Please note: The course descriptions displayed here are current as of Tuesday, June 30, 2015, but the official Course Catalog should be used for all official planning.

ETST 120
Modern Africa Since 1800

The history of Africa from the end of the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the present. We will discuss the effects of abolition on Africa, the nature of pre-colonial African societies on the eve of conquest, the European "Scramble for Africa," the colonial era, African nationalism and decolonization, and the post-colonial period. Themes will cover social, political, economic, and religious history. Units: 6.
Also listed as History 125

ETST 121
Traditional East Asian Civilization

An introductory survey of East Asia from the dawn of indigenous civilization to the 16th century. Focus on the growth of a Sinitic center and its interaction with the sedentary and nomadic peoples on its Inner Asian and Pacific rims. Emphasis on the diverse peoples and societies of the area and the historical processes that bound them together through a common tradition. Units: 6.
Also listed as History 160, East Asian Studies 140

ETST 135
American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830

An introductory survey exploring American Indian history from the period preceding contact with African and Europeans to the era of removal. Focuses on the social, cultural, political and economic diversity of native peoples and their experiences with European colonialism. Units: 6.
Also listed as History 135

ETST 136
American Indian History 1830 to the Present

This is an introductory survey exploring American Indian history from the removal era to the present. This course explores the social, political, and economic challenges Native people faced as a result of American expansion and colonialism. It focuses on the ways in which American Indian communities transformed in response to these changes, as well as their persistence and integrity as tribal nations in the present. Units: 6.
Also listed as History 136

ETST 191
Direced Study in Ethnic Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 195
Internship in Ethnic Studies

Practical experience working with diverse population, focused on volunteer, policy, or advocacy work. For example, students might volunteer to tutor on the Oneida Reservation, or work with a local immigrant relocation agency. Students work for 5-10 hours a week, depending on the amount of credit being earned, meet periodically with the instructor, and submit a written reflection connecting the experience to their academic work in Ethnic Studies. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

ETST 200
Race and Ethnicity in the United States

An interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity in the United States. The course examines the development of racial and ethnic categorization; patterns of stratification; and the role of political, cultural, and economic forces in shaping ideas about race and ethnicity. The course will explore the social consequences of race and ethnicity with particular attention to racial and ethnic tolerance, discrimination, and institutional racism. The Civil Rights Movement, affirmative action, and immigration policies will be analyzed, as well as connections between ethnic stratification, class, and gender. Other topics will vary from term to term. Units: 6.

ETST 210
Expressions of Ethnicity

An introductory course in which film, theatre, literature, visual arts, and music are analyzed in an effort to explore the many ways in which ethnicity is expressed, reflected, and constructed in American culture. Issues of identity, authenticity, impersonation, commodification, stereotypes, integration, and audience will be raised. Units: 6.

ETST 220
Atlantic Slave Trade

An examination of the Atlantic trade in enslaved Africans from its beginning in the 15th century to its eventual abolition in the 19th century. Topics include ideas of slavery in Europe and Africa; the development of the Atlantic trade; the economic, social, political, and religious effects of the slave trade in Africa and the Americas; the rise of racism; abolition and its aftermath. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Also listed as History 215

ETST 221
Europe in the Age of Nationalism, World War, and Totalitarianism, 1851-1990

An examination of European history from the Age of National Unification through the collapse of the Soviet Empire. Topics include imperialism, the two World Wars, the Russian Revolution, fascism, totalitarianism, mass nationalism, and the reemergence of eastern and central Europe. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Also listed as History 275

ETST 222
History of the American West

This course examines realities and images of the frontier/western experience from exploration and settlement of North America through the present. Included are native and immigrant groups, technology, transportation, agriculture, mining, and urbanization, as well as effects of the frontier on national character. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as History 330

ETST 223
Nationalism in Modern History

An examination of the idea and the reality of nationalism in modern history. Among the questions we will ask are: Is nationalism a modern phenomenon, or does it have pre-modern origins? Is it compatible with democracy and human rights or fundamentally hostile to them? Is it primarily a European phenomenon transplanted to other places, or are there indigenous roots of nationalism throughout the world? We will attempt to answer these questions by reading theoretical works on nationalism from a variety of disciplines and by examining historical case studies. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Also listed as History 295

