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CRES offers eight CRES-prefixed core courses, one for each stage of a student’s academic career. The program also requires students to sample a wide range of CRES-affiliated courses offered by traditional departments.

Core Courses

Recommended for the CRES major, minor or emphasis
Prerequisites: None
Description: This course introduces students to the interdisciplinary field of comparative race and ethnic studies. Students will examine the interconnections between race, ethnicity, and the social, political, and cultural frameworks and attitudes in the U.S. Questions the course explores include: When and how did the concept of race arise? How does race connect with other forms of difference such as class, gender, and sexuality? How do our personal experiences with racial identity and racism relate to the structure of our society? How have Race and Ethnic Studies scholars explored areas such as immigration, popular culture, education, and imperialism? And how have concerns for social justice and equity shaped the field of Race and Ethnic Studies?

Required for the CRES major, minor or emphasis
Prerequisites: CRES 10103 — Engaging Difference and Diversity in America (recommended) OR any one (1) approved CRES-attribute course.
Description: 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.

Fulfills the inquiry/research associated requirement for the CRES major
Prerequisites: CRES 20003 — Gateway Seminar
Description: This course will introduce students to basic concepts, methods, and issues of interdisciplinary research methods pertinent to the study of race and ethnicity. This course will focus on the broader issues surrounding the production of knowledge, and students will acquire a variety of data or information collection and analytic skills. Students will develop a thesis proposal of their own design in the field of race and ethnic studies.

Prerequisites: Any WGST-prefix or attribute course OR any CRES-prefix or Primary attribute course or SOWO 10833.
Description: This interdisciplinary course examines diverse gender justice movements from an intersectional perspective, emphasizing how intersecting social identities (race, gender, sexuality, class, ability, citizenship status, etc.) impact the experience of systemic oppressions and thus should shape the political interventions employed in the name of social justice. The course incorporates empirically grounded and theoretical scholarship from multiple disciplines to consider diverse methods of social action on the local and/or global levels. Students will examine the practical and logistical concerns of doing intersectional activism and develop skills for building consensus across difference.

Prerequisites: Any WGST-prefix or attribute course OR any CRES-prefix or primary attribute course.
Description: An interdisciplinary course exploring the feminist theories, traditions, activisms, discourses, and praxes of women of color in a US context. Using an intersectional approach, the course examines how race, class, gender, sexuality, citizenship status, ability, religion, and other markers of identity create complex systems of marginalization in the lives of women of color in the United States. Students will analyze the contributions US women of color have made to contemporary feminist thought and how these theories have influenced their activism.

Prerequisites: Any WGST-prefix or attribute course OR any CRES-prefix or primary attribute course.
Description: This interdisciplinary course considers the fundamental place of gender and sexuality in shaping a range of cultural narratives and examines how various movements related to gender and sexuality have been constructed, contextualized, and regulated in different parts of the world. The course analyzes the gendered dimensions of complex phenomenon such as colonialism, globalization, and capitalism and situates liberal Western feminism’s history and contemporary articulation within global systems of power. Students will develop an analytical framework for examining the intersections of social justice, transnational identities, and feminism.

Required for the CRES major; open to selected minor and emphasis students
Prerequisites: CRES 30003 — Interdisciplinary Inquiry OR an approved research methods course listed under the CRES associated requirements OR another methods course with program permission. Limited to CRES majors/minors OR minors in CRES-affiliated programs with approval.
Description: This course gives each student the opportunity to produce an article-length, substantive original research paper or the equivalent length new media, creative, or legacy project with accompanying justification essay. Using one or more (inter-) disciplinary approaches to inquiry, students will choose a particular problem or subject, design a plan for how to tackle the issue, and then explore it in great detail for the entire semester, culminating in a polished capstone project essay as well as a community presentation of their research findings or creative products.

Prerequisites: Permission of the Internship Coordinator.
Description: Unlike a traditional class, an internship and field research experience is a self-directed learning experience, where students will integrate comparative race and ethnic theory and practice in a professional setting. This course is designed to allow you to take theoretical knowledge into the field, apply it, and reflect on the experience. It is an opportunity for you to explore a career area before graduation, to obtain work experience, skills and contacts for future job seeking and/or graduate school application, and to develop your knowledge of comparative race and ethnicity through a combination of practical experience, field research, and scholarly research.

Courses by Subcategory

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
ANTH 30323 Migration: Crossing Cultures CSV 3
ANTH 30333 Mexican American Culture LT, CA 3
ARHI 20093 Art of Mexico 1500 to the present FA 3
CRES 10103 Engaging Difference and Diversity in America CA or CSV 3
CRES 30303 Women of Color Feminisms in a US Context 3
CRES 30403 Transnational Gender and Sexuality 3
CRES 30993 CRES Special Topics 3
CRES 40993 Internship & Field Research Experience 3
CRJU 30853 Multiculturalism in the Criminal CA 3
EDUC 50503 Foundations of Language Acquisition 3
ENGL 20213 Global Woman's Literature GA or LT, HUM 3
ENGL 20553 Introduction to American Studies LT, HUM 3
ENGL 20563 Introduction to Latina/o Literature CA or LT, HUM 3
ENGL 20573 Introduction to Native American Literature HUM, LT, CA 3
ENGL 20993 Non-Western Literature: African Literature 3
ENGL 30573 African American Literature CA or LT, WEM 3
ENGL 30683 Post-Colonial Anglophone Literature WEM, LT, GA 3
ENGL 30693 U.S. Multi-Ethnic Literature WEM 3
ENGL 30703 Contemporary Latino Literature 3
ENGL 30713 Mexican American Culture CA or LT, WEM 3
ENGL 30853 Asian American Literature HUM, LT 3
ENGL 30883 Transnational Arabs: The Middle East and North America LT, HUM 3
FREN 40123 Seminar in French Studies: Islands & Archipelagos: Environment, Politics & Decolonization HUM 3
FREN 40143 Non-European French Prose and Poetry: Gender and Sexuality and in the Colonies 3
HIST 10703 African American Experience Since 1619 HT, CA 3
HIST 10713 Multicultural America: A Historical Survey CA, HUM 3
HIST 10723 History of Latinas/os in the United States CA 3
HIST 30613 History of Working People in America HUM, WEM, CA 3
HIST 40873 The Civil Rights Movement in America SS, CA, CSV 3
HIST 30823 The Chicano/a Movement, Latino/a Politics, and Immigration Rights CA or CSV 3
HNRS 20613 Race and Sports HUM 3
HNRS 20623 The Genius of Hip Hop HUM 3
HNRS 20813 Philosophy and Science of Social Justice CA, HUM 3
JOUR 20003 Diversity and the Media 3
NURS 10403 Introduction to Health Disparities in African Americans CA 3
NURS 20403 Health Disparities in African Americans CA 3
POSC 31523 The Civil Rights Movement in America SS, CA, CSV 3
POSC 31543 The Chicano/a Movement, Latino/a Politics, and Immigration Rights CA or CSV 3
RELI 30493 Latino/a Religion, Law and Identity 3
RELI 30693 Native Americans, Religion, and Contemporary Issues CA 3
SOWO 40883 Diversity and Social Justice CA 3
STCO 16103 Diversity 3
WGST 30193 Queer Theories 3
WGST 30303 Women of Color Feminisms in a US Context 3
WGST 30403 Transnational Gender and Sexuality 3
WRIT 30613 Writing Crosscultural Differences 3
ENGL 30183 Prison Literature (Instructor Specific: Colon) 3
ENGL 30733 Satire: Humor & Satire in the Black Tradition (Instructor Specific: Manning) HUM 3
HIST 30970 Arab and Muslim Americans (Instructor Specific: Hammad) 3
RELI 10043 Understanding Religion: Society and Culture - Latinos, Religion, and Social Critique (Instructor Specific: Piñón) RT, HUM 3
RELI 10043 Understanding Religion: Society and Culture: Native Americans, Christians and American Ideals (Instructor Specific: Langston) RT,HUM 3
EDUC 30013 Professional Roles and Responsibilities (Instructor Specific: Huddleston) CSV, WEM 3
ENGL 20803 Intermediate Composition: Class, Literacy, and Power (Instructor Specific: Griffith) WCO 3
FREN 30063 Reading in Selected French Genres: Le Voyage (Instructor Specific: Blaylock) LT 3
HIST 40823 U.S. South since 1865 (Instructor Specific: Sharpless) 3
RELI 30883 Rastafari and Reggae (Instructor Specific: Middleton) 3
SOCI 30343 American Minority Groups (Instructor Specific: Wong) CA 3
SOCI 30453 Political Sociology (Instructor Specific: Zarrugh) 3
HCOL 40043 Globalization and Difference (One-Time: Ryder, Spring 2018) 3
SOCI 30223 Race and Racism (One-Time: Zarrugh, Spring 2018) 3

