Ethnicity, Race, & Migration courses
Director of undergraduate studies: Alicia Schmidt Camacho, 108 HGS, 432-7756, firstname.lastname@example.org
FACULTY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROGRAM OF ETHNICITY, RACE, AND MIGRATION
Professors Rolena Adorno (Spanish & Portuguese), Ned Blackhawk (History, American Studies), Alicia Schmidt Camacho (American Studies), Hazel Carby (African American Studies, American Studies), Michael Denning (American Studies, English), John Mack Faragher (History, American Studies), Inderpal Grewal (American Studies, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies), Dolores Hayden (Architecture, American Studies), Jonathan Holloway (History, African American Studies), Matthew Jacobson (American Studies, African American Studies, History), Gilbert Joseph (History), Kenneth Kidd (School of Medicine), Benedict Kiernan (History), Jennifer Klein (History), Mary Lui (American Studies, History), Enrique Mayer (Anthropology), Stephen Pitti (History, American Studies), Jeremy Seekings (Global Affairs) (Visiting), Jing Tsu (East Asian Languages & Literatures), Michael Veal (Music, African American Studies), Laura Wexler (American Studies, Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies)
Associate Professor Terri Francis (Film Studies, African American Studies)
Assistant Professors Jafari Allen (Anthropology, African American Studies), Rene Almeling (Sociology), GerShun Avilez (English, African American Studies), Zareena Grewal (American Studies), Albert Laguna (American Studies), Vida Maralani (Sociology), Paige McGinley (Theater Studies), Alyssa Mt. Pleasant (History), Justin Neuman (English), Ato Kwamena Onoma (Political Science), Birgit Brander Rasmussen (American Studies), Sara Shneiderman (Anthropology), Edwidge Tamalet-Talbayev (French)
Senior Lecturer Geetanjali Singh Chanda (Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies)
Lecturers Oluseye Adesola (African Studies), Jasmina Besirevic-Regan (Sociology), Alexandra Dufresne (Political Science), Demetra Kasimis (Humanities), Mikaela Rogozen-Soltar (Middle East Studies)
The program in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration enables students to engage in an interdisciplinary, comparative study of forces that have created a multicultural, multiethnic, and multiracial world. The major emphasizes familiarity with the intellectual traditions and debates surrounding the concepts of indigeneity, ethnicity, nationality, and race; grounding in both the history of migration and its contemporary manifestations; and knowledge of and direct engagement with the cultures, structures, and peoples formed by these migrations.
Prospective majors should consult the director of undergraduate studies early in their academic careers to discuss an individual plan of study. Enrollment in the major requires permission of the director of undergraduate studies prior to the beginning of the fall term of the junior year.
The major for the Classes of 2013 and 2014 Students in the Class of 2013 must fulfill the requirements of the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration major that were in place when they entered the major, as described in previous editions of this bulletin. Students in the Class of 2014 may also fulfill the requirements of the major that were in place when they entered it, including the stipulation that Ethnicity, Race, and Migration may only be taken as a second major. Alternatively, students in the Class of 2014 may fulfill the requirements for the major as described below for the Class of 2015 and subsequent classes.
Requirements of the major for the Class of 2015 and subsequent classes Students must complete twelve term courses in Ethnicity, Race, and Migration, including the senior requirement. These twelve must include ER&M 200, an introductory course on the issues and disciplines involved in the study of ethnicity, race, and migration. Students interested in the major should