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Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: An Introduction
Examines the concept of race, followed by an investigation of colorblindness, multiculturalism, and post-racialism. Race and ethnicity are examined as historically formulated in relationship to the concepts of gender, sexuality, class, nationalism, indigeneity, citizenship, immigration, and inequality. Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and C1 requirements. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
Introduction to the Sikhs
Introduces the Sikh community, including origins, history, belief system, and contemporary issues. Other topics include: Sikh music, art, literature, and aspects of Sikh society. Attention paid to the Sikh diaspora in the United States and in California in particular, including comparative perspectives with other minority communities. (Formerly Humanities 70S.)
Comparative Theories of Race and Ethnicity
Examines race and ethnicity as categories of lived identity intersecting with gender, sexuality, class, and culture; historical discourses of difference underwriting social inequalities and movements to redress those inequalities; and concepts critical to the understanding and reshaping of power and privilege. Prerequisite(s): course 10 and satisfaction of the Entry Level and Composition requirements. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
Research Methods and Writing in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Examines how scholars and activists produce knowledge in critical race and ethnic studies. Interrogates key terms to build a foundation and literacy in research methods. The course is project-based; and requires work on a team. Prerequisite(s): course 10 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
Race, Gender, and Science
Examines how science as epistemology and its accompanying practices participate in, create, and are created by understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and nation. Enrollment restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors. Other majors by permission.
Required research seminar for Critical Race and Ethnic Studies majors in which students write a substantial research paper or a series of short papers. May be organized around a specific theme at the instructor's discretion. Prerequisite(s): courses 10 and 100, and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment restricted to junior and senior CRES majors Enrollment limited to 25.