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Courses on the American West

Title Quarter Day, Time, Location Description
AFRICAAM 102B
Art and Social Criticism (AMSTUD 102, ARTHIST 162B, CSRE 102A, FEMGEN 102)
Visual artists have long been in the forefront of social criticism in America. Since the 1960s, various visual strategies have helped emergent progressive political movements articulate and represent complex social issues. Which artists and particular art works/projects have become key anchors for...
AFRICAAM 102B
Art and Social Criticism (AMSTUD 102, ARTHIST 162B, CSRE 102A, FEMGEN 102)
Visual artists have long been in the forefront of social criticism in America. Since the 1960s, various visual strategies have helped emergent progressive political movements articulate and represent complex social issues. Which artists and particular art works/projects have become key anchors for...
AFRICAAM 102B (section 1)
Art and Social Criticism (AMSTUD 102, ARTHIST 162B, CSRE 102A, FEMGEN 102)
2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
McMurtry Building rm 350
Visual artists have long been in the forefront of social criticism in America. Since the 1960s, various visual strategies have helped emergent progressive political movements articulate and represent complex social issues. Which artists and particular art works/projects have become key anchors for...
AFRICAAM 169A (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AMSTUD 169, CSRE 260, URBANST 169)
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday
12:00pm - 2:50pm
200-015
The course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of longterm social, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. The required readings, discussions, and service learning component all provide a platform for students to explore...
AFRICAAM 169A (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AMSTUD 169, CSRE 260, URBANST 169)
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday
10:30am - 1:20pm
The course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of longterm social, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. The required readings, discussions, and service learning component all provide a platform for students to explore...
AMSTUD 102
Art and Social Criticism (AFRICAAM 102B, ARTHIST 162B, CSRE 102A, FEMGEN 102)
Visual artists have long been in the forefront of social criticism in America. Since the 1960s, various visual strategies have helped emergent progressive political movements articulate and represent complex social issues. Which artists and particular art works/projects have become key anchors for...
AMSTUD 102
Art and Social Criticism (AFRICAAM 102B, ARTHIST 162B, CSRE 102A, FEMGEN 102)
Visual artists have long been in the forefront of social criticism in America. Since the 1960s, various visual strategies have helped emergent progressive political movements articulate and represent complex social issues. Which artists and particular art works/projects have become key anchors for...
AMSTUD 102 (section 1)
Art and Social Criticism (AFRICAAM 102B, ARTHIST 162B, CSRE 102A, FEMGEN 102)
2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
10:30am - 12:20pm
McMurtry Building rm 350
Visual artists have long been in the forefront of social criticism in America. Since the 1960s, various visual strategies have helped emergent progressive political movements articulate and represent complex social issues. Which artists and particular art works/projects have become key anchors for...
AMSTUD 115 (section 1)
Asian American Film and Popular Culture (ASNAMST 115)
2018-2019 Autumn
Wednesday
6:00pm - 8:50pm
School of Education 208
Since the later part of the nineteenth century, representations of Asian Americans in popular culture have played a defining role in shaping ideas of citizenship and national belonging in the United States. Tracing the evolution Asian American representations from the silent film era through the...
AMSTUD 115 (section 1)
Asian American Film and Popular Culture (ASNAMST 115, COMPLIT 159)
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
320-109
Tracing the evolution of Asian American cultural representations from the silent film era through the first generation of Asian American YouTube stars, this course examines the economic, political, and cultural influence of Asian American screen images on U.S. society. Through a focus on both...
AMSTUD 115 (section 1)
Asian American Film and Popular Culture (ASNAMST 115, COMPLIT 159)
2020-2021 Spring
Monday Wednesday Friday
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Remote
Tracing the evolution of Asian American cultural representations from the silent film era through the first generation of Asian American YouTube stars, this course examines the economic, political, and cultural influence of Asian American screen images on U.S. society. Through a focus on both...
AMSTUD 117 (section 1)
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film (AFRICAAM 117J, ASNAMST 117D, CSRE 117D, FEMGEN 117F)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-202
This course introduces students to the theoretical and analytical frameworks necessary to critically understand constructions of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary American film. Through a sustained engagement with a range of independent and Hollywood films produced since the 1990s,...
AMSTUD 117 (section 1)
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film (AFRICAAM 117J, ASNAMST 117D, CSRE 117D, FEMGEN 117F)
2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday
6:00pm - 8:50pm
160-314
This course introduces students to the theoretical and analytical frameworks necessary to critically understand constructions of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary American film. Through a sustained engagement with a range of independent and Hollywood films produced since 2000, students...
AMSTUD 117 (section 1)
Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Contemporary American Film (AFRICAAM 117J, ASNAMST 117D, CSRE 117D, FEMGEN 117F)
2020-2021 Winter
Monday Wednesday Friday
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Remote
This course introduces students to the theoretical and analytical frameworks necessary to critically understand constructions of race, gender, and sexuality in contemporary American film. Through a sustained engagement with a range of independent and Hollywood films produced since 2000, students...