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
ADRN 20103 Africa Through Film CA, GA 3
ANTH 30663 Food Justice GA, SSC 3
ASST 20003 Introduction to Asian Studies SS, CA 3
CRES 30203 Intersectional Activism and Social Justice 3
CRJU 30903 Law and Society CSV, WEM 3
GEOG 30763 Economic Geography WEM 3
HIST 10803 Introduction to Islamic Civilization: Religion, Culture and Historical Foundations HT, HUM 3
HIST 30713 Revolutionary Iran WEM, HIST 3
HIST 30803 U.S. Urban History: Race, Space, and Community Activism CA, CSV 3
HIST 30813 Oral History Field Research Seminar 3
HIST 40703 Indians of the United States WEM, HT, CA 3
HNRS 20103 Africa Through Film CA, GA 3
POSC 31553 American Identity Politics 3
POSC 31623 Urban Politics CSV, SSC 3
POSC 35023 Comparative Social Movements SS, CA, GA 3
STCO 47433 Global Communication WEM 3
WGST 30203 Intersectional Activism & Social Justice 3
WRIT 30893 Digital Inclusiveness: Cultural Identity and Authoring WEM, CA 3
EDUC 50003 Diversity in American Education CA 3
CRJU 20423 Critical Issues in Crime and Justice (Instructor Specific: Polzer) CSV, SSC 3
ENGL 20703 Introduction to Law and Literature (Instructor Specific: Frey) CSV or LT, HUM 3
ENGL 40553 Studies in 19th-cent. American Lit: Social Justice Movements (Instructor Specific: Gaul) 3
HCOL 40033 Nature of Values: Art and Activism (Instructor Specific: S. John) 3
HIST 30603 History of Women in America (Instructor Specific: Sharpless) WEM, HT, CA 3
SOCI 40803 Social Inequality (Instructor Specific: Wong) WEM 3
WRIT 20313 Power & Protest: Race and Revolution (Instructor Specific: Lucas) CSV, HUM 3

