2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog


Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Major

The Bachelors of Arts major in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies requires 30 semester hours of CRES-prefixed and CRES-approved courses passed with a grade of "C-" or better and a maximum of 12 hours below the 30000 level. A minor in any field is required. Courses counted for the CRES major may not be counted for any other major or minor (except for the Associated Requirements, which may be double-counted for multiple programs of study).

Requirements

Core Courses (6 hours)

CRES 20003Gateway Seminar in Critical Race Theory

3

CRES 40003CRES Capstone Seminar

3

Recommended Core Course

CRES 10103Engaging Difference and Diversity in America

3

Recommended to students prior to taking 20003 but not required.

Electives (24 hours)

The eight required courses must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must take at least five courses in CRES or in its associated disciplines which have at least 50% of their content related to race/ethnicity.
  2. Students must take at least one course that considers the larger context surrounding race and ethnicity, including intersections with class, gender, or sexuality and/or larger systems of power or contestation surrounding race and ethnicity. The approved courses have at least 25% of their content related to race/ethnicity.
  3. Students must take at least one course of the eight courses that focus on race and ethnicity outside the U.S.
  4. Students must take at least six upper division courses in CRES or in its associated disciplines.
  5. No more than five of the eight courses can focus on a particular race or ethnic group.
  6. No more than five of the eight courses can be in any single discipline.

Note: If students take CRES 10103, it can count as one of their eight elective classes.

A list of approved courses, along with the appropriate subcategory designations, can be found in the catalog and will be maintained by the program and the Registrar.

Category 1: Primary Courses

ANTH 30323Migration: Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures

3

ANTH 30333Mexican American Culture

3

ARHI 20093Art of Mexico from 1500 to the Present

3

CRES 10103Engaging Difference and Diversity in America

3

CRES 30303Women of Color Feminisms in a US context

3

CRES 30403Transnational Gender and Sexuality

3

CRES 30993CRES Special Topics

3

CRJU 30853Multiculturalism in the Criminal Justice System

3

EDUC 50503Foundations of Language Acquisition

3

ENGL 20563Introduction to Latina/o Literature

3

ENGL 20573Introduction to Native American Literatures

3

ENGL 20993Non-Western Literature: African Literature

3

ENGL 30573African-American Literature

3

ENGL 30683Post-Colonial Anglophone Literature

3

ENGL 30693U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature

3

ENGL 30703Contemporary Latino Literature

3

ENGL 30713Mexican American Culture

3

ENGL 30853Asian American Literature

3

FREN 40123Seminar in French Studies

3

FREN 40143Non-European French Prose and Poetry

3

HIST 10703African American Experience Since 1619

3

HIST 10713Multicultural America: A Historical Survey

3

HIST 10723History of Latinas/os in the United States

3

HIST 30613History of Working People in America

3

HIST 40873The Civil Rights Movement in America

3

HIST 30823The Chicano/a Movement, Latino/a Politics

3

HNRS 20813Philosophy and Science of Social Justice

3

JOUR 20003Diversity and the Media

3

NURS 10403Introduction to Health Disparities in African Americans

3

NURS 20403Health Disparities in African Americans

3

POSC 31523The Civil Rights Movement in America

3

POSC 31543The Chicano/a Movement, Latino/a Politics, and Immigration Rights

3

RELI 30493Latina/o Religion, Law and Identity

3

RELI 30693Native Americans, Religion, and Contemporary Issues

3

SOWO 40863Social Work with Groups and Families

3

STCO 16103Diversity

3

WRIT 30603Rhetoric of Social Media

3

Category 2: Contextual Courses

ADRN 20103Africa through Film

3

ANTH 30663Food Justice

3

ASST 20003Introduction to Asian Studies

3

CRES 30203Intersectional Activism & Social Justice

3

CRJU 20423Critical Issues in Crime and Justice

3

CRJU 30903Law and Society

3

GEOG 30763Economic Geography

3

GRMN 30063German Politics, Culture and Language

3

HCOL 40033Nature of Values

3

HIST 10803Introduction to Islamic Civilization

3

HIST 30713Revolutionary Iran:A History

3

HIST 30603History of Women in America

3

HIST 30803U.S. Urban History

3

HIST 30813Oral History Field Research Seminar

3

HIST 40703Indians of the United States

3

HNRS 20103Africa Through Film

3

POSC 31533American Identity Politics

3

POSC 31623Urban Politics

3

POSC 35023Comparative Social Movements

3

STCO 47433Global Communication

3

WGST 20003Introduction to Women and Gender Studies

3

WGST 30203Intersectional Activism & Social Justice

3

WRIT 30893Digital Inclusiveness: Cultural Identity & Authoring

3

Category 3: Global Courses

ADRN 20103Africa through Film

3

ANTH 30323Migration: Crossing Borders, Crossing Cultures

3

ASST 20003Introduction to Asian Studies

3

FREN 30063Readings in Selected French Genres

3

GEOG 30763Economic Geography

3

GRMN 30063German Politics, Culture and Language

3

40003Nature of Values: Arts and Activism

3

POSC 35023Comparative Social Movements

3

STCO 47433Global Communication

3

Associated Requirements (ADRN 20101 + one other)

ADRN 20101Make Your Major Work

1

ANTH 30383Writing Human Stories: Research, Ethnography, and Narrative

3

CRES 30003Interdisciplinary Inquiry

3

ECON 40313Econometrics

3

GEOG 30323Data Analysis and Visualization

3

POSC 20093Scope and Methods of Political Science

3

SOCI 30383Research Methods in Sociology

3

SOCI 40383Topics in Applied Social Research

3

SOCI 40813Work and Society

3

Career Preparation (1 hour)

A grade of C- or better is required in each of the associated requirements below. Courses listed here may be double-counted toward multiple programs of study.
ADRN 20101Make Your Major Work

1

Training in Inquiry and Research (3 hours)

CRES 30003Interdisciplinary Inquiry

3

ANTH 30383Writing Human Stories: Research, Ethnography, and Narrative

3

ECON 40313Econometrics

3

GEOG 30323Data Analysis and Visualization

3

POSC 20093Scope and Methods of Political Science

3

SOCI 30383Research Methods in Sociology

3

SOWO 40813Research Methods in Social Work

3