Minor in Race & Ethnicity Studies

The minor in race & ethnicity studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and ethnicity. What do these categories of difference mean? How have they been defined, constructed and applied in different historical and socio-cultural contexts? How do they intersect or overlap with other aspects of difference (for example, gender, class, nation, sexuality, religion)? Exploring these questions with analytical tools and approaches developed in a range of academic disciplines, the minor leads to a critical examination of the construction of race and ethnicity in a variety of social, cultural, historical, political and economic contexts.

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Approved Course List for the Minor in Race & Ethnicity Studies

(last updated Sept. 29, 2020)

NOTE: Courses are added to this list on an ongoing basis. Please contact a member of the Coordinating Committee (Cymone Fourshey or Susan A. Reed) if you have questions about a course or courses that you do not see listed here.

Core Courses

ENLS 203: Queerness and Race
ENLS 203: Race, Law, and American Literature
HIST 279: Sex, Race, Science
POLS 263: Race and Ethnicity in American Legal Thought
SOCI 213: Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives
SOCI 243: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
WMST 227: Race and Sexuality

Comparative/Theoretical Courses

EDUC 318/618: Multiculturalism and Education
ENLS 203: Race, Law, and American Literature
HIST 279: Sex, Race, Science
IREL 245/HIST 260/POLS 274: Race, Nation-States and International Relations
PHIL 229: Philosophy and Race
POLS 246: Race, Ethnicity, and American Politics
POLS 263: Race and Ethnicity in American Legal Thought
SOCI 213: Race in Historical and Comparative Perspectives
SOCI 243: Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
SOCI 309: How Holocausts Happen
WMST 227: Race and Sexuality

Area/Ethnic Group Courses

ANTH 256: Anthropology of Native North America
ANTH 235/IREL 235: Modern Africa
ANTH 252: Ritual, Resistance, and Rebellion in South America
ANTH 329: Spirits, Saints and Sufis: Religions in Africa
ENLS 211: Southern Exposure
ENLS 213: Beyond Rum and Revolution: Imagining Cuba from the Diaspora
ENLS 214: US Latino/a Literatures
ENLS 215: Asian American Literature and Film
ENLS 216: Jewish American Comedy: Stage, Screen and Stand-up
ENLS 217: The Theatre of the Civil Rights Movement
ENLS 217: Studies in Dramatic Literature: Margins to Mainstream: US Latino/a Theatre & Film
ENLS 221: Introduction to African American Literature
ENLS 223: Questioning the Post-Racial
ENLS/HUMN 306: US: Fever/Fantasy/Desire
ENLS 315: Unsettling Memories
FREN 235: Topics-Francophone Lit/Culture
FREN 236: Special Topics: French West Indies
HIST 204: American Identities
HIST 211: Frontiers and Borderlands
HIST 214: Slavery
HIST 214: Native American History (Paul Barba)
HIST 218: African Americans and the American Revolution
HIST 219: Ante-Bellum America: Slavery
HIST 222: US History since the 1940s (Thomson)
HIST 223: Twentieth-century African American History
HIST 277: Gender in Africa
HIST 319: African-American History
HIST 319: Terror and the Black Struggle (Paul Barba)
HIST 321: American Immigrants
LAMS 228: Violence and Human Rights in Latin America
MUSC 257: Jazz, Rock, and Race
MUSC 356: Jazz and Social Justice
POLS 239: Latino Politics in the U.S.
SOCI 280: 20th Century Afro-Caribbean and African-American Thought
SOCI 290: Caribbean Sociology
UNIV 200: Modern Africa
WMST 332: Women and the Penal System

Susan Reed

Associate Professor of Women's & Gender Studies and Anthropology; Director, Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender
Women's & Gender Studies Department Chair

Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender

Location

111 Coleman Hall

Contact

Martha J. Shaunessy, Academic Assistant:570-577-1360