HOW TO CHOOSE AND REQUEST CLASSES
This is the hardest part because there are so many courses available and the descriptions are short. Here are courses that are almost 100% guaranteed to be approved. (There are rare cases when a course might be declined, but that is rare.)
Choose courses for Fall semester first, but take a look at the spring offerings too–there could be courses you really want then, so you may want to finish your American Studies requirement in the Fall semester.
Choose courses from the lists below based on what Danielle and Rajiv mentioned in the Welcome letter and your own interests.
Email Danielle your 2 courses for Fall and 1 backup. You may also indicate your spring choices, but those may change.
Fall 2022 American Studies courses
- ANP 432 American Indian Women MW 8:30-9:50 Baker Hall 121 Heather Howard Role of women in a variety of North American Indian cultures, both traditional and contemporary, using autobiography, life history, historical biography, ethnography, and fiction. Interaction of Indian women and their cultures with Western European and American cultures.
- HA 253: Native North American Art MW 6-7:20pm Kresge Art Center 41 Laura Smith A selective survey on the art of indigenous peoples of North America from pre-contact up through the contemporary period. The relationships between these art forms and the social, cultural, and historical factors that surround their production and contribute to their significance in today’s world.
- HST (History) 203: U.S. History since 1876 Mon Wed : 12:40 PM-2:30 PM Berkey Hall 110
Instructor: Delia Fernandez Major topics and themes in U.S. history from 1876 to the present including such topics as political development, social change, women’s history, race and ethnicity.
- HST 319: Asian American History Tue Thu : 3:00 PM-4:20 PM STEM 1001 Naoko Wake. Survey of Asian American history from mid-nineteenth century to present. Analysis of shared and different experiences of the Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Vietnamese, Hmong, and East Indian peoples who have come to the United States.
- HST 320: History of Michigan MW 6-7:20 PM Berkey 114, Roger Rosentreter. Political, social, and economic development from colonial beginnings to the present.
- HST 306: Modern United States MW 6-7:20p, South Kedzie James Anderson. United States history from 1920 to the present. Transformations in political, economic, and social institutions and Americans’ responses to these changes. Development of the welfare-warfare state. The transformation to a post-industrial economy. Political and cultural responses to these changes.
- HST 329: College Sports in the United States Mon Wed : 8:00 AM-9:20 AM, S. Kedzie, Juan Pescador. Origins of sports in higher education. Effects of industrialization and television. Civil rights movement in sports: incorporation of women and members of minorities. Title IX era. History of individual sports.
- IAH 201: United States and the World (D) face to face sections (no online sections allowed)
- IAH (Integrative Studies Arts & Hum) 207: Literatures, Cultures, Identities (I) Sec 013-Focus: Ideas of Race and Identity. Mon Wed : 10:20 AM-12:10 PM Wonders Hall C215 Instructor: J Lambert
- REL 220: Religion in America Tue Thu : 3:00 PM-4:20 PM Shreena Gandhi. History, themes and issues of religions in America from precolonial times to the present.
Fall 2022 Professional courses
- ENG 420 Language and Culture TT 10:20-11:40 Olds Hall 109 Chantal Tetreault Domain, issues, and methods of cultural linguistics. Relationship between language and culture. Language and ethnicity, status, and role. Pidgin and Creole languages. Crosscultural communication
- LLT 807: Language Teaching Methods Mon : 3:00 PM-5:50 PM Wells B106 Koenraad Van Gorp Approaches, methods, and materials for teaching foreign and second languages , including the teaching of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Selection and evaluation of materials, lesson planning, and management of activities and materials.
- LLT 809: Teaching Second Language Reading and Writing Thu : 3:00 PM-5:50 PM Wells A136 Instructor: ? Teaching reading and writing in foreign and second language contexts. Vocabulary and pre-reading activities; materials development; integrating, assessing and researching reading and writing; reading and writing to learn language, academic reading and writing.
- LLT 861: Advanced Topics in Second Language Acquisition Tue : 9:10 AM-12:00 PM Wells A104 Sandra Deshors. Advanced course in second language acquisition. Topics vary based on current topics in the field and faculty interests.
- LLT 874: Qualitative Research in Second Language Studies Thu : 11:30 AM-2:20 PM Wells A304 . Theories, principles, and techniques underlying qualitative research. Applications to investigating second language learning and teaching.
- LIN 225: Language and Gender Tue Thu : 8:30 AM-9:50 AM Wells A124. Gender and language in societies around the world. Issues such as status, power and politeness in monolingual and multilingual societies. The role of gender in language development, language variation and language change.
- LIN 424: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology MW: 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Wells A226 Ho-Hsin Huang. Phonetics, phonetics features and components, phonological phenomena, phonemic analysis, sound systems and data analysis.
- LIN 434: Introduction to Syntax TT : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Wells Hall A301 Alan Munn. Structure of sentences and structural relations among phrases. Methods of syntactic analysis and argumentation.
