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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 requirement. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 13
California Indian History
Lower Division
5 units
California encompasses the nation's largest Native population and the state's policies create a complex political and legal structure. This course provides a history of early California in the 18th and 19th centuries and a review of the urban Indian experience in the 20th century. The first part sets the historical foundation and traces early California Indian history. The second part shifts to 20th-century urban Indian issues and the contemporary moment for California Indian peoples. Covers topics such as Indian labor exploitation, genocide, termination, relocation, and federal recognition. . (Also offered as Feminist Studies 13. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 14
Center for Racial Justice Service Learning
Lower Division
5 units
Supplemented by invited guest speakers and field activities, this Center for Racial Justice-sponsored course is facilitated by an activist-in-residence. Through critical readings, discussions, and situated learning, students take part in an experiential learning project and contribute service hours to a community-based organization. . May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)
CRES 15
Resource Centers Service Learning Course
Lower Division
5 units
This service learning course offers students of all majors the opportunity to intern at UCSC Resource Centers. Students organize educational community-oriented programs and projects to address retention and equity issues in higher education. Through this course, students develop critical thinking, problem-solving, project planning, and writing skills by combining theoretical concepts and experiential learning experience. Students explore texts that highlight resiliency of minoritized communities through the study of trans, queer, Asian American/Pacific Islander, Black, American Indian, Chicanx/Latinx, undocumented, and feminist political thought. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-S.)
CRES 45
Pilipinx Historical Dialogue
Lower Division
5 units
Examines the history, politics, and cultural expressions of the Pilipinx community, in the Philippines and the diaspora, with an emphasis on Pilipinx and Pilipinx-American activism. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 60E
Blackness and Indigeneity in Europe
Lower Division
5 units
What are the contours of Black Europe? This course emphasizes a range of disciplinary approaches to the concepts of blackness and indigeneity, introducing and questioning Black Europe as a field, a culture, and a set of ideologies. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 68
Approaches to Black Studies
Lower Division
5 units
Provides a diasporic approach to the field of Black Studies in the modern era, with a focus on histories of dispossession and resistance. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 70B
Black Radical University?
Lower Division
5 units
Course emerges from a collaboration with the Black Student Union around Black student organizing and Black liberationist pedagogies. Students explore and archive histories of Black student organizing on the UC Santa Cruz campus and beyond (locally, nationally, and globally), as well as Black liberationist pedagogy (e.g., decolonial thought in the Third World, freedom schools in the U.S. South, Black Panther Party liberation schools, Black feminist pedagogies). Course is offered for pass/no pass grading only.
CRES 70S
Introduction to the Sikhs
Lower Division
2 units
Introduces the Sikh community, including its origins, history, belief system and contemporary challenges. Other topics include Sikh music, art, literature, and aspects of Sikh society. Specific attention is paid to the Sikh diaspora community in the United States, and in California in particular, including comparative perspectives with respect to other minority communities. .
CRES 70U
(Un)docu Studies
Lower Division
5 units
Deconstructs the common perception of immigration as strictly a Latinx issue in order to develop solidarity among different groups of students and to explore a range of narratives surrounding undocumented status and migration with the aim of empowering us as agents of transformative social change. Legal papers, as a violent affirmation of settler sovereignty, do not capture the complexities of who we are, much less all our relations—to each other, to place, to life worlds. By exploring those complexities, we strive to create a communal space where we courageously articulate self, community, and relationality in ways that state documents must disavow. Course is offered for Pass/No Pass grading only. .
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): CRES 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
Introduces students to tools, conceptual frameworks, keywords, and methods for research and writing in critical race and ethnic studies. Drawing from ethnic studies, Asian American studies, Arab American studies, Black studies, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, feminist studies, and queer studies, students analyze how scholars do the work of studying the effects of and resistance to U.S. colonialism, capitalism, empire, war, globalization, and migration. Examines questions of settler colonial state practice, dispossession, diaspora, incarceration, and the ethics of research methods. Students practice the craft of writing about race, colonialism, state violence, and the manifold movements that imagine alternative, decolonized futures. Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.
CRES 110G
Westside Stories: Race, Place and the California Imaginary
Upper Division
5 units
From South Central to La Misión, this course explores the role of race and culture in creating the California Dream. Draws on films, music, and activism as lenses into the complex flows of power that shape our communities. . (Also offered as Anthropology 110G. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): IM.)
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 111
The Sounds of Struggle
Upper Division
5 units
Explores relations between music and democratic politics. Is harmony the ideal condition of the nation-state? Is disharmony a necessary condition of democracy? Students read literary texts alongside political philosophy and listen to music as we explore how musical recordings and performances produce our understanding of the citizen-nation relationship. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 112
AsianAm Enviro Justice
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the concept of environmental racism in a transnational framework, focusing on the shaping of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities in the United States and in the current and former territories of U.S. empire in the Pacific. Students explore environmental racism within the historical contexts of U.S. militarism and imperial warfare, empire and settler colonialism, disasters and disaster aid, and climate change refugeehood. .
CRES 113
Music and Performance
Upper Division
5 units
Considers issues of race, place, gender, power, and identities through the converging fields of Black studies and performance studies. Emphasizes global diasporic histories of broad music production and performance from the 14th century onward with an emphasis on the making and performance of global Black social life. Primarily creative in nature, the course allows students to practice creative processes and allows opportunities to produce music and generate performance art. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)
CRES 114
Race and Disability in American Drama
Upper Division
5 units
Investigates how African-American, Asian-American, and Latin-American playwrights represent and criticize the concept of race and disability in their dramas on topics from "freak shows" to Jim Crow laws to the Virginia Tech massacre. Students cannot receive credit for this course and LIT 151K. (General Education Code(s): IM.)
CRES 116
Race and the Pacific: U.S. and Japanese Empires in Comparative Perspective
Upper Division
5 units
A lens on the U.S. and Japanese empires that moves beyond the limits of traditional area and ethnic studies by thinking comparatively about the racial logic of empire. Examines how the U.S. and Japanese empires as rival powers that from the early 20th century onward, have competed against and conspired with each other in Asia and the Pacific. . (General Education Code(s): CC.)
CRES 117
Making the Refugee Century: Non-Citizens and Modernity
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the material, discursive, and racialized conditions that have produced refugees in the last century. Also examines the social claims made by refugees, institutional responses to them, and political alternatives to state belonging. (Also offered as History of Consciousness 117. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): CC.)
CRES 118
Abolitionist Futures
Upper Division
5 units
Grounded in local, national, and global prison abolition movements, this course explores through feminist political frameworks creative strategies that imagine and work to end all systems of domination and exploitation. Looks at California's prisoner organizing and abolition movements, along with other historic and contemporary social movements which deepen our understandings of the ways in which carceral systems are shaped by and through capitalist formations of race, gender, sexuality, and disability. Also examines strategies such as disability justice and transformative justice which demonstrate expansive and liberatory visions of abolition, extending far beyond the prison system itself. .
CRES 119
Indigenous Feminisms
Upper Division
5 units
Explores issues central to Indigenous women's life experiences and Native feminist thought. Students consider the concerns and methodologies of Native feminisms—theories and actions that highlight how settler colonialism is a fundamentally gendered process. Engages in foundational discussions of Native feminisms, settler colonial theory, and feminist methodologies. Course content focuses on communities in settler states currently known as the U.S. and Canada. Covers topics such as reproductive justice, gendered violence, cultural reclamation, and rematriation. . (Also offered as Feminist Studies 119. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 121
The Struggle for K-12 Ethnic Studies
Upper Division
5 units
Critical analysis of the movement for K-12 ethnic studies in historical and contemporary time periods with a particular focus on the Liberated Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum. Students read, discuss, and analyze past and present K-12 ethnic studies research, policy, and practice to deepen their knowledge and strengthen their ability to critique issues in K-12 ethnic studies education while reflecting on how the concepts and questions that arise relate to their own educational experiences and lives. (Also offered as Education 121. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.)
