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    K-State Undergraduate Catalog 2000-2002
     

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    American Ethnic Studies

    Juanita McGowan, Ph.D., Director
    E-mail: blessing@ksu.edu
    www.ksu.edu/ameth/

    Professors Finnegan,* McElroy,* H. Ottenheimer,* Prins,* Rappoport,* and Suleiman;* Associate Professors Armagost,* D. Benson,* J. Benson,* Cochran,* Exdell, L. Kremer,* Navarrete, A. Pigno, Rodgers,* Royce, Sherow,* Verschelden, and Wigfall;* Assistant Professors Davy, J. Deans, Griffin, Goins, Janette, McGowan, Smith, Watson, and Webb;* Emeritus Boyer, Fedder, and R. Taylor.

    The American ethnic studies program primarily focuses on African Americans, Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, and Native Americans, but includes the study of other ethnic groups in the United States as well. The courses in the program meet the educational and career needs of students by preparing them to function intellectually in a multiethnic, multicultural nation and world.

    Students are encouraged to enroll in American ethnic studies courses whether or not they select the option of a secondary major in American ethnic studies.

    Secondary major
    Students completing 24 semester hours of course work in a minimum of two departments may earn a secondary major in American ethnic studies. The director assists and advises secondary majors in planning appropriate schedules.

    Course requirements

    Foundation courses
    AMETH 160Introduction to American Ethnic Studies 3
    ANTH 200Introduction to Cultural
    Anthropology 3
    or ANTH 210
     
    Area courses
    Fifteen hours of area courses are required. The distribution of area courses must include at least two American ethnic groups and at least one general/comparative course. No course can be used to fulfill more than one major requirement.
     
    A. African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino American, and Native American ethnic groups of the United States 9
    B. Background/ancestral cultures of category A 3
    C. Any United States ethnic group or the ancestral culture of a United States ethnic group 3
     
    Capstone course
    AMETH 499Senior Research Project in American Ethnic Studies 3
     
    Total credits required 24
     
    Minor
    Students completing 15 semester hours of course work in a minimum of two departments may earn a minor in American ethnic studies. Students pursuing a minor are advised in the American ethnic studies office.

    Course requirements for the minor

    AMETH 160Introduction to American EthnicStudies
      3
    ANTH 200Introduction to Cultural
    Anthropology  3
    or ANTH 210
    3 American ethnic studies electives in category A  9
    as described in the catalog and the AMETH handbook
     
    Total credits 15
     
    Interdisciplinary courses
    University General Education courseAMETH 160. Introduction to American Ethnic Studies. (3) I, II. This course introduces students to the major concepts related to ethnicity and to some of the major American ethnic groups.

    AMETH 460. Independent Reading and Research in American Ethnic Studies. (1-3) I, II, S. Guided reading and research on a specific topic of student interest, leading to preparation of a research paper or creative work. Topic and credit to be arranged. Pr.: AMETH 160, at least one other American ethnic studies course and permission of instructor.

    AMETH 499. Senior Research Project in American Ethnic Studies. (3) I, II, S. Guided research in American ethnic studies. Students prepare a research paper on a relevant subject of their choice. Each student is responsible for arranging to work with a member of the American ethnic studies faculty. Pr.: AMETH 160.

    AMETH 501. Recitation Leadership. (0-3) I, II. Integrative review of concepts in American ethnic studies under faculty supervision. Preparation for leading discussions, workshops and reviews in American ethnic studies. Students attend two lecture sessions per week concurrent with AMETH 160, one additional seminar session focused on planning and preparation for recitations, and are responsible for leading discussions in one or more recitation sections in AMETH 160 per week. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit.

    AMETH 560. Topics in American Ethnic Studies. (1-4) I, II. Selected topics of special interest in American ethnic studies. Repeatable with change of topic. Pr.: AMETH 160.

    AMETH 660. Independent Reading and Research in American Ethnic Studies. (1-3) I, II, S. Advanced reading and research on a specific topic of student interest, leading to preparation of a research paper or creative work. Topic and credit to be arranged. Pr.: Senior or graduate standing and permission of instructor.

    Area courses
    A. African American, Asian American, Hispanic American, and Native American
    General
    EDCEP 886 Multicultural Counseling
    EDCIP 455 Teaching in a Multi-Cultural Society
    EDCIP 733 Curriculum Materials for Ethnic Diversity
    EDCIP 730 Education of the Disadvantaged
    ENGL 280 American Ethnic Literature
    ENGL 655 Readings in American-Ethnic Minority
    Literature
    MC 530 Media, Race, and Social Change
    POLSC 616 Discrimination and the Law
    PSYCH 557 Psychology of Ethnic Humor
    SOCIO 570 Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.A.
    THTRE 672 American Ethnic Theatre

    African American
    ANTH 517 African American Music and Culture
    ANTH 536 African American Cultures
    ENGL 395 Topics: Contemporary Afro-American
    Fiction
    ENGL 399 Topics in Contemporary African
    American Literature
    FSHS 652 Black Families
    HIST 529 Civil War and Reconstruction
    HIST 539 African American History
    HIST 554 History of the South
    MUSIC 420 History of Jazz
    MUSIC 424 Jazz in Kansas City and the Southwest
    MUSIC 425 Topics in Jazz
    KIN 703 Minority Groups in Sports
    POLSC 616 Discrimination and the Law
    SPCH 450 Female Slave Rhetoric

