars of race, gender, and sexuality an introduction to spatial theory and geographic methodologies. Particular attention will be given to theories of spatial formation, the interplay of social and spatial mobility and containment, and alternative spatio-political imaginaries.
ETHN 270
Section ID: 857731
Indigenous Epistemologies and Their Disruptions
Tuesday, 10:00a-12:50p, SSB 103
M. Harper
This seminar will explore indigenous epistemologies, their ontological dimensions, the methodological issues surrounding related research, and their significance in relation to the production of knowledge and the histories, presents, and futures of Native American and Indigenous people. 
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, Location TBA (1 unit) 

Fall 2015

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200A
Section ID:
858403
Departures: A Genealogoy of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies
W 11:00a - 1:50p SSB 103
Y. Espiritu
Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field.
ETHN 201
Section ID:
848561
Historical Methods and Archives
Tu 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103
D. Gore
This course seeks to develop research skills in historical methods; to understand techniques and tools historians use to create historical narratives using archival and historical sources; and to compare and relate the value of these to ethnic studies research.
ETHN 257B
Section ID:
848563
Social Theory
Tu 9:30a - 12:20p SSB 103
R . Khesti
This course is an intensive survey of social and cultural theory, focusing on how constructions of science, language, politics, and social inequality shaped early modernity, Romantic Nationalism, Marxism, cultural relativity, psychoanalysis, and fin de siècle social thought. The second quarter surveys poststructuralist, postmodern, feminist, Subaltern Studies, globalization, and other critiques. ETHN 257A is not a prerequisite for ETHN 257B. 
ETHN 266
Section ID:
852396
Popular Culture and Pedagogy; Imagining the Future
M 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103
S. Streeby
This course examines popular culture as a site of domination and resistance, and pedagogy broadly as (always political) education projets in a variety of social contexts, with a focus on youth popular culture in U.S. urban public schools
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 848562

Spring 2015

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200C
Section ID: 834195
Projects (ProSeminar): Research in Ethnic Studies
Th 9:30a - 12:20p SSB 103
R. Frank
Students examine research designs presented by faculty and advanced graduate students to study how to conceive of and pose research questions, integrate theoretical and methodological models, and conceptualize their own research project.
ETHN 203
Section ID: 834196
Cultural Studies and Cultural Production
Th 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103
C. Marez
This course will train students in approaches to interdisciplinary research concerned with power and the production of knowledge, with a focus on conducting multimedia field research, applying discourse analysis, and recognizing forms of data across disciplinary divides. Students may not receive credit for both ETHN 241 and ETHN 203.
ETHN 267
Section ID: 834198
History and Memory
W 11:00a - 1:50p SSB 103
S. Kaplan
CANCELLED
ETHN 291A
Section ID: 834199
Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Literature Review
M 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103
M. Harper
Using key theoretical approaches, debates, and frameworks of ethnic studies, students develop a critical analysis of how existing scholarship within the field of ethnic studies informs a specific research question, topic, or object of study; this literature review demonstrates comprehensive and holistic knowledge of critical approaches and constructs a coherent theoretical framework that effectively summarizes, synthesizes, and assesses a particular body of relevant ethnic studies literature.
ETHN 291B
Section ID: 834200
Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Methodologies Paper
Tu 9:30a - 12:20p SSB 103
W. Yang
Implementing interdisciplinary research methods, students produce independent, generative research germane to the study of race and ethnicity. Students write a twenty- to twenty-five-page critical paper that poses an appropriate research question; engages relevant literature to provide a conceptual framework; develops and incorporates appropriate research methodologies; and constructs a critical, thorough, and cohesive argument based on the collection, organization, interpretation, and analysis of evidence.
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 834197

