Course Schedule


Ethnic Minorities in English-Speaking Cultures (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Sabrina Völz

wöchentlich | Donnerstag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 14.10.2013 - 31.01.2014 | C 5.109 Seminarraum

Inhalt: In this seminar, we will define key terms in ethnic studies and look at the historical, cultural, social, and political significance of individual and group identity formation. In particular, we will focus on the Native people in North America, their ways of life, values and beliefs, strategies for survival as well as depiction in the media.

Seeing is Believing: Visual Culture and American Studies (Seminar)

Dozent/in: Isabell May

wöchentlich | Freitag | 12:15 - 13:45 | 14.10.2013 - 31.01.2014 | intern | C5.122

Inhalt: In this seminar, students will engage in scholarly discussions about thinking cross-disciplinarily about important issues in material and visual culture in the US during various historical periods. A general emphasis in the course is placed on exploring how people in the US negotiate and experience differences of race, class, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality in and through their material and visual world, both in the present and past. Part of this course will consist of using online archival material with the Archives of American Art at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. Topic areas discussed in this class include: * Photography during the The New Deal (ca. 1933-1938) * (Iconic) Images in US Culture * Visual Representations of Race and Gender * Latino/a Art of the late 20th century * Arts & crafts versus fine arts