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STPEC RECOMMENDED COURSE LIST – SPRING 2009

Last updated 11/07/08

If SPIRE will not let you register for a course on the STPEC course list because it is restricted to majors in a particular department, you may wish to e-mail the instructor to ask him/her if he/she is willing to override SPIRE to allow you to enroll.

If a course is listed under more than one category you may choose which category you wish the course to fulfill. No course may be used to satisfy more than one STPEC requirement.

Please crosscheck time periods on SPIRE or the 5 College site before registering for a class!

These courses are recommended to fulfill the STPEC requirements. Other courses at UMass and the Five College may also be acceptable. If you would like to take a course not on this list, please consult the STPEC Academic Advisor before you take it. Also, note that some of these courses have prerequisites. It is up to you to make sure you are qualified for the courses you select. Five College abbreviations: UM=UMass; AC= Amherst College ; HC= Hampshire College ; MHC = Mount Holyoke ; SC= Smith College . You must receive a grade of C or better in a course in order for it to count towards your graduation requirements for STPEC.

A. PREREQUISITES

1. INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL THEORY

UM-HIST 101 01 Western Thought Since 1600 - Jennifer Heuer - TuTh 1:00-1:50 (F disc.)
UM-POLISCI 171 Intro to Political Theory - Nicholas Xenos - MoWe 2:30-3:20

2. INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ECONOMY

UM-ECON 103 B Intro to MicroEconomics - Gerald Friedman - MW 8:00-8:50
UM-ECON 104 Intro to MacroEconomics - Valerie Voorheis - MW 2:30-3:20
UM-ECON 105 Intro to Political Economy - Ash – MW 10:10 - 11:00
HC-SS 210 1 Introductory Economics - Stanley Warner - MW 10:30-11:50
MHC-ECON 103-02 Introduction to Microeconomics - Elizabeth Ramey - TTh 2:40-3:55; F 3:15-4:15
MHC-ECON 104-01 Introduction Macroeconomics - Fred Moseley - MW 1:15-2:30; F 1:15-2:15
MHC-ECON 104-02 Introduction Macroeconomics - Shahrukh Khan - TTh 11:00-12:15; F 1:15-2:15
SC-ECO 150-03-LEC Introductory Microeconomics - Karen Pfeifer - TTh 9:00-10:20

B. UPPER LEVEL COURSES

1. MODERN WESTERN SOCIAL THEORY

UM-GERMAN 393T 20th Century German Thought - Jonathan Skolnik - TTh 1:00-2:15
UM-POLISCI 271 Modern Political Thought - Roberto Alejandro - TTh 4:00-5:15
UM-POLISCI 373 Contemporary Political Theory - Roberto Alejandro - MW 4:40-5:55
UM-POLISCI 374 Issues In Political Theory TuTh - Nicholas Xenos - 11:15-12:30
AC-ANTH 43-01 Economic Anthropology and Social Theory - M Goheen - T 2:00-4:30
AC-POSCI 70-01 The Political Theory of Globalization - P Machala - T 2:00-4:30
AC-POSCI 80-01 Contemporary Political Theory - T. Dumm - M 2:00-5:00
HC-SS 0259-1 Contemporary Pol. Philosophy - Falguni Sheth - TTh 10:30-11:50
MHC-POLIT 212-01 Modern Political Thought - Lena Zuckerwise - MW 11:00-12:15
MHC-SOCI 333-01 Contemporary Social Theory - Kenneth Tucker - Th 1:15-4:05

2. POLITICAL ECONOMY

UM-ECON 330 Labor in the American Economy - Valerie Voorheis - MW 11:15-12:30
UM-ECON 373 Socialist Economies - Stephen Resnick - TuTh 11:15-12:30
MHC-ECON 202-01 East Asian Economics - Satyananda Gabriel - TTh 11:00-12:15
MHC-ECON 203-01 Environmental Economics - Jens Christiansen - MW 8:35-9:50
MHC-ECON 207-01 Political Economy of Food - Elizabeth Ramey - MW 1:15-2:30
MHC-ECON 209-01 U.S. Economic History - Fred Moseley - TTh 1:15-2:30; F 2:15-3:15
MHC-ECON 213-01 Economic Development - Shahrukh Khan - TTh 1:15-2:30
MHC-ECON 306-01 Politicl Econ.of "Race" in US - Lucas Wilson - Th 1:15-4:05
MHC-POLIT 214-01 Political Econ of Work & Cultr - Sarah Marusek - M 1:15-4:05

3. HISTORY AND POLITICS OF WOMEN

UM-HIST 389 01 US Wmns Hst Snc 1890 - Lovett, Laura L. - TuTh 1:00-1:50
UM-LEGAL 391G S-Women and the Law - Diana Yoon - TTh 2:30-3:45
UM-POLISCI 491B S-Race and Gender Matters: Comparative & Global Pers - Sonia Alvarez - W 5:00-7:30
UM-SOCIOL 383 Gender & Society - Michelle Budig - TTh 2:30-3:45
UM-WOMENSST 295B - Asian American Women: Gender, Race, Immigration - Miliann Kang - MW 2:30-3:45
UM-WOMENSST 297B ST-Race,Gender&Science - Banumathi Subramaniam - TTh 9:30-10:45
AC-ASLC 63-01/HIST 62 Women in the Middle East - M Ringer - TTh 2:00-3:20
HC-SS 0265-1 Family, Gender, Power - Kay Johnson;Margaret Cerullo - W 1:00-3:50
MHC-GNDST 206-01 Topic: African Women's Work - Joye Bowman - W 1:15-4:05
MHC-GNDST 221-01 Topic: Feminist Theory - Christiana Croegaert - MW 11:00-12:15
MHC-GNDST 333-12 Sem: Gndr/Sexuality/Latam - Sarah Sarzynski - M 3:15-5:05
MHC-GNDST 333-13 Sem:Gendr/Hlth/HIV/AIDS/Afric - Tabitha Mulyampiti - W 1:15-4:05
MHC-AMST 301-02 Sem: American Women's History - Jane Gerhard - W 1:15-4:05
MHC-GNDST 333-01 Sem: Gndr/Food/Agri/Glbl Contx - Chaia Heller - M 1:15-4:05
SC-HST 223-01-COL (L) Women in Japanese History: from Ancient Times to the 19th Cent - Marnie Anderson - MW 7:00-9:30
SC-AAS 366-02-SEM Seminar: Contemporary Topics in Afro-American Studies: Black Women, Work and Family - Riche' Barnes - T 1:00-2:50
SC-HST 209-01-COL (C) Aspects of Middle Eastern History: Women and Gender in the Middle East - Nadya Sbaiti - TTh 10:30-11:50
SC-HST 253-01-LEC (L) Women and Gender in Contemporary Europe - Darcy Buerkle - TTh 3:00-4:15
SC-LAS 244-01-LEC Feminisms and Women's Movements: Latin American Women's and Latinas' Pursuit of Social Justice - Ginetta Candelario - MW 9:00-10:20
SC-SOC 229-01-LEC Sex and Gender in American Society - Nancy Whittier - TTh 9:00-10:20

4. HISTORY AND POLITICS OF RACE IN THE UNITED STATES


UM-AFROAM 297E Obama, Racism, and the American Experience - Bill Strickland - TTh 2:30-3:45
UM-AFROAM 297G Intro to African Diaspora Stds - Kim Morrison - TTh 1:00-2:15
UM-AFROAM 397H Abolition and Anti-Slavery - Manisha Sinha - W 10:00-12:00
UM-ANTHRO 370 Contemporary Issue North Am Indians - Jean Forward - Th 2:30-5:30
UM-ANTHRO 497R Political Economy of Race and Racism - Amanda Johnson - TuTh 1:00-2:15
UM-HIST 253 Asian Pacific American History: 1850-Present - Richard Chu - TuTh 11:15-12:30
UM-HIST 593E Mexican Expulsions in the US - Jose Hernandez - TuTh 1:00-2:15
UM-POLISCI 491B Race and Gender Matters: Comparative & Global Pers - Sonia Alvarez - W 5:00-7:30
UM-SOCIOL 383 Gender & Society - Michelle Budig - TTh 2:30-3:45
UM-WOMENSST 295B - Asian American Women: Gender, Race, Immigration - Miliann Kang - MW 2:30-3:45
HC-SS 0206-1 New Class of Racisms - Falguni Sheth;Wilson Valentin - Th 12:30-3:20
HC-SS 0293-1 Race/Gender/Nation - Lili Kim - T 12:30-3:20
MHC-ECON 306-01 Politicl Econ.of "Race" in US - Lucas Wilson - Th 1:15-4:05
MHC-HIST 282-01 Afro-Amer Since 1865 - Lynda Morgan - TTh 2:40-3:55
MHC-HIST 301-03 Col: Segregation/Origin/Legacy - Lynda Morgan - W 1:15-4:05
SC-AAS 202-01-COL Topics in Black Studies: Segregation: Origins and Legacies - Lynda Morgan -
TTh 10:30-11:50
SC-AAS 202-02-LEC Topics in Black Studies: Death and Dying in Black Culture - Kevin Quashie -
MW 2:40-4:00
SC-AAS 202-03-LEC Topics in Black Studies: Anth of the African Diaspora - Riche' Barnes -
MW 9:00-10:20
SC-AAS 278-01-LEC The '60s: A History of Afro-Americans in the US from 1954 to 1970 - Louis Wilson - TTh 9:00-10:20
SC-AAS 366-02-SEM Seminar: Contemporary Topics in Afro-American Studies: Black Women, Work and Family - Riche' Barnes - T 1:00-2:50
SC-LAS 244-01-LEC Feminisms and Women's Movements: Latin American Women's and Latinas' Pursuit of Social Justice - Ginetta Candelario - 9:00-10:20
SC-SOC 213-01-LEC Ethnic Minorities in America - Ginetta Candelario - MW 1:10-2:30

