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Race and Ethnic Studies

Affiliated Faculty— BANAGALE, CHAN, GARCIA, GUERRA, HERNANDEZ-LEMUS, HYDE, JOHNSON, Lewis, MONROY, MONTAÑO, PADILLA, Riley Scholar-in-Residence JOHNSON.

The Race and Ethnic Studies Program offers a minor. Students are encouraged to consult with race and ethnic studies faculty and with their faculty advisor in their pursuit of a race and ethnic studies thematic minor. 5 units minimum.

Minor Requirements

All students are required to complete:

1.) ES185 – Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies.

2.) One approved course on the theorizing of race, such as ES 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity or ES 200/PH 285 Philosophy and Race. Other courses offered in a given block may be considered in consultation with members of the RES steering committee;

3.) One approved methods course (e.g., ES215/AN 215 Research Design: Method and Theory or ES321/AN 321 Rio Grande: Culture, History, and Region), suitable to the student’s focus, chosen in consultation with the RES advisor;

4.) Two units of approved electives (all to be cross-listed with race and ethnic studies, such as ES200/HY217 American Frontiers, ES200/SW 200 Topics in Southwest Studies: The Student’s Role in the Sixties Southern Civil Rights Movement, ES253/EN 280 Literature of the American Southwest: Mexican-American Literature, ES223/SO113 Racial Inequality, and ES220/FS 220 Blacks and the Cinema;

5.) An Integrative Experience, capstone project demonstrating the student’s ability to conduct a critical examination of racial and ethnic groups. Students can choose to focus on social issues (e.g., racial disparities in housing, health care, employment, education, income, or criminal justice) that affect racial and ethnic groups, cultural and artistic expressions associated with a particular racial and ethnic group, or the ways racial and ethnic groups have challenged social inequality. It could consist of a paper, presentation, internship with reflective component, or other independent work, to be completed after other requirements have been fulfilled. Proposals for the Integrative Experience are approved by members of the RES committee and evaluated by the director and a faculty advisor assigned to the student.

Courses

Race and Ethnic Studies

ES104 World Music

Surveys the musical cultures of the world in their social, historical, and theoretical contexts; develops comprehension of the essential philosophies and aesthetics of the music studied and the ability to identify, describe, and discuss various musical styles, compositional forms, and techniques through listening and performance exercises; emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 to 2 units

ES113 Racial Inequality

The study of race as a dimension of inequality in the United States, Western Europe, Africa and Latin America. Individual and institutional forms of racism and discrimination. Historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives. (No credit if taken after SO/CS233). Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES120 The American Past

Two block course that introduces the full sweep of American History from its pre-contact, 'New World' beginnings to the recent past. Students will experience how history is made, understood, revised, and debated. Themes include cultural encounters and adaptation complexities of ethnicity and immigration; movement; the success and failures of republican ideology, capitalism, individualism and community; and the formation of American cultures. Meets the Critical Perspectives: The West in Time requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

2 units

ES130 World Music Ensemble: Mariachi Tigre

(Not offered 2014-15).

.25 unit

ES175 The American Southwest: The Heritage and the Variety

An interdisciplinary and intercultural introduction to the heritage of the American Southwest: its histories, its peoples, its cultures, its conflicting ethnic demands and common social problems. Through the use of a variety of anthropological, historical, and literary materials, the seminar examines the major Southwestern cultures in isolation and in relation to one another. No prerequisites. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES182 Prejudice and Intergroup Relations

What are racism and sexism? Why are people prejudiced? What can be done to improve the strained relationship between groups? This course will introduce students to various frameworks for understanding prejudice, intergroup perception/relations, and the management of conflict between social groups. Students will examine case studies, psychology theories, and will think about their own perceptions of and interactions with people from different social groups. Students will also reflect on the notions of multiculturalism and social justice. (Proposed cross-listing with American Cultural Studies.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES183 Community Organizations in the Southwest

(Not offered 2014-15).

.5 unit

ES185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

Examines those social forces, both historical and contemporary, that have brought about racial and ethnic 'diversity' and 'difference' in the U.S. Attention to the histories and experiences of Native Peoples, African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans. Taking a comparative approach, it puts into focus the shared histories of racialization among these groups without losing sight of asymmetrical relations of power informing these histories. The course sheds light on the ways these groups position themselves and are positioned as racial subjects in distinct and historically specific ways but also in relational and mutually constitutive ways. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

1 unit — Garcia

ES200 Topics in Race and Ethnic Studies:

Selected topics in the critical study of race and ethnicity. May be taught as block or half-block course.