CRES 130
Blackness In Motion: Anthology of the African Diasporas
Upper Division
5 units
What connects Black communities in the Caribbean, the U.S., Latin America, and Canada, and what sets them apart? Examines theories of diaspora, gender and sexuality, slavery, colorism, music, U.S. hegemonies, social movements, and comparative racialization and global anti-blackness (Formerly African Diasporas in the Americas.) . (Also offered as Anthropology 130F. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): CC.)
CRES 131
Black Freedom Movements
Upper Division
5 units
Examines the development of Black freedom movements ranging from resistance to slavery to contemporary movements for Black power in Jackson, Mississippi. Interdisciplinary in scope, course examines a variety of materials ranging from novels, to autobiographies, to political manifestos in order to understand fully the broad scope of Black freedom movements. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 132
Black Speculations
Upper Division
5 units
Traces the heterogenous historic, material, and ephemeral manifestations of Blackness and the Black radical imaginary in science fiction, fantasy, horror, and visionary literary, sonic, and visual cultural forms. Identifies how Black speculative aesthetic, cultural, and political practices reorients understanding of the past, recalibrates elation to the present, remaps assumptive notions of space and time, and allows us to reimagine our futures. Class collectively identifies, interprets, and puts into conversation the meaning-making speculative practices of Black diasporic writers, musicians, artists, filmmakers, abolitionists, even in genres and traditions seldom thought of as speculative. Class pays particular attention to Black diasporic/international contributions to these genres. (General Education Code(s): TA.)
CRES 135
Language and Racialization
Upper Division
5 units
Many of us are probably aware that people of different ethnic or racial backgrounds may speak differently, but most of us probably do not know that all varieties of English are equally ''grammatical.'' And while some of us are probably aware of the fact that racial and ethnic categories are ''constructed,'' most of us have probably not considered the ways in which language use figures in the construction of ethnic and/or racial identity. Course introduces a number of racialized linguistic varieties and their intersections with other identity categories (gender, sexuality, socio-economic class), as well as emergent new scholarship on language and racialization. . (Also offered as Linguistics 135. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): Ling 50. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 136
Organizing for Water Justice in California
Upper Division
5 units
Investigates, imagines, and practices movement toward water justice in California using feminist, Indigenous, and critical race theory. The course includes collaborative projects with environmental justice organizers in the Central Valley, and offers new ways of thinking about water inequity and access through racial capitalism, settler colonialism, and critical theories of place. . (Also offered as Feminist Studies 136 and Environmental Studies 136. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): PR-E.)
CRES 139
Queer and Trans Art and Games
Upper Division
5 units
Students study, and make, queer and trans art and games. Course considers how gender and sexuality are systems of rules often assumed in game design, and how those rules can be subverted to create novel and experimental games. By identifying and resisting cisnormativity and heteronormativity, students create original game concepts, using a critical, intersectional approach that understands that race as a constitutive element of both gender and sexuality. Course also studies with queer and trans ecologies understanding gender and race as inseparable from our idea of nature. (Also offered as Art&Des:Games&PlayableMedia 139. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10. Enrollment is restricted to art and design: games and playable media, and critical race and ethnic studies majors and proposed majors. Enrollment limited to 50. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)
CRES 140
The Body in Rain: Environmental and Medical Intersections
Upper Division
5 units
Explores medical and environmental anthropologies, including how bodies-human and other-are implicated in processes often figured as environmental. Explores how the body and the environment combine and interact to form nexus of political, cultural, and material forces. . (Also offered as Anthropology 140. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): PE-E.)
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 142
Black Aesthetics: Interventions in Digital Media
Upper Division
5 units
How do we conceptualize a Black Aesthetic in the realm of digital art and media? How do we re/define Black virtuality when, historically, computer graphics has failed to accurately render Blackness? This course looks at the field of digital media from a technological and cultural perspective, understanding the ways in which anti-Blackness has been embedded in our technology, from photography to video games. Concurrently, course examines the history of the Black Aesthetic as an interventionist art movement, and find ways to intervene in the contemporary digital media landscape. . (Also offered as Art&Des:Games&PlayableMedia 142. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to sophomore, junior, and senior art and design: games and playable media, and critical race and ethnic studies majors, and Black studies minors. Enrollment limited to 40. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.)
CRES 148
Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Racism
Upper Division
5 units
Introduction to and analysis of the social psychology of stereotyping, prejudice, and racism in the United States. Examines how individuals both perpetuate and experience these phenomena, through the lens of race as a system of privilege and disadvantage. (Also offered as Psychology 148. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to declared critical race and ethnic studies majors and black studies minors.
CRES 150
Race, Gender and Algorithms
Upper Division
5 units
Algorithms shape race and gender today, yet algorithms are older than digital media and can be understood as recipes or rituals. Course engages with the emerging field of trans of color poetics by studying readings in women of color feminism, transgender studies, and decolonial theory. Digital media art grounds the discussion, including works from queer and trans artists of color working in digital games, anti-surveillance fashion and performance art. Students create digital media projects in response to the ideas of the course, in the medium or platform of their choice, including video prototypes, web sites, Scalar books, Twine games, podcasts and/or video channels, the technical aspects of which will be covered in class. .
CRES 181
The Lynch Doctrine: From Rough Justice to Stand Your Ground
Upper Division
5 units
Interdisciplinary course examining the history, politics, and aesthetics of lynching culture in the United States. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
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 188A
Topics in Transnational Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on a particular topic in Asian American and Pacific Islander studies. Topics vary with each offering but might include approaching racial and ethnic formations through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, with a focus on a transnational critique of intellectual histories, political movements, cultural expressions, lived experiences and critical theories of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. . May be repeated for credit.
CRES 188B
Topics in Black Studies
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on a particular topic in black studies. Topics vary with each offering but might include approaching racial and ethnic formations through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, with a focus on the intellectual histories, political movements, cultural expressions, lived experiences, and critical theories of peoples throughout the Black diaspora and Africa. . May be repeated for credit.
CRES 188S
Topics in Settler Colonial Critique
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on a particular topic in settler and colonial studies. Topics vary with each offering but might include examining the intersections of race and racism through a variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, intellectual histories, and political movements as they relate to empire, racial capitalization, colonial occupation and dispossession, mass incarceration and concepts of property and accumulation. May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): ER.)
CRES 188T
Topics in Race, Science and Technology
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on a particular topic in race and science/technology. Topics vary, but focus on the history and politics of scientific inquiry and technological development within legacies and realities of racism and colonialism, including in the areas of public health, migration, labor, and reproductive rights. . May be repeated for credit.
CRES 188X
Topics in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on a particular topic in critical race and ethnic studies. Topics vary with each offering but might include approaching racial and ethnic formations through a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives, including indigenous studies, Black studies, Latinx studies, Asian American studies, queer critique, gender studies, transgender studies, performance studies, human rights studies, mixed race studies, legal studies, critical area studies, war and empire studies, environmental studies, science studies, and critical university studies. . May be repeated for credit.
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; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors.
CRES 190B
Critical Migration Studies
Upper Division
5 units
Focuses on critically analyzing public representations of migration. Exploring key scholarship in migration and diaspora studies, including recent writings on ''border crises,'' students develop an individual research project exploring a controversy, archive, cultural text, or historical debate in research on a specific migrant or diasporic group. The focus is on key learning outcomes of humanistic research and writing: developing a method for studying migration attentive to critical race analysis; identifying objects and fields of study, formulating research questions, organizing an appropriately narrow thesis, identifying and critiquing sources, and completing well-structured written argumentation. . Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 190C
The Black Transnational
Upper Division
5 units
Senior seminar focusing on the transnational circulation of Black political and cultural thought and practice in the 20th century. Explores the dynamics of Black transnational circulations beyond (and often in spite of) imposed national and international borders that have historically and continue presently to dictate, criminalize, or otherwise obstruct or limit the free movement of Black peoples. Aims to permit students to trace the multidirectional, radical imaginary of such Black diasporic circulations, cataloguing the possibilities that Black transnational political and cultural thought and practice engendered alongside the differences and contestations these formations might reveal. . Enrollment limited to 18.
CRES 190D
Black Geographies and the Imperative of Abolition
Upper Division
5 units
Far from a recent development, abolitionist demands to defund the police are actually central to a 400-year legacy of Black struggle. In the wake of the 2020 Black Lives Matter uprisings that erupted in response to several high-profile police murders, this senior seminar takes an interdisciplinary look at the burgeoning field of Black geographies to help us understand the renewed urgency of these calls in our current moment by engaging with works of activism, speculative fiction, and multimedia, including videos, podcasts, music, websites, and graphics. . Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 190G
Queer Worlds: Sexuality, Intimacy and Power in Contemporary Ethnography
Upper Division
5 units
How do we read, write, and recognize the queer body? How is it marked in politics, in intimate spaces, and in the ethnographic text? Drawing on ethnic studies and black queer studies, this seminar engages contemporary anthropological approaches to sexuality. . (Also offered as Anthropology 196G. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 25.
CRES 190K
Black Diaspora
Upper Division
5 units
Seminar focuses on the historical and subjective processes that produce the concept of an African or Black Diaspora. In narrative, film, and cultural studies, themes of slavery, exile, home, identity, alienation, colonialism, politics, and reinvention are explored. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194K. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 15.
CRES 190L
Comparative Settler Colonial Studies
Upper Division
5 units
Discusses the characteristics of settler colonialism and the politics of comparison in the study of global settler colonialism. Looks at settler colonial state practice across multiple different sites, including Santa Cruz, as students craft their own research projects. (Formerly offered as Decoloniality, Feminism, and Science Studies.) (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194L. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 190M
Empire and Sexuality
Upper Division
5 units
Explores the production of sexualities, sexual identification, and gender differentiation within multiple contexts of colonialism, decolonization, and emerging neo-colonial global formations. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194M. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 18.
CRES 190O
The Politics of Gender and Human Rights
Upper Division
5 units
Examines human rights projects and discourses with a focus on the politics of gender, sexuality, race, and rights in the international sphere. Reading important human rights documents and theoretical writings, and addressing particular case studies, emphasizes the tensions between the ideals of the universal and the particular inherent in human rights law, activism, and humanitarianism. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194O. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 190P
Trans of Color Performance and Media
Upper Division
5 units
Trans of color poetics are emerging in media art and performance, the voice of movements for liberation from colonial systems of racialized gender, and the structures which uphold them, including the prison-industrial complex. Trans people of color, and people who exist in resistance to colonial gender constructs are responding to the ways that both popular media and academic fields such as transgender studies have focused on white, wealthy, normative transgender subjects. Seminar considers the social movements and the embodied movement of trans people of color and gender non-conforming people in media, art and performance. (Formerly Trans of Color Movements in Media, Art and Performance.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 190Q
Queer Diasporas
Upper Division
5 units
Queer diaspora emerged from Third World/queer-of-color critique of queer theory and provides a framework for analyzing racializations, genders, and sexualities in colonial, developmental, and modernizing contexts. Readings from anthropology, history, literature, and feminist and cultural studies. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194Q. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100. Enrollment restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 190R
HIstories of the Carceral State
Upper Division
5 units
Surveys how over the course of the 20th century and into the present, the U.S. prison system has metastasized with more than 2 million people locked in cages and many millions more under forms of correctional supervision such as parole, probation, or deportation order, as well as the expansion of a policing apparatus that surveils, stops and frisks, asks for ''papers, please,'' and shoots first. Recently, historians have produced works exploring the origins of this era of racialized police terror, criminalization, mass incarceration, and deportation. Course surveys key works in carceral studies while guiding students through the process of crafting their own original research projects. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194R. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100. Enrollment is restricted to senior CRES majors. Enrollment limited to 18.
