Fall Quarter (F18)
|Dept/Description||Course No., Title||Instructor|
|ASIANAM (F18)||151F SOUTH ASAM STUDIES||SHROFF, B.|
The class brings together diverse perspectives on the experiences of South Asians in America. South Asian countries include India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh among others. From the historical presence of South Asians in America in the 1920s, to the experience of pop culture like bhangra remix, and the lives of working class taxi drivers in New York City, after 9/11. We examine the experience of South Asians in America as one of multiple belongings, and hybrid identities that are complicated connections between the culture of the U.S. and the homeland. Selected materials include stories by Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, sociological readings on domestic violence, and citizenship dilemmas after 9/11 and selected films like Turbans, Junky Punky Girlz and Knowing Her Place.
|E ASIAN (F18)||190 TRNS JST &PRECARIUS||CHOI, C.|
As modern Koreans have experienced series of historical trauma as they had undergone colonialism, war, national division, and military dictatorship, numerous state-initiated human rights violations have taken place. This course examines the ways in which Koreans are trying to grapple with the issues of justice, forgiveness, healing the historical trauma, and rebuilding community. In order to do so, we will consider representative works of the truth and reconciliation commissions both in Korea and elsewhere as well as exploring the ways in which literature and films may contribute to healing the trauma victims and restore broken communities. Films such as I Can Speak and Jiseul as well as Choe Yun’s novella, There Silently a Petal Falls will be some of the texts we will examine.
|GEN&SEX (F18)||100A FEMINSM & SOCL CHNG||SCHEPER, J.|
We are in a new era of public protest marked by the increased global visibility of protests organized around raced and gendered violence and social inequalities. From viral social media hashtags such as #BlackLivesMatter, #MeToo, and #SayHerName to the recent Women’s Marches, feminists are deploying a variety of tactics in the public sphere to bring about social change. Using the memoir of South African anti-Apartheid activist Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936-2018), 491 DAYS: Prisoner Number 1323/69 and Beth Curran’s 2017 book, Marching Dykes, Liberated Sluts, and Concerned Mothers: Women Transforming Public Space, and other selected readings, students will place recent events in a larger historical context. Cases range from 19th century suffrage parades, peace movements, and anti-lynching campaigns to queer direct action in the 1990s in the face of the HIV/AIDS; to more recent examples such as Women in Black; Dyke Marches, and the Million Mom March. This course gives students an opportunity to ask: When feminists take on social, political, cultural critique and change, how is that knowledge produced and disseminated? What are the expert knowledges and everyday ways of knowing that shape feminist engagement and social change? The texts and public engagements considered explore key questions of history, memory, power, and the gendered uses of public space. Students will examine a diverse repertoire of tactics for engaging in social critique and protest in the public sphere from the politics of militancy to the uses of humor, shame, and silence. Students will take up Black feminist critiques that emphasize the necessity of intersectionality to feminist thought and action, and over the course of the quarter, students will produce their own “toolkits” and “blueprints” for producing, storing, and transmitting feminist knowledge while thinking critically about race, gender, sexuality, nation, class, and disability in social, economic, and legal justice issues.
|GEN&SEX (F18)||120C PRCTCE OF EMBODIMNT||THUMA, E.|
Explores how science, medicine, and law have shaped the understanding of differentiated bodies; examines shifting norms and ideals about producing, shaping, adorning, and dressing gendered bodies across diverse historical, cultural, social, economic, and spatial contexts.
|GEN&SEX (F18)||157B QUEER LIVES KNOWLED||SCHEPER, J.|
How does the queer past shape the queer present and future? What are the historical links between slavery, Jim Crow segregation, colonialism, and the regulation of gender, sexuality, and desire? This course begins by examining the production of 19th century normative sexual and gender identities, bodies, practices, and communities through the surveillance of and cultural debates around those bodies that came to be designated as non-normative. In a historical epoch marked by changing discourses that linked sexual pathologization to scientific racism, slavery, and colonial spectacles of the body, new pseudo-scientific knowledge about non-normative gender and sexuality emerged. By the 20th century, mass media, popular culture, militarization of culture, and—by the turn to the new millennium—HIV/AIDS, played increasingly significant roles in shaping public discourses about transsexuality, homosexuality, and lesbianism. Students will explore how different ways of knowing, seeing, regulating, and inhabiting bodies and identities shape current debates. Focusing on “queer of color critique” and “black queer studies,” students will examine: 1) the uses of performance, film, and visual culture activism in producing queer politics from the era of the AIDS crisis in the 1980s and 90s to the present; 2) gay gentrification and tourism (and their global iterations as homonationalism, pinkwashing, and Islamophobia); 3) contemporary contestations including the undocuqueer movement, queer disability activism, the banning of the film Inxeba (2018) and Jordache A. Ellapen’s Queering the Archive: Brown Bodies in Ecstasy (2018). Students will explore how "queer" and "trans" histories inform contemporary queer politics, art, culture, and activism by developing their own creative strategies for “queering the archive.”
|GEN&SEX (F18)||189 CHC/LATINAS IN U.S.||FLORES, G.|
This course examines the heterogeneity of the Chicana/Latina experience in the United States. A major focus of this course is understanding the obstacles Latinas face and how these obstacles might be overcome. Topics to be discussed include: immigration, gendered expectations and rearrangements, sexualities, dating preferences, work dynamics, and representations in the media to name a few. Throughout the course, we will consider the various ways that intersecting social locations of
|HISTORY (F18)||144G US MEDIA&ELECTIONS||PERLMAN, A.|
This course will trace the shifting relationships between media history, political communication, journalistic practices, election campaigning in the US across the 20th century. We will examine the impact of communication technologies (telephone, radio, motion pictures, television, social media) on political elections broadly. As this course will take place during the 2018 midterm elections, we also will be attentive to continuities and changes in how media matters to political campaigns.
|LIT JRN (F18)||103 LITERATURE OF LAW||WEINSTEIN, H.|
THE LITERATURE OF LAW: A Study of Dramatic Civil Cases
|PHILOS (F18)||101 INTR TO METAPHYSICS||FIOCCO, M.|
A study of one or more of the problems of "first philosophy," e.g., substance, free will, causation, abstract entities, identity.
|PHILOS (F18)||130 TPC IN MORAL PHILOS||GILBERT, M.|
Selected topics in ethics.
|PHILOS (F18)||131C MEDICAL ETHICS||STAFF|
Analysis of moral issues concerning health care. Topics may include: just allocation of scarce medical resources, the doctor/patient relationship, genetic engineering, surrogate motherhood, abortion, euthanasia, or social policy concerning AIDS.
Days: TU TH 03:30-04:50 PM
|PHILOS (F18)||144 PRIVACY||WALSH, S.|
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