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  Sep 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies


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Overview


Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies (CRES) is an interdisciplinary concentration that brings together a wide range of courses in the humanities and social sciences with a comparative critical focus on racial and ethnic formations, relations, and experiences. The CRES concentrator engages with the ways race and ethnicity have been and continue to be powerful social and political forces, and how they intersect with other structures of identity formation, such as class, gender, sexuality, nationality, and legal status. The concentration allows students to compare U.S. experiences along the racial and ethnic axes with those of other racially and ethnically diverse countries in Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, past and present.

 

Requirements


Students fulfilling the Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies concentration are required to take a minimum of six courses that carry the CRES attribute, including at least two courses in the humanities and two courses in the social sciences. At least one course must focus on race and ethnicity within the United States, and at least one must have a non-U.S. focus.

The undergraduate concentration requirements are distributed over three components as follows:

1.    One Comparative Course that offers a comparative perspective on race and/or ethnicity.

2.    Four Elective Courses selected from both the humanities and the social sciences. At least two electives must be at the 200-level.

3.    One Advanced Seminar Course approved by the student’s adviser. 

 

Elective Courses


Elective Courses in CRES are intended to expose students to a breadth of disciplinary perspectives on race and/or ethnic studies. Courses carrying the CRES attribute are offered in the Departments of English; Geography; History; International Development and Social Change; Language, Literature and Culture; Political Science; Psychology; Sociology; and Visual and Performing Arts.

*Always check the course grid for new CRES courses each semester. Note that special topics or capstone courses in other departments may carry an CRES attribute only when the topic is relevant to the CRES concentration (for example, HIST 268 - Special Topics).  

 

Elective Courses offered within the last 2 Academic Years include:

Humanities Courses


Social Science Courses


Advanced Seminar Courses


The Advanced Seminar Course is intended to serve as a culminating research experience that allows students to synthesize the knowledge and methodologies accumulated throughout their CRES experience

*Courses from the Comparative and Elective Course lists may fulfill the Advanced Seminar Course requirement with permission from the student’s adviser. Note that special topics or capstone courses in other departments may also carry an CRES attribute only when the topic is relevant to the CRES concentration (for example, HIST 268 - Special Topics).  Always check the course grid for new CRES courses each semester.


Suggested Advanced Seminar Courses include, but are not limited to:

Program Faculty


María Acosta Cruz, Ph.D.
Belen Atienza, Ph.D
Parminder Bhachu, Ph.D.
Ramon Borges-Mendes, Ph.D.
Esteban Cardemil, Ph.D.
Mark Davidson, Ph.D.
Eric DeMeulenaere, Ph.D.
Debórah Dwork, Ph.D.
Jody Emel, Ph.D.
Anita Hausermann Fabos, Ph.D.
Rachel Falmange, Ph.D.
Odile Ferly, Ph.D.
Everett Fox, Ph.D.
Janette Greenwood, Ph.D.
Betsy P. Huang, Ph.D.
Lene Jensen, Ph.D.
Esther Jones, Ph.D.
Lisa Kasmer, PhD.
Willem Klooster, Ph.D.
Thomas Kuehne, Ph.D.
Stephen M. Levin, Ph.D.
Olga Litvak, Ph.D.
Deborah Martin, Ph.D.
Jie Park, Ph.D.
Paul W. Posner, Ph.D.
Ousmane Power-Greene, Ph.D.
Amy Richter, Ph.D.
Dianne Rocheleau, Ph.D.
Raphael Rogers, Ph.D.
Marianne Sarkis, Ph.D.
Valerie Sperling, Ph.D.
Ora Szekely, Ph.D.
Shelly Tenenbaum, Ph.D.
Johanna Vollahrdt, Ph.D.
Kristen Williams, Ph.D.

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