Ethnic Studies

The following 2017-2018 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.

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 Angela Allan.

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

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 26. Race, Gender, and Performance. Bernstein.

Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding 54. For the Love of God and His Prophet: Religion, Literature, and the Arts in Muslim Cultures. Asani. (T)

African and African American Studies 10. Introduction to African American Studies. Gates and Bobo. (I)

African and African American Studies 100. Race and Modernity: W.E.B. Dubois, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry. West.

African and African American Studies 101. The Color Line and Freedom Movements, in Geopolitical Context. Nagaraja. (T)

African and African American Studies 103y. Histories of Racial Capitalism. Jenkins. (T)

African and African American Studies 105x. Anthropology and Africa. Meiu. (T)

African and African American Studies 110x. "Welcome Aboard Celebrity Slaveship": Representations of the Middle Passage in American Culture. Micconi. (Pre-1900) (T)

[African and African American Studies 111. Spectral Fictions, Savage Phantasms: Race and Gender in Anti-Racist South African and African America. Jeyifo.]

African and African American Studies 116. Autobiography and Memoir: Remembering the Self. Kincaid.

[African and African American Studies 116y. Landscape and the African American. Kincaid.]

African and African American Studies 118. The History of African Americans from the Slave Trade to the Civil War. Brown. (Pre-1900) (T)

African and African American Studies 119x. Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food. Martin. (Pre-1900) (T)

African and African American Studies 120x. African American Theatre, Drama, and Performance. Bernstein.

African and African American Studies 122x. The History of African Americans from the Civil War to the Present. Hinton. (Pre-1900)              

[African and African American Studies 123x. Mass Incarceration in Historical Perspective. Hinton.]                    

African and African American Studies 123y. The Historical philosophy of W.E.B. DuBois. West.

African and African American Studies 123z. American Democracy. West and Unger.                    

[African and African American Studies 125x. Urban Inequality after Civil Rights. Hinton.]         

African and African American Studies 131. African American Literature from the Beginnings to the Harlem Renaissance. Micconi. (Pre-1900) 

African and African American Studies 134x. How Sweet It Is to Be Loved by You: Black Love and the Emotional Politics of Respect. Kincaid and Morgan.

African and African American Studies 134z. Reading Thomas Jefferson and the African in America: His Words, Their Experience. Kincaid. (Pre-1900)           

African and African American Studies 137. Literature, Oratory, Popular Music and the Politics of Liberation. Jeyifo.    

[African and African American Studies 140x. Film, Fiction and Diaspora. Jeyifo.] (T)

[African and African American Studies 145x. The Hiphop Cipher: "These are the Breaks." Morgan.]       

African and African American Studies 145y. Hiphop Theory & Philosophy: Black Comix & Imagining the Real World of Badass Superheroes. Morgan.           

African and African American Studies 150x. Race, Racism, and American Politics. Bobo.              

[African and African American Studies 161. Religion, Diaspora, and Migration. Olupona.] (T)

African and African American Studies 165. Anthropology of the Black Community. Morgan. (T)

African and African American Studies 175x. Policing and Militarization Today. Ralph and Beliso-De Jesus.

[African and African American Studies 179. Jazz, Freedom, and Culture. Monson.]                      

African and African American Studies 180x. Race, Class and the Making of American Religion. Frederick.

African and African American Studies 185x. What is Black Art? African American Cultural Production from the Early Republic to Civil Rights. Lewis.                       

African and African American Studies 186x. Childhood in African America. Bernstein.                 

[African and African American Studies 189x. Medicine, Culture, and Society. Comaroff.] (T)

African and African American Studies 191x. African American Lives in the Law. Higginbotham.

African and African American Studies 192y. The Paradox of the Garden: Good and Evil in Paradise. (Pre-1900) (T)       

African and African American Studies 197. Poverty, Race, and Health. Williams.              

African and African American Studies 199x. Social Revolutions in Latin America. de la Fuente. (T)

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

Anthropology 1661. Mis(Understanding) Islam Today. Malik. (T)

[Anthropology 1785. Law and Violence in Latin America. Jusionyte.] (T)

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

Culture and Belief 16. Performance, Tradition and Cultural Studies: An Introduction to Folklore and Mythology. Mitchell. (T)

[East Asian Languages and Civilization 111. East Asian Media Studies. Zahlten.] (T)

East Asian Languages and Civilization 125. America in Japan. Yoshimi. (T)

English 90ccm. Crisis and Criticism in Migration. Bhabha. (T)

English 90fd. The Rhetoric of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Stauffer. (Pre-1900)      

English 176fr. On the Run: Fugitives and Refugees in American Literature. Dichter. (T)

English 181aa. Asian American Literature. Chu. (I)

English 188gf. Global Fictions. Rich. (T)

[Ethnicity, Rights, Migration 122. Caribbean Poetics. Rivera.] (T)

Ethnicity, Rights, Migration 123. Issues in the Study of Native American Religion. Braude. (T) Cross-listed with Religion 1590.

[Ethnicity, Rights, Migration 126. American History Before Columbus. Liebmann.] (Pre-1900) Cross-listed with Anthropology 1080.

Folklore and Mythology 146. Body Burdens: Toxic Tales and Politics of Environmental Racism. Goldstein. (T)

Folklore and Mythology 56. On the Road: Traffic, Migrations, and Other Sorts of (Im)Mobilities. Goldstein. (T)

French 174. Mediterranean Crossings: Exiles, Migrants and Refugees (T)

Government 94cb. The Politics of Citizenship and Naturalization. Brown. (T)

Government 94ip. Identity, Politics, and Policy. Weeks.     

Government 94oa. Inequality and American Democracy. Skocpol.              

Government 94q. US-Latin American Relations. Domínguez. (T)

[History 13e. History of Modern Mexico. Weld.] (T)

History 13n. American Immigration.  Nichols. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 14g. Race and Nation in Latin America. Siwi. (T)

[History 84g. Harvard and Slavery. Beckert. (Pre-1900)     

History 84h. The Northern Side of the Civil Rights Movement. Higginbotham.                 

[History 1013. Pacific Crossings: Introduction to Asian American History. Clutario.] (I) (T)

[History 1014. Gender & Empire. Clutario.] (Pre-1900) (I) (T)

History 1032. A History of Brazil, from Independence to the Present. Chalhoub. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 1050. Slavery and the Slave Trade in the Atlantic World. Ruderman. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 1405. American Legal History, 1776-1865. Gordon-Reed. (Pre-1900)      

[History 1511. Latin America and the United States. Weld.] (T)

[History 1513. History of Modern Latin America. Weld.] (T)

[History 1520. Colonial Latin America. Herzog.] (Pre-1900) (T)

[History 1700. The History of Sub-Saharan Africa to 1860. Akyeampong.] (Pre-1900) (T)

History 1701. West Africa from 1800 to the Present. Akyeampong. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 1908. Racial Capitalism and the Black Radical Tradition. Brown and Johnson. (T)    

History 1911. Pacific History. Armitage. (Pre-1900) (T)

[History 1929. Slavery, Commerce, and Emancipation in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutions. Lewis. (Pre-1900) (T)

[History 1930. Literature and Social History: A View from Brazil. Chalhoub. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 1931. Slavery, Disease and Race. Chalhoub. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 1943. From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: Indigenous Political Struggle since 1890. Clements.

History 1944. Race, Indigeneity, and Empire in the Asia/Pacific Wars, 1898-present. Nebolon. (T)

History and Literature 90co. Latin American Cultural Criticism. Carrasco. (Pre-1900) (I) (T)

History and Literature 90cq. Afro-Latin American Cultures: Race, Religion, Music, and Literature. Kennedy. (Pre-1900) (I) (T)

History and Literature 90ct. Deportation and the Policing of Migration in U.S. History. Pope-Obeda. (I) (T)

History and Literature 90cu. Fashion and Slavery. Square. (Pre-1900) (I) (T)

History and Literature 90cv. Contemporary American Literature and Popular Music. Corey.       

