Ethnic Studies

The following 2020-2021 courses count for concentration credit in the Ethnic Studies field.

In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to the student’s field. If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, please petition the Committee on Instruction for credit, keeping in mind the 50% guideline.

Please note that this list will be updated throughout January and that some categories may change. Make sure you check back before registering for classes.

Look to the key below to determine which courses can count towards specific field requirements. Click on the requirement term to see a short list of courses that fulfill that field requirement.  If you have any questions, please direct them to Assistant Director of Studies Reed Gochberg.

Key to Requirements:
Intro category (I): Ethnic Studies survey/introduction
Pre-1900 category (Pre-1900): Pre-1900 in Ethnic Studies
Transnational (T): Race or ethnicity in a transnational U. S. or global context

AAAS 118. The History of African Americans from the Slave Trade to the Civil War. Brown. (Pre-1900) (T)
AAAS 119x. Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food. Martin. (Pre-1900) (T)
AAAS 131y. Black Women's Voices in the #MeToo Era. Chavers.
AAAS 134x. How Sweet it is to be Loved By You: Black Love and the Emotional Politics of Respect. Morgan and Kincaid.
AAAS 142. Hiphop and Don't Stop. I Am Hiphop: Build, Respect, Represent. Morgan.
AAAS 145x. The Hiphop Cipher: "These are the Breaks." Morgan and Douthit.
AAAS 152y. 20th Century African American Literature. Carpio.
AAAS 186x. Childhood in African America. Bernstein.
AAAS 191x. African American Lives in the Law. Higginbotham.

Anthropology 1080. American History Before Columbus. Liebmann. (Pre-1900) (T)

Comparative Literature 131. The Arab American Experience in Fiction, Film, and Popular Culture. Naddaff.

English 63d. Migrations: Narrating Displacement. TBA. (T)
English 90a. Memory in Asian American Literature. Zong York.
English 90cp. Contemporary American Plays. Miller.
English 90rj. Race and Jurisprudence. Menand.
English 195tw. 20th Century African American Literature. Carpio.

EMR 128. Critical Refugee Studies. Taparata. (T)
EMR 131. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light.
EMR 133. Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity. Craig.
EMR 136. Race, Gender, and American Empire. Waits. (T)
EMR 137. Asian American Mobility and Transpacific Movements. Sato. (T)
EMR 139. Coloniality, Race and Catastrophe. Rivera. (T)
EMR 141. Race, Solidarity, and the Carceral State. Awartani.

EMR 142. Introduction to Latinx Studies. Garzo Montalvo.
EMR 143. Introduction to Ethnic Studies. Garzo Montalvo.
EMR 144. Decolonial Aesthetics and Poetics. Garzo Montalvo. (T)
EMR 145. Latinx Xicanx Indigeneities. Garzo Montalvo.

General Education 1036. Global Feminisms. Mitra. (T)
General Education 1115. Human Trafficking, Slavery and Abolition in the Modern World. Patterson. (T)

General Education 1130. Power to the People: Black Power, Radical Feminism, and Gay Liberation. Bronski.
General Education 1148. Moctezuma's Mexico Then and Now: The Past, The Present and Pandemics in North America. Fash and Carrasco. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 12g. Atlantic Slave Wars. Brown. (pre-1900) (T) 
History 12m. Abolitionist Women and Their Worlds. Miles. (Pre-1900)

History 12n. Abolition Ecologies: Nature, Race, and Labor in the United States. Croog.
History 13c. St. Louis from Lewis and Clark to Michael Brown. Johnson.
History 14m. "Black Indians": History, Identity, and Theory. Miles. (Pre-1900)
History 84g. Harvard and Slavery. Beckert. (Pre-1900)
History 84h. The Northern Side of the Civil Rights Movement. Higginbotham.
History 1006. Native American and Indigenous Studies: An Introduction. Deloria. (I)
History 1015. Native American Women: History and Myth. Miles. (Pre-1900)
History 1028. Race, Capitalism, and the Coming of the Civil War. Johnson. (Pre-1900)
History 1908. Racial Capitalism and the Black Radical Tradition. Brown and Johnson. (T)

History and Literature 90dy. Race and American Empire. Mitchell. (I) (T) 
History and Literature 90ed. 
Music and Resistance in the Modern United States. Caplan. (I)
History and Literature 90eg. Human Rights and Ethnic Studies. Sanchez. (I) (T)
History and Literature 90eh. Asian-American Genre Fictions. Song. (I)
History and Literature 90ei. Islam in Early America. Urus. (I) (Pre-1900)
History and Literature 90em. Empire and Archive in the Colonial Americas. Niles. (I) (Pre-1900) (T)
History and Literature 90eo. The Reinvention of New York City. King. (I)
History and Literature 90es. Prison Abolition. Dichter. (I)
History and Literature 90et. Asian America’s Vietnam War. Nguyen. (I) (T)

History of Science 148. Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired: A History of Health Disparities in America. Hammonds.

Religion 1417. The Ethical and Religious Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. Williams.
Religion 1587. Religion and Race in the United States. Thomas.

Romance Studies 85. Urban Diversity and Its Discontents. Carvalho.

WGS 1204. Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity. Craig. [Cross-listed with EMR 133.]
WGS 1251. Gender and Sexuality in Asian-American Writing and Film. Neutill.
WGS 1274. Gender, Race, and Poverty in the United State. Mtshali.
WGS 1278. Interracial Intimacy: Sex, Race, and Romance in the U.S. Mtshali.
WGS 1283. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light.
WGS 1469. Luxury and Commodity Pleasures: Histories of Gender, Sex, and Racial Capitalism. Craig.