5. NON-WESTERN WORLD

UM-ANTHRO 370 Contemporary Issue North Am Indians - Jean Forward - Th 2:30-5:30
UM-FRENCH 353 African Film - Patrick Mensah - Tu 4:00-7:00
UM-HIST 346 Twentieth Century China - Sigrid Schmalzer - TuTh 11:15-12:30
UM-POLSCI 338 Nationalism, ethnicity & Identity in Politics - Fatma Gizem Zencirci - Tuth 2:30-3:45
UM-POLISCI 345 Rvltn Ntlsm Impr Crb - Carlene Edie - MWF 1:25-2:15
UM-POLISCI 346 Gov&Pol West Africa - Carlene Edie - MWF 2:30-3:20
UM-POLISCI 491B Race and Gender Matters: Comparative & Global Pers - Sonia Alvarez - W 5:00-7:30
AC-ANTH 26-01 African Cultures and Societies - M Goheen - MW 12:30-1:50
AC-ASLC 63-01 Women in the Middle East - M Ringer - TTh 2:00-3:20
AC-BLST 47-01/HIST 22 Colonial and Post-Colonial Africa - S Redding - MWF 10:00-10:50
AC-BLST 49-01/HIST 64 Introduction to South African History - S Redding - MW 2:00-3:20
AC-HIST 21 Race, Empire, and Transnationalism: Chinese Diasporic Communities in the World - R Chu - TTh 2:00-3:20
HC-SS 0237-1 Indigenous Politics - Michelle Bigenho - W 2:30-5:20
HC-SS 0291-1 State & Politcs in Africa - Frank Holmquist - TTh 9:00-10:20
HC-SS 0313-1 Political Soc of the MidEast - Berna Turam - T 12:30-3:20
MHC-ECON 202-01 East Asian Economics - Satyananda Gabriel - TTh 11:00-12:15
MHC-GNDST 206-01 Topic: African Women's Work - Joye Bowman - W 1:15-4:05
MHC-GNDST 333-12 Sem: Gndr/Sexuality/Latam - Sarah Sarzynski - M 3:15-5:05
MHC-GNDST 333-13 Sem:Gendr/Hlth/HIV/AIDS/Afric - Tabitha Mulyampiti W 1:15-4:05
MHC-HIST 301-02 Col: Ecology & Imperal. Africa - Catharine Newbury - TTh 2:40-3:55
MHC-IR 323-01 Comp Polit Middle East - Sohail Hashmi - W 1:15-04:05
MHC-POLIT 357-01 War & Peace in South Asia - Kavita Khory - W 1:15-4:05
MHC-POLIT 398-01 The Rwanda Genocide - Catharine Newbury W 1:15-4:05
MHC-SOCI 329-01 Social Changes in S. Africa - Matthew Mc Keever - W 1:15-4:05
SC-AAS 218-01-LEC History of Southern Africa (1600 to about 1900) - Louis Wilson - TTh 1:00-2:30
SC-ANT 200-01-COL Colloquium in Anthropology: Humans and Nature: The Case of China - Suzanne Gottschang - TTh 1:00-2:50
SC-ANT 267-01-LEC Power, History and Communities in South Asia - Jonathan Anjaria - MW 2:40-4:00
SC-ANT 271-01-LEC Globalization and Transnationalism in Africa - Caroline Melly - MW 1:10-02:30
SC-EAS 200-01-COL Colloquium: Korean Diaspora: Korea Inside & Outside - Jina Kim - TTh 10:30-11:50
SC-EAS 210-01-COL Colloquium: Culture and Diplomacy in Asia - Dennis Yasutomo - T 3:00-4:50
SC-EAS 350-01-SEM Seminar: Modern Girls and Marxist Boys: Consumerism, Colonialism, and Gender in East Asia - Jina Kim - Th 1:00-4:00
SC-GOV 226-01-LEC Latin American Political Systems - Velma Garcia - TTh 9:00-10:20
SC-GOV 227-01-LEC Contemporary African Politics - M. Catharine Newbury - TTh 3:00-4:50
SC-GOV 237-01-COL Colloquium: Politics and the U.S./Mexico Border - Velma Garcia - TTh 10:30-11:50
SC-GOV 344-01-SEM Seminar on Foreign Policy of the Chinese People's Republic - Steven Goldstein -
W 7:30-9:30
SC-HST 209-01-COL Aspects of Middle Eastern History: Women and Gender in the Middle East - Nadya Sbaiti - TTh 10:30-11:50
SC-HST 212-01-LEC (L) China in Transformation, A.D., 750-1900 - Daniel Gardner - TTh 10:30-11:50
SC-HST 217-01-LEC WWII in East Asia: History and Memory - Marnie Anderson - MW 1:10-2:30
SC-HST 223-01-COL Women in Japanese History: Ancient Times to the 19th Century - Marnie Anderson - MW 7:00-9:30
SC-HST 245-01-LEC (L) Empire in the North: Native Peoples in Siberia and Alaska under Russian and Soviet Rule - Serguei Glebov - M 7:00-9:30
SC-HST 258-01-LEC (L) History of Central Africa - David Newbury - MW 2:40-4:00
SC-HST 261-01-LEC (L) National Latin America, 1821 to the Present - Ann Zulawski - TTh 9:00-10:20
SC-HST 361-01-SEM Problems in the History of Spanish America and Brazil - Ann Zulawski - T 3:00-4:50
SC-LAS 244-01-LEC Feminisms and Women's Movements: Latin American Women's and Latinas' Pursuit of Social Justice - Ginetta Candelario - MW 9:00-10:20