Also listed as Anthropology 105 and Anthropology 242 and Comparative Literature 200 and Comparative Literature 352 and Dance Theory 200 and Dance Theory 311 and Education 222 and English 280 and English 286 and Feminist & Gender Studies 206 and Film and New Media Studies 104 and German 328 and History 110 and History 206 and Music 231 and Asian Studies 250 and Portuguese 320 and Philosophy 283 and Religion 190 and Religion 200 and Southwest Studies 200 and Southwest Studies 253 and Theatre 200 and Theatre 227 and Theatre 229.

.5 or 1 unit — , , ,

ES207 Hip Hop and Ya' Don't Stop: Issues, Debates and

Provides a rigorous historical and theoretical understanding of the emergence of hip hop culture. The course examines how this expressive form both reflects and shapes existing social relations, and analyzes the relationship between hip hop, youth-politics, youth-violence, commercialization and globalization. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES209 Youth, Power and Social Movements

Examines how youth-based and youth-led social movements emerge, how youth conceptualize and frame issues of social justice, and how youth who occupy marginal positions provide critical perspectives on social change based on their race, class, gender and sexuality. Explores the role of expressive forms such as art and music in the formation, development, and trajectory of social movements and political activism. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

1 unit — Rios

ES210 Introduction to American Cultural Studies

Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity

Examines various theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of race and ethnicity. Attention is given to the various ways race and ethnicity have been defined and understood including the ethnicity paradigm, class-based perspectives, and racial formation theory. Examines debates and controversies in the study of race and ethnicity as well as emergent themes and recent developments in the scholarship. Possible topics include a focus on the interrelations among race and other axes of difference such as gender, class, and sexuality, race and the structuring of space, the legal construction of race, race and media culture, and race and the prison-industrial complex. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

Prerequisite: Feminist & Gender Studies 110 or Race and Ethnic Studies 185.

1 unit — Garcia

ES214 Comparative Imperialisms: Empire, Nation-Building and World's Fairs and Expositions

Critical interrogation of U.S. imperialism and its enduring legacies through an examination of the shared experiences of colonization, conquest, displacement, and genocide among Filipinos, Puerto Ricans, and Native Hawaiians. To accomplish this, we will investigate a number of sites and contexts central to the relationship between empire-building and nation-building including, U.S. military installations, world’s fairs and expositions, and tourism. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES215 Reseach Design: Method and Theory

Also listed as Anthropology 215.

1 unit — Gomez

ES218 Introduction to Africa

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES220 Blacks & the Cinema

An introduction to the relationships Blacks have had to the American cinema: as filmmakers, performers, audiences and as 'characters' whose image have formed a critical vocabulary for American race relations. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES223 Racial Inequality

The study of race as a dimension of inequality in the United States, Western Europe, Africa and Latin America. Individual and institutional forms of racism and discrimination. Historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES224 Comparative Migrations: Borders, Narratives and Myths

Comparative study of various forms of movement and migration that continue to shape our understanding of America. Relying on political documents, visual images, films, music, and literature, we will focus on specific forms of movement and migration—westward expansion, 19th century European immigration, overseas expansion, the Great Migration, postwar suburbanization, and post-1965 immigration to the U.S. —and their role in the formation of American identity and society. The course offers students a rigorous and critical understanding of the different facets of migration. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES227 Black Religion in America

Studies in the religious life of African-Americans from the 17th century to the present. Particular attention to religious organizations, theological formulations and experiential patterns of Black Americans and the relationship of those phenomena to American religious life in general. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES239 History of Mexico

Also listed as History 239.

1 unit

ES241 Hispanic Folklore of the Southwest

with Emphasis on Writing). This course is designed to introduce students to several approaches in folklore studies and to Mexican material culture, religion, music, and prose narratives in the Southwest region of the United States. We will examine how the different approaches used by historians, literary critics, anthropologists, and folklorists can enhance the study of Hispanic folklore and material culture. (Limited to 12 students.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES243 Slavery and Antislavery Movements to 1860

African cultural backgrounds, African slavery in colonial British America and the U. S. to 1860; free Black people from 1790 to 1860 and antislavery movements. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES244 Black People in the U.S. since the Civil War

S. since the Civil War. Black Reconstruction; Black urban settlement; literary and artistic movements in the 1920s; civil rights struggles; recent social and political expressions. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES245 Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES250 Asian American Literature

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES253 Literature of the American Southwest:

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES267 History of the Southwest under Spain and Mexico

The pre-contact history of Anasazi and Athabascan peoples from anthropological and mythological perspectives; the causes and consequences of the Spanish entrada and attempts at missionization of the Indian peoples of New Mexico and the California coast; development of mestizo society; the arrival of the Anglo-Americans and the Mexican-American War.

Also listed as History 267 and Southwest Studies 267.

