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    Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies

    Applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year.

    Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies Website

    Professor LEE (co-director), Associate Professor CHAN (co-director), Assistant Professors RATCHFORD, MCKAY, SAWYER

    Race, ethnicity, and migration studies inform disciplines in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences as fundamental categories that produce and inflect knowledge. This interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transnational major prepares students to develop questions, knowledge, and research methodologies that contribute to and challenge a complex, globally connected world.

    In the best tradition of the liberal arts at Colorado College, the major bridges the gap between theory and practice and classroom and community. Students explore how race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality are lived realities and shape history, geopolitics, culture, economies, and domestic and international policy.  Students majoring in this program gain historical knowledge as well as a critical understanding of historiography and its impact on marginalized populations.

    Major Requirements

    The Major

    Core Courses

    RM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

    RM 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity

    RM 218 Critical Analysis of Quantitative Data

    RM 215 Research Design: Method and Theory 

    RM 499 Senior Project: A research based, comparative, and intersectional analysis grounded in critical theories of race, ethnicity, and migration.

    6 electives

    Students will work closely with their major advisor to develop a course of study that addresses their interests and commitments. Elective courses must be cross-listed with REMS or approved by the director. Students may not take more than 3 elective courses at the 200-level to fulfill the major.


    TOTAL: 11 Units

    Minor Requirements

      The Minor

    1. RM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity
    2. RM 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity
    3. RM 218 Critical Analysis of Quantitative Data or another method course approved by advisor

    Two courses in REMS approved by advisor


    Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies

    RM104 World Music

    Surveys the musical cultures of the world in their social, historical, and theoretical contexts; develops comprehension of the essential philosophies and aesthetics of the music studied and the ability to identify, describe, and discuss various musical styles, compositional forms, and techniques through listening and performance exercises; emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 to 2 units

    RM113 Racial Inequality

    The study of race as a dimension of inequality in the United States, Western Europe, Africa and Latin America. Individual and institutional forms of racism and discrimination. Historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives. (No credit if taken after SO/CS233). Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — Wong

    RM116 Global Inequality

    This course introduces the global roots and dimensions of recent social change emphasizing development as a transnational project designed to integrate the world. Economic and political globalization and the powerful counter-movements responding to rising inequality in the global south are explored during the course. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — Popkin

    RM120 The American Past

    Two block course that introduces the full sweep of American History from its pre-contact, 'New World' beginnings to the recent past. Students will experience how history is made, understood, revised, and debated. Themes include cultural encounters and adaptation complexities of ethnicity and immigration; movement; the success and failures of republican ideology, capitalism, individualism and community; and the formation of American cultures. (Not offered 2020-21).

    2 units

    RM130 World Music Ensemble: Mariachi Tigre

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    .25 unit

    RM175 The American Southwest: The Heritage and the Variety

    An interdisciplinary and intercultural introduction to the heritage of the American Southwest: its histories, its peoples, its cultures, its conflicting ethnic demands and common social problems. Through the use of a variety of anthropological, historical, and literary materials, the seminar examines the major Southwestern cultures in isolation and in relation to one another. No prerequisites. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM182 Prejudice and Intergroup Relations

    What are racism and sexism? Why are people prejudiced? What can be done to improve the strained relationship between groups? This course will introduce students to various frameworks for understanding prejudice, intergroup perception/relations, and the management of conflict between social groups. Students will examine case studies, psychology theories, and will think about their own perceptions of and interactions with people from different social groups. Students will also reflect on the notions of multiculturalism and social justice. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM183 Community Organizations in the Southwest

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    .5 unit

    RM185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

    Examines those social forces, both historical and contemporary, that have brought about racial and ethnic 'diversity' and 'difference' in the U.S. Attention to the histories and experiences of Native Peoples, African Americans, Latinos and Asian Americans. Taking a comparative approach, it puts into focus the shared histories of racialization among these groups without losing sight of asymmetrical relations of power informing these histories. The course sheds light on the ways these groups position themselves and are positioned as racial subjects in distinct and historically specific ways but also in relational and mutually constitutive ways. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — McKay, Ratchford

    RM200 Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies:

    Selected topics in the critical study of race and ethnicity. May be taught as block or half-block course.