 

 


STPEC Suggested Electives – Spring 2009

COURSES ON THIS LIST DO NOT FULFILL ANY OF THE FIVE STPEC UPPER LEVEL CATEGORIES: Please see the STPEC Course List, Spring 2009 (above), for those listings.
If the course you select is closed to non-majors, we recommend you contact the instructor to see if he/she will reserve a slot for you.

Please crosscheck time periods on SPIRE or the 5 College site before registering for a class!

Courses preceded by SH will fulfill STPEC’s History elective requirement. In order for a course to fulfill STPEC’s History elective requirement, it must be taught by a Historian, at least 3 credits, and graded. It does not have to be on this list.

UM-AFROAM 133 African-American History, Civil War-1954 - Amilcar Shabazz - MW 11:15-12:05 HSU SH
UM-ANTHRO 205 Inequality and Oppression - Elizabeth Krause - TTh 9:30-10:20;
Kaila Kuban - TTh 9:30-10:45; Christopher Sweetapple - TTh 11:15-12:30
UM-GERMAN 297A Sptpc-Crusades and the Image of Islam - Robert Sullivan - MWF 11:15-12:05
UM-LEGAL 497W Segregation, Housing Pol & Civil Rights in U.S. Law - Jerrold Levinsky - W 7:00-9:30

AC-POSC 60-01 Punishment, Politics, and Culture - A Sarat - W 2:00-4:00
HC-SS 0215-1 1 Abortion Debate - Marlene Fried - 12:30PM-01:50PM T,TH
HC-SS 0222-1 1 Rethinking/Population Problem - Elizabeth Hartmann;Kay Johnson - TTh 2:00-3:20
HC-SS 0223-1 1 The Atlantic World - Amy Jordan;Jutta Sperling TTh 10:30-11:50
MHC-CST 248-01 Science/Revolution/Modernity - William Cotter - MW 2:40-3:55
MHC-CST 254-01 Postcolonial Theory - Amy Martin - TTh 11:00-12:15
MHC-GEOG 202-01 Cities of the 21st Century - Waquar Ahmed TTh 8:35-9:50
MHC-POLIT 348-01 Colq: Community Development - Preston Smith II - W 1:15-4:05
SC-SOC 216-01-LEC Social Movements - Marc Steinberg - MWF 11:00-12:10