Critical Race and Ethnic Studies


    Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: An Introduction (5 credits)

  • CRES 10

    Session 2

    Examines the concept of race, followed by an investigation of colorblindness, multiculturalism, and post-racialism. Race and ethnicity are examined as historically formulated in relationship to the concepts of gender, sexuality, class, nationalism, indigeneity, citizenship, immigration, and inequality. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and C1 requirements. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Christine Hong

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  • Race and Disability in American Drama (5 credits)

  • CRES 114

    Session 1

    Investigates how African-American, Asian-American, and Latin-American playwrights represent and criticize the concept of race and disability in their dramas on topics from ‘freak shows’ to Jim Crow laws to the Virginia Tech massacre. (General Education Code(s): IM.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Ka-eul Yoo

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  • Asian American Studies: Histories and Theories (5 credits)

  • CRES 115

    Session 1

    Explores historical and contemporary issues critical to the Asian American experience. Examines issues of immigration, citizenship, identity formation, cultural representations, imperialism, and militarism through an interdisciplinary approach to history, politics, literature, and film. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    Proposed Instructor: Yuki Obayashi

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  • Urban Education (5 credits)

  • EDUC 164 (approved as elective CRES B.A.)

    Session 1

    Focuses on urban schooling through critical readings, fieldwork, group projects, and extensive writing. Students explore how socialization, marginalization, and assimilation impede or support academic success, how class intersects with "race", and how "culture" affects one's orientation to education. Enrollment restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. Satisfies American History and Institutions Requirement. 

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Ethan Chang

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  • Race, Class, and Culture in Education (5 credits)

  • EDUC 181 (approved as elective CRES B.A.)

    Session 1

    Examines the schooling experience and educational attainment of racial/ethnic minority students in the U.S. Focuses primarily on domestic minorities. Addresses issues of variability between and within minority groups and the role of cultural, structural, and psychological factors in the educational attainment of these students. Enrollment is restricted to education or STEM minors, physics education majors, or students with math education concentration or Earth sciences science education concentration, or biology B.A. bioeducation, or by permission of instructor. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Nora Lang

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  • Contemporary Art and Ecology (5 credits)

  • HAVC 142 (approved as elective CRES B.A.)

    Session 2

    Investigates contemporary art and the politics of ecology. Examines the intersection of art criticism, politico-ecological theory, environmental activism, and postcolonial globalization, considering geopolitical areas diverse as the Arctic, Nigeria, Bangladesh, India, Europe, and the Americas. (General Education Code(s): PE-E.) 

    Proposed Instructor: Chessa Adsit-Morris

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  • Colonial Mexico (5 credits)

  • HIS 134A (approved as elective CRES B.A.)

    Session 1

    Covers the social, cultural, economic, and political history of colonial Mexico (New Spain). Special attention paid to colonial identity formation, religion, and labor systems. Begins by examining indigenous societies prior to the arrival of Europeans and concludes with Mexico's independence movement in the early 19th century. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    Proposed Instructor: Matt O'Hara

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  • Race and Law (5 credits)

  • LGST 128I (approved as elective CRES B.A.)

    Session 2

    An introduction to comparative and historical analyses of the relation between race and law in the U.S. Emphasis on examinations of continuous colonial policies and structural mechanisms that help maintain and perpetuate racial inequality in law, criminal justice, and jury trials. (Formerly Race and Justice) (Also offered as Sociology 128I. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. (General Education Code(s): ER.)

    Satisfies Law and Society core requirement.

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Hiroshi Fukurai

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  • Race and Law (5 credits)

  • SOCY 128I (approved as elective CRES B.A.)

    Session 2

    An introduction to comparative and historical analyses of the relation between race and law in the U.S. Emphasis on examinations of continuous colonial policies and structural mechanisms that help maintain and perpetuate racial inequality in law, criminal justice, and jury trials. (Formerly Race and Justice) (Also offered as Legal Studies 128I. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior majors, proposed majors, and minors in legal studies, sociology, community studies, Latin American/sociology combined, global information and social enterprise, and critical race and ethnic studies. (General Education Code(s): ER.) 

    All students - restrictions waived in summer.

    Proposed Instructor: Hiroshi Fukurai

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