Cultural Studies

Getting through college is more than just getting through.  It is about understanding the people, places, and things all around you.  Cultural Studies courses help students connect their experiences to their passions; the true definition of integrative learning.

Your Language Questions Answered

Your Language Questions Answered - FLC 614

An introduction to the nature of language that satisfies everyday curiosities about language and that introduces students to the structure of language (sounds, words, sentences, meanings).  Other topics covered include child language acquisition, language change, social dialects, bilingualism, signed languages, animal communication, language and thought, and more.  In this Learning Community, students will work in teams to develop a language system, will learn to think critically about data analysis, and will use their linked English 102 skills to write a report on a final data collection project.  No background in linguistics, grammar, and/or other languages is assumed.

Combines: ENGL 102LING 101
Meets: MWF 11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Mitchell Hall 216
MWF 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Mitchell Hall 216
CRN: 4686446865
Civil Rights Movement & the Law

Civil Rights Movement & the Law - FLC 617

This FLC introduces students to the rich and vibrant experiences that have shaped the development of diverse Chicana and Chicano communities in the United States. The course illustrates how people of Mexican descent and the communities they inhabit have experienced political intrusions and, at the same time, maintained rich and vibrant cultures in the U.S. borderlands region and in U.S. society in general. Students, in the company of their FLC instructors, will visit cultural and historical sites of significance in the New Mexico region and understand how issues of race, class, gender and sexuality continue to influence dynamic Mexican American communities and cultures.

Combines: CCS 201
Meets: TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Mitchell Hall 213
CRN: 49994
Violence, Peace & Humanity

Violence, Peace & Humanity - FLC 618

The idea that human beings are naturally aggressive, violent and war-like is considered self-evident, given the daily barrage of news about war, murder, and hatred that exists globally, nationally and even locally.  But is violence really an inescapable part of our humanity?  What sorts of data address the implications of any answer we might come up with?  Can we study violence (or potential answers to it) in ways that help us to begin thinking systematically and analytically about the histories and cultures of violence and peace? Anthropology's multiple subfields and Peace Studies concepts of literal and structural violence provide the information that drives a wide variety of unique tools that we can use every day to effectively combat violence from the ‘inner-personal’ to the global level.”

Combines: ANTH 101PCST 102
Meets: TR 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Dane Smith Hall 331
TR 3:30 PM - 4:45 PM
Dane Smith Hall 331
CRN: 5001650017
Service Learning in Zambia

Service Learning in Zambia - FLC 648

The aim of this course is to introduce students to three areas of study (service learning, teaching training, and Zambian culture and history) as well as to prepare them for possible participation in a teaching training service learning project in Livingstone, Zambia.  The course primarily targets undergraduate students who have interests and future plans in the fields of teaching, charitable organizations, and international diplomacy, business, and NGO work, but all students are welcome.  The course will be led by Professor Stephen Bishop, who is also organizing the related Summer field course in Zambia, but will have a variety of expert lecturers throughout the semester.

Combines: CJ 130
Meets: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Univ Advise & Enrich Center B91
CRN: 50170
Service Learning in Zambia

Service Learning in Zambia - FLC 649

The aim of this course is to introduce students to three areas of study (service learning, teaching training, and Zambian culture and history) as well as to prepare them for possible participation in a teaching training service learning project in Livingstone, Zambia.  The course primarily targets undergraduate students who have interests and future plans in the fields of teaching, charitable organizations, and international diplomacy, business, and NGO work, but all students are welcome.  The course will be led by Professor Stephen Bishop, who is also organizing the related Summer field course in Zambia, but will have a variety of expert lecturers throughout the semester.

Combines: CJ 130
Meets: TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Univ Advise & Enrich Center B91
CRN: 50171
Modern Ireland

Modern Ireland - FLC 650

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The story of Ireland since 1800 is the history of transformation. The country went from being an island outpost on the edge of Europe to a hotspot at the center of the global economy, from a symbol of imperial oppression to an exporter of culture in its own right, from a land of priests and poets to a land of priests, poets, multimillionaire airline moguls, holistic management consultants and international pop star diplomats. Since the crash of 2008, it has undergone another transformation—looking up from the bottom of the Eurozone, many Irish now wonder if the “Celtic Tiger” economic boom was all a dream. Ten years ago, Irish expatriates around the world began returning home to look for work; today, the old adage that “Ireland’s greatest export has always been people” seems truer than ever. But despite all of this change, it still means something to be Irish—and not just to the Irish, and not just around St. Patrick’s Day. In this course, we will use both historical sources and plays to investigate not just what makes Ireland Ireland, but what makes a nation a nation.

Combines: ENGL 315HIST 300
Meets: TR 8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Science Math Learning Center 352
TR 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Science Math Learning Center 352
CRN: 5016734751