Comparative Race and Ethnicity Studies

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. Six courses of study are available, each concentrating in a home department with an emphasis on the comparative study of race and ethnicity across borders and boundaries, augmented with cross-disciplinary requirements in CRES. CRES majors will be identified with their home department as CRES–anthropology, CRES–dance, CRES–history, CRES–music, CRES–theatre, or CRES–sociology.

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: