Ethnic Studies

The following 2019-2020 courses count for concentration credit in the Ethnic Studies field.

******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.******

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 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

African and African American Studies 10. Introduction to African American Studies. West. (I) (Pre-1900)

[African and African American Studies 100. Race and Modernity: W. E. B. Du Bois, James Baldwin and Lorraine Hansberry. TBA.]

[African and African American Studies 100x. Into the Fire: The Black Intellectual, 1968-2018. TBA.]

African and African American Studies 100y. Introduction to Black Poetry McCarthy.

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

[African and African American Studies 118. The History of African Americans from the Slave Trade to the Civil War. TBA.] (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. TBA.

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

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

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 130x. Richard Wright: Literature, Philosophy, and Politics. Shelby and Carpio.

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

African and African American Studies 131y. Black Women's Voices in the #MeToo Era. Chavers.

[African and African American Studies 133x. Zora Neale Hurston and the Anthropology of Blackness. TBA.]

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

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

African and African American Studies 142. Hiphop and Don't Stop. I Am Hiphop: Build, Respect, Represent. Morgan.

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

[African and African American Studies 150x. Race, Racism, and American Politics. TBA.]

[African and African American Studies 165. Anthropology of the Black Community. TBA.] (T)

[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. TBA.]

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

[African and African American Studies 186x. Childhood in African America. TBA.]

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

African and African American Studies 197x. Intersectional and International Social Movements, 1920-2020. Nagaraja. (T)

African and African American Studies 197y. Critiquing Black Muslim Reason. Carter.

African and African American Studies 199y. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Question of Conscientious Citizenship. Walton and Terry.

Anthropology 1190. The Invasion of America: The Anthropology of American Encounters, 1492-1830. Liebmann. (Pre-1900) (T)

Anthropology 1401. Human Migration & US-Mexico Borderlands: Moral Dilemmas & Sacred Bundles in Comparative Perspective. Carrasco. (T)

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

Armenian 164. Kindred Spirits: Ghosts in Ethnic American Literature. Gulesserian.

Art, Film, and Visual Studies 197k. Cinemas of Resistance: Political Filmmaking Across the Globe. Rennebohm. (T)

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

Comparative Literature 277. Literature, Diaspora, and Global Trauma. Thornber. (T)

English 62d. Literature of Displacement. McCarthy. (T)

English 90ap. Race, Identity, and American Poetry Right Now. Spaide.

English 90bn. Black New England. Dichter. (Pre-1900)

English 90ew. The Empire Writes Back: Contemporary Fiction and the Booker Prize. White. (T)

[English 90fm Paradigms of American Freedom in 20th Century African American Literature. TBA.]

English 162bb. Broadway Bodies, or Representation on the Great White Way. Miller.

English 175d. 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 181a. Introduction to Asian American Literature: What Is Asian American Literature? Kim. (I)

[Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 122. Caribbean Postcolonial Thought. Rivera.] (T) Crosslisted with HDS 2430.

[Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 123. Issues in the Study of Native American Religion. TBA.] (T) Crosslisted with HDS 2345 and REL 1590.

[Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 126. American History Before Columbus. Liebmann.] (Pre-1900) (T) Croslisted with ANTHRO 1080.

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 131. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light. Crosslisted with WGS 1283.

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 133. Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity. Craig. Crosslisted with WGS 1204

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 135. Climate Migration: Histories, Borders, and Activism. Shull. (T)

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 136. Race, Gender, and American Empire. Waits. (T)

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 137. Asian American Mobility and Transpacific Movements. TBA. (Pre-1900) (T)

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 138. African American and Latin American Intersections: Race, Religion & Revolution. Davidson. (T)

Ethnicity, Migration, Rights 139. Race, Coloniality, and Catastrophe. Rivera.

Folklore and Mythology 90s. African American Folktales. Tatar.

General Education 1016. Black Radicalism. Reid-Pharr.

General Education 1019. The Caribbean Crucible: Colonialism, Capitalism and Post-Colonial Misdevelopment In the Region. Patterson. (T)

[General Education 1022. Vision and Justice: The Art of Race and American Citizenship. Lewis.] (Pre-1900)

General Education 1036. Global Feminism. Mitra. (T)

General Education 1113. Race, Gender, and Performance. Bernstein.

General Education 1135. Interracial Encounters in American Literature and Culture. Kim. (I) (Pre-1900) (T)

General Education 1146. Race and Justice. Shelby.

General Education 1148. Moctezuma's Mexico, Then and Now: The Past as Present in North America. Carrasco and Fash. (Pre-1900) (T)

History 13c. St. Louis from Lewis and Clark to Michael Brown. Johnson. (Pre-1900)

History 13u. Asian Diasporas in Global History. Amrith and Szonyi. (T)

History 14m. "Black Indians:": The Making of an Identity. Miles. (Pre-1900)

[History 60o. American Indian History in Four Acts. Deloria.] (I) (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) (Pre-1900)

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

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

History 1945. Slavery and Public History. Miles. (Pre-1900)

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

History and Literature 90dk. Asian/American Graphic Novels. Nguyen. (I) (T)

History and Literature 90di. Speculative Fictions in Multiethnic America. Song. (I)

History and Literature 90dj. From Wounded Knee to Standing Rock: Native America in the Twentieth Century. Clements. (I)

History and Literature 90dt. Asian American History. Sanchez. (I) (T)

History and Literature 90dw. Queering the South: Race, Gender, & Sexuality in the American South. Pope.

History and Literature 90dx. Environmental Justice in North America. Urus. (Pre-1900) (T)

History and Literature 90dy. Race and American Empire. Mitchell. (I) (T)

History and Literature 90ea. Water Justice and Resistance in the Americas. Mestaz. (I) (T)

[History of Science 140. The Border: Race, Politics, and Health in Modern Mexico. Laveaga.] (T)

[History of Science 147. The Changing Concept of Race in America: From Jefferson to Geonomics. Hammonds.]

History of Science 148vj. Race, Medicine, and Mass Incarceration. TBA.

Music 281. Black Speculative Musicalities. Iyer.

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

Religion 1590. Issues in the Study of Native American Religion. Braude. (T)

Religion 1829. Race and Gender in the History of Islam in the U.S. and Europe. Ahmed. (T)

Religion 1844. Religion,Gender, Identity in 21st Century Diasporic Muslim Fiction. Ahmed.

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

Spanish 126. Performing Latinidad. García Peña (I) (T)

Spanish 146. Tropical Fantasies: The Hispanic Caribbean and Haiti in Contemporary Literature. García Peña (I) (T)

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

[Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1200sh. Power to the People: Black Power, Radical Feminism, and Gay Liberation, 1955-1975 Bronski.]

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1204. Power, Knowledge, Identity: Critical Approaches to Race and Ethnicity. Craig. Crosslisted with EMR 133.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1206. Sex, Gender, and Afrofuturism. Reid-Pharr.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1210qt. Theories of Race and Sexuality. Reid-Pharr.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1214. Solidarity: Transnational Women's Rights from Suffrage to NGOs. Mitra. (T)

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1225. Leaning In, Hooking Up: Visions of Feminism and Femininity in the 21st Century. Thompson.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1273. Black Masculinities. Reid-Pharr.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1274. Gender, Race, and Poverty in the United States. Mtshali.

[Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1276. The Black Male Body. Reid-Pharr.]

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1283. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light. Crosslisted with EMR 131.

Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1426. The Sexual Life of Colonialism. Mitra. (T)

[Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies 1430. Gender, Sexuality, and the Archive. Reid-Pharr.]