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Course Title
Course Level
Units
CRES 10
Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: An Introduction
Lower Division
5 units
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.)
CRES 70S
Introduction to the Sikhs
Lower Division
2 units
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.)
CRES 100
Comparative Theories of Race and Ethnicity
Upper Division
5 units
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.)
CRES 101
Research Methods and Writing in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Upper Division
5 units
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.
CRES 110Q
Queer Sexuality in Black Popular Culture
Upper Division
5 units
From Janet Mock to Young M.A., queerness has become hypervisible in Black popular culture--but at what cost? Using music, television, and social media as central texts, students investigate the intersections of sexuality, gender, and race in public life. (Also offered as Anthropology 110Q and Feminist Studies 110Q. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): IM.)
CRES 140A
Africa: How to Make a Continent
Upper Division
5 units
Introduces the histories of exploration, museum collection, and photography that shape historical and contemporary ideas about race, culture, and place in Africa. (Also offered as History of Consciousness 140A. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): CC.)
CRES 185A
Race, Gender, and Science
Upper Division
5 units
Examines how science as epistemology and its accompanying practices participate in, create, and are created by understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and nation. Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors. Other majors by permission.
CRES 190
Senior Seminar
Upper Division
5 units
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 is restricted to junior and senior CRES majors Enrollment limited to 25.
CRES 190A
Critical Race Feminisms
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on key learning outcomes of humanistic research and writing: developing a method for critical race feminist analysis, identifying objects and fields of study, formulating an appropriately narrow topic and thesis, identifying and critiquing sources, and completing well-structured written argumentation. Readings offer key theoretical models in critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, and queer theory. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194S. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100, or FMST 1 and FMST 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies and feminist studies majors.
CRES 218
Militarism and Tourism
Graduate
5 units
Positioning tourism and militarism as central sites of inquiry for feminist and ethnic studies, course draws from literature on colonialism and empire to illuminate how tourism functions and how tourists move, in sites of past and present warfare. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 218. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)
CRES 243
Feminism, Race, and the Politics of Knowledge
Graduate
5 units
Course takes as its central topic the institutional politics of feminist and critical race knowledges in the post-1960s United States university. Considers these fields' complex and contradictory relation to disciplinarity, the university's primary or default mode of arranging and legitimizing knowledge formations. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 243. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.