Ethnic Studies

The following 2022-2023 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 is subject to change through the start of the semester. 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 Lucy Caplan.

"F" indicates a course offered during the fall semester. "Sp" indicates a course offered during the spring semester. 

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. (I) (Pre-1900) Sp

AAAS 112. Black Humor: Performance, Art, and Literature. Carpio. Sp

AAAS 119x. Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food. Martin. (Pre-1900) (T) Sp

AAAS 123z. American Democracy. Unger. Sp

AAAS 134x. How Sweet is it to be Loved By You: Black Love and the Emotional Politics of Respect. Morgan. F

AAAS 170y. Black Classicisms: Adaptations of Ancient Greek & Roman Classics in Africa, the Caribbean, & the US. Greenwood. (T) Sp

AAAS 180z. Freedom Writers: Race and Literary Form. McCarthy. Sp

AAAS 184x. Jim Crow: Histories and Revivals. Eatmon. F

AAAS 186x. Childhood in African America. Bernstein. F

AAAS 191x. African American Lives in the Law. Higginbotham. Sp


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


Classical Studies 170. Black Classicisms: Adaptations of Ancient Greek & Roman Classics in Africa, the Caribbean, & the US. Greenwood. (T) Sp


Comparative Literature 170a. Black Classicisms: Adaptations of Ancient Greek & Roman Classics in Africa, the Caribbean, & the US. Greenwood. (T) Sp


English 90ah. Asian American Theater and Performance. Kim. Sp

English 90dr. Digital Race Studies: Storytelling, Power, Community. Dikcis. F

English 90ln. Harvard and Native Lands. Deloria and Niles. (Pre-1900) F

English 90rc. Re-mediating Colonialism. Klassen. Sp

English 90rj. Race and Jurisprudence. Menand. F

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


EMR 123. Issues in the Study of Native American Religion. Braude. F

EMR 131. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light. F

EMR 139. Coloniality, Race, and Catastrophe. Rivera. (T) Sp

EMR 148. Indigeneity and Latinidad. Mendoza-Mori. (T) Sp

EMR 149. Latinx Representation in Media, Films, and Pop Culture. Mendoza-Mori. Sp

EMR 152. Memory and Diaspora. Craig. (T) F

EMR 155. "A Place called Home": Histories of Spatial Discrimination and Ethnic Migration in the United States. Wakeley-Smith. F

EMR 1010. Topics in Latinx Studies: Imagining Latinidad. Mendoza-Mori. F

EMR 1020. Topics in AAPI Studies. Craig. Sp


General Education 1089. The Border: Race, Politics, and Health in Modern Mexico. Soto Laveaga. (T) F

General Education 1130. Power to the People: Black Power, Radical Feminism, and Gay Liberation. Bronski. F

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

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

General Education 1146. Race and Justice. Shelby. F


History 12g. Atlantic Slave Wars. Brown. (Pre-1900) (T) F

History 15g. Resistant Masculinity: Evolving Notions of Black Masculinities in U.S. History. Blakeslee. (Pre-1900) F

History 15h. Harvard and Native Lands. Deloria and Niles. (Pre-1900) F

History 15k. Race and US Empire Since 1898. Yalzadeh. (T) Sp

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

History 1014. Afro-Indigenous Intersections in Early America. Miles. (Pre-1900) Sp

History 1025. The Black American Experience since 1865. Eatmon. Sp

History 1006. Native American and Indigenous Studies: An Introduction. Deloria.(I) (Pre-1900) F

History 1222. The Great Migration: The Exodus that Transformed Black America and the United States. Bekemeyer. Sp

History 1412. African Diaspora in the Americas. Brown. (Pre-1900) (T) F

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


History and Literature 90ev. Sound and Color: Music, Race, and US Cultural Politics. Caplan. (I) F

History and Literature 90fb. Asian America in Popular Culture. Huang. (I) F

History and Literature 90eo. The Reinvention of New York City. King. (I) F

History and Literature 90fi. Race and Empire in the Americas. Waits. (I) (T) F

History and Literature 90fl. Indigenous in the City. Ridgway. (I) F

History and Literature 90fn. Speculative East Asias. Kim. (I) (T) F

History and Literature 90fx. Imagining Latin America. Alpert. (I) (T) F

History and Literature 90fr. Latinx, 1492 to 2022. Conners. (Pre-1900) (I) (T) Sp

History and Literature 90fv. Piracy, Empire, and Race. Sylvain. (Pre-1900) (I) (T) Sp

History and Literature 90es. Prison Abolition. Dichter. (I) Sp

History and Literature 90fw. Carceral Empire. Gill. (Pre-1900) (I) Sp


Music 188r. Music Makers of Asian America. Iyer. F


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

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

Religion 1599. Asian American Religion. Eck. Sp


Spanish 167. Queer Indigeneity: North and South Conversations. Sanchez Cruz. (T) F


WGS 1210qt. Theories of Race and Sexuality. Reid-Pharr. Sp

WGS 1216. Women's Voices in Asian and Asian American Literature. Choi. (T) Sp

WGS 1274. Gender, Race, and Poverty in the United States. Mtshali. Sp

WGS 1283. Love's Labors Found: Uncovering Histories of Emotional Labor. Light. F