Courses

Race and Ethnic Studies

2019-20 Core and Elective Courses

Please note that Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies (RACE 121), which is required for the concentration and major, will be offered during fall 2019 and spring 2020. RACE majors and concentrators are eligible for pre-registration for RACE 121 and RACE 252 by contacting AAA Roseanne Galegher at galegher@stolaf.edu. The spring pre-registration period is Tuesday, October 22 through Friday, October 25 at 4 p.m.

Spring 2020

Africa and the African Diaspora 231: Africa and the Americas: the Diaspora Experience (Joan Hepburn)
American Conversations 211: Fear and Hope (completion of American Conversations counts for one RACE elective)
Asian Studies 123: Asia in America (Christina Spiker)
Dance 107: (topics) Jazz Dance I (Heather Klopchin)
Dance 113: Hip Hop I (Arneshia Williams)
Dance 240: African Diaspora Contemporary Dance II (Arneshia Williams)
Dance 241: African Diaspora Contemporary Dance II (Arneshia Williams)
Dance 246: Dance in the United States (Heather Klopchin)
Education 260: Foundations in Education (Courtney Humm)
Education 347: Teaching ESL K-12 (Jill Watson)
English 201 Transatlantic Anglophone Literature (Jon Naito)
English 207: Women of the African Diaspora (Joan Hepburn)
English 251: Major Chicano/a Authors (Carlos Gallego)
History 181: Civil Rights Revolution (Michael Fitzgerald)
History 199 A/B: American History After 1865 (Christopher Elias)
History 270: (topics) Civil War/Reconstruction (Michael Fitzgerald)
History 277: African-American History (Michael Fitzgerald)
History 282: (topics) Indigenous West (Steve Hahn)
History 375: (topics) Race and Capitalism in the Modern U.S. (Eric Fure-Slocum)
History 395: The Historian’s Craft: Oral History Seminar (when the final research project focuses on race/ethnicity, director approval required) (Abdulai Iddrisu)
Linguistics 245: Roles of Language in the Context of Equity and Diversity (Rika Ito)
Race and Ethnic Studies 121 A: Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies (Arneshia Williams)
Race and Ethnic Studies 121 B: Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies (Joan Hepburn)
Race Matters (completion of course sequence counts for two RACE electives) (Jon Naito, David Schalliol)
Religion 121 section: Politics in the Bible and the Bible in Politics (Kelly Figueroa-Ray)
Religion 232: The Insurgent Multiculturalism of Beloved Community (Kelly Figueroa-Ray)
Social Work 221: Social Work and Social Welfare (Melissa Mendez)
Sociology/Anthropology 128 A/B: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Vivian Choi)
Sociology/Anthropology 233: Sociology of Colonialism/Postcolonialism (Ibtesam Al Atiyat)
Sociology/Anthropology 264 A/B: Race and Class in American Culture (David Schalliol)
Spanish 231: The U.S. and Spanish-Speaking World (staff)
Spanish 232: Latinx Experiences in the United States (staff)
Spanish 273: Cultural Heritage of the Hispanic U.S. (Ariel Strichartz)
Women’s and Gender Studies 399: (topics) Black Feminist/Activist Thought (Lisa Moore)

Interim 2020

Education 170: Urban Schools and Communities (Courtney Humm)
Education 378: Multicultural Education in Hawaii (Heather Campbell)
Education 379: Urban Education Seminar and Practicum (Rosemary Pfarr-Baker)
Family Studies 127: Exploring Narratives of Black Families and Communities (Lisa Moore)
History 245: Environmental History of Latin America (Jean DeLaney)
History 256: Slavery in West Africa: Ghana (Abdulai Iddrisu)
Music 245: Music and Social Justice (Tesfa Wondemagegnehu)
Philosophy 255: Race and Social Justice (Michael Fuerstein)
Political Science 244: Race and Politics (Joshua Anderson)
Psychology 390 (topics): Psychology of Diversity (Jessica Benson)
Religion 231: Religion at the U.S.-Mexico Border (Kelly Figueroa-Ray)
Sociology/Anthropology 128: Intro to Cultural Anthropology (Chris Chiappari)
Spanish 231: The U.S. and Spanish-Speaking World (Jonathan O’Connor)
Spanish 232: Latinx Experiences in the United States (staff)
Theater 180: Text and Performance (Michelle Gibbs)

Fall 2019

RACE 252: Race, Ethnicity, and Indigenous Studies (Ibtesam Al Atiyat, Fall 2019): This course is an advanced analysis of critical race, indigeneity, and ethnicity theories. Premised on the idea that a deeper and critical understanding of the world rests on placing race and coloniality at the center of analysis, the course will examine theoretical perspectives that problematizerace, racism, imperialism, colonialism and postcolonialism, slavery, genocide, and im/migration and borders. Theories we will cover include critical race theory, (post)colonialism, postmodernism, class-based analysis, theories of sovereignty and nationalism, multiculturalism and identity politics, third wave, global or transnational feminism and critical queer theories. Readings will include both original theoretical texts as well as field studies that demonstrate the application of theory. Recommended for the Race and Ethnic Studies major and concentration. GE credits: HBS and MCD.

Art 278: Art, Identity, Experience in the Early Mediterranean World (Nancy Thompson)
Asian Studies/Religion 254: Jesus on the Indian Road (DeAne Lagerquist)
Dance 112: African Fusion (Arneshia Williams)
Dance 260: Hip Hop II (Arneshia Williams)
Dance 261: Hip Hop II (Arneshia Williams)
Education 250: Second Language Acquisition (Jill Watson)
Education 346: Ethics of Refugee and Immigrant Education (Jill Watson)
English 205: American Racial/Multicultural Literature (Joan Hepburn)
History 126: Conquest and Colonization (Jeane DeLaney)
History 151: Slavery in the African History (Abdulai Iddrisu)
History 195: Colonial, Postcolonial, Global (Abdulai Iddrisu)
History 291: Intro to African History (Abdulai Iddrisu)
History 290: Reel America: U.S. History in Film (Judy Kutulas)
History 297: Race, Gender, Sports in America (Christopher Elias)
Music 141: Intro to Musicology (Rehanna Kheshgi)
Music 231: History of Jazz (David Hagedorn)
Music 237: World Music (Rehanna Kheshgi)
Music 345A: Music of South Asia (Rehanna Kheshgi)
Political Science 264: Latin American Politics (Kris Thalhammer)
Political Science 350: Immigration and Citizenship (Kathy Tegtmayer Pak)
RACE 121: Intro to Race and Ethnic Studies (Jennifer Kwon Dobbs)
RACE 252: Race, Ethnicity, Indigeneity (Ibtesam Al Atiyat)
Race Matters (completion of course sequence counts for two RACE electives) (Jon Naito, David Schalliol)
Sociology/Anthropology 128: Intro to Cultural Anthropology (Thomas Williamson)
Sociology/Anthropology 237: Latin American Culture (Chris Chiappari)
Sociology/Anthropology 247: Disasters (Vivian Choi)
Sociology/Anthropology 264: Race and Class in American Culture (Marc David)
Sociology/Anthropology 269: Urban Sociology (David Schalliol)
Spanish 231: The U.S. and Spanish-Speaking World (staff)
Spanish 232: Latinx Experiences in the United States (staff)
Spanish 276: Spanish as a First and Second Language (staff)
Spanish 312: Voices: Historical Nationalities (Gwen Barnes-Karol)
Social Work 221: Social Work and Social Welfare (Mary Carlsen)
Social Work 373: Just Practice (Susan Smalling)
Theater 180: Text and Performance (Bryan Schmidt)
Theater 379: Golden Age of American Musical Theatre: History and Context (Michelle Gibbs)
Writing 111: First-Year Writing: Seeing Race in the 21st Century (Jonathan Naito)

Summer 2019

History 199: America After 1865 (Christopher Elias)
Music 231: History of Jazz (Arthur Haecker)
Religion 293: Religious Pluralism and the Nature of Community (Greg Walter)

Courses that May Count by Petition

English 280: (topics) The Western (Bjorn Nordfjord, interim 2020)
Norwegian 224: (topics) Literature and Film on the Holocaust (Claudia Berguson, interim 2020)
Religion 260: Religion in America (DeAne Lagerquist, fall 2019)
Music 134: Rock Music: Style/Context (David Castro, summer 2019)

If there are courses not listed here that you would like to petition for RACE credit, please review these guidelines and contact the program director.

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/IR or internship as part of your major or concentration if 50% of your coursework covers race, ethnicity, and/or indigeneity.