Winter 2015

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200B
Section ID: 825473
Formulations: Interdisciplinarity and Knowledge Production in Ethnic Studies
Tu 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103
K. Vora
This course uses model studies to explore how comparative and relational problems are posed as research projects, how research questions are constructed, and how they employ theory to frame the project and establish what is at stake in the research.
ETHN 202
Section ID: 825474
Qualitative Methods/Ethnography
W 11:30a - 2:20p SSB 103
R. Kheshti
This course focuses on conceptual and methodological frameworks of ethnography and qualitative inquiry, including research design, grounded theory, the field note journal, participant observation, and interviewing; major themes include the role of indigenous/insider researchers, ethics of involvement, and community collaboration. Students may not receive credit for both ETHN 242 and ETHN 202.
ETHN 280
Section ID: 825478
Black Thought: Roots and Routes
Tu 9:30a - 12:20p SSB 103
G. Mendes
In this course we will read several classic texts in Africana studies along with more recent works that reflect new directions in the study of African Diasporic intellectual & cultural production and political praxis. We will place particular emphasis on Black engagements with modern philosophical anthropology—the question of what constitutes the human (in an antiblack world). The theoretical implications of the analyses and critiques offered up by our authors have long-standing, though sometimes elided, relevance for many of us who continue to wrestle with questions of racism, identity, difference, citizenship, and the politics of culture and representation among other trenchant topics in Ethnic Studies and affiliated fields.
ETHN 289 A00
Section ID: 835775
Theorizing Embodiment
Th 9:00a - 11:50p SSB 103
J. Hernandez
Can we imagine bodies as potential sites of creative social transformation? This transdisciplinary course engages the body as a philosophical problem, social production, and artistic work. We will read the work of scholars and cultural producers who theorize the politics of embodiment as it relates to race, gender, sexuality, labor, consumption, art, and practices of self-fashioning. Course materials will range from ethnography to philosophy and cultural studies, in addition to contemporary art and media.
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 825475

Fall 2014

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200A
Section ID: 822258

Departures: A Genealogy of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies
Tu 1:00 - 3:50p SSB 103
Y. Espiritu
Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field.
ETHN 201
Section ID: 815888
Historical Methods and Archives
W 10:30a - 1:20p SSB 103
D. Gore
This course seeks to develop research skills in historical methods; to understand techniques and tools historians use to create historical narratives using archival and historical sources; and to compare and relate the value of these to ethnic studies research. Students may not receive credit for both ETHN 240 and ETHN 201.

ETHN 260
Section ID: 820839

Transnationalism and Borderlands: The Local and Global
Th 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103
S. Streeby
This course critically reviews the analytical frameworks of transnationalism and borderlands. The goals are to assess traditional and current social science practice on immigration, identity, and community studies, and to understand how diverse peoples engage and participate in global processes.
ETHN 275
Section ID:
815891
Marxist Thought
M 1:30p - 4:20p SSB 103
C. Marez
This seminar examines critical engagements between scholarship from postcolonial, feminist and other radical Marxist traditions. We focus on philosophical and political debates stemming from issues of race and gender, tracing them in Marx's texts and their historical contexts.
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 815889

Spring 2014

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200C
Section ID:
802161

Projects (ProSeminar): Research in Ethnic Studies

M 1:30p - 4:20p SSB 103

S. Streeby
Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field.
ETHN 203
Section ID: 
802162

Cultural Studies and Cultural Production

Th 1:30p - 4:20p SSB 103

D. Taylor-Garcia
#160;This course will train students in approaches to interdisciplinary research concerned with power and the production of knowledge, with a focus on conducting multimedia field research, applying discourse analysis, and recognizing forms of data across disciplinary divides.
ETHN 270
Section ID:
802164 

Indigenous Epistemologies and Their Disruptions

Tu 1:30p - 4:20p SSB 103

R. Frank
This seminar will explore indigenous epistemologies, their ontological dimensions, the methodological issues surrounding related research, and their significance in relation to the production of knowledge and the histories, presents, and futures of Native American and Indigenous people. 
ETHN 289
Section ID: 
802165