AMSTUD 118
Critical Family History: Narratives of Identity and Difference (AFRICAAM 118X, ASNAMST 118S, CSRE 118S)
This course examines family history as a site for understanding identity, power, and social difference in American society. Focusing in particular on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, we approach the family as an archive through which we might write alternative histories to the ones...
AMSTUD 118 (section 1)
Exploring Race and Ethnicity through Family History (AFRICAAM 118X, ASNAMST 118S, CSRE 118S)
2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
420-050
Who determines which narratives of race and difference are included in the national memory? In what ways does the family represent an archive for understanding race and social power in the United States? How does your own family history support or subvert dominant historical narratives of race and...
AMSTUD 118 (section 1)
Critical Family History: Narratives of Identity and Difference (AFRICAAM 118X, ASNAMST 118S, CSRE 118S)
2019-2020 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
School of Education 206
This course examines family history as a site for understanding identity, power, and social difference in American society. Focusing in particular on the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality, we approach the family as an archive through which we might write alternative histories to the ones...
AMSTUD 124A (section 1)
The American West (ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
200-002
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography, climate,...
AMSTUD 124A (section 1)
The American West (ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Lane History Corner, 200-002
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography, climate,...
AMSTUD 124A (section 1)
The American West (ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 12:20pm
200-002
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography, climate,...
AMSTUD 124A (section 1)
The American West (ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 12:20pm
200-002
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography, climate,...
AMSTUD 124A (section 1)
The American West (ARTHIST 152, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
Remote
The American West is characterized by frontier mythology, vast distances, marked aridity, and unique political and economic characteristics. This course integrates several disciplinary perspectives into a comprehensive examination of Western North America: its history, physical geography, climate,...
AMSTUD 124B
European and North African Visions of the American West
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of the rewriting of the American West in the Mediterranean context through the transnational lenses of filmmakers and artists of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, through primarily cinema, but also graphic novels, novels, and murals. How do...
AMSTUD 124B
European and North African Visions of the American West
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of the rewriting of the American West in the Mediterranean context through the transnational lenses of filmmakers and artists of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, through primarily cinema, but also graphic novels, novels, and murals. How do...
AMSTUD 124B (section 1)
European and North African Visions of the American West (COMPLIT 124B, DLCL 124B)
2018-2019 Winter
Thursday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
420-050
This course is an interdisciplinary investigation of the rewriting of the American West in the Mediterranean context through the transnational lenses of filmmakers and artists of diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds, through primarily cinema, but also graphic novels, novels, and murals. How do...
AMSTUD 136X
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American Wes
This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present. In particular, it examines how specific indigenous communities of the region have navigated...
AMSTUD 136X
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American Wes
This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present. In particular, it examines how specific indigenous communities of the region have navigated...
AMSTUD 136X
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American Wes
This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present. In particular, it examines how specific indigenous communities of the region have navigated...
AMSTUD 136X
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American Wes
This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present. In particular, it examines how specific indigenous communities of the region have navigated...
AMSTUD 136X
Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American Wes
This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present. In particular, it examines how specific indigenous communities of the region have navigated...
AMSTUD 146A
Steinbeck (ENGLISH 146A)
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts of Steinbeck's major works; his fascination with...
AMSTUD 146A (section 1)
Steinbeck (ENGLISH 146A)
2017-2018 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
9:00am - 10:20am
McMurtry Building 102, Oshman
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts of Steinbeck's major works; his fascination with...
AMSTUD 146A (section 1)
Steinbeck (ENGLISH 146A)
2018-2019 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
12:00pm - 1:20pm
260-113
Introduction to the work of an American writer, beloved by general readers, often reviled by critics, whose career spanned from the Great Depression through World War II to the social upheavals of the 1960s. Focus on the social and political contexts of Steinbeck's major works; his fascination with...
AMSTUD 150X
From Gold Rush to Google Bus: History of San Francisco (HISTORY 252E, URBANST 150)
This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the Gold Rush, immigration and nativism, railroads...
AMSTUD 150X
From Gold Rush to Google Bus: History of San Francisco (HISTORY 252E, URBANST 150)
This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the Gold Rush, immigration and nativism, railroads...
AMSTUD 150X (section 1)
From Gold Rush to Google Bus: History of San Francisco (HISTORY 152E, URBANST 150)
2016-2017 Winter
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
260-007
This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the Gold Rush, immigration and nativism, railroads...
AMSTUD 150X (section 1)
From Gold Rush to Google Bus: History of San Francisco (HISTORY 252E, URBANST 150)
2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
Lathrop 180
This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the Gold Rush, immigration and nativism, railroads...
