The program in Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies (CRES) is intended for students who wish to combine focused study in anthropology, dance, history, music, sociology, or theatre with comparative interdivisional work on race and ethnicity.
CRES students are required to pass a junior qualifying exam, which consists of passing the exam in their home department and preparing a research proposal for the CRES committee. See CRES qual for details.
The first talk is Monday, October 8, in Winch from 12-1 PM, with Alex Montgomery and Jonneke Koomen (Willamette Sociology/Politics) speaking on Merze Tate, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the Struggle to decolonize International Relations.
Admission to the Major
To be admitted to the CRES program, students must obtain signatures of their home department adviser and the CRES committee chair on their declaration of major form. Students should use this opportunity to discuss their proposed course of study with a CRES committee member, ensuring that CRES courses will be offered in the semesters proposed and that all of the major requirements will be met. Note that in some departments only certain pairs of courses may be combined to satisfy CRES major requirements; please see the list of CRES courses and qualifying pairs.
The Registrar's Office has prepared major planners for each CRES major:
- Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies-Anthropology
- Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies-Dance
- Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies-History
- Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies-Music
- Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies-Sociology
- Comparative Race & Ethnicity Studies-Theatre
Sample plans for CRES majors starting as first-year or second-year students are also available: