2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

CRES 10103 Engaging Difference and Diversity in America

This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of comparative race and ethnic studies. Students will examine the interconnections between race, ethnicity, and social, political, and cultural frameworks and attitudes in the U.S. Questions the course explores include: When and how did the concept of race arise? How does race connect with other forms of difference such as class, gender, and sexuality? How do our personal experiences with racial identity and racism relate to the structure of our society? How have Race and Ethnic Studies scholars explored areas such as immigration, popular culture, education, and imperialism? And how have concerns for social justice and equity shaped the field of Race and Ethnic Studies?