Courses

Courses

  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—“Ethnography: Theories and Methods”

    Instructor: Lok Siu

    A seminar course designed to involve Ethnic Studies students directly in the research process. Emphasis on examination and analysis of primary sources, methodology, and the development of theoretical constructs. A major research paper is required. ...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—“Lifeworlds of Indigenous Thought”

    Instructor: Beth Piatote

    A seminar course designed to involve Ethnic Studies students directly in the research process. Emphasis on examination and analysis of primary sources, methodology, and the development of theoretical constructs. A major research paper is required. ...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—Disciplines/Governmentalities/Assemblages

    Instructor: Thomas Biolsi

    How do we theorize identity and resistance?  No one doubts that race, gender, sexuality, and class will continue to be key touchstones for making sense of both subject-formation and resistance to power.  But beyond these well accepted landmarks in...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—Third World & US People of Color Theories of Being

    Instructor: Laura E. Pérez

    A seminar course designed to involve Ethnic Studies students directly in the research process. Emphasis on examination and analysis of primary sources, methodology, and the development of theoretical constructs. A major research paper is required. ...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—“The Rise of Authoritarianism, Ethic Nationalism and Othering and Belonging: How the Fear of the “Other” is Being Used to Challenge Democratic Norms”

    Instructor: john a. powell

    A seminar course designed to involve Ethnic Studies students directly in the research process. Emphasis on examination and analysis of primary sources, methodology, and the development of theoretical constructs. A major research paper is required. ...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—Indigenous Cultures and the Politics of Space

    Instructor: Shari Huhndorf

    Space, in the voluminous recent scholarship on the subject, is structured by a paradox: although generally perceived as natural and inert, it is in fact, as geographers Michael Keith and Steve Pile contend, the “(covert) medium and...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics— “Critical Ethnic Studies without Guarantees: Thinking with Stuart Hall.”

    Instructor: Keith Feldman

    This course takes up the work of Stuart Hall, among the most influential scholars in the field of cultural studies and ethnic studies. Preferring contingency and complexity over the limited guarantees of analytical reductionism, Hall’s extensive engagement...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics— Immigrant Rights & Activism: From Theory to Practice

    Instructor: Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—“Ethnography: Theories and Methods”

    This interdisciplinary graduate seminar examines immigrant rights activism in theory and practice. Beginning with close readings of key texts in citizenship theory (e.g., by Benhabib, Honig, Boskniak, Carens, etc.), the bulk of the course will focus on...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—“Theories and Approaches to Inter-Racial Histories of the United States”

    Instructor: Christian Paiz

    A seminar course designed to involve Ethnic Studies students directly in the research process. Emphasis on examination and analysis of primary sources, methodology, and the development of theoretical constructs. A major research paper is required. ...
  • Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics— National Bodies, Sexual Subjects

    Instructor: Juana María Rodríguez

    This class will interrogate how sexual subjects and the subjects of sex disrupt projects of subjectivity, identity, and nation. Drawing on performance studies, law, queer of color critique, disability studies and critical theories of discipline, power, and...
  • Independent Study for Doctoral Student- Dissertation Research

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

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  • Professional Orientation

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    This seminar is intended to instruct new graduate students in the behavior of professional academics including research, teaching, and academic ethics. Enrollment Restricted to Ethnic Studies Graduate Students  ...
  • Professional Writing

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    This course trains graduate students in writing for professional purposes, such as preparing conference presentations, articles for publication in journals, applications for funding, prequalifying exam position papers, dissertation prospectuses, dissertation chapters, book prospectuses, job applications, etc. Students...
  • Independent Study for Doctoral Student- Qualifying Examination

    Instructor: Raúl Coronado

    Contact msminor@berkeley.edu for course code.  ...
  • Critical Pedagogy: Instructor Training

    Instructor: Greg Choy

    The seminar provides a systemic approach to theories and practices of critical pedagogy at the university level. Examines the arts of teaching and learning and current disciplinary and cross-disciplinary issues in African/diaspora and Ethnic Studies. Participation two...
  • Critical Pedagogy: Instructor Training

    Instructor: Ula Taylor

    Description The seminar provides a systemic approach to theories and practices of critical pedagogy at the university level. Examines the arts of teaching and learning and current disciplinary and cross-disciplinary issues in African/diaspora and Ethnic Studies. The course...
  • Indigenous Peoples in Global Inequality

    Instructor: Thomas Biolsi

    This course examines the history of indigenous, aboriginal, native, or “tribal” peoples over the last five centuries. Particular attention is paid to how these groups were brought into relations with an expanding Europe, capitalist development, and modern...
  • Native American Law

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    Historical background of the unique relationship between the United States government and Native American tribes, and examination of contemporary legislation, court cases, and federal, state, and local policies affecting Native American social, political, legal, and economic situations. ...
  • Critical Native American Legal and Policy Studies

    Instructor: Thomas Biolsi

    Key contemporary issues in the critical study of tribal and federal policy pertaining to American Indians and Alaska Natives in the U.S. Topics include political and cultural sovereignty; religious, gendered, sexual, racial, and other tribal minorities, and...
  • Indigenous Issues Across the Americas

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    This course addresses how Indigenous communities throughout the Americas deal with their contemporary political dilemmas. It explores the ways in which internal colonialism, projects of assimilation, political and economic marginalization, land loss, and resistance have affected how...
  • Indigenous Issues Across the Americas

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    This course addresses how Indigenous communities throughout the Americas deal with their contemporary political dilemmas. It explores the ways in which internal colonialism, projects of assimilation, political and economic marginalization, land loss, and resistance have affected how...
  • Theories and Methods in Native American Studies

