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Courses on the American West

Title Quarter Day, Time, Location Description
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...
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 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 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 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 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 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 (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 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 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 (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...
ANTHRO 111B (section 1)
Muwekma: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives (ARCHLGY 111B, NATIVEAM 111B)
2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
50-52H
This course explores the unique history of San Francisco Bay Area tribes with particular attention to Muwekma Ohlone- the descendent community associated with the landscape surrounding and including Stanford University. The story of Muwekma provides a window into the history of California Indians...
ANTHRO 111B (section 1)
Muwekma: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives (ARCHLGY 111B, NATIVEAM 111B)
2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
School of Education 130
This course explores the unique history of San Francisco Bay Area tribes with particular attention to Muwekma Ohlone- the descendent community associated with the landscape surrounding and including Stanford University. The story of Muwekma provides a window into the history of California Indians...
ANTHRO 116C
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 16, ARCHLGY 16, NATIVEAM 16)
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ANTHRO 116C (section 1)
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 16, ARCHLGY 16, NATIVEAM 16)
2016-2017 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
380-380W
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ANTHRO 116C (section 1)
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 16, ARCHLGY 16, NATIVEAM 16)
2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Gates B12
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ANTHRO 151A
Contemporary Chinese Society Through Independent Documentary Film (ANTHRO 251A)
An overview of social issues in contemporary China as seen through its emerging independent documentary film movement. Topics covered include representations of history, political power and accountability in the reform era, human rights, urbanization, the environment, homelessness and inequality,...
ANTHRO 151A
Contemporary Chinese Society Through Independent Documentary Film (ANTHRO 251A)
An overview of social issues in contemporary China as seen through its emerging independent documentary film movement. Topics covered include representations of history, political power and accountability in the reform era, human rights, urbanization, the environment, homelessness and inequality,...
ANTHRO 151A
Contemporary Chinese Society Through Independent Documentary Film (ANTHRO 251A)
An overview of social issues in contemporary China as seen through its emerging independent documentary film movement. Topics covered include representations of history, political power and accountability in the reform era, human rights, urbanization, the environment, homelessness and inequality,...
ANTHRO 16
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 116C, ARCHLGY 16, NATIVEAM 16)
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ANTHRO 16 (section 1)
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 116C, ARCHLGY 16, NATIVEAM 16)
2016-2017 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
380-380W
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ANTHRO 16 (section 1)
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 116C, ARCHLGY 16, NATIVEAM 16)
2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Gates B12
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ANTHRO 30Q (section 1)
The Big Shift (CSRE 30Q)
2017-2018 Winter
Wednesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
STLC119
Is the middle class shrinking? How do people who live at the extremes of American society- the super rich, the working poor and those who live on the margins, imagine and experience "the good life"? How do we understand phenomena such as gang cultures, addiction and the realignment of white...
ANTHRO 30Q (section 1)
The Big Shift (CSRE 30Q)
2018-2019 Winter
Wednesday
2:30pm - 5:20pm
420-147
Is the middle class shrinking? How do people who live at the extremes of American society- the super rich, the working poor and those who live on the margins, imagine and experience "the good life"? How do we understand phenomena such as gang cultures, addiction and the realignment of white...
ANTHRO 349A
Advanced Archaeological Field Methods: A Practical Approach to Working With and Within Communities
This is a graduate level course (open to undergraduates with permission) in archaeological field methods at several archaeological and cultural sites in the San Francisco Bay area. This is a practical course designed to help students identify potential archaeological sites (using GIS) historical...
ANTHRO 349A
Advanced Archaeological Field Methods: A Practical Approach to Working With and Within Communities
This is a graduate level course (open to undergraduates with permission) in archaeological field methods at several archaeological and cultural sites in the San Francisco Bay area. This is a practical course designed to help students identify potential archaeological sites (using GIS) historical...
ANTHRO 349A
Advanced Archaeological Field Methods: A Practical Approach to Working With and Within Communities
This is a graduate level course (open to undergraduates with permission) in archaeological field methods at several archaeological and cultural sites in the San Francisco Bay area. This is a practical course designed to help students identify potential archaeological sites (using GIS) historical...
ARCHLGY 111B (section 1)
Muwekma: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives (ANTHRO 111B, NATIVEAM 111B)
2017-2018 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
50-52H
This course explores the unique history of San Francisco Bay Area tribes with particular attention to Muwekma Ohlone- the descendent community associated with the landscape surrounding and including Stanford University. The story of Muwekma provides a window into the history of California Indians...
ARCHLGY 111B (section 1)
Muwekma: Landscape Archaeology and the Narratives of California Natives (ANTHRO 111B, NATIVEAM 111B)
2018-2019 Autumn
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
School of Education 130
This course explores the unique history of San Francisco Bay Area tribes with particular attention to Muwekma Ohlone- the descendent community associated with the landscape surrounding and including Stanford University. The story of Muwekma provides a window into the history of California Indians...
ARCHLGY 125 (section 1)
Archaeological Field Survey Methods (ARCHLGY 225, ASNAMST 125A)
2018-2019 Spring
Tuesday
1:30pm - 4:20pm
360-361A
Practicum applying a variety of survey techniques to discover, map, and record archaeological sites. Basic cartographic skills for archaeologists and an introduction to GIS tools, GPS instruments, and geophysical techniques. Participants should be able to walk 3 - 4 miles over uneven terrain or...
ARCHLGY 125 (section 2)
Archaeological Field Survey Methods (ARCHLGY 225, ASNAMST 125A)
2018-2019 Spring
Wednesday
3:30pm - 4:20pm
160-120
Practicum applying a variety of survey techniques to discover, map, and record archaeological sites. Basic cartographic skills for archaeologists and an introduction to GIS tools, GPS instruments, and geophysical techniques. Participants should be able to walk 3 - 4 miles over uneven terrain or...
ARCHLGY 16
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 16, ANTHRO 116C, NATIVEAM 16)
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ARCHLGY 16 (section 1)
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 16, ANTHRO 116C, NATIVEAM 16)
2016-2017 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 3:20pm
380-380W
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ARCHLGY 16 (section 1)
Native Americans in the 21st Century: Encounters, Identity, and Sovereignty in Contemporary America (ANTHRO 16, ANTHRO 116C, NATIVEAM 16)
2018-2019 Spring
Monday Wednesday
1:30pm - 2:50pm
Gates B12
What does it mean to be a Native American in the 21st century? Beyond traditional portrayals of military conquests, cultural collapse, and assimilation, the relationships between Native Americans and American society. Focus is on three themes leading to in-class moot court trials: colonial...
ARTHIST 152 (section 1)
The American West (AMSTUD 124A, ENGLISH 124, HISTORY 151, POLISCI 124A)
2016-2017 Spring
Tuesday Thursday
10:30am - 11:50am
McMurtry Building 102, Oshman
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,...
ARTHIST 152 (section 1)
The American West (AMSTUD 124A, 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,...
ARTHIST 152 (section 1)
The American West (AMSTUD 124A, 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,...
ARTHIST 162B (section 1)
Art and Social Criticism (AFRICAAM 102B, AMSTUD 102, 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...

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