    1 unit — Buyco, Carrizo, Chan, Cramer

    RM205 Language and Culture

    An introduction to linguistic anthropology. Examines the interconnectedness of language and culture from ethnographic and sociolinguistic perspectives. Comparative study of speaking in cultural context aimed at understanding the ways in which people use talk to cooperate, manipulate, structure events, and negotiate identities. Cross-cultural focus, with examples from such languages and language varieties as Japanese, Navajo, Apache, French, African-American English, and Chicano English. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — Dunn

    RM207 Hip Hop and Ya' Don't Stop: Issues, Debates and

    Provides a rigorous historical and theoretical understanding of the emergence of hip hop culture. The course examines how this expressive form both reflects and shapes existing social relations, and analyzes the relationship between hip hop, youth-politics, youth-violence, commercialization and globalization. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM209 Youth, Power and Social Movements

    Examines how youth-based and youth-led social movements emerge, how youth conceptualize and frame issues of social justice, and how youth who occupy marginal positions provide critical perspectives on social change based on their race, class, gender and sexuality. Explores the role of expressive forms such as art and music in the formation, development, and trajectory of social movements and political activism. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity

    Examines various theoretical and conceptual approaches to the study of race and ethnicity. Attention is given to the various ways race and ethnicity have been defined and understood including the ethnicity paradigm, class-based perspectives, and racial formation theory. Examines debates and controversies in the study of race and ethnicity as well as emergent themes and recent developments in the scholarship. Possible topics include a focus on the interrelations among race and other axes of difference such as gender, class, and sexuality, race and the structuring of space, the legal construction of race, race and media culture, and race and the prison-industrial complex. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

    Prerequisite: Feminist & Gender Studies 110 or Race, Ethnicity, and Migration 185.

    1 unit — Sawyer

    RM214 Comparative Imperialisms: Empire, Nation-Building and World's Fairs and Expositions

    Critical interrogation of U.S. imperialism and its enduring legacies through an examination of the shared experiences of colonization, conquest, displacement, and genocide among Filipinos, Puerto Ricans, and Native Hawaiians. To accomplish this, we will investigate a number of sites and contexts central to the relationship between empire-building and nation-building including, U.S. military installations, world’s fairs and expositions, and tourism. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM215 Research Design: Method and Theory

    Research design, method and theory across the discipline of anthropology. Topics include selecting research problems and sites, engaging literature, data-gathering and analysis, Institutional Review Board approval and ethical issues. Theory and application of contrasting paradigms (i.e. positivist, interpretivist) across each of the four major subfields. Emphasizes commonalities across the discipline in major theoretical currents (i.e. cultural ecology, functionalism, symbolic, historical materialism, postmodernism, feminism, and practice theory).

    1 unit — McKay

    RM218 Critical Analysis of Quantitative Data

    Historically and in the contemporary world, data and statistics have been both used and abused in the process of understanding and responding to racial, ethnic, and migration-related phenomena. This course gives Race, Ethnicity, and Migrations Studies majors the analytical tools, methods, and habits of mind to critically interpret and evaluate different kinds of data that they will encounter in their classes, research, and daily life. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

    1 unit — Chan, McKay

    RM219 African Dance

    .25 unit — Fall

    RM220 Blacks & the Cinema

    An introduction to the relationships Blacks have had to the American cinema: as filmmakers, performers, audiences and as 'characters' whose image have formed a critical vocabulary for American race relations. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM221 Topics in Ethnomusicology: African Music

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM223 Racial Inequality

    The study of race as a dimension of inequality in the United States, Western Europe, Africa and Latin America. Individual and institutional forms of racism and discrimination. Historical, comparative and theoretical perspectives. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM224 Comparative Migrations: Borders, Narratives and Myths

    Comparative study of various forms of movement and migration that continue to shape our understanding of America. Relying on political documents, visual images, films, music, and literature, we will focus on specific forms of movement and migration—westward expansion, 19th century European immigration, overseas expansion, the Great Migration, postwar suburbanization, and post-1965 immigration to the U.S. —and their role in the formation of American identity and society. The course offers students a rigorous and critical understanding of the different facets of migration. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM227 Black Religion in America

    Studies in the religious life of African-Americans from the 17th century to the present. Particular attention to religious organizations, theological formulations and experiential patterns of Black Americans and the relationship of those phenomena to American religious life in general. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM229 Rewriting America: Playwrights and Cultural Identity

    From the bilingual flatbed truck actors of Luis Valdez to the rhythmic coffee house choreo-poems of Ntozake Shange, this course focuses on the theatrical voices of the American marginalized. Our mission will be to examine the societal circumstances that birthed alternative styles to the mainstream American stage. Selected playwrights will cover a cross section of race, gender and sexuality, from Tony award winners to virtual unknowns. Equal parts historical analysis and creative writing workshop, students will create multimedia presentations and original plays based around their research. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM231 Hip Hop Dance

