Elective List

The following is a list of courses that have been offered, either currently or in the past, that are approved as electives for the Critical Race and Ethnic Studies B.A. Information on whether a course has pre-requisites of enrollment restrictions is based on information in the 2016-17 General Catalog. This list is intended to pique your interest in the variety of courses offered across campus that allow you to develop an understanding of the ways that scholars have examined race, ethnicity, and related topics from a variety of disciplinary and field-specific perspectives. The transnational requirement is intended for you to develop an understanding of race and ethnicity as global phenomena. This list is not an exhaustive list as new courses become available and other courses are discontinued.

As some of the information on these courses can be out of date, please refer to the General Catalog, the Schedule of Classes, and talk with the CRES advisor to get up-to-date information on whether a specific course is active, what pre-requisites or restrictions may be needed to enroll in the course, and whether a course not on the list may be applicable as an elective. Also included is information on whether a course is approved for fulfilling a general education requirement.

Course # Course Title Fulfills Transnational Requirement Prerequisites Need Permission of Instructor to Enroll
CRES 10 Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: An Introduction ELWR and C1
CRES 100 Comparative Studies of Race and Ethnicity CRES 10
CRES 101 Research Methods and Writing in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies CRES 10
CRES 190 Senior Seminar CRES 100, C2
CRES 195 Senior Thesis
ANTH 130F African Diasporas in the Americas x
ANTH 159 Race and Anthropology x
ANTH 187 Cultural Heritage in Colonial Contexts
ANTH 196J Imagining America x
CRES 185A Race, Gender, and Science
EDUC 181 Race, Class, and Culture in Education x
FILM 165B Race on Screen FILM 20A or B x
FILM 165D Asian Americans and the Media FILM 20A; sophomore, junior, or senior
FMST 115 Gender, Sexuality, and Transnational Migration Across the Americas x FMST 1, 100, or 145; sophomore, junior, or senior
FMST 124 Technology, Science and Race Sophomore, junior, and senior FMST majors during priority enrollment only
FMST 126 Images, Power, Politics Sophomore, junior, and senior FMST majors during priority enrollment only
FMST 139 African American Feminist History Sophomore, junior, or senior
FMST 145 Racial and Gender Formations in the U.S.
FMST/POLI 112 Women and Law FMST, POLI, LGST, LALS/POLI majors during priority enrollment only
HAVC 118 Art of the Contemporary African Diaspora Sophomore, junior, or senior
HAVC 140A America in Art
HAVC 140B Victorian America
HAVC 140C Race and American Visual Arts
HAVC 140D Chicano and Chicana Art
HAVC 141B Modern Art: Cubism to Pop
HAVC 141F The Camera and the Body
HAVC 190J Visual Cultures of the Vietnam-American War
HIS 101C Oceans in World History
HIS 104C Celluloid Natives: American Indian History on Film
HIS 104D Museums and the Representation of Native American History Memory, and Culture
HIS 106A Vietnam War Memories x
HIS 106B Asian and Asian American History 1941-Present
HIS 109A Race, Gender, and Power in the Antebellum South
HIS 110A Colonial America, 1500-1750 x
HIS 110D Civil War Era
HIS 115A U.S. Labor History to 1919
HIS 115B U.S. Labor History 1919 to the Present
HIS 116 Slavery Across the Americas x
HIS 121A African American History to 1877
HIS 121B African American History 1877 to the Present.
HIS 122A Jazz and United States Cultural History 1900-1945
HIS 122B Jazz and United States Cultural History 1945-present
HIS 123 Immigrants and Immigration in US History
HIS 125 California History
HIS 126 From Indigenous Colonial Borderlands to the U.S.-Mexico Border x
HIS 130 History of Modern Cuba x
HIS 134A Colonial Mexico x
HIS 134B History of Mexico, 1850 to Present (was Modern Mexico) x
HIS 137A Africa to 1800 x
HIS 137B Africa from 1800 to the Present x
HIS 137C African Cinema x HIS 30 or 137A or 137B
HIS 150C Modern Japan x
HIS 155 History of Modern Israel x
HIS 156 Interrogating Politics in the Post-Colonial Middle East x
HIS 157 The Ottoman Empire x
HIS 158C/ANTH 179 Slavery in the Atlantic World: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives
HIS 166 Northern Ireland: Communities in Conflict x
HIS 178E Modern Jewish Intellectual History x
HIS 181A/ANTH 110O Postcolonial Britain and France x
HIS 185D/HISC 118 Jewish Social Movements Junior or senior
HIS 185I Latin American Jewish History in the Modern Period x
HIS 185J The Modern Jewish Experience x
HIS 190A Slavery and Race in Latin America ELWR, C1 and C2, 2 UD HIS courses x
HIS 190B Race and the Nation in Latin America ELWR, C1 and C2, 2 UD HIS courses x
HIS 190D Asian and Latino Immigration Since 1975 ELWR, C1 and C2, 2 UD HIS courses x
HIS 190N Topics in African History ELWR, C1 and C2, 2 UD HIS courses x
HIS 190S Women and Social Movement ELWR, C1 and C2, 2 UD HIS courses x
HIS 194U The Cold War in East Asia ELWR, C1 and C2, 2 UD HIS courses x
HIS 196N Eastern European Jewish Social History ELWR, C1 and C2, 2 UD HIS courses x
LALS 100 Concepts and Theories Latin American and Latina/o Studies x LALS 1 highly recommended; sophomore, junior, or senior
LALS 112 Immigration and Assimilation
LALS 115 Mexico-United States Migration x Sophomore, junior, or senior
LALS 128 Latino Media in the U.S.
LALS 131 Latino Literatures: Assimilation and Assimilability
LALS 132 Citizens, Denizens, Aliens Sophomore, junior, or senior
LALS 143 Race and Ethnicity
LALS 144 Mexicana/Chicana Histories
LALS 145 Grassroots Social Change in Latin America x any two LALS courses
LALS 149 US Foreign Policy Toward Latin America x
LALS 150 Afro-Latinos/as: Social, Cultural, and Political Dimensions x
LALS 152 Consumer Cultures Between the Americas x
LALS 165 Contemporary Peru x
LALS 166 Latino Families in Transition x LALS 1
LALS 170 Indigenous Struggles in the Americas x
LALS 172 Visualizing Human Rights x
LALS 173 Corrected Title: Latin American Immigration to the US x
LALS 174 Immigration and Citizenship: A Global Perspective x
LALS 175 Migration, Gender and Health in Latina/o Communities x
LALS 176 Gender, the Nation, and Latina Cinema x
LALS 178 Gender, Transnationalism, and Globalization x
LALS 180 Borders: Real and Imagined
LALS 194H Central American Political Relations with the U.S. x ELWR, C1 and C2 x
LIT 131C Worldings x
LIT 133F Pacific Rim Discourse x
LIT 135A Topics in African Literature
LIT 135B Studies in South African Literature
LIT 135D Slavery, Race and Nation in the Americas
LIT 135F Empire and After in the Anglophone Novel
LIT 135G Postcolonial Writing
LIT 137A Global Cities x
LIT 146D Nineteenth-Century American Fiction
LIT 147A Twain, Slavery, and the Literary Imagination
LIT 148B The Harlem Renaissance
LIT 148G Nazism and Literature
LIT 149B Contemporary American Literature
LIT 149F Contemporary Mexican Narrative
LIT 155A Cinema and Subjectivity x
LIT 155E Cinema and Social Change in Latin America x
LIT 155F Post-Colonial Cinema
LIT 155G Films on the Border
LIT 160A Inventing the Barbarian
LIT 160B Monsters/Barbarians/Women: Topics in Ancient Ethnography
LIT 160D Race, Sex, and Nation in U.S. Popular Culture
LIT 160E Theorizing Race and Comics x
LIT 160H Narratives of Resistance
LIT 161A African-American Literature
LIT 161B African-American Women Writers
LIT 161C Afro-Asian Cultural Production
LIT 162A Asian American Literature
LIT 162B Literature of the Asian Diaspora
LIT 163A American Indian Literature
LIT 164A Jewish Travel Narratives
LIT 164C Global Jewish Writing
LIT 164D Jewish Diaspora, Ethnicity, and Urban Life
LIT 164G Literature and the Holocaust
LIT 164H Jewish Writers and the European City
LIT 164I Modernity as Jewish Challenge and Catastrophe: The American Experience
LIT 164J Jewish Writers and the American City
LIT 164K Jewish Comedy
LIT 165A Chicano/Mexicano Geographies
LIT 165B Latin/o American Fiction
LIT 182I Litterature d'Expression Francaise hors de France Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in French required
LIT 183P Fremdenangst: Auslanderfeindlichkeit in der Deutschen Literatur Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in German required
LIT 189A From the Conquest to Sor Juana x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189E Cuba x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189F Literaturas Latinas en los Estados Unidos: en Ingles, Espanol, y Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189H La Globalizacion en/del Cine Latin/o Americano x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189L Poesia Latinoamericana x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189M Prosa Contemporanea hispanoamericana x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189N Latinoamericana Testimonio x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189O El Cuento Hispanoamericano: Variedades estéticas de la literatura breve en América Latina x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189P Las Mujeres en la Lituratura Latinoamericana x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189Q Ficcion y Marginalidad x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189S La Cultura Popular en la Narrativa Latinoamericana x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189T Historia de la lectura y los lectores: recepción y consumo cultural en el mundo Latino Americano x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189U or V Modernidad y literatura: El Boom de la novela latino americana x Speaking, reading, and writing proficiency in Spanish is required
LIT 189W Literatures of the Spanish-Speaking Caribbean x
LIT 189Y African-Latin American Literature x
LIT 190O Studies in Slavery, Race and the Nation in the Americas x LIT 101 x
LIT 190R The Magic Mountain
LIT 190Y Topics in Jewish Literature and Culture LIT 101 x
PSYC 155 Social-Community Psychology in Practice PSYC 100 (which has ELWR, C2, AMS 2 or 3 or 6 or MATH 3 or higher, and PSYC 2 or AMS 5 or 7/7L); PSYC 149 and 182 recommended x
PSYC 159H Community-Based Interventions ELWR, C1 and C2, and PSYC 100 (which has ELWR, C2, AMS 2 or 3 or 6 or MATH 3 or higher, and PSYC 2 or AMS 5 or 7/7L) x
SOCY 121 Health and Medicine Junior or senior
SOCY 128/LGST 126 Law and Politics in Contemporary Japan and East Asian Societies x Sophomore, junior, or senior
SOCY/LGST 128I Race and Law Sophomore, junior, or senior
SOCY/LGST 128M International Law and Global Justice x Sophomore, junior, or senior