1 unit — Monroy

ES268 History of the Southwest since the Mexican War

The adaptation of Native American and Hispanic peoples to Anglo-American culture and politics; the causes and consequences of the loss of Hispanic lands; the evolution of family life and religious practices; indigenous views of modernity. Films, artistic expressions, and works of fiction as well as historical sources. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES273 Southwest Arts & Culture

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES285 Philosophy & Race

Race is a social construct that invites a number of philosophical questions, such as those of identity, inter-subjectivity, justice, rationality, and culturally different ways of knowing. The course will examine, among others, philosophical reflections on race by the following thinkers: Douglass, West, Fanon, Vasconcelos, Appiah, Bernsaconi, Outlaw, Levinas, Mendieta. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

Also listed as Philosophy 285.

1 unit — Hernandez-Lemus

ES290 Racial and Ethnic Identities (with Emphasis on Writing)

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES300 Advanced Topics in Race and Ethnic Studies:

Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

Also listed as English 380 and Feminist & Gender Studies 308 and Feminist & Gender Studies 381.

1 unit — Cucher, Garcia, Lewis, Singh

ES301 Post-Racial Discourses, Post-Racial Futures

Examines the rise of post-racialism in the contemporary era and in particular the logic and assumptions underlying this ideology. Considers how racially marginalized groups challenge post[racialism and how they provide an alternative vision of a post-racial world. The course brings together insights from various fields of study including postcolonial theory. A frofuturism and indigenous futurism. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Race and Ethnic Studies 312 or Consent of Instructor.

1 unit

ES306 Women of Color Feminisms

Examines the contours and trajectory of women of color feminisms in the United States. Considers how women of color feminisms broaden the parameters of feminism and how a critical consideration of race, class, sexuality and nation complicates the way we think about feminist theory and politics. Examines the nature of the relationships among women of color feminisms. Draws from Chicana feminism, Black feminism, indigenous feminism, Asian American feminism, and transnational feminism. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES310 Anthropology and the History of Ideas

Prerequisite: Anthropology 102 or consent of instructor.

Also listed as Anthropology 310.

1 unit — Montano

ES321 Rio Grande: Culture, History and Region

Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: Anthropology 102 or consent of instructor.

2 units

ES323 Minority Politics

A comparative analysis of the political experience and responses of major ethnic minorities and women to the American political process. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES330 Independent Readings

Study for advanced students who wish to do work supplementary to that offered in the catalog.

Prerequisite: Race and Ethnic Studies 185 and consent of instructor.

1 unit

ES337 Latino Literature in the US

Comparative study of works of Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban authors, as well as Latin American writers in exile in the United States, including political essays of Marti and Flores Magun and the contemporary works of Hinojosa, Mohr, Laviera, Rivera, Alegra, and Valenzuela. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor or Spanish 306.

1 unit

ES339 Chicano Literature

ritical study of the literary production of authors of Mexican heritage in the United States from 1848 to the present, with emphasis on contemporary Chicano works including Rivera, Anaya, Valdez, El Teatro Campesino, Cisneros, Castillo, and Moraga. (Offered alternate years.) (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES351 Advanced Topics in Race and Ethnic Studies

(Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES370 Stds Literature Periods: Literature of Harlem Renaissance

Selected fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose which looks at a problem or theme in 19th-century British and/or American literature such as narratives of identity, archetypes of city and nature, the politics of genre, comparisons of British and American culture, and the nature of literary periods themselves. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES384 The Negritude Movement: African and African-American Intellectuals & Artists in Paris 1900-1950

aris as a center for American, Caribbean, and African intellectuals from the black Diaspora. Readings from work of Aime Cesaire, Langston Hughes, Jessie Redmon Fauset, President Leopold Senghor, Eugene Bullard, Birago Diop and Cheikh Anta Diop. Emerging African and African American cultural identities; ideas of black nationalism within European, American and African society. Taught in Paris. Extra Expense $$$. Also taught as EN 385 and FR 308. (Students enrolling in FR 308 will do readings and write papers in French.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Diverse Cultures and Critiques requirement. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2014-15).

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

1 unit

ES385 20th Century African-American Literature

Readings in black American writers such as. W. E. B. Dubois, Ralph Ellison, Nella Larsen, and Rita Dove. Organized around aesthetic and cultural issues such as feminism, the 'anxiety of influence,' pressures of the marketplace, identity politics, and post-modern theory. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit

ES387 African-American Women Writers and Literary Tradition

Three centuries of texts by African-American women who have conspired with, rebelled against, and created literary traditions, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Pauline Hopkins, Rita Dove, Andrea Lee, and Nella Larsen. (Not offered 2014-15).

1 unit