CRES 190S
From Slavery to Precarity: Race, Logistics and Globalization
Upper Division
5 units
Over the past half-century, there has been a profound transformation in the way that goods are produced and moved about the world resulting in what has been referred to as the ''logistics revolution''. Course examines the ways in which this ''revolution'' in mass circulation of goods necessitates a radical thinking of race and racial politics in the context of contemporary capitalist globalization. . Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 190T
The War on Terror: Imperialism Past and Present
Upper Division
5 units
Senior seminar focusing on the theoretical underpinnings of U.S. imperialism from a global perspective, from the annexation of the Philippines in 1898 to the current War on Terror. Drawing on the history of U.S. settler-colonialism and liberal empire as racial projects, the course investigates contemporary forms of racialization surrounding the Muslim as figure for foreign enemy. Utilizing a diverse range of media, course considers various theoretical texts in critical race and ethnic studies, visual studies, gender and queer studies, history, and literature. . Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 18.
CRES 190U
Touring War and Empire
Upper Division
5 units
Senior seminar focusing on tourism, colonialism, and militarism. Considers case studies on tourism in colonial contexts and sites of U.S. empire across multiple geographies as students craft their projects, participate in writing workshops, and present research. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194U. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors.
CRES 190V
Marxism and Feminism
Upper Division
5 units
Explores critically the intersections and crisis points between feminism and Marxism as bodies of thought, theoretical formations, and forms of historical inquiry. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 194V. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior critical race and ethnic studies majors. Enrollment limited to 18.
CRES 190X
Racial Capitalism
Upper Division
5 units
Overview of the history and conceptualization of racial capitalism. Students study recent works in critical race and ethnic studies that analyze capitalism as a specifically racial phenomenon, and evaluate their contribution in a historical lens. . Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to senior CRES majors. Enrollment limited to 20.
CRES 200
Black Studies Methods
Graduate
5 units
Exploration of interdisciplinary research methodology—a broader set of scientific beliefs, approaches, inquiries, theories, and analytics—relevant to the study of Black communities. Students read, explore, and engage in particular methods—approaches to data collection and analyses—emphasizing various forms of ethnographic research. Course also examines other approaches to the study of Blackness, such as historical/archival, cultural studies and discursive analyses, and mixed methods. . Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
CRES 202
Ecopoetics and Ecoaesthetics
Graduate
5 units
Considers theories of race, place, gender, and climate through the overlapping burgeoning fields of ecopoetics and ecoaesthetics. Reflects on how the environment, climate crises, and various ecologies inform contemporary experimental poetry, film, music, dance, visual art, performance, and community activism of the 20th and 21st centuries. Enrollment is restricted to graduate students. Enrollment limited to 15.
CRES 208
African(a) Genders and Sexualities
Graduate
5 units
Examines a number of classic and new critical texts in the field of African(a) Feminism and Sexuality. Focuses on how African(a) scholars have had to theorize genders and sexualities through an intersectional lens that takes into account questions of decoloniality and freedom. How might we rethink issues of oppression and domination in relationship to race, nation, sex, gender, and sexuality in the global Black world using the tools provided by Africa(a) scholars? . (Also offered as Feminist Studies 208. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.
CRES 213
Colonialism, Racial Capitalism and Surveillance
Graduate
5 units
Course asks students to consider surveillance technologies beyond the history of modernity and the rise of bureaucratic governance as well as the framework of liberal understandings of the right to privacy. Instead, students examine the ways colonialism and racial capitalism are structured within surveillance technologies, or violent modes of ''seeing'' that contribute to the brutal genocide, dehumanization, containment, extraction, and enslavement of bodies and land. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 213. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.
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 224
Reproductive Justice
Graduate
5 units
Explores practices of reproductive labor, care and justice, centering global south and transnational perspectives. Readings draw from ethnography alongside critical race, feminist, and queer theory to trouble the concepts of the body, agency, and freedom that have shaped dominant discourses of reproductive politics such as, the ''right to choose,'' along with secular liberal frameworks of justice more broadly. Aims to expand vision of what is possible and necessary in our contemporary moment of heightened contestation over reproductive life and rights. (Also offered as Feminist Studies 224. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) Enrollment is restricted to graduate students.
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.