AMSTUD 150X (section 1)
From Gold Rush to Google Bus: History of San Francisco (HISTORY 252E, URBANST 150)
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
12:30pm - 1:50pm
Remote
This class will examine the history of San Francisco from Native American and colonial settlement through the present. Focus is on social, environmental, and political history, with the theme of power in the city. Topics include Native Americans, the Gold Rush, immigration and nativism, railroads...
AMSTUD 169 (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AFRICAAM 169A, CSRE 260, URBANST 169)
2019-2020 Spring
Tuesday
12:00pm - 2:50pm
200-015
The course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of longterm social, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. The required readings, discussions, and service learning component all provide a platform for students to explore...
AMSTUD 169 (section 1)
Race and Ethnicity in Urban California (AFRICAAM 169A, CSRE 260, URBANST 169)
2020-2021 Spring
Tuesday
10:30am - 1:20pm
The course is part of an ongoing research project that examines the consequences of longterm social, economic, and political changes in ethnic and race relations in in urban California. The required readings, discussions, and service learning component all provide a platform for students to explore...
AMSTUD 186D
Asian American Art: 1850-Present (ARTHIST 186B, ASNAMST 186B)
What does it mean, and what has it meant historically, to be "Asian American" in the United States? This lecture course explores this question through the example of artists, craftspeople, and laborers of Asian descent. We will consider their work alongside the art, visual culture, and literature...
AMSTUD 186D (section 1)
Asian American Art: 1850-Present (ARTHIST 186B, ASNAMST 186B)
2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
McMurtry Building 102, Oshman
In 1968, the Asian American Political Alliance began a successful campaign to jettison the designation "oriental" in favor of "Asian American." Given the term's recent genesis, what do we refer to when we discuss "Asian American art," and how can we speak of its history? This lecture class will...
AMSTUD 186D (section 1)
Asian American Art: 1850-Present (ARTHIST 186B, ASNAMST 186B)
2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
3:00pm - 4:20pm
McMurtry Building rm 350
In 1968, the Asian American Political Alliance began a successful campaign to jettison the designation "oriental" in favor of "Asian American." Given the term's recent genesis, what do we refer to when we discuss "Asian American art," and how can we speak of its history? This lecture class will...
AMSTUD 186D (section 1)
Asian American Art: 1850-Present (ARTHIST 186B, ASNAMST 186B)
2019-2020 Autumn
Tuesday Thursday
4:30pm - 5:50pm
McMurtry Building rm 350
What does it mean, and what has it meant historically, to be "Asian American" in the United States? This lecture course explores this question through the example of artists, craftspeople, and laborers of Asian descent. We will consider their work alongside the art, visual culture, and literature...
AMSTUD 275B
History of Modern Mexico (CHILATST 275B, CSRE 275B, HISTORY 275B, HISTORY 375C)
Surveys the history of governance, resistance, and identity formation in Mexico from the nineteenth century to the present. Explores Mexico's historical struggles to achieve political stability, economic prosperity, and social justice and examines how regional, class, ethnic, and gender differences...
AMSTUD 275B
History of Modern Mexico (CHILATST 275B, CSRE 275B, HISTORY 275B, HISTORY 375C)
Surveys the history of governance, resistance, and identity formation in Mexico from the nineteenth century to the present. Explores Mexico's historical struggles to achieve political stability, economic prosperity, and social justice and examines how regional, class, ethnic, and gender differences...
AMSTUD 275B (section 1)
History of Modern Mexico (CHILATST 275B, CSRE 275B, HISTORY 275B, HISTORY 375C)
2018-2019 Winter
Monday
10:30am - 1:20pm
200-217
(History 275B is an undergraduate course offered for 5 units; History 375C is a graduate course offered for 4-5 units.) Surveys the history of governance, resistance, and identity formation in Mexico from the nineteenth century to the present. Explores Mexico's historical struggles to achieve...
AMSTUD 68N
Mark Twain and American Culture
Preference to freshmen. Mark Twain defined the rhythms of our prose and the contours of our moral map. He recognized our extravagant promise and stunning failures, our comic foibles and  tragic flaws. He is viewed as the most American of American authors--and as one of the most universal. How does...
AMSTUD 68N
Mark Twain and American Culture
Preference to freshmen. Mark Twain defined the rhythms of our prose and the contours of our moral map. He recognized our extravagant promise and stunning failures, our comic foibles and  tragic flaws. He is viewed as the most American of American authors--and as one of the most universal. How does...
AMSTUD 68N (section 1)
Mark Twain and American Culture (ENGLISH 68N)
2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
2:30pm - 4:20pm
160-317
Preference to freshmen. Mark Twain defined the rhythms of our prose and the contours of our moral map. He recognized our extravagant promise and stunning failures, our comic foibles and  tragic flaws. He is viewed as the most American of American authors--and as one of the most universal. How does...

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