ETST 224
Introduction to Judaism: Canon, Thought, Practice

The oldest monotheistic religion, studied through its classic texts (including the Bible, Talmud, Maimonides, the Zohar and much more). Readings of the modern era will highlight the shift from a religion to a national/ethnic identity. In addition, key terms of the Jewish cycle of life will be introduced. Units: 6.
Also listed as Religious Studies 225

ETST 226
Identity Politics and Ethnic Conflict

Are conflicts between identity groups inevitable? Why do outbreaks of violence and ethnic conflict occur when they do? How have governments dealt with diversity and with what consequences? Students will read both new and classic works from the literature on nationalism, identity politics, genocide and post-conflict resolution across the world. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Also listed as Government 226

ETST 280
Survey of Postcolonial Literature

An introduction to major postcolonial works in their literary, historical, and cultural contexts. Readings include novels by African, Asian, and Caribbean authors such as Chinua Achebe, Salman Rushdie, and Jean Rhys. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ENG 150 or its equivalent or consent of instructor
Also listed as English 280

ETST 282
Literature and Human Rights

An interdisciplinary investigation of the aesthetics and ethics of representing human rights and their violations in literature and film. Texts include novels, plays, essays, and films on topics such as genocide, torture, and development. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ENG 150 or its equivalent or consent of instructor
Also listed as English 282

ETST 290
African-American Art

Beginning with the late eighteenth century and concluding with art today, this course examines African-American history through visual culture. We will examine how race relations in the United States were and are constructed through visual culture including: painting, sculpture, public monuments, photography, advertising, and performance. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Art History 272

ETST 320
Empire and Nation in Russian History

The course examines the history of ethnically diverse territories referred to as “Russia” from early modern times to 1991. Themes include the formation of the Russian empire, its transformation into the Soviet Union, and its partial collapse in 1991; the meaning of “empire,” “nation,” and “ethnicity” in historical context; and the interaction of Russians with non-Russian peoples in Ukraine, the Baltic States, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor; HIST 320 or 325 recommended
Also listed as History 315

ETST 321
Race Relations in the United States, 1865-Present

An examination of relations between black and white Americans since Emancipation. Topics will include Reconstruction, the rise of Jim Crow, the Great Migrations, the Civil Rights Movement, urban unrest, and white backlash. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and HIST 132
Also listed as History 345

ETST 325
Ethnicity in Latin America

Explores the coming together of distinct Native, African, and European ethnicities in Latin America, and the resulting creation of new ethnicities. We examine how race has been understood in Latin American history and how attitudes toward race have fundamentally shaped the history of the region. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing; HIST 178 or HIST 179 recommended
Also listed as History 378

ETST 330
Indians of North America

A cultural study of the Indians of North America, including examination of the impact of European ideas and technology on Indian societies. Emphasis on environmental adaptations, levels of social and cultural complexity, problems of historical interpretation, and the methods and theories of ethnology and their applications to North American cultures. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ANTH 110
Also listed as Anthropology 350

ETST 332
Ethnography of the Middle East and North Africa

Introduction to the peoples and cultures of the Middle East and North Africa, an area of tremendous cultural, religious, linguistic, and economic diversity. Focus on the nature of ethnography as a research method and key areas of inquiry that have concerned anthropologists working in Arab and Muslim societies. Topics include social organization, tribalism, colonialism, gender, religion, nationalism, ethnic and religious minorities, and the politics of identity. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ANTH 110 or consent of instructor
Also listed as Anthropology 358

ETST 334
Race and Ethnicity in East Asia

This course will explore the use of the concepts of race and ethnicity in China and Japan to show how identity is constructed and used in forging national identity. The course will also examine transnationalism and the formation and articulation of ethnicity in East Asia. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as East Asian Studies 358, History 358

ETST 335
Anthropology of South Asia

Introduces the complexity of South Asian society and culture through the study of ethnographies of gender, religious life, kinship, social organization, and economy in the colonial and post-colonial periods. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ANTH 110 or consent of instructor
Also listed as Anthropology 360