    .25 unit — Jules

    RM232 Hip Hop Dance

    .25 unit — Jules

    RM233 Topics in Journalism: Writing Inequality

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM238 Colonial Hispano-America

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM239 History of Mexico

    The Aztec and other Indian peoples’ influence in Mexican history and thought; Spanish colonial legacy; Enlightenment, Liberal, and Conservative political philosophies; Mexico’s relationship to the United States; roles of the Church and of violence from European encounter through Revolution (1910-1921) and into Mexico’s current precarious social and political situation. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM241 Hispanic Folklore of the Southwest

    with Emphasis on Writing). This course is designed to introduce students to several approaches in folklore studies and to Mexican material culture, religion, music, and prose narratives in the Southwest region of the United States. We will examine how the different approaches used by historians, literary critics, anthropologists, and folklorists can enhance the study of Hispanic folklore and material culture. (Limited to 12 students.) Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM242 Anthropology of Food

    This course will explore food concepts, analytical methods, and the food habits of different ethnic groups. The class will have a field trip to the San Luis Valley, and to Northern New Mexico to document the production of food among farmers, cattle ranchers and restaurateurs. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit

    RM243 Slavery and Antislavery Movements to 1860

    African cultural backgrounds, African slavery in colonial British America and the U. S. to 1860; free Black people from 1790 to 1860 and antislavery movements. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM244 Black People in the U.S. since the Civil War

    Black Reconstruction; Black urban settlement; literary and artistic movements in the 1920s; civil rights struggles; recent social and political expressions.

    1 unit — Ratchford, Rommel-Ruiz

    RM245 Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM248 History of Korea

    A thematic survey of Korean history from the earliest times to the present covering social, cultural and political developments from the Three Kingdoms period through the Silla unification, Koryo and Choson dynasties to the modern era. Special emphasis on the twentieth century. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM250 Asian American Literature

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM251 Introduction to Indigenous Studies

    Introduces key concepts, epistemologies, worldviews, and focus areas of the multidisciplinary paradigm of Indigenous Studies. Using indigenous pedagogies, this course provides an overview of the histories, governance structures, economies, relationships to place and other beings, and cultures of Indigenous and Native Peoples of the US, from a decidedly indigenous perspective. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — McKay

    RM253 Literature of the American Southwest:

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM257 Globalization and Immigration on the U.S.-Mexico Border

    This course will examine changing patterns of U.S. immigration policy in the U.S.-Mexican border region, with an emphasis on the criminalization of U.S. immigration policy, and assess this policy in the context of a broader review of immigration theory. Other issues that will be explored include: the conditions within Mexico and Central America that have generated emigration to the U.S., the nature/challenges of the migrant journey to the U.S., and the role that Latino labor plays in the U.S. economy. The class typically includes a field component along the U.S.-Mexico border. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement.

    Prerequisite: consent of instructor & Any 100-level SO course, Sophomore standing. Spanish language skills recommended and consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    RM267 History of the Southwest under Spain and Mexico

    The pre-contact history of Anasazi and Athabascan peoples from anthropological and mythological perspectives; the causes and consequences of the Spanish entrada and attempts at missionization of the Indian peoples of New Mexico and the California coast; development of mestizo society; the arrival of the Anglo-Americans and the Mexican-American War. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM268 History of the Southwest since the Mexican War

    The adaptation of Native American and Hispanic peoples to Anglo-American culture and politics; the causes and consequences of the loss of Hispanic lands; the evolution of family life and religious practices; indigenous views of modernity. Films, artistic expressions, and works of fiction as well as historical sources. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM273 Southwest Arts & Culture

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM282 Africana Philosophy

    An exploration of themes in African, Caribbean, and North American thought, this course looks closely at ways in which philosophers of the African diaspora have responded to colonialism, the process of decolonization, and the postcolonial situation. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures requirement.

    1 unit — Lee, Sawyer

    RM283 Latin-American Philosophy

    A survey of philosophical writings by Latin-American authors in the social and historical context of the region. Texts studied include Indigenous philosophies of the pre-Hispanic tradition, as well as those of the colonial and postcolonial periods. Particular attention will be devoted to issues that are central to this philosophical tradition, such as identity, consciousness through education, and philosophies of liberation. Our readings draw from Aztec or Maya sources, as well as from Leon-Portilla, Vasconcelos, Paz, Freire, Gutierrez, Dussel. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM285 Philosophy & Race

    Race is a social construct that invites a number of philosophical questions, such as those of identity, inter-subjectivity, justice, rationality, and culturally different ways of knowing. The course will examine, among others, philosophical reflections on race by the following thinkers: Douglass, West, Fanon, Vasconcelos, Appiah, Bernsaconi, Outlaw, Levinas, Mendieta. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement.

