ETHNICITY AND AMERICAN CULTURE
The question(s) of what is the
The goals of the course are:
· Enhance and sharpen the analytical skills of the student
· Explore the relations of time and space to the construction(s) of race and ethnicity
· Examine how the student’s family narrative is related to historical process
LECTURE: Each two hour class period will include lecture, a review of readings and student discussion. Attendance and participation in classroom discussion is expected. If students arrive one half hour after the beginning of class I would ask that you not attend as this is a disruption to the class. Further, other disruptions (such as whispering, cell phones, pagers) will not be tolerated as they distract from the learning environment. Students who are unable are unwilling to respect the classroom environment will be requested to leave.
EXAMINATIONS: Two in-class examinations
will be given. The midterm will be on
FAMILY HISTORY PROJECT: Please see the handouts for more specific information on the content of the family history project. The project is broken down into several components with various due dates A genealogy worksheet incorporating three generations of the family is due by Tuesday September 23, 2003; A synopsis of an interview with a family member/elder is due by Tuesday September 30, 2003 An outline of the overall project is due by Tuesday November 11, 2003; and the final project is due in class by Tuesday December 2, 2003.
James S. Olson, The Ethnic Dimension in American History, Third Edition.
Jon Gjerde (ed.), Major Problems in American Immigration and Ethnic History.
Ronald Takaki, A Larger Memory: A History of Our Diversity, With Voices
Ronald Takaki, A Different
Mirror: A History of Multicultural
WITHDRAWALS: While I will make every effort to drop students who stop attending class, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to make sure that s/he is withdrawn from the course.
Last Update: 09/12/01