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Requirements

Interdisciplinary Concentration on Race and Ethnicity (ICORE) and Minor on Race and Ethnicity (MORE)

The concentration and minor consist of five courses to be distributed as follows:

Introductory Level (2 courses)

Students will take both:

1. CSER W 1040 Critical Approaches to the Study of Ethnicity and Race
2. WMST BC 2140x Critical Approaches in Social and Cultural Theory

Intermediate Level (2 courses)

1. Harlem

Students will choose one course on Harlem. They may choose from this list:

AFRS BC 3020y Harlem Crossroads
AFRS BC 3550y Harlem Seminar: Gay Harlem
AHIS BC 3948 The Visual Culture of the Harlem Renaissance
AFEN BC 3148y Literature of the Great Migration: 1916-1970
ENGL BC 3196x Home to Harlem: Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
RELI V 2615 Religions of Harlem

2. Concepts in Race and Ethnic Studies

Students will choose one course from among the following three topics:

a) People Power, and Place
Courses that explore in geographical context the processes, including the operations of power, by which people are constituted as ethnic and racial groups:

AFEN BC 3525y Atlantic Crossings: The West Indies and the Atlantic World
AFRS BC 3005x Introduction to Caribbean Societies
AFRS BC 3055x Slave Resistance in the United States from the Colonial Era to the Civil War
AFRS BC 3121x Black Women in America (same as WMST BC 3121)
AFRS BC 3589y Black Feminism(s)/Womanism(s) and ‘Black Sexual Politics’ in  Contemporary U.S. Popular Culture
ANTH V 3300x Pre-Columbian Histories of Native America
ANTH V 3810 Madagascar
CSER W 1012 History of Racialization in the US
CSER V 3440x U.S. Cities in Transition
CSER W 3490 Critical Analysis of Post 9/11 Immigration Policies
CSER W 3510x Immigration, Relocation and Diaspora
CSER W 3903 Immigrant Social Movements
CSER W 3909 Critical Approaches to Race, Gender, and Human Movements, Past and Present
CSER W 3931 Hispanic New York and the Latinoization of the US
HIST BC 3321x Colonial Encounters: Europe and the Culture of Empire
HIST BC 3840x Topics in South Asian History: Gender, Caste and Nation in South Asia
HIST BC 3980y World Migration
HIST BC 4411y Race in the Making of the U.S.
POLS V 3604y Civil Wars and International Interventions in Africa
RELI W 4215x or y Hinduism Here
RELI W 4620x or y Religious Worlds of New York
SOCI V 3247y The Immigrant Experience, Old and New
SOCI V 3324x or y Poverty, Inequality, and Policy: A Sociological Perspective
SOCI BC 3907y Communities and Social Change
SOCI BC 3909y Ethnic Conflict and Unrest
WMST BC 3121x Black Women in America (same as AFRS BC 3121)
WMST BC 3518y Studies in U.S. Imperialism
WMST W 3915y Gender and Power in Transnational Perspective

b) Representation
Courses that explore cultural and political representations of ethnicity and race:

AFRS BC 3120y History of African-American Music
AFRS BC 3146x African American and African Writing and the Screen
AFRS BC 3150y Race and Performance In The Caribbean
AHIS BC3642y North American Art and Culture
AHIS W 4089y Native American Art
ANTH V 3160x The Body and Society
ANTH V 3928y Religion and Mediation
CLRS W4190 Race, Ethnicity, and Narrative in the Russian/Soviet Empire
CSER W 3250 Native American Representations
CSER W 3701 US-Latino Cultural Production
CSER W 3904x Rumor and Racial Conflict
CSER W 3912x Experimental Minority American Writing
CSER W 3922 Asian American Cinema (formerly ASAM W 3992x)
CSER W 3970 Palestine and the Palestinians through Literature and Theater
DNCE BC 3570 Latin American and Caribbean Dance: Identities in Motion
DNCE BC 3578x Traditions of African-American Dance
ENGL BC 3140x Seminars in Special Themes: Explorations in Black Literature: Early African-American Lit, 1760-1890
ENGL BC 3140y Seminars in Special Themes: Black Internationalisms
ENGL BC 3190y Global Literature in English
ENGL BC 3997/8 Senior Seminars: Black Stereotypes and Performances of Race
ENGL BC 3997/8 Senior Seminars: Toni Morrison
ENGL BC 3997/8 Senior Seminars: Enlightenment and African Diaspora
ENTH BC 3144x Black Theatre
ENWS BC 3144x or y Minority Women Writers in the United States
LATS W 3200x Che Guevara: Texts and Contexts
SOCI BC 3913 Inequalities: Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality in U.S. Law and Society
SPAN BC 3470x Latin(o) American Art in New York City: Critical Interventions, Institutions, and Creative Lives
SPAN BC 3143x Literature of the Spanish Caribbean
WMST BC 3134y Unheard Voices: African Women's Literature
WMST BC 3132y Gendered Controversies: Women's Bodies and Global Conflicts
WMST BC 3510x Interpreting Bodies: Engendering the Black Body
WMST BC 3516x Visions and Critique in the Feminist Art and Black Arts Movement

