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AES 106
Music In American Culture (5)

Explore musical traditions from diverse American cultures through guided listening and analysis of songs, styles, genres and musicians, with emphasis on the role of race, class, gender and sexual-orientation. Dual listed as MUSC 106. Student option grading.

AES 119
Survey of American Indian Studies (5)

This course examines issues in American Indian Studies including native cultures, theories of American Indian origins, demographics, the formation of American Indian stereotypes, the resistance of Native peoples to racism and oppression, and contemporary issues (music, literature, health, etc.) Prerequisite: Concurrent or successful completion of ENGL& 101 recommended. Student option grading.

AES 215
From Rhymes to Reason: The Culture of Hip Hop (5)

This course examines the culture of hip hop from its South Bronx (NYC) beginnings in the early 1970's to its globalization. Students explore the musical, visual, spoken word and literary elements of hip hop. Topics include the role of race, class, gender, politics, appropriation and commodification. Student option grading.

AES 291
Special Topics In American Ethnic Studies (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AES 292
Special Topics In American Ethnic Studies (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AES 293
Special Topics In American Ethnic Studies. (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AES 294
Special Topics In American Ethnic Studies (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AES 295
Special Topics In American Ethnic Studies (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in American Ethnic Studies. Student option grading.

AES 297
Individual Project In American Ethnic Studies (1)

Individual project in a specific area of American Ethnic Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, base d on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

AES 298
Individual Project In American Ethnic Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of American Ethnic Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

AES 299
Individual Project In American Ethnic Studies (3)

Individual project in a specific area of American Ethnic Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of students' educational and work experience. Student option grading.

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GWS 205
Gender and Global Justice (5)

Explores how globalization affects gender relations and the relative status of women and men in various global contexts. Investigates the institutional status of women in national and international systems of healthcare, justice, economics, politics, family, and development. Prerequisite: Placement in ENGL 099 or higher. Student option grading.

GWS 215
Women In U.S. History (5)

Examines US history from pre-colonial times to the present from the perspectives of women of various racial, ethnic, religious, and socioeconomic backgrounds, and explores how women helped shape US history. Dual listed with HIST& 215.

GWS 284
Gender, Race and Class (5)

This course explores the ways in which one's gender, race, class and sexual orientation affect access to, participation in, and treatment by a variety of social institutions. We study the legal system, education, and the media as well as actions to confront systems of oppression in the U.S. Student option grading.

GWS 285
Gender, Violence and Social Change (5)

Study of gendered violence, its history, current research and contemporary issues. Social, psychological, legal and political implications of abuse are considered. Areas of study include child abuse, rape, domestic violence and sexual harassment. Recommend ENGL& 101. Dual listed as CAST 285. Student option grading.

GWS 286
Women of Power (5)

We will study the relationship between gender and power. Topics include barriers to acquiring power, strategies for obtaining power, and uses of power, especially for women. Students will research several powerful women. Emphasis is on class discussion and collaboration. Recommend ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

GWS 288
Introduction to LGBTIQ Studies (5)

This course will explore the field of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, and Queer Studies. We will focus on gender, sex, sexual orientation, and the body. Students will use the lenses of history, nation, culture, and politics to examine these areas and their interactions with race, class, and ability.

GWS 291
Special Topics In Gender & Women's Studies (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GWS 292
Special Topics In Gender & Women's Studies (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GWS 293
Special Topics In Gender & Women's Studies (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GWS 294
Special Topics In Gender & Women's Studies (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GWS 295
Special Topics In Gender & Women's Studies (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Gender & Women's Studies. Student option grading.

GWS 297
Individual Project In Gender and Women's Studies (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Gender & Women's Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

GWS 298
Individual Project In Gender & Women's Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Gender & Women's Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

GWS 299
Individual Project In Gender & Women's Studies (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Gender & Women's Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

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MCS 105
Introduction to Multicultural Studies (5)

Students will develop a personal and historical understanding of issues related to race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities & culture; and how these issues are used in the distribution of power and privilege in the U.S. Prerequisite: Successful completion of ENGL 099 or placement into ENGL& 101. Student option grading.

MCS 205
Seminar In Social Justice (5)

We will engage in an extended analysis of complex problems in social justice using a comparative approach. We will begin our analysis in the U.S., and compare issues of social justice with other nations around the globe. We will examine proven solutions to social issues in detail. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL& 101 and successful completion of core course in Multicultural Understanding.

MCS 210
African Studies (5)

Survey of various ancient and modern peoples of Africa. We will examine specific pre- and post-colonial societies, institutions and social movements, with a focus on past and present contributions of Africans to World Culture. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL& 101.

MCS 238
Environmental Justice (5)

Environmental Justice is an interdisciplinary, problem-solving approach that identifies and examines how inequalities arise in an environmental context. We will examine the historical, scientific, socioeconomic, legal, cultural, and political complexities of the relationship between people and the environment.

MCS 250
Fundamentalism Among The Children of Abraham (5)

This course seeks to investigate religious fundamentalism, within the Abrahamic religions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, with specific emphasis on the impact of contemporary Islamic fundamentalism and progressive Islamic doctrine. Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL& 101.

MCS 291
Special Topics In Multicultural Studies (1)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MCS 292
Special Topics In Multicultural Studies (2)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MCS 293
Special Topics In Multicultural Studies (3)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MCS 294
Special Topics In Multicultural Studies (4)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MCS 295
Special Topics In Multicultural Studies (5)

Classes focusing on specific issues and/or topics of interest in Multicultural Studies. Student option grading.

MCS 297
Individual Project In Multicultural Studies (1)

Individual project in a specific area of Multicultural Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

MCS 298
Individual Project In Multicultural Studies (2)

Individual project in a specific area of Multicultural Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.

MCS 299
Individual Project In Multicultural Studies (3)

Individual project in a specific area of Multicultural Studies. By arrangement with instructor. Student option grading.