Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies

July 7, 2020 CRES Committee Statement—Black Lives Matter: CRES, Anti-Racism, and Reconciliation at Reed

About CRES

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 qual in their home department and passing CRES 300. See CRES qual for details.

If you would like to receive announcements about upcoming events and program updates, please subscribe to the CRES students mailing list. Faculty can also subscribe to the CRES faculty mailing list.

CRES Announcements

CRES is pleased to announce CRES Colloquium, a series of discussions of classic works, contemporary events, and student research. All are welcome! Please check the events sidebar to the right to see when the next CRES Colloquium will take place!

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.

Major Planners

The Registrar's Office has prepared major planners for each CRES major:

Sample plans for CRES majors starting as first-year or second-year students are also available: