Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies

Courses

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies 300 - Junior Seminar

Full course for one semester. This course for CRES majors explores the way race and ethnicity can be analyzed from interdisciplinary perspectives, consideringcategories of 'race' and 'ethnicity' a) both together and in relation to each other, and b) as designating or emerging out of separate politics of difference and otherness. Course topics may change from year to year; the course may be repeated for credit when topics vary. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and completion of or concurrent enrollment in the CRES disciplinary courses requirement.

Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies 470 - Thesis

Full course for one year.

What makes a course a CRES course?

CRES foundational courses treat specific categories of race and ethnicity as the central object of inquiry and teach approaches (including theories and methods) to the study of race and/or ethnicity within given disciplines. CRES foundational courses are designed to provide foundational training for the CRES major, and are cross-listed in both the department and in CRES.

CRES designated courses examine questions of race and ethnicity for half of the semester or more. Topics might include the history and politics of racial and ethnic categories; the construction of race and ethnicity in social, economic, and cultural organization; and the experiences of marginalized and oppressed peoples.

CRES Foundational Courses

(bold = taught 2018–2019)

Sociology

  • CRES 344 - Race, Group Mobilization, and Institutions: See Sociology 344
  • CRES 348 - Race, Economy, Public Policy: See Sociology 348

Music

  • CRES 150 - The Cultural Study of Music: See Music 150
  • CRES 359 - Music and the Black Freedom Struggle, 1865-1965: See Music 360

Dance

  • CRES 261 - Dancing Latin/x America: See Dance 241
  • CRES 363 - African Diaspora Dance Studies: See Dance 363
  • CRES 365 - Contemporary Global Dance: See Dance 365

Theatre

  • CRES 270 - Race and Identity in American Theatre: See Theatre 270

History

  • CRES 385 - Defining and Defying Difference: Race, Ethnicity, and Empire: See History 315
  • CRES 386 - Making Race: History of a Fiction: See History 368
  • CRES 388 - Race and Ethnicity in the Andes: See History 388
  • CRES 389 - Race and the Law in American History: See History 369

Anthropology

CRES Designated Courses that satisfy CRES Major Requirements

(bold = taught 2018–2019)

These departments have committed to teach at least one CRES course every other year; major departments (anthropology, dance, history, music, sociology, and theatre) at least one every year. The below list is representative, and the CRES courses offered in departments will vary from year to year. Students should check current course listings and consult faculty advisors and department chairs when planning their program of study.

Group I

Dance: Any non-applied Dance course and

  • Dance 241 - Dancing Latin/x America
  • Dance 260 - Dances of Bali, Indonesia
  • Dance 351 - Dance Traditions of Southeast Asia
  • Dance 362 - Dance Ethnography (J-Sem) {Prereq:201}
  • Dance 363 - African Diaspora Dance Studies (J-Sem) {Prereq:201}
  • Dance 365 - Contemporary Global Dance (J-Sem) {Prereq:201}

Literature: Any English (not creative writing) or Literature (original or in translation) course and

  • English 356 - Studies in African American Literature {Prereq: 2 Eng/Consent}
  • French 363 - Francophone Literature {Prereq: French 210 or placement}
  • French 368 - Mind in the World: Cognitive Approaches to North African/Diaspora Literature {Prereq: French 210 or placement}
  • German 355 - 20th Century Jewish Literature
  • German 358 - Representing Genocide
  • Russian 325 - Multicultural Russia
  • Russian 424 - The Holocaust in Soviet Contexts

Music: Any non-applied Music course and

  • Music 142 - Latin American Popular Music
  • Music 150 - Cultural Study of Music
  • Music 221 - Music History I: Unexpected Encounters in Early Modern Europe
  • Music 249 - Race, Sexuality, and Empire on the Operatic Stage
  • Music 266 - The Music of Duke Ellington
  • Music 360 - Music and the Black Freedom Struggle

Religion: Either of:

  • Religion 121/123 and Religion 256 - Islam in U.S. Religious History
  • Religion 131/132 and Religion 335 - South Asian Religious Nationalisms

Theatre: Any Theatre course and

  • Theatre 270 - Race and Identity in American Theatre
  • Theatre 275 - Performance and Activism in South Africa, 1948–Present

Group II

Anthropology: Anthropology 211 and

  • Anthropology 343 - African Temporalities
  • Anthropology 345 - Black Queer Diaspora
  • Anthropology 355 - Anthropology of Colonialism
  • Anthropology 362 - Gender and Ethnicity in China and Tibet
  • Anthropology 366 - Black, Indian, and Other in Brazil
  • Anthropology 379 - Critical Interventions in American Indian Studies
  • Anthropology 387 - African Bodies: Medicine, Labor, Modernity
  • Anthropology 396 - Anthropology of Race and Ethnicity
  • Anthropology 398 - Race and Migration

History: Any History class and

  • History 256 - Migration Histories in the British Imperial World
  • History 315 - Defining and Defying Difference: Race, Ethnicity, and Empire
  • History 340 - Empire & Identity in Modern Europe
  • History 367 - Sources and Methods in Early African American History
  • History 368 - Making Race: History of a Fiction
  • History 369 - Race and the Law in American History
  • History 375 - Hannah Arendt and the Origins of Totalitarianism
  • History 388 - Race and Ethnicity in the Andes

Linguistics: Linguistics 212 and

  • Linguistics 338 - African American English

Sociology: Sociology 211 and

  • Sociology 280 - Social Movements
  • Sociology 326 - Science and Social Difference
  • Sociology 344 - Race and Ethnicity
  • Sociology 348 - Race, Economy, Public Policy

Additional CRES courses

These departments offer pairs of courses that will also fulfill Common CRES Core Requirements, but they are not guaranteed to be taught every other year.

Group II

Economics: Economics 201 and

  • Economics 364 - Economics of Population, Gender, and Race