- LIN 437: Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics MW : 12:40 PM-2:00 PM Wells Hall A118 Brian Buccola. Natural language semantics and pragmatics. How human languages encode meaning and put linguistic meanings to use. Basic mathematical tools used to formally analyze semantics and pragmatics data.
- LIN 455: Neurolinguistics TBD Alan Beretta. Theoretical approaches to the study of language and the brain. Perspectives on normal and impaired linguistic functioning offered by lesion studies and brain-imaging techniques. The genetic basis of language as evidenced in family and twin studies.
- LIN 463: Introduction to Cognitive Science Tue : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Communication Arts 151 Ralf Schmaelzle Cognitive processing of information by animals, humans, and computers. Relevant issues in philosophy, linguistics, psychology, neurophysiology, and artificial intelligence.
- LIN 471: Sociolinguistics Tue Thu : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Instructor: Suzanne Wagner. Linguistic and social psychological bases for language choice. Accounts of language variation and related larger constructs such as speech community, communicative competence, dialect, and language change.
- ROM 803: Foundations of Contemporary Language Teaching Wed: 3:00 PM-5:50 PM. Theoretical and research foundations for communicative and proficiency-oriented instruction of World languages with implications for the classroom.
- THR (Theatre) 101N: Acting I for Non-Theatre Majors (sections 1-5)
- Others: language classes, EAD courses, misc others.
Spring 2023 American Studies Courses
- AIIS (Amer Indian & Indigenous Stdy) 201.001: Introduction to American Indian and Indigenous Studies Tue Thu : 12:40 PM-2:00 PM Berkey Hall 209 Introduction to the study of American Indian and other Indigenous peoples, including issues related to culture, knowledge, language, governance, colonization, sovereignty, and ongoing revitalization efforts.
- ANP (Anthropology) 433: Contemporary American Indian Communities Tue Thu : 2:40 AM-4:00 PM Giltner Hall 160 Instructor: Mindy Morgan American Indian communities today, both reservation and urban, including issues of tribalization, Pan-Indianism, culture change and revitalization, economic development, federal policy, religious freedom, and gender roles.
- ENG (English) 350: Readings in African, African-American, or African Diaspora Literature Tue Thu : 12:40 PM-2:00 PM Instructor: Joshua Lam Extensive readings in multiple genres drawn from the literature of Anglophone Africa, from African American writers, or from the African Diaspora.
- ENG (English) 352: Readings in Asian/Asian American/Asian Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture Mon Wed : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Instructor: Sheng-mei Ma Extensive reading of texts by Americans of Asian descent or by Asians in English or English translation. Attention to artistic, historical, and cultural contexts.
- GEO (Geography) 333: Geography of Michigan and the Great Lakes Region Mon Wed : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Business College Complex N102 Instructor: Randall Schaetzl Michigan’s physical, historical, and economic geography. Interrelationships between the physical environment (rocks, landforms, soils, climate, vegetation, hydrology) and historical and contemporary land uses. Demographic and agricultural patterns. Human history and settlement patterns. Contemporary recreational opportunities.
- HA (History of Art) 250: Arts of North America Tue Thu : 4:10 PM-5:30 PM Kresge Art Center 41
Instructor: Major developments and themes in North American arts (painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, textiles, ceramics, prints, and visual culture) from its pre-colonial origins into the mid-twentieth century.
- IAH (Integrative Studies Arts & Hum) 201: United States and the World (D) Section 740 Hybrid section. A hybrid section blends online instruction with scheduled in-person class sessions. Focus: American Indians from Stereotype to Human Being. Mon : 8:00 AM-9:50 AM plus 2 Hours Arranged Berkey Hall 314 Instructor: Patrick Lebeau
- IAH (Integrative Studies Arts & Hum) 201: United States and the World (D) Section 741 The Muslim Experience in the US. This class meets in person on Mondays and OA the rest of the week. Mon : 12:40 PM-2:30 PM. Instructor: Brahim Chakrani
- IAH 207: Literatures, Cultures, Identities Sec 030-Focus: Ideas of Race and Identity Fri : 11:30 AM-12:20 PM Berkey Hall 118
- REL (Religious Studies) 232: Islam in America Mon Wed : 8:30 AM-9:50 AM Introduction to the history and evolution of Islam in America.
- REL (Religious Studies) 306: Native American Religions Tue Thu : 3:00 PM-4:20 PM Instructor: Shreena Gandhi Indigenous forms of spirituality among the Native American peoples. Materials from myth, ritual, ceremonial life, and art as ways of obtaining and sharing religious knowledge. Pervasive spiritual and cosmological themes.
Spring 2023 Professional Courses
- ANP (Anthropology) 330: Race, Ethnicity, and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity Mon Wed : 12:40 PM-2:00 PM Berkey Hall 106A Instructor: Andrea Louie Understanding race and ethnicity. Models analyzing racial, ethnic, and national identities; boundaries; and collective identities and differentiations. Case studies from cultures worldwide.
- ANP (Anthropology) 420: Language and Culture Tue Thu : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Wells Hall A130 Instructor: Mindy Morgan Domain, issues, and methods of cultural linguistics. Relationship between language and culture. Language and ethnicity, status, and role. Pidgin and Creole languages. Crosscultural communication.
- ENG (English) 420: Language and Culture Tue Thu : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Wells Hall A130 Instructor: Mindy Morgan Domain, issues, and methods of cultural linguistics. Relationship between language and culture. Language and ethnicity, status, and role. Pidgin and Creole languages. Crosscultural communication.
- LIN (Linguistics) 225: Language and Gender Tue Thu : 8:30 AM-9:50 AM Wells Hall A316 Gender and language in societies around the world. Issues such as status, power and politeness in monolingual and multilingual societies. The role of gender in language development, language variation and language change.
- LIN (Linguistics) 431: Introduction to Morphology Mon Wed : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Wells Hall A226 Instructor: Deogratias Ngonyani Word structure, word formation, morphological analysis, interface with phonology and syntax, and theoretical issues in morphology. Data from diverse languages of the world.
- LIN (Linguistics) 424: Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology Tue Thu : 12:40 PM-2:00 PM Wells Hall A324 Instructor: Betsy Sneller Phonetics, phonetics features and components, phonological phenomena, phonemic analysis, sound systems and data analysis.
- LIN (Linguistics) 427: Laboratory Phonetics Mon Wed : 10:20 AM-11:20 AM Class meets in Wells Hall B125 Lab. Basic concepts, principles and methods of modern phonetics. Understanding of what human speech is and how it works. Reflect on, analyze, and discuss their own speech and the speech of those around them.
- LIN 434: Introduction to Syntax Tue Thu : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM Wells Hall A318
Instructor: Alan Munn Structure of sentences and structural relations among phrases. Methods of syntactic analysis and argumentation.
- LIN (Linguistics) 437: Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics Mon Wed : 12:40 PM-2:00 PM Wells Hall A126 Instructor: Brian Buccola Natural language semantics and pragmatics. How human languages encode meaning and put linguistic meanings to use. Basic mathematical tools used to formally analyze semantics and pragmatics data.
- LIN (Linguistics) 450: Child Language Acquisition Linguistic issues, perspectives and research on the acquisition of language by children. Phonology, lexicon, morphology, syntax, semantics. Universal principles, variation, contexts. Implications for related disciplines.
- LIN (Linguistics) 455: Neurolinguistics Alan Beretta Theoretical approaches to the study of language and the brain. Perspectives on normal and impaired linguistic functioning offered by lesion studies and brain-imaging techniques. The genetic basis of language as evidenced in family and twin studies.
- LIN (Linguistics) 471: Sociolinguistics Hybrid section Tues and Thu : 10:20 AM-11:40 AM in person Thursdays only Wells Hall A124 Instructor: Betsy Sneller
- LLT (Language, Learning & Teaching) 808: Assessment for Language Teaching and Research Mon : 9:10 AM-12:00 PM Wells Hall A304 Instructor: Paula Winke Classroom diagnostic and achievement assessment. Reliability and validity of language tests. Alternative assessment methods. Standardized and performance-based testing. Program-level assessment. Measuring language proficiency for research.
- LLT (Language, Learning & Teaching) 841: Topics in Second/Foreign Language Learning and Teaching: Language Learning and Technology. Wed : 11:30 AM-2:20 PM Wells Hall A106
Instructor: Shawn Loewen
- LLT (Language, Learning & Teaching) 846: English Structures and Functions Mon : 3:00 PM-5:50 PM Wells Hall A234 Instructor: Charlene Polio Phonological, morphological, grammatical, lexical, discourse and pragmatic systems of English, including historical origins and social, regional, and gender variations. Application to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages.
- LLT (Language, Learning & Teaching) 856: Language Identity and Ideology in Multilingual Settings Thu : 11:30 AM-2:20 PM Wells Hall A236 Instructor: Peter De Costa Current debates on the relationship between language, identity, and ideology. Theories of identity and ideology related to a variety of educational settings. Negotiation of identity and ideology with respect to social relationships between writer and reader, teacher and student, classroom and community.
- LLT (Language, Learning & Teaching) 860: Second Language Acquisition Tue : 7:00 PM-9:50 PM Arranged Instructor: Sandra Deshors Factors in second language learning such as age, motivation, language input and interaction, social influences, the role of the native language, and language universals.
- LLT (Language, Learning & Teaching) 872: Research Methods for Language Teaching and Foreign/Second Language Learning Wed : 3:00 PM-5:50 PM Wells Hall B110G
Instructor: Debra Hardison Concepts and procedures for designing and conducting research in second/foreign language learning and teaching.
- THR (Theatre) 101N: Acting I for Non-Theatre Majors (sections 001 = MW 12:40-2:30 K Clemons, 002 = TT 3-4:50pm U Grant, 003 = MW 12:40-2:30 J Squire)
- Others: language classes, EAD courses, misc others.