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
ADRN 20103 Africa Through Film CA, GA 3
ASST 20003 Introduction to Asian Studies SS, CA 3
GEOG 30763 Economic Geography WEM 3
HIST 10803 Introduction to Islamic Civilization: Religion, Culture, and Historical Foundations HT, HUM 3
HIST 30713 Revolutionary Iran WEM, HT 3
HNRS 20103 Africa Through Film CA, GA 3
STCO 47433 Global Communication WEM 3
ANTH 30323 Migration: Crossing Cultures CSV 3
ARHI 20093 Art of Mexico 1500 to present FA 3
CRES 30403 Transnational Gender and Sexuality 3
ENGL 30683 Post-Colonial Anglophone Literature WEM, LT, GA 3
FREN 40143 Non-European French Prose and Poetry: Gender and Sexuality in the Colonies 3
WGST 30403 Transnational Gender and Sexuality 3
HCOL 40043 Globalization and Difference 3
HCOL 40033 Nature of Values: Art and Activism (Instructor Specific: S. John) 3
HNRS 20403 Faith and Social Movements (One-Time: Ryder, Spring 2019) CA or CSV 3
POSC 35003 Introduction to Developing Areas/Africa (Instructor Specific: Daku) CA or GA, SSC 3
FREN 30063 Reading in Selected French Genres: Le Boyage (Instructor Specific: Blaylock) LT 3
RELI 30883 Rastafari and Reggae (Instructor Specific: Middleton) 3
SOCI 30453 Political Sociology (Instructor Specific: Zarrugh) 3

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
ANTH 30383 Qualitative Research and Ethnography SS 3
CRES 30003 Interdisciplinary Inquiry SSC 3
ECON 40313 Econometrics 3
GEOG 30323 Data Analysis and Visualization 3
POSC 20093 Scope and Methods of Political Science 3
SOCI 30383 Research Methods in Sociology WEM 3
SOCI 40383 Topics Applied Social Research - Ethnography 3
SOWO 40813 Research and Methods in Social Work 3

Approved Courses by Race/Ethnicity Concentrations

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
ENGL 30573 African American Literature CA or LT, WEM 3
HIST 10703 African American Experience Since 1619 HT, CA 3
HIST 40873 The Civil Rights Movement in America SS, CA, CSV 3
HNRS 20613 Race and Sports HUM 3
HNRS 20623 The Genius of Hip Hop HUM 3
NURS 10403 Introduction to Health Disparities in African Americans CA 3
NURS 20403 Health Disparities in African Americans CSV 3
POSC 31523 The Civil Rights Movement in America SS, CA, CSV 3
ADRN 20103 Africa Through Film CA, GA 3
HNRS 20103 Africa Through Film CA, GA 3
CRJU 30903 Law and Society CSV, WEM 3
ENGL 30733 Satire: Humor & Satire in the Black Tradition (Instructor Specific: Manning) HUM 3
HIST 40823 U.S. South since 1865 (Instructor Specific: Sharpless) 3
POSC 35003 Introduction to Developing Areas/Africa (Instructor Specific: Daku) CA or GA, SSC 3

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
ANTH 30333 Mexican American Culture LT, CA 3
ENGL 20563 Introduction to Latina/o Literature HUM 3
ENGL 30703 Contemporary Latino Literature 3
ENGL 30713 Mexican American Culture LT, CA 3
HIST 10723 History of Latinas/os in the United States CA 3
HIST 30823 The Chicano/a Movement, Latino/a Politics, and Immigration Rights CA or CSV 3
POSC 31543 The Chicano/a Movement, Latino/a Politics, and Immigration Rights CA or CSV 3
RELI 30493 Latino/a Religion, Law and Identity 3
ANTH 30323 Migration: Crossing Cultures CSV 3
ARHI 20093 Art of Mexico 1500 to the present FA 3
ENGL 30183 Prison Literature (Instructor Specific: Colon) 3
RELI 10043 Understanding Religion: Society and Culture: Latinos, Religion and Social Critique (Instructor Specific: Piñón) RT, HUM 3

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
HIST 40703 Indians of the United States WEM, HT, CA 3
ENGL 20573 Introduction to Native American Literature HUM, LT, CA 3
RELI 30693 Native Americans, Religion, and Contemporary Issues CA 3
RELI 10043 Understanding Religion: Society and Culture: Native Americans, Christians, and American Ideals (Instructor Specific: Langston) RT, HUM 3

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
ENGL 30853 Asian American Literature HUM, LT 3
ASST 20003 Introduction to Asian Studies SS, CA 3