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    Overview of literary theory and criticism, historiography, and social sciences theories and methods useful in the study of Native American literature, history and contemporary tribal groups. Course will develop skills of information gathering and development of theories...
  • Photography and the American Indian: Manifest Destiny, American Frontier, and Images of American Indians

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    This course explores the development of photography, historical photographs of Indigenous peoples, Black Indians, and the push to win the American West. Central to the course are research methods that deconstruct stereotypical representations of Native Americans, African...
  • Gender in Native American Society

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    This course examines gender roles from the period before the invasion to the present. An emphasis will be placed on the ways in which contact with European gender practices transformed those prevalent in Native North American before...
  • Native American Narratives

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    This workshop provides intensive study of the crafts of writing in relation to various Native American genres as well as writing and discussion of student work. ...
  • Native American Philosophy

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    A study of the philosophical and metaphysical aspects of Native American world views, with emphasis on systems of knowledge, explanations of natural phenomena, and relations of human beings to nature through ritual and ceremonial observances. ...
  • Native Americans and the Cinema

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    This course will analyze the sociological, psychological, and literary aspects of Hollywood moviemakers’ stereotyping of the American Indian through the history of film. The format will include representative Indian films, lectures, and guest speakers from the movie...
  • Native Americans and the Cinema

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    This course will analyze the sociological, psychological, and literary aspects of Hollywood moviemakers' stereotyping of the American Indian through the history of film. The format will include representative Indian films, lectures, and guest speakers from the movie...
  • History of Native Americans in California

    Instructor: JoEllen Anderson

    History of the Native Americans of California with emphasis on the lifeways, mores, warfare, and relations with the United States government. Attention will be given to the background and evolution of acculturation up to the present. ...
  • Topics in Native American History – “Disease, Demography, and Politics in Native America”

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    This course examines the onslaught of European diseases and the subsequent demographic collapse of Native North America during 500 years of colonization. Faced with new diseases, new microbes, and various colonizing entities, Native Americans died in unparalleled...
  • Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Change in the North American West

    Instructor: John Dougherty

    This course explores the dynamic relationships between indigenous communities and the continuously changing environmental landscapes of the North American West from before European contact to the present, and how these communities have continually adapted traditional cultural practices...
  • Seminar on Advanced Topics in Native American Studies—“Making Sense of Place”

    Instructor: Beth Piatote, Ramya Janandharan

    How do we know where we are, and who we are, through our senses? What maps do we read not by sight but by smell or feel? How do the histories of a place emerge in the...
  • Seminar on Advanced Topics in Native American Studies – “Central American Peoples and Culture”

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    A comparative survey of the peoples and cultures of the countries of the Central American Isthmus from a historical and contemporary perspective. ...
  • “Indigenous Language Revitalization in Community Contexts”

    Instructor: Beth Piatote

    The health and ongoing life of Indigenous languages is a central commitment of Indigenous peoples around the world. Focusing on Native North America, this course centers the perspectives, strategies, and challenges of language revitalization from within Indigenous...
  • Introduction to Native American Studies

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    This course explores the interactions, from friendship treaties and land deals to contemporary American governmental policies, between America’s original inhabitants with Europeans and Euro-Americans. Emphasis will be placed on how tribal peoples continue to react to the...
  • Introduction to Native American Studies II: Cultural Practice, Art, and Identity

    Instructor: Shari Huhndorf

    This course explores Native American identify practices in written and oral traditions in literature, art, dance, theatre, ceremony, and song. The place of these traditions in the contemporary day will be emphasized as creative struggles for maintaining...
  • Native Americans in North America to 1900

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    An ethnohistorical analysis of America’s original inhabitants and their interactions with Europeans and Euro-Americans emphasizing an Indian perspective. ...
  • Native Americans in North America 1900-Present

    Instructor: Enrique Lima

    A survey and analysis of issues affecting Native Americans in the 20th and 21st centuries. Course will explore political, economic, and social/cultural developments as they shape federal-Indian relations and tribal sovereignty. ...
  • Freshman Seminar–Myth, Memory and History

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    The course will introduce students to different ways of understanding the history of American Indians and to basic resources and research methods for studying the history of Indian tribes. ...
  • Native American Literature

    Instructor: Beth Piatote

    An analysis of the written and oral tradition developed by Native Americans. Emphasis will be placed on a multifaceted approach (aesthetic, linguistic, psychological, historical, and cultural) in examining American Indian literature. ...
  • Working with Grammar: Linguistic Tools for Learning and Teaching a Native American Language

    Instructor: Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—“Ethnography: Theories and Methods”, Line H.L. Mikkelsen

    This course is for people who want to learn a Native American language, understood to include any of the hundreds of indigenous languages of North, Central, and South America. Since most of these languages are not taught...
  • Indigenous Peoples in Global Inequality

    Instructor: Thomas Biolsi

    This course examines the history of indigenous, aboriginal, native, or “tribal” peoples over the last five centuries. Particular attention is paid to how these groups were brought into relations with an expanding Europe, capitalist development, and modern...
  • Native American Studies Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Angela R. Aguilar

    This course introduces students to the genres of Native American literature (written and oral traditions), provides historical and cultural frameworks for understanding, appreciating, and interpreting Native American writings, and develops basic skills in expository and creative writing....
  • Native American Studies Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Research Seminar: Selected Issues and Topics—“Ethnography: Theories and Methods”

    This course introduces students to the genres of Native American literature (written and oral traditions), provides historical and cultural frameworks for understanding, appreciating, and interpreting Native American writings, and develops basic skills in expository and creative writing....
  • Native American Studies Reading and Composition

    Instructor: Maximilien Zahnd

    Course examines Native American written and oral traditions in historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis on literary interpretation and creative and analytical writing, so that students increasingly write from positions of strength. Satisfies the second half of the...