Topics in Ethnic Studies: Critical University Studies

W 12:00p - 2:50p SSB 103

C. Marez
This course will examine the intersection of ES and CUS, foregrounding the university as a terrain of struggle over forms of racialized and gendered settler colonial capitalism based on the incorporation of disposable low-wage workers and complicity in the occupation of indigenous lands. We will study university domination of land and labor not only structurally but also ideologically, in cultural forms such as literature, film and other media representing campus life. Topics may include slavery, settler colonialism, and the early history of U.S. universities; research and knowledge production about race and other forms of difference; university privatization; the history and organization of Ethnic Studies; universities in the Middle East and the global south; student debt; racism, empire, and constructions of “academic freedom”; UCSD and the “Compton Cookout.”
ETHN 291A
Section ID:
802166

Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Literature Review

F 11:00a - 1:50p SSB 103

D . Taylor-Garcia
ETHN 291B
Section ID:
802167

Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Methodologies Paper

Tu 9:30a - 12:20p SSB 103

K.W. Yang
ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 802163

Winter 2014

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200B
Section ID:
794577

Formulations: Interdisciplinarity and Knoledge Production in Ethnic Studies

Tu 1:00p - 3:50p SSB 103

R. Frank
Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field.

ETHN 202
Section ID:
794578

Qualitative Methods/ Ethnography

Tu 9:30a - 12:20p SSB 103

Y . Espiritu

This course focuses on conceptual and methodological frameworks of ethnography and qualitative inquiry, including research design, grounded theory, the field note journal, participant observation, and interviewing; major themes include the role of indigenous/insider researchers, ethics of involvement, and community collaboration. 

ETHN 265
Section ID:
794580

Critical Immigration and Refugee Studies

Th 10:00a - 12:50p SSB 103

Y . Espiritu

 This course surveys the field of immigration and refugee studies and introduces students to recent theories and cutting-edge research in the field. Key topics: gender and migration; diaspora and transnationalism; immigration, race, and citizenship; and globalization and immigrant labor. 

COGR 275
Section ID: 788921

Topics in Communication


P . Anderson

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 794579

Fall 2013

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200A
Section ID: 784733

Departures: A Genealogy of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies

  Tu 10:00a - 12:50p SSB 103
K. Dorr
Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field.
ETHN 201
Section ID: 784734

Historical Methods and Archives

Tu 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103

D. Gore

This course seeks to develop research skills in historical methods; to understand techniques and tools historians use to create historical narratives using archival and historical sources; and to compare and relate the value of these to ethnic studies research. Students may not receive credit for both ETHN 240 and ETHN 201.

ETHN 256
Section ID: 784736

Gender, Sexuality, and Race

Th 10:00a - 12:50p SSB 103

S. Kaplan

This course studies the body cross-culturally as the site for the construction of gender, sex, ethnic, and racial identities.

ETHN 275
Section ID:
788921

Marxist Thought

Th 1:30p - 4:20p SSB 103

K. Vora

This seminar examines critical engagements between scholarship from postcolonial, feminist and other radical Marxist traditions. We focus on philosophical and political debates stemming from issues of race and gender, tracing them in Marx's texts and their historical contexts.

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 784735

Spring 2013

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200C
Section ID: 773089

Projects (ProSeminar): Research in Ethnic Studies

W 11:00a - 1:50p SSB 103
A. Imada
Students examine research designs presented by faculty and advanced graduate students to study how to conceive of and pose research questions, integrate theoretical and methodological models, and conceptualize their own research project. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
ETHN 203
Section ID: 773090

Cultural Studies and Cultural Production

Th 9:00 - 11:50a SSB 103

S. Streeby

This course will train students in approaches to interdisciplinary research concerned with power and the production of knowledge, with a focus on conducting multimedia field research, applying discourse analysis, and recognizing forms of data across disciplinary divides.

ETHN 257B
Section ID: 773092

Social Theory

Th 1:30 - 4:20p SSB 103

R. Kheshti

This course is an intensive survey of social and cultural theory, focusing on how constructions of science, language, politics, and social inequality shaped early modernity, Romantic Nationalism, Marxism, cultural relativity, psychoanalysis, and fin de siècle social thought. The second quarter surveys poststructuralist, postmodern, feminist, Subaltern Studies, globalization, and other critiques.

