Courses

Race and Ethnic Studies

2017-18 Core and Approved Courses

Please note that Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies (RACE 121), which is required for the concentration and major, will be offered during interim and spring 2018. RACE majors and concentrators are eligible for preregistration.

RACE 250: (Top) Race, Gender, and Sexuality
Instructor: J. Kwon Dobbs | Fall 2017 | MWF 9:05-10 a.m.

This seminar introduces students to critical and cultural texts written by women of color to name the complex politics of race, gender, and sexuality. Using a family lens, students will develop intersectionality as an analytical tool with which to read how these systems of interlocking oppression have historically built social boundaries that have marginalized women of color identities. Readings will emphasize literary and cultural representations as acts of resistance to racial gender violence, racial homophobia, policing and militarization, and global economic inequality. Offered periodically, topics vary. Counts toward Race and Ethnic Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Family Studies. GE credits: ALS-L, MCD.

RACE 252: (Top) Black Lives Matter
Instructor: D. Schalliol | Spring 2018 | T 9:35-11 a.m., Th 9:30-10:50 a.m.

This class explores the influential contemporary social movement Black Lives Matter by investigating its historical origins and current condition. Readings consider the social and political context of the movement’s birth through its civil rights antecedents, the Great Migration of African Americans from the rural South, and the theories behind and application of policing strategies like “stop and frisk.” Special attention will be paid to the movement in Minneapolis and St. Paul, including the Fourth District police precinct occupation, trials of police officers and others, and the legal response from the cities and the Minnesota legislature. Offered periodically, topics vary. Counts toward Race and Ethnic Studies major and concentration. GE credits: HBS pending, MCD.

Summer 2017

Political Science 244: Race and Politics (Joshua Anderson)

Fall 2017 (Semester I)

Art 265: African American Art (Christopher Tradowsky)
Asian Studies 223: Digital Asia in America (Ka Wong)
Dance 107B: Hip Hop (Arneshia Williams)
Dance 108: Native and Immigrant Traditions (Anne von Bibra)
Education 246: English Language Learners (Jill Watson)
Education 260: Foundations in U.S. Education (Anthony Taylor)
English 203: Asian American Literature (Jennifer Kwon Dobbs)
English 205: American Racial and Multicultural Literature (Joan Hepburn)
History 151: Slavery in African History (Abdulai Iddrisu)
History 181: Civil Rights Revolution (Mike Fitzgerald)
History 288: Civil War/Reconstruction (Mike Fitzgerald)
History 370: Civil War/Emancipation (Mike Fitzgerald)
Music 237: World Music (David Hagedorn)
Race and Ethnic Studies 250: (Top) Race, Gender, and Sexuality (Jennifer Kwon Dobbs)
Religion 121 section: Belonging as Blessing and Challenge (Anthony Bateza)
Social Work 221: Social Work/Social Welfare (Lisa Moore)
Social Work 373: Just Practice (Susan Smalling)
Sociology/Anthropology 128 A/B: Intro to Anthropology (Vivian Choi, Tom Williamson)
Sociology/Anthropology 261 A/B: Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Staff)
Sociology/Anthropology 264 A/B: Race and Class in American Culture (Marc David)
Sociology/Anthropology 269: Urban Sociology (David Schalliol)
Sociology/Anthropology 371: Foundations of Social Science Research (Ryan Sheppard) (Fall 2017 only)
Spanish 273: Cultural Heritage of Hispanic U.S. (Kristina Medina-Vilarino)
Spanish 276: Spanish as a First and Second Language (Maggie Broner)
Theater 180: Text and Performance (Michelle Gibbs)
Writing 111 section: Race and Power (Jennifer Kwon Dobbs)
Writing 111 section: Seeing Race in the Twenty-First Century (Jonathan Naito)

Interim 2018

Education 170: Urban Schools and Communities (Heather Campbell)
Education 378: Multicultural Education in Hawaii (Heather Campbell)
Education 379: Urban Education Seminar and Practicum (Rosemary Pffar-Baker)
History 256: Slavery in West Africa: Ghana (Abdulai Iddrisu)
Philosophy 255: Race and Social Justice (Kathryn Swanson)
Political Science 244: Race and Politics (Joshua Anderson)
Race and Ethnic Studies 121: Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies (Samantha Majhor)
Sociology/Anthropology 128: Intro to Cultural Anthropology (Chris Chiappari)

Spring 2018 (Semester II)

Africa and the Americas 231: Africa and the Americas: the Diaspora Experience (Abdulai Iddrisu)
American Studies 301: American Music and Race (Louis Epstein) pending approval
Art 265: African American Art (Matt Rohn)
Dance 246: Dance in America (Heather Klopchin)
Education 348: Assessment of ESL, K-12 (Jill Watson) pending approval
English 200: Modern and Contemporary African-American Literature (Sean Ward)
English 207: Women of the African Diaspora (Joan Hepburn)
English 209: Arab American Literature and Film (Linda Mokdad)
English 340: 21st Century Ethnic American Poetry (Jonathan Naito)
History 165: Slavery in the Americas (Mike Fitzgerald)
History 199 A/B: American History Since 1865 (Staff)
History 277: African American History (Mike Fitzgerald)
History 282: (Top) Trail of Tears (Steven Hahn)
History 395: Oral History Seminar (when the final research project focuses on race/ethnicity, director approval required) (Abdulai Iddrisu)
Music 231: History of Jazz (David Hagedorn)
Political Science 350: Immigration and Citizenship (when the final paper and RIN projects focus on race/ethnicity, director approval required) (Katherine Tegtmayer Pak)
Race and Ethnic Studies 121: Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies (Joan Hepburn)
Race and Ethnic Studies 252: (Top) Black Lives Matter (David Schalliol)
Religion 121 section: Belonging as Blessing and Challenge (Anthony Bateza)
Religion 218: Political and Liberation Theology (Jamie Schillinger)
Social Work 221: Social Work and Social Welfare (Lisa Moore)
Sociology/Anthropology 128 A/B: Intro to Cultural Anthropology (Thomas Williamson)
Sociology/Anthropology 233: Sociology of Colonialism and Postcolonialism (Ibtesam Al-Atiyat) pending approval
Spanish 276: Spanish as a First and Second Language (Maggie Broner)
Theater 180: Text and Performance (Michelle Gibbs)
Writing 111 section: Race and Power (Jennifer Kwon Dobbs)
Writing 111 section: Seeing Race in the 21st Century (Jonathan Naito)

Courses with an International Focus (Majors may count one.)

French 373: French/Francophone Film (Maria Vendetti)
History 195: Global Histories from 1500-Present (Abdulai Iddrisu)
Norwegian 244: The Sami: Traditions in Transition (Kari Dorer)
Political Science 258: Decolonizing International Relations (Melanie Meinzer)

Other Courses

Sections of Religion 121 and Writing 111 may also count for RACE credit depending on their foci. Check with the program director to see.

By arrangement with the professor and program director, you may include an IS or IR as part of your major or concentration if your work covers race and ethnicity.