    1 unit — Hernandez-Lemus

    RM290 Racial and Ethnic Identities (with Emphasis on Writing)

    (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM300 Advanced Topics in Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies:

    Selected advanced topics in the critical study of race and ethnicity.

    1 unit — Guessous, Lewis, McKay, Ratchford

    RM301 Post-Racial Discourses, Post-Racial Futures

    Examines the rise of post-racialism in the contemporary era and in particular the logic and assumptions underlying this ideology. Considers how racially marginalized groups challenge post[racialism and how they provide an alternative vision of a post-racial world. The course brings together insights from various fields of study including postcolonial theory. A frofuturism and indigenous futurism. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Race, Ethnicity, & Migration 312 or Consent of Instructor.

    1 unit

    RM306 Women of Color Feminisms

    Examines the contours and trajectory of women of color feminisms in the United States. Considers how women of color feminisms broaden the parameters of feminism and how a critical consideration of race, class, sexuality and nation complicates the way we think about feminist theory and politics. Examines the nature of the relationships among women of color feminisms. Draws from Chicana feminism, Black feminism, indigenous feminism, Asian American feminism, and transnational feminism. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM309 Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack: Critical Whiteness Studies

    This course introduces students to Critical Whiteness Studies, the scholarly interrogation of the social construction of whiteness: how whiteness converges with gender, socioeconomic status, and other social markers, to create and maintain fundamental sources of societal stratification. The course examines the historical and contemporary social, cultural, and political origins of and resistance to white supremacy and white privilege, particularly in the United States. Students will consider the economic and political forces responsible for the construction and maintenance of whiteness, and will critique the multiple axes of race, gender and class to understand the various mechanisms of privilege. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Feminist & Gender Studies 110, Feminist & Gender Studies 200, or consent of instructor).

    1 unit

    RM310 Anthropology and the History of Ideas

    The intellectual history of sociocultural anthropology will form the foundation of this course. It will discuss the ideas and intellectuals who contributed to the development of anthropology as a scholarly discipline and will consider the following theoretical perspectives: evolutionism, functionalism, historical particularism, cultural materialism, and interpretive approaches. Also, it will examine field research strategies that shaped anthropology. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Anthropology 102 or consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    RM311 Cultural Perspectives in Dance

    Study of dance practices and their specific histories within and across cultures. Themes of embodiment, race, ethnicity, identity, migrational flows, appropriation and cultural exchange inform the analysis of the selected dance traditions, fusions and innovations. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM312 Theories of Migration

    This course introduces students to key theories, mechanisms, and geographies of migration from various disciplines. The readings and discussions will focus on the analysis of the causes of internal and transnational migration flows as well as their consequences for the social, economic, political, diplomatic, and cultural dimensions of human experience in the past and in our time. The course will distinguish between the individual's motives and desires to move and the structural changes and events that encourage movement. 1 unit. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM313 Black Feminist Theory

    Examines Black feminist theory through the lens of key Black feminists, such as bell hooks, Patricia Hill Collins, Audre Lorde, and Alice Walker. Relying primarily on a guiding principle of Black feminism, the idea that racism, sexism, and class oppression are inextricably linked (also known as intersectionality), we will discuss various topics such as Black women’s relationships with Black men, motherhood, work inside and outside of the home, and religion and spirituality, among others. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM321 Rio Grande: Culture, History and Region

    An interdisciplinary course based on history, culture, and water issues. It will explore the cultural heritage and creativity of groups whose historical experience has been shaped by the Rio Grande basin from its origin in Colorado to its mouth in the Gulf of Mexico. The course will engage a broad American and international public in the exploration of how the river basin and the people who live within it change, evolve, and develop together, and can affect each other. Limited to 12 students. May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Anthropology 102 or consent of instructor.

    2 units

    RM323 Minority Politics

    A comparative analysis of the political experience and responses of major ethnic minorities and women to the American political process. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM330 Independent Readings

    Study for advanced students who wish to do work supplementary to that offered in the catalog.

    Prerequisite: Race, Ethnicity, & Migration 185 and consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    RM336 The Cuban Revolution

    This course examines theories of revolution through the lens of the Cuban experience. Special focus on the evolution of the Cuban regime and the evaluation of its performance. Additional topics include the analysis of U.S. policy toward the Castro government. Prerequisite: Political Science 335 or consent of instructor Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM337 Latino Literature in the US

    Comparative study of works of Chicano, Puerto Rican, and Cuban authors, as well as Latin American writers in exile in the United States, including political essays of Marti and Flores Magun and the contemporary works of Hinojosa, Mohr, Laviera, Rivera, Alegra, and Valenzuela. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: consent of instructor or Spanish 306.