    Asian American
    ANTH 524 Topics: New Immigrants

    Hispanic/Latino American in the U.S.
    SPAN 569 Special Studies: Chicano Language
    and Literature

    Native American
    ANTH 533 Indians of Kansas
    ANTH 630 Indigenous People and Cultures of North America
    ART 662 Southwestern Indian Arts and Culture
    HIST 537 History of the Indians of North America
    LING 594 Comanche Texts

    B. Background/ancestral cultures of African American, Asian Americans, Hispanic American, and Native American ethnic groups of the United States.

    African
    ANTH 550 Cultures of Africa
    ANTH 517 African American Music and Culture
    ANTH 536 African American Cultures
    POLSC 626 African Politics

    Latin American
    ANTH 634 Indigenous Peoples and Cultures of Latin America
    ANTH 673 Mesoamerican Archaeology
    GEOG 620 Geography of Latin America
    HIST 560 Latin American Nations
    HIST 561 Colonial Hispanic America
    HIST 562 Modern Mexico
    POLSC 622 Latin American Politics
    SPAN 563 Introduction to the Literature of
    Spanish America
    SPAN 566 Hispanic American Civilization
    SPAN 752 Contemporary Spanish American
    Narrative
    SPAN 772 Hispanic World Today

    Native American
    ANTH 570 North American Indian Archaeology

    C. Any United States ethnic groups and the ancestral cultures of those groups (all the courses listed under categories A and B, along with the following)

    General
    ANTH 220 Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology
    ANTH 516 Ethnomusicology
    ANTH 519 Applied Anthropology
    ANTH 676 Old World Archaeology
    ANTH 685 Race and Culture
    BIOL 320 Economic Botany
    ENGL 460 American Folklore and Folk Literature
    ENGL 580 Selected World Literature
    GEOG 100 World Regional Geography
    GEOG 640 Geography of Europe
    HIST 582 Modern Eastern Europe
    KIN/ SOCIO 435 Sport in Contemporary Society
    POLSC 602 Class, Power, and Public Policy
    POLSC 629 Development Policy and Administration
    PSYCH 535 Social Psychology
    SOCIO/
    SOCWK 510 Social Welfare as a Social Institution
    SOCWK 545 Wealth, Power, and Privilege
    SOCIO 840 Comparative Social Systems

    Asian
    ANTH/ECON/GEOG/HIST/POLSC/SOCIO 505
    and 506 Introduction to the Civilizations of
    South Asia I and II
    ANTH 545 Cultures of India and Pakistan
    GEOG 680 Geography of Asia
    POLSC 511 Contemporary Chinese Politics
    POLSC 623 South Asian Politics
    POLSC 625 Southeast Asian Politics
    POLSC 652 International Politics of South Asia
    SOCIO 742 Society and Change in South Asia

    French
    FREN 510 Modern French Culture
    FREN 514 French Civilization

    German
    GRMN 530 German Civilization

    Jewish
    ENGL 280 American Ethnic Literature: Holocaust
    Literature
    ENGL 515 Literature and Society: Literature of the Holocaust
    HIST 596 Holocaust: The Destruction of the
    European Jews

    Middle Eastern
    ARCH 601 Topics: Architecture and Urbanism of the Middle East
    POLSC 624 Middle Eastern Politics
    POLSC 653 International Politics of the Middle East

    Russian
    GEOG 650 Geography of Former Soviet Lands
    HIST/
    RUSSN 250 Russian Culture and Civilization
    HIST 564 The Russian Revolution and the Soviet
    System
    HIST 591 History of Russia to 1801
    POLSC 627 Eastern and Central European Politics
    POLSC 630 Politics of Russia and Former Soviet Lands

    University General Education courseUniversity general education credit.

    Credit and content
    All courses regularly offered for American ethnic studies credit have at least 40 percent or a major focus of content concerned with American ethnic groups, their ancestral cultures, or American ethnicity. Instructors and students of courses not regularly included in the American ethnic studies program may petition for credit on the basis of the same criteria.

    Examples of specific courses for which the granting of American ethnic studies credit may vary are the following:

    ANTH 420 Ethnography of Language
    SOCIO 541 Wealth, Power, and Privilege
    SOCIO 741 Social Differentiation and Stratification

    In addition, departments offer courses on special topics, seminars, pro seminars, honors seminars, and independent studies that may apply for credit.

    Relevant K-State-validated courses of transfer students will be accepted for American ethnic studies credit upon validation by the American Ethnic Studies Governance Board.

    Topics within Secondary Majors:
    dAmerican Ethnic Studies dInternational Studies dWomen's Studies
    dGerontology dLatin American Studies   
    dIndustrial and Labor Relations dNatural Resources and Environmental Sciences   
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    Kansas State University
    November 10, 2000