ETHN 289
Section ID: 773093

Special Topics: Decolonial Turn

Tu 1:30 - 4:20a SSB 103

D. Taylor-Garcia

This course will examine the intellectual production emerging from decolonial social movements in the Americas, with a focus on writers theorizing blackness, indigeneity, and the human.

ETHN 291A
Section ID: 773094

Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Literature Review

F 11:00a - 1:50p SSB 103

D. Taylor-Garcia

Using key theoretical approaches, debates, and frameworks of Ethnic Studies, students develop a critical analysis of how existing scholarship within the field of Ethnic Studies informs a specific research question, topic, or object of study; this literature review demonstrates comprehensive and holistic knowledge of critical approaches and constructs a coherent theoretical framework that effectively summarizes, synthesizes, and assesses a particular body of relevant Ethnic Studies

ETHN 291B
Section ID: 773095

 Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Methodologies Paper

M 11:00a - 1:50p SSB 103

A. Imada

Implementing interdisciplinary research methods, students produce independent, generative research germane to the study of race and ethnicity.  Students write a 20-25 page critical paper that poses an appropriate research question; engages relevant literature to provide a conceptual framework; develops and incorporates appropriate research methodologies; and constructs a critical, thorough, and cohesive argument based on the collection, organization, interpretation, and analysis of evidence.

TDGR 292
Section ID: 772813

Cultural and Critical Theory

Tu 9:00p - 11:50a GH 144

N. George
Selected material from following topics: Performance Theory, Dramatic Theory, Critical Theory, Cultural Studies. May be taken eight times as content varies. Prerequisites: admission to PhD program in theatre.

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 773091

Winter 2013

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200B
Section ID: 763877

Formulations: Interdisciplinarity and Knowledge Production in Ethnic Studies

Tu 12:30-3:20p SSB 103
G. Mendes
This course uses model studies to explore how comparative and relational problems are posed as research projects, how research questions are constructed, and how they employ theory to frame the project and establish what is at stake in the research. 
ETHN 202
Section ID: 763878

Qualitative Methods/Ethnography

Th 1:00-3:50p SSB 103

R. Kheshti

This course focuses on conceptual and methodological frameworks of ethnography and qualitative inquiry, including research design, grounded theory, the field note journal, participant observation, and interviewing; major themes include the role of indigenous/insider researchers, ethics of involvement, and community collaboration. Students may not receive credit for both ETHN 242 and ETHN 202.

ETHN 252
Section ID: 763880

Race, Gender, and Space

M 2:00-4:50p SSB 103

K. Dorr

This course offers scholars of race, gender, and sexuality an introduction to spatial theory and geographic methodologies. Particular attention will be given to theories of spatial formation, the interplay of social and spatial mobility and containment, and alternative spatio-political imaginaries.

LTCO 283
Section ID: 761298

Literature and Political Philosophy 

W 1:00p - 3:50p LIT 437

J. Blanco
An inquiry into philosophical texts viewed as influential in comparative literature and political science (Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, More, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Herder, Hegel, Nietzsche, Kojeve, Foucault, Rawls, et al.). May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

COGR 275
Section ID: 764228

Topics in Communication: Political Objecthood

Tu 9:30a - 12:20p MCC 139

P. Anderson
What is an object, and how does its constitutive being relate to (and complicate) notions of subjectivity, personhood, agency, and the human? Can objects have a social life, and how might we (and they) experience social death? This seminar will consider the position of objecthood in political terms through the fields of performance studies, critical ethnic studies, gender and sexuality studies, disability studies, and social theory. We will collectively explore a wide range of textual genres (literature, visual art, performance, film) in the context of an equally wide range of theoretical positions (including Merleau-Ponty, Moten, Hartman, Ong, Rubin). Students from any department are invited to participate, and a range of options for the format of final term projects will be offered.

