Ethnic Studies

The following 2021-2022 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 August 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 10. Introduction to African American Studies. Gates and Hammonds. (I) (Pre-1900)
AAAS 109x. A Different Shade of Brown: South Asians, Race, and Representation in the United States. Bald.
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 152y. 20th Century African American Literature. Carpio.
AAAS 183y. The Long Civil Rights Movement in American History. Pope.
AAAS 191x. African American Lives in the Law. Higginbotham.

Anthropology 1707 Ethnic Studies, Anthropology, and the Transpacific Ethnography of Asian America. Garza. (T)

English 90b. James/Baldwin. McCarthy.
English 90hp. Harvard and the Puritans in Native America. Niles. (Pre-1900)
English 90wb. Women on Being, Belonging, and Constructing. Daily. 
English 173bl. The Black Lyric. Smith.
English 176tm. Toni Morrison. Serpell.
English 181a. Introduction to Asian American Literature. Kim. (I)
English 182bf. Black Science Fiction. Serpell.

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 141. Race, Solidarity, and the Carceral State. Awartani.
EMR 146. Migration and U.S. Empire. Taparata. (T)
EMR 147. COVID-19, Inequality, and the Latinx Community. Mendoza-Mori.
EMR 148. Indigeneity and Latinidad. Mendoza-Mori. (T)
EMR 149. Latinx Representation in Media, Films, and Pop Culture. Mendoza-Mori.
EMR 150. Feeling White/Feeling Brown: Race & SWANA Communities in the US Yalzadeh.
EMR 1010. Topics in Latinx Studies: Imagining Latinidad. Mendoza-Mori.
EMR 1020. Topics in AAPI Studies. Craig.

General Education 1089. The Border: Race, Politics, and Health in Modern Mexico. Soto Laveaga. (T)
General Education 1115. Human Trafficking, Slavery and Abolition in the Modern World. Patterson. (T) (Pre-1900)
General Education 1130. Power to the People: Black Power, Radical Feminism, and Gay Liberation. Bronski.

History 12q. U.S. Latinx History. TBD.
History 13c. St. Louis from Lewis and Clark to Michael Brown. Johnson.
History 14y. Between East Asia and the Americas: Migration, Diaspora, Empire. Hayashi. (T)
History 60o. American Indian History in Four Acts. Deloria. (I) (Pre-1900) 
History 1028. Race, Capitalism, and the Coming of the Civil War. Johnson. (Pre-1900)
History 1222. The Great Migration: The Exodus that Transformed Black America and the United States. Bekemeyer.
History 1511. Latin America and the United States. Weld.
History 1908. Racial Capitalism and the Black Radical Tradition. Brown and Johnson. (T)

History and Literature 90ei. Islam in Early America. Urus. (I) (Pre-1900)
History and Literature 90eo. The Reinvention of New York City. King. (I)
History and Literature 90es. Prison Abolition. Dichter. (I)
History and Literature 90ev. Sound and Color: Music, Race, and US Cultural Politics. Caplan. (I)
History and Literature 90ex. Queer Latinx Borderlands. Conners. (I) (T)
History and Literature 90fb. Asian America in Popular Culture. Huang. (I)

Religion 1472. The Ethical and Religious Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. Williams.
Religion 1587. Religion and Race in the United States. Thomas.

Urban Planning 5439. Land Loss, Reclamation, and Stewardship in Contemporary Native America. D'Oca, Henson, and Deloria.

WGS 1204. Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity. Craig.
WGS 1206. Sex, Gender, and Afrofuturism. Reid-Pharr.
WGS 1274. Gender, Race, and Poverty in the United States. Mtshali.
WGS 1283. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light.
WGS 1292. Indigenous Feminisms: Environmental Justice and Resistance. Hogue.