History and Literature 90cw. Great Migrations: Black Atlantic Travel Narratives. Magloire. (I) (T)

History and Literature 90cz. Middle Eastern Displacements: From Ottoman Migrants to Syrian Refugees. Peçe. (T)

History and Literature 90da. From Rock and Roll to Rap en Espanol: Urban Youth Cultures in America. Castillo-Garsow. (I) (T)

History and Literature 90dc. Colonialism as Madness. Bhattacharyya. (T)

History and Literature 90de. Race, In(Justice), and (In)equality: America Post-Katrina. Chu.

History and Literature 90l. Stories of Slavery and Freedom. McCarthy. (Pre-1900) (I)

History of Art and Architecture 176e. Vision and Justice: The Art of Citizenship. Lewis. (Pre-1900)     

History of Art and Architecture 271k. Picturing America: Photography, Race, and Citizenship. Lewis.   

History of Science 138v. Race, Heredity, and Crime, 1800-1940. TBA. (Pre-1900) (T)

History of Science 140. Public Health on the Border: Race, Politics, and Health in Modern Mexico. Soto Laveaga. (T)

Religion 19. African American Religions: An Introduction. Walton. (Pre-1900)   

Religion 1472. The Ethical and Religious Thought of Martin Luther King, Jr. Williams.                 

Religion 1566. Malcolm, Martin, & Masculinity. Walton.               

Religion 1590. Issues in the Study of Native American Religion. Braude.    

Romance Studies 110. Haiti, Cuba, Martinique: Cultures of Resistance. Richman. (T)

Romance Studies 230. Diaspora Artchives. Garcia Pena. (T)

Social Studies  68ct. The Chinese Immigrant Experience in America. Newendorp.              

Societies of the World 30. Moctezuma's Mexico: Then and Now. Carrasco and Fash. (Pre-1900) (T)

Societies of the World 34. The Caribbean: Globalization, Socio-Economic Development & Cultural Adaptation. Patterson. (T)

Societies of the World 40. The Incas: The Last Great Empire of Pre-Columbian South America. Urton. (Pre-1900) (T)

Spanish 71b. Introduction to Modern Latin American Literature. Delgado. (T)

Spanish 75. Introduction to Latino/a Literature in the United States. Garcia Pena. (I)

Spanish 102. Border Flux and Border Subjects: Cultural Practices of the US-Mexico Border. Delgado Moya. (T)

Spanish 105. Colonial and Post-Colonial: Literary Liberties in Latin America. Sommer. (T)

Spanish 128. Encounters in the Atlantic: Transnational Relations Between Spain and Hispanic America. Vega-Duran. (Pre-1900) (T)

United States in the World 15. Race, Ethnicity, and Immigration: From Obama to Trump. Hochschild.                

United States in the World 26. Sex and the Citizen: Race, Gender, and Belonging in the United States. Light.

United States in the World 28. Racial Capitalism and Imperialism: The US between the Revolution and the Civil War. Johnson. (Pre-1900)     

United States in the World 30. Tangible Things: Harvard Collections in World History. Ulrich and Schechner. (Pre-1900) (T)

United States in the World 34. The Civil War from Nat Turner to Birth of a Nation. Stauffer. (Pre-1900)

United States in the World 41. Power and Protest: The United States in the World of the 1960s. McGirr.

Women, Gender & Sexuality 1200fh. "Who Run the World?" Feminism in the Age of Empire. Mitra. (T)

Women, Gender & Sexuality 1290. Exploring Race, Gender, and Sexuality in Historical Art and Visual Culture. Nelson. (Pre-1900) (T)

Women, Gender & Sexuality 1441. The Sexual Life of Colonialism. Mitra. (T)