ETST 340
Sociology of Education

An examination of the social foundations of education in the United States with particular attention paid to the cultural, political, and economic functions of education in modern society. Other topics include the reproductive function of schooling in a society divided along lines of race/ethnicity and class, schools as sites of cultural production, and the historical tension in the U.S. between “equality” and “excellence” in education. Practicum of 20 hours required. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Education Studies 440

ETST 341
Human Variation

A survey of human biological variation and adaptation. Topics include the geographic distribution of human variation; evolutionary approaches to understanding human diversity; historic and modern concepts of race and ethnicity; human biological adaptations to disase, climate, poverty, and other stressors; and the genetics of simple and complex traits. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ANTH 140, BIOL 110, or consent of instructor
Also listed as Anthropology 341

ETST 352
Ethnicity, Cultural Diversity, and Education

A study of the experience of children and adolescents from different ethnic, cultural, and economic groups. Emphasis on understanding the social consequences of these differences and how such differences affect educational achievement and attainment. The sources and educational effects of individual, institutional, and systemic racism, sexism, and other forms of prejudice and discrimination will also be examined. Practicum of 20 hours required. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Education Studies 350

ETST 360
African American Writers

A survey of African American literature from slave narratives through contemporary literature. Readings include works by Harriet Jacobs, Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde, and Toni Morrison. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ENG 150 or its equivalent or sophomore standing
Also listed as English 260

ETST 375
Arab-American Experiences

The aim of this course is to look at the history of Arab-American experience through literature, literary theory, and pop-culture. This course will chronicle the history and development of Arab experiences in the U. S. over a century (1880s-present). The course will also employ an interdisciplinary approach to examine the immigrants' contributions, self-view, challenges, and society's views of them. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

ETST 382
Migrants and German Culture

Despite a long-term refusal to open itself to immigration, Germany has become a nation of immigrants and asylum-seekers. The course focuses on how both literature and films, including works by and about minorities in Germany, have dealt with key cultural phenomena: multiculturalism, diversity, acculturation, assimilation, “majority culture,” and parallel societies. Units: 6. Prerequisite: GER 312 or consent of the instructor
Also listed as German 447, Film Studies 447

ETST 390
Tutorial in Ethnic Studies

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 391
Directed Study in Ethnic Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 395
Internship in Ethnic Studies

Practical experience working with diverse population, focused on volunteer, policy, or advocacy work. For example, students might volunteer to tutor on the Oneida Reservation, or work with a local immigrant relocation agency. Students work for 5-10 hours a week, depending on the amount of credit being earned, meet periodically with the instructor, and submit a written reflection connecting the experience to their academic work in Ethnic Studies. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

ETST 399
Independent Study in Ethnic Studies

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 415
Africa in the European Imagination

This advanced seminar examines the conceptualization of Africa and Africans in modern European intellectual history. The course details how European thinkers explored issues of race and identity through their figurative and physical engagement with the African continent. Topics include travel narratives, the philosophy of slavery adn abolition, and imperialism. (G & C) Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as History 415

ETST 420
The American Civil War

A comprehensive examination of the Civil War era between 1840 and 1877. Major themes and topics will include the political crisis leading to secession, the military conduct of the war, the end of slavery, the effects of the war on American society, and Reconstruction. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Junior standing and HIST 131, or consent of instructor
Also listed as History 470

ETST 425
Black, Brown, adn Queer on Film: Race, Gender, and Sexuality on Film

Visual culture has long defined that which is not white, not queer, and not male as deviant from the visual norm. This course will explore the way in which film culture has traditionally positioned people it defines as deviant fom the racial, ethnic, gender or sexual norm and the ways in which filmmakers have responded to that positioning. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or consent of instructor
Also listed as Film Studies 325, Gender Studies 325

ETST 430
American Indians on Film

The course examines the ways in which American Indians have been depicted on film. Ethnographic, documentary, and feature films are examined and compared to understand how film has shaped our image of American Indians. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ANTH 350 or consent of instructor
Also listed as Anthropology 470, Film Studies 470

ETST 465
Mestizos, Métis, and Mulattos: Mixed-Race People in the Atlantic World, 1400-1850