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 763879

Fall 2012

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200A
Section ID: 751506

Departure: A Genealogy of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies

Tu 10:00-12:50p SSB 103
R. Frank
Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field.
ETHN 201
Section ID: 751507

Historical Methods and archives

Th 10:00a-12:50p SSB 103

D. Gore

This course seeks to develop research skills in historical methods; to understand techniques and tools historians use to create historical narratives using archival and historical sources; and to compare and relate the value of these to ethnic studies research. Students may not receive credit for both ETHN 240 and ETHN 201.

ETHN 266
Section ID: 751509

Popular Culture and Pedagogy

Th 2:00p-4:50p SSB 103

W. Yang

This course examines popular culture as a site of domination and resistance, and pedagogy broadly as (always political) educational projects in a variety of social contexts with a focus on youth popular culture in US urban public schools.

ETHN 289
Section ID: 7624754

Topics/ Ethnic Studies Research
Practicum in Performance Pedagogy
Tu 5:00-7:50p

W. Yang

LTEN 254
Section ID: 752209

Topics in US Minority Literatures and Cultures 
W 1:00p - 3:50p LIT 355

D. Childs
Consideration of one or more topics in “minority” traditions of cultural production in the United States, with an emphasis on the relationship among history, politics, and culture. May be repeated for credit as topics vary.

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - S. Streeby - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 751508

Spring 2012

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200C
Section ID: 740732

Projects (Pro Seminar)

Th 10:00-12:50 SSB 103
R. Frank
 Research in Ethnic Studies (4) Students examine research designs presented by faculty and advanced graduate students to study how to conceive of and pose research questions, integrate theoretical and methodological models, and conceptualize their own research project. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor
ETHN 289
Section ID: 740713

Colonial Modernities

W 2:00-4:50 SSB 103

J. Blanco

This course will examine the major statements regarding the colonial legacy for those countries and regions fighting for an understanding of independence and equality that had yet to be invented; one that had to at once borrow and (yet) remain autonomous from local cultural traditions and NATO world hegemony. Concepts like “Third World,” “plural societies,” “the global South,” “coloniality,” and “occidentosis” all contributed to this challenge in the attempt to take stock of nationalism in the age of Empire; to imagine globalization otherwise; and to project the role of new nations in a history that had yet to be determined. Readings may include works by John Furnivall, Jamal Al Ahmad, Frantz Fanon, Renato Constantino, Nick Joaquin, Carl Schmitt, and Ashis Nandy, as well as more recent works by Aníbal Quijano, Partha Chatterjee, Mahmood Mamdani, and Kuan-Hsing Chien. Requirements: in addition to attendance and participation, include an oral presentation, three short papers, and a longer essay.

ETHN 291A
Section ID: 740733

Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Literature Review

Wednesdays 10:00a-12:50p SSB 103

Y. Espiritu

Using key theoretical approaches, debates, and frameworks of Ethnic Studies, students develop a critical analysis of how existing scholarship within the field of Ethnic Studies informs a specific research question, topic, or object of study; this literature review demonstrates comprehensive and holistic knowledge of critical approaches and constructs a coherent theoretical framework that effectively summarizes, synthesizes, and assesses a particular body of relevant Ethnic Studies literature.

ETHN 291B
Section: ID

Comprehensive Research Preparation: Methods Paper

Tu 4:00-6:50 SSB 103

W. Yang

TDGR 292
Section ID: 741401

 Black Global Cultural Traffic
Tuesdays 9:00 am - 11:50 am

N. George-Graves
This course will examine the transnational intersections of race and performance. It will consider the questions of race understood internationally and how do such definitions travel. We examine critical race theory and study constructions of race through the lens of performance. The course will interrogate the transnational meanings of such performances. Students in this course will read, study, analyze and potentially even stage theoretical and performance texts from both inside and outside of the United States. This course will use critical race theory to investigate performance with particular emphasis on the body and transnational blackness.Syllabus

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - R. Frank - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 107 (1 unit) Section ID: 720400

Winter 2012

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200B
Section ID: 732487

 Formulations: Interdisciplinarity and Knowledge Production in Ethnic Studies
Mondays, 2:00pm-4:50pm, SSB 103