    1 unit

    RM339 Chicano Literature

    Critical study of the literary production of authors of Mexican heritage in the United States from 1848 to the present, with emphasis on contemporary Chicano works including Rivera, Anaya, Valdez, El Teatro Campesino, Cisneros, Castillo, and Moraga. (Offered alternate years.) (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM342 Intervention, the Drug War and Human Migration: The U.S.-Latin American Relationship

    The U.S.-Latin American Relationship: Explores the evolution of the U.S.- Latin American relationship over the last century. Focuses primarily on overt and covert intervention; the genesis and evolution of the drug war; and, the impacts of human migration. Meets the Critical Perspectives: Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM351 Searching for the Homo Sacer: From the Plantation to the Camp

    The goal of this course is to carefully study the work of the modern philosopher and political theorist Giorgio Agamben whose text Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life imagines the Concentration Camp as exemplar of an exceptional space of violence that creates a particular type of political subject. This course will interrogate the Camps and the Atlantic World’s Plantations to identify points of departure and convergence in these spaces of violent subject formation. The course will be taught in Italy, where it will be hosted at the University of Bologna’s Department of History and Culture where Italian theorists are doing work on radical Italian and Black American Political Thought. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM360 Issues in British Romanticism: Slavery and Abolition

    During the 1780s, a movement to abolish slavery and the slave trade gained momentum in Great Britain, catalysed by the loss of the North America colonies. This course considers changing representations of slavery in both British and American contexts as a function of both the immediate impact of empire and its legacy in the aftermath of the American Revolution. As the rise of the abolitionist movement coincided with the development of British Romanticism, we will examine the reciprocal relationship between literary production and the economic, social, and political events of the slave trade as it was rendered by those who encountered slavery first hand and through multiple generic modes of writing: memoir, poetry, drama, fiction, and political tracts. The course encourages a comparative approach both in terms of historical period and geographical location, and we will attempt to situate discussion of a wide range of literary texts in conceptual and theoretical frameworks that will facilitate the production of a critically informed response. Works examined will include poetry by Wordsworth, Coleridge, Moore, Wheatley, Opie, Cowper, Day, and Southey, prose tracts by Cugoano, Equiano, and Prince, and plays by Bellamy and Colman. We will also read theory and criticism by Fanon, Gilroy, Lott, Carey, Caretta, Lee, and Baucom. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: English 221 or 250 or consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    RM370 Stds Literature Periods: Literature of Harlem Renaissance

    Selected fiction, poetry, and non-fiction prose which looks at a problem or theme in 19th-century British and/or American literature such as narratives of identity, archetypes of city and nature, the politics of genre, comparisons of British and American culture, and the nature of literary periods themselves. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM384 The Negritude Movement: African and African-American Intellectuals & Artists in Paris 1900-1950

    aris as a center for American, Caribbean, and African intellectuals from the black Diaspora. Readings from work of Aime Cesaire, Langston Hughes, Jessie Redmon Fauset, President Leopold Senghor, Eugene Bullard, Birago Diop and Cheikh Anta Diop. Emerging African and African American cultural identities; ideas of black nationalism within European, American and African society. Taught in Paris. Extra Expense $$$. Also taught as EN 385 and FR 308. (Students enrolling in FR 308 will do readings and write papers in French.) May meet either the Critical Perspectives: Global Cultures or Social Inequality requirement. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

    1 unit

    RM385 20th Century African-American Literature

    Readings in black American writers such as. W. E. B. Dubois, Ralph Ellison, Nella Larsen, and Rita Dove. Organized around aesthetic and cultural issues such as feminism, the 'anxiety of influence,' pressures of the marketplace, identity politics, and post-modern theory. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM387 African-American Women Writers and Literary Tradition

    Three centuries of texts by African-American women who have conspired with, rebelled against, and created literary traditions, such as Zora Neale Hurston, Pauline Hopkins, Rita Dove, Andrea Lee, and Nella Larsen. (Not offered 2020-21).

    1 unit

    RM399 Independent Study:

    Advanced study of a topic chosen by the student in consultation with a member of the REMS Core Faculty and approved by the director.

    1 unit

    RM400 Senior Seminar:

    Advanced study of a topic in Race, Ethnicity and Migration Studies required of all REMS majors. (Not offered 2020-21).

    Prerequisite: Race, Ethnicity, and Migration 185, 212, and 318.

    1 unit

    RM499 Senior Project:

    1 unit — McKay, Ratchford