2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

CRES 20003 Gateway Seminar in Critical Race Theory

Prerequisites: CRES 10103 Engaging Difference and Diversity in America (recommended) OR any one (1) approved CRES-attribute course. This course will provide an intermediate survey of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, focusing on Critical Race Theory. Students will explore race as a social structure, a historical process, a mode of power, and a lived experience. While the idea of race as socially constructed has become common sense in the twenty-first century, we will go further by using Critical Race Theory to examine how scholars, artists, and activists have applied these methods across and beyond the university. Themed units will focus on intersectionality, whiteness, indigeneity, racial capitalism, and mass incarceration.