A. Imada

This course uses model studies to explore how comparative and relational problems are posed as research projects, how research questions are constructed, and how they employ theory to frame the project and establish what is at stake in the research. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.
ETHN 255
Section ID: 732489
Race and Psychoanalysis
Tuesdays, 10:00-12:50pm, SSB 103
R. Kheshti

Race and Psychoanalysis (4) This seminar explores the centrality of race to the formation of the discipline of psychoanalysis as well as the relevance of psychoanalysis to the study of race, gender and sexuality.  We will read key texts by Freud, Lacan and Fanon and follow the development of their ides in the works of late 20th and 21st century scholars like Spillers, Marriott, Judy, Seshadri-Crooks, Eng and Mercer.

ETHN 256
Section ID: 732490

Gender, Sexuality, and Race
Wednesdays, 10:00a-12:50pm, SSB 103

S. Kaplan

This course studies the body cross-culturally as a site for the construction of gender, sex, ethnic, and racial identities.

ETHN 280
Section ID 732491

Black Thought: Roots and Routes
Thursdays, 10:00a-12:50pm, SSB 103

This course explores major currents in Black intellectual history, and some paths less well tread, structured thematically, geographically, and chronologically from the Nineteenth Century to the present. Students read foundational primary sources and contemporary scholarly studies of African Diasporic texts. Prerequisite: graduate standing or consent of instructor.

G. Mendes

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - R. Frank - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 103 (1 unit) Section ID: 732488

Fall 2011

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200A
Section ID: 720419

Departures: A Geneaology of Critical Racial and Ethnic Studies
Tuesdays, 9:30am-12:20pm, SSB 103

C. Marez

Introduction to critical racial and ethnic studies and how this perspective departs from traditional constructions of race and culture; examination of relevant studies to identify themes, concepts, and formulations that indicate the critical departures that characterize the field.

ETHN 252
Section ID: 727774
Race, Gender, and Space
Tuesdays, 10:00-12:50, SSB 103
K. Dorr

This course offers scholars of race, gender, and sexuality an introduction to spatial theory and geogrphic methodologies. Particular attention will be given to theories of spatial formation, the interplay of social and spatial mobility and containment, and alternative spatio-political imaginaries.

ETHN 260
Section ID: 720401
Transnational & Borderlands: the Local and Global
Tuesdays, 2:30-5:20pm, SSB 103
F. El Tayeb

This course critically reviews the analytical frameworks of transnationalism and borderlands. The goals are to assess traditional and current social science practice on immigration, identity, and community studies, and to understand how diverse peoples engage and participate in global processes.

ETHN 291A
Section ID: TBD

Second year graduate students should enroll in Section ID 729136 pending assignment of section ID to ETHN 291A course

Comprehensive Research Preparation: The Literature Review
Wednesdays, 5-8:00pm, SSB 103

D. Taylor-Garcia

Using key theoretical approaches, debates, and frameworks of Ethnic Studies, students develop a critical analysis of how existing scholarship within the field of Ethnic Studies informs a specific research question, topic, or object of study; this literature review demonstrates comprehensive and holistic knowledge of critical approaches and constructs a coherent theoretical framework that effectively summarizes, synthesizes, and assesses a particular body of relevant Ethnic Studies literature.

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - R. Frank - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 107 (1 unit) Section ID: 720400

Winter 2011

Course #

Title & Description

Instructor

ETHN 200B

Formulations: Interdisciplinarity and Knowledge Production in Ethnic Studies

A. Imada

ETHN 241

Cultural Studies and Cultural Production

R. Kheshti

ETHN 257A

Social Theory

Cancelled

ETHN 267

History & Memory

Y. Espiritu

ETHN 280

Black Thought: Roots and Routes

G. Mendes

Structured thematically,geographically, and chronologically(from the end of the Nineteenth Century to the Present), this course takes a broad conceptualization of Black intellectual history as it explores both major currents in Black thought and some paths less well tread. Students can expect to read foundational primary sources along with contemporary scholarly studies of African Diasporic texts.

ETHN 230 - Department Colloquium - Wednesdays at 3:00pm, SSB 107 ( 1 unit)