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Art & Race / Ethnicity, Fall Course for Undergrads & Grads!


THURSDAY, 3:30 PM – 5:50 PM

VAC 1B23

Instructor: Dr. George Rivera








This course examines the impact of race and ethnicity on the art world in the United States. We will review the art of Native Americans, Chicanos, Puerto Ricans, Latin Americans, African Americans, Asian Americans, and others of ethnic and cultural mixing. The course is grounded in Critical Multicultural Theory and Postcolonial Theory.

Students in all majors are welcomed in this class. You do not have to be an art student to enroll in this class. This course is excellent for those students who want to learn about diversity through art. It guides you through the thinking behind the art so that you might understand cultural others in our own society better.

If you are majoring in Anthropology, American Studies, Ethnic Studies, or Sociology, this course would be a valuable addition to your education.

NOTE: If the prerequisites close you out of this class, just see Professor Rivera at the beginning of the first class and he will allow you to register by waiving this for you.

GRADUATE STUDENTS can receive graduate credit for this class by enrolling in ARTS 5217.


George Rivera, Ph.D.


Department of Art & Art History

University of Colorado at Boulder

Visual Arts Complex Building 1B91

Campus Box UCB 318

Boulder, Colorado 80309-0318

Phone: (303) 492-8374

Fax: (303) 492-4886


Open ETHN course, South Asians in US!

ETHN 3105 -001 South Asians in the US

Tues & Thurs  11am – 12:15pm VAC1B88

Dr. Seema Sohi

Intensive examination of a topic or issue affecting Asian Americans, such as the Japanese American internment during World War II, or Asian American social movements or community organizations.

Great Course WMST 3710, Remembering The Violence OPEN this FALL!

Fall 2014 • WMST 3710-003 Global Topics: Remembering Violence: Gender, Conflict and Cultural Memory Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-12:15pm HLMS 237 Professor Deepti Misri

In this interdisciplinary course we will explore the cultural afterlife of some key violent events in modern world history. Together we will examine literary fiction, memoir, cinema, graphic art and embodied performances, using a feminist lens to examine how the memory of gendered violence is shaped and passed on through cultural artifacts.

Possible texts may include Bapsi Sidhwa’s novel Cracking India and Sabiha Sumar’s film Silent Waters on the Partition of India and Pakistan; Tahmina Anam’s A Golden Age and Rubaiyat Hossain’s film Meherjaan on Bangladesh’s liberation war of 1971; the iconic Diary of Anne Frank; memoirs & graphic art on the Kashmir conflict; J.M. Coetzee’s post-apartheid novel Disgrace; the photography of South African queer visual activist Zanele Muholi; & some Bollywood films on 9/11.

This course will fulfill the requirements for the South Asia Studies Certificate.

for more info contact : Women and Gender Studies Program

University of Colorado Boulder

246 UCB

Boulder, CO 80309-0246

303-492-8923 dept

303-492-2549 fax


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Maymester, African Am Social & Political Thought OPEN

African American Social and Political Thought
Maymester, M-F 12:30-3:30 pm
ETHN 2242
Dr. Bianca Williams (bianca.williams@colorado.edu)
Fulfills HUMAN DIVERSITY and U.S. CONTEXT Core Requirements

This Maymester course provides students with the opportunity to read and discuss W.E.B. Du Bois, Jay-Z, and Angela Davis, alongside activists such as Tim Wise and Michelle Alexander (“The New Jim Crow). The course is designed to provide an introduction to the historical and contemporary thinking, writings, and speeches of African Americans.


Interested in working with Local Youth? Consider INVS/ EDUC 2919 this Spring!

Looking for a meaningful experience working with local youth? Interested in youth empowerment and education reform?  If yes, contact verveer@colorado.edu to register for INVS/EDUC 2919: Renewing Democracy in Communities and Schools.  A practicum course, INVS/EDUC 2919 invites undergraduates to work in teams of two or three to support local  K-12 students as they identify and address salient community issues, including bullying, domestic violence, global warming, youth homelessness, immigration, school funding, teen pregnancy, teen substance abuse, and texting and driving.

The following section of the course, which has been approved for the Education Minor  and meets the Human Diversity Core requirement, is open:

Section 802 will meet on campus on Mondays from 2:55-4:25 p.m.

Students, who enroll in INVS/EDUC 2919, will also be required to support local K-12 youth at one the following times:

Wednesdays, 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Pioneer Elementary School in Lafayette (one seat remaining) Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m. at Casey Middle School in North Boulder (one seat remaining)

Other practicum and course sections are now full.

The course, which provides CU undergraduates with a meaningful opportunity to apply acquired skills and knowledge in school-based settings, has emerged as a favorite among CU students.  Enrollment for the course is controlled, thus students will need to contact Instructor and Public Achievement Director Elaina Verveer at verveer@colorado.edu for more information as well as to be enrolled.  This course is open to ALL CU undergraduates.




Open ETHN course, South Asian American History, T & Th 9:30

This course will focus on examining the lives of South Asian Americans from the late eighteenth century through the contemporary moment, this course will emphasize the history of South Asian labor and political migrations and political activism, as well as state forms of exclusion, deportation, and surveillance. Though formally excluded from entering the country through restrictive immigration laws between 1917 and 1965, South Asian Americans have engaged in various forms of resistance including revolutionary anticolonialism, labor organizing, and racialized and gendered critiques of globalizationETHN 3105-001

South Asian American History

ETHN 3105-001

T,TH 9:30-10:45 am

Spring 2014

Professor Sohi


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Singers & Hobby Musicians!! Open Mariachi COURSE, Mondays 5:30pm

Mariachi Ensemble invites any interested student, staff or faculty to join. Are you a hobby musician or like to sing? Join** this 1 credit course that meets MONDAYS this SPRING semester!

WHAT: Mariachi EMUS 1467 / EMUS 3467 / EMUS 5467  Section 003

WHEN: Mondays, 5:30 – 8:00 pm

WHERE: Imig Music Bldg C-191

WHY: Because it’s a unique way to celebrate community and end with a performance!

**The last day to add a course is Tuesday Jan 21st and the last day to drop a course is Tuesday Jan 28th, both at midnight.

Mariachi is a form of folk music from Mexico. Mariachi began as a regional folk style called “Son Jaliscience” in the center west of Mexico originally played only with string instruments and musicians dressed in the white pants and shirts of peasant farmers. From the 19th to 20th century, migrations from rural areas into cities such as Guadalajara and Mexico City, along with the Mexican government’s cultural promotion gradually re-labeled it as Son style, with its alternate name of “mariachi” becoming used for the “urban” form. Modifications of the music include influences from other music such as polkas and waltzes, the addition of trumpets and the use of charro outfits by mariachi musicians