This course examines how race worked in the Atlantic World (Africa, Europe, and the Americas) between 1400 and 1850 through the perspectives of mixed-race individuals and communities. We will use a comparative framework to understand how people created, resisted, and used their cross-racial identities to navigate their lives. Fulfills seminar requirement. (G&C or NA) Units: 6. Prerequisite: Junior standing or consent of instructor
Also listed as History 465

ETST 471
Performing Arts of Bali

This course explores the intersections of Balinese music, dance, drama, and ritural. Discussions will include how globalization, tourism, and economic and religious tensions affect the arts and performer’s lives. Students will have hands-on experience learning to play Balinese gamelan instruments. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing
Also listed as Music History 471

ETST 480
Latin American Civilization and Culture

A broad introduction to the culture of the Latin American continent and its relations to North American culture. The course presents Latin American civilization, history, economic and political situation, and diverse culture. Emphasis is placed on high cultural manifestations such as art and literature, as well as on the everyday habits of the people. Recommended for students who plan to participate in one of our study-abroad programs in Latin America. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish course, its equivalent, or consent of instructor
Also listed as Spanish 400

ETST 512
Fictions of Africa

An exploration of African culture and history through literature and film by African authors/directors. Issues to be explored include African debates on colonialism, post-colonialism, gender, class, and ethnic stratification, religion, modernization and development. Fictional works will be discussed in tandem with ethnographic monographs and critical essays. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Junior or senior standing and at least two other courses in the social sciences
Also listed as Anthropology 512

ETST 518
Fictions of Globalization

Is globalization really shrinking the global divide between rich and poor, or is this mere fiction? To explore this question, we will examine contemporary novels and films that showcase individuals in India and China as they grapple with issues such as economic migration, class struggle, and terrorism. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ENG 280, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Also listed as English 518

ETST 521
Narratives of International News

A study of the literature that re-presents world events in different ways from the mainstream news media. Texts include novels, memoirs, graphic novels, or documentary dramas. Units: 6. Prerequisite: ENG 280, junior standing, or consent of instructor
Also listed as English 521

ETST 561
Literature of the Harlem Renaissance

A study of poetry, fiction, and essays by African American writers from the era of World War I through the 1930s. Authors include Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, Nella Larsen, W.E.B. Du Bois, and others. Units: 6. Prerequisite: Junior standing, ENG 250 or 260, or consent of instructor
Also listed as English 510

ETST 583
Hispanic Issues

This course covers the main cultural issues in the contemporary Hispanic world. It concentrates on both the Hispanics of Latin America and those of the United States. Through theoretical materials as well as literature, film, historical documents, testimony, etc., this course addresses a variety of subjects related to the Hispanic culture. Taught in Spanish. Units: 6. Prerequisite: One 400-level Spanish course, its equivalent, or consent of instructor
Also listed as Spanish 566

ETST 590
Tutoiral in Ethnic Studies

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 591
Directed Study in Ethnic Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 595
Internship in Ethnic Studies

Practical experience working with diverse population, focused on volunteer, policy, or advocacy work. For example, students might volunteer to tutor on the Oneida Reservation, or work with a local immigrant relocation agency. Students work for 5-10 hours a week, depending on the amount of credit being earned, meet periodically with the instructor, and submit a written reflection connecting the experience to their academic work in Ethnic Studies. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

ETST 599
Independent Study in Ethnic Studies

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 690
Tutorial in Ethnic Studies

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 691
Directed Study in Ethnic Studies

Directed study follows a syllabus set primarily by the instructor to meet the needs or interests of an individual student or small group of students. The main goal of directed study is knowledge or skill acquisition, not research or creative work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

ETST 695
Internship in Ethnic Studies

Practical experience working with diverse population, focused on volunteer, policy, or advocacy work. For example, students might volunteer to tutor on the Oneida Reservation, or work with a local immigrant relocation agency. Students work for 5-10 hours a week, depending on the amount of credit being earned, meet periodically with the instructor, and submit a written reflection connecting the experience to their academic work in Ethnic Studies. The academic component of the internship includes readings related to the substance of the internship, discussions with the faculty supervisor, and a written report appropriate to the discipline. Course grades are based on this academic work. Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required

ETST 699
Independent Study in Ethnic Studies

Units: 1 TO 98. Prerequisite: Counter Registration Required.

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