c) Special Topics in Critical Studies:

AMST BC 3350 Lecture

Advanced Level (1 Course)

Students will take one advanced seminar from the following two categories:

1. Relevant Seminars in the Consortium Majors

Students should check with the department offering the seminar for course application/admission procedures.

AFRS BC 3110x Africana Colloquium: Postcolonialism and Beyond
AFRS BC 3110x Africana Colloquium: Critical Race Theory
AFRS BC 3110y Africana Colloquium: Theorizing Diaspora: Gender, Transnationalism, Globalization in the Africana Diaspora
AFRS BC 3570x Africana Issues: Engendering Black Britain
AFRS BC 3570y Black Baghdad: How Haiti’s Story Tells the West
ANTH V 3988x Race and Sexuality in Scientific and Social Practice
ASAM W 3900x Seminar in Asian American Studies: African-American and Asian Relations
CSER W 3905 Asian Americans and the Psychology of Race (formerly ASAM W3918x)
CSER W 3906 Race in Scientific & Social Practice
CSER W 3907 Asian American Genders/Sexualities
CSER W 3918x Transnational Trans/Gender-Variant Social Formations
CSER W 3928x Colonization/Decolonization
CSER W 3933x Reading the Haitian Revolution
CSER W 3935 Historical Anthropology of the US-Mexican Border
CSER W 3937 Caribbean Modernism
CSER W 3940 Comp. Study of Constitutional Challenge
CSER G 4030x Sound: The Sacred, the Secular
DNCE BC 3980y Performing the Political: Embodying Change in American Performance
ENGL BC 3997 Senior Seminar: Contemporary African-American Literature and Post-Racial Ideologies
ENGL BC 3997x Senior Seminars: Political Love
HIST BC 4375y Boundaries and Belonging: Gender and Citizenship in Modern History
HIST BC 4411y Race in the Making of the U.S.
HIST BC 4546y The Fourteenth Amendment and Its Uses
HIST BC 4587y Remembering Slavery: Critiquing Modern Representations of the Peculiar Institution
HIST BC 4669y Inequalities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Latin America
HIST BC 4672x Perspectives on Power in 20th Century Latin America
HIST BC 4791x Lagos: From Pepper Farm to Megacity
HIST BC 4830x Bombay/Mumbai and Its Urban Imaginaries
HIST BC 4870x Gender and Migration: Global Perspectives
INSM G 4321y Human Nature: DNA, Race, and Identity
CSER W 3926x Latin Music and Identity (formerly LATS W3926x)
RELI W 4825x or y Religion, Gender and Violence
SPAN BC 3990x Latin American Perspectives on Violence, Colonization and Globalization
URBS V 3460y Race, Gender, and Urban Violence
WMST W 4303y Gender, Globalization, and Empire
WMST W 4305y Feminist Postcolonial Theory
WMST W 4308y Advanced Topics in Women's and Gender Studies: Sexuality and Science
WMST W 4320 Queer Theories and Histories

2. Special Topics in Critical Studies

AFRS BC3575 Seminar

 

Note: Students may petition for ICORE/MORE credit for courses not on this list.