CRES - Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

CRES 10 Critical Race and Ethnic Studies: An Introduction

Examines the concept of race, followed by an investigation of colorblindness, multiculturalism, and post-racialism. Race and ethnicity are examined as historically formulated in relationship to the concepts of gender, sexuality, class, nationalism, indigeneity, citizenship, immigration, and inequality.

Credits

5

Instructor

C. Hong

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): Satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing requirement.

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Fall, Summer

CRES 45 Pilipinx Historical Dialogue

Examines the history, politics, and cultural expressions of the Pilipinx community, in the Philippines and the diaspora, with an emphasis on Pilipinx and Pilipinx-American activism.

Credits

5

General Education Code

ER

CRES 60E Blackness and Indigeneity in Europe

What are the contours of Black Europe? This course emphasizes a range of disciplinary approaches to the concepts of blackness and indigeneity, introducing and questioning Black Europe as a field, a culture, and a set of ideologies.

Credits

5

Instructor

Samantha Smythe

General Education Code

ER

CRES 68 Approaches to Black Studies

Provides a diasporic approach to the field of Black Studies in the modern era, with a focus on histories of dispossession and resistance.

Credits

5

Instructor

Nicholas Mitchell

General Education Code

ER

CRES 70S Introduction to the Sikhs

Introduces the Sikh community, including origins, history, belief system, and contemporary issues. Other topics include: Sikh music, art, literature, and aspects of Sikh society. Attention paid to the Sikh diaspora in the United States and in California in particular, including comparative perspectives with other minority communities. (Formerly Humanities 70S.)

Credits

2

Instructor

Nirvikar Singh

Quarter offered

Winter

CRES 94 Group Tutorial

A lower-division group tutorial, led by a faculty member, that focuses on various problems within critical race and ethnic studies. Topics to be chosen by the instructor and undergraduate student participants. Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRES 94F Group Tutorial

A program of independent study arranged between a group of students and a faculty instructor. Students submit petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRES 99 Tutorial

Students submit petition to sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRES 100 Comparative Theories of Race and Ethnicity

Examines race and ethnicity as categories of lived identity intersecting with gender, sexuality, class, and culture; historical discourses of difference underwriting social inequalities and movements to redress those inequalities; and concepts critical to the understanding and reshaping of power and privilege.

Credits

5

Instructor

Neel Ahuja

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and satisfaction of the Entry Level and Composition requirements.

General Education Code

ER

Quarter offered

Winter

CRES 101 Research Methods and Writing in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies

Examines how scholars and activists produce knowledge in critical race and ethnic studies. Interrogates key terms to build a foundation and literacy in research methods. The course is project-based; and requires work on a team.

Credits

5

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements.

CRES 111 The Sounds of Struggle

Explores relations between music and democratic politics. Is harmony the ideal condition of the nation-state? Is disharmony a necessary condition of democracy? Students read literary texts alongside political philosophy and listen to music as we explore how musical recordings and performances produce our understanding of the citizen-nation relationship.

Credits

5

General Education Code

ER

CRES 114 Race and Disability in American Drama

Investigates how African-American, Asian-American, and Latin-American playwrights represent and criticize the concept of race and disability in their dramas on topics from freak shows to Jim Crow laws to the Virginia Tech massacre. Students cannot receive credit for this course and LIT 151K.

Credits

5

Instructor

Ka-Eul Yoo

General Education Code

IM

Quarter offered

Summer

CRES 181 The Lynch Doctrine: From Rough Justice to Stand Your Ground

Interdisciplinary course examining the history, politics, and aesthetics of lynching culture in the United States. (Formerly History of Consciousness 181.)

Credits

5

Instructor

Erin Gray

General Education Code

ER

CRES 185A Race, Gender, and Science

Examines how science as epistemology and its accompanying practices participate in, create, and are created by understandings of race, gender, sexuality, and nation.

Credits

5

Instructor

The Staff

Requirements

Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors. Other majors by permission.

CRES 190A Critical Race Feminisms

Focuses on key learning outcomes of humanistic research and writing: developing a method for critical race feminist analysis, identifying objects and fields of study, formulating an appropriately narrow topic and thesis, identifying and critiquing sources, and completing well-structured written argumentation. Readings offer key theoretical models in critical race and ethnic studies, feminist studies, and queer theory.

Credits

5

Cross Listed Courses

FMST 194S

Instructor

Neel Ahuja

Requirements

Prerequisite(s): CRES 10 and CRES 100; and satisfaction of the Entry Level Writing and Composition requirements. Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors.

Quarter offered

Fall

CRES 192 Directed Student Teaching

Teaching of a lower-division seminar by an upper-division student under faculty supervision. (See course 42.)

Credits

5

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRES 194 Group Tutorial

Group tutorial, led by a faculty member, that focuses on various problems within critical race and ethnic studies. Topics to be chosen by the instructor and undergraduate student participants. Enrollment restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring

CRES 199 Tutorial

Students submit a petition to the sponsoring agency.

Credits

5

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Spring

CRES 199F Tutorial

Individual study in areas approved by sponsoring instructors. May not be counted toward upper-division major requirements. Student submits petition to sponsoring agency. Enrollment is restricted to critical race and ethnic studies majors.

Credits

2

Instructor

The Staff

Repeatable for credit

Yes

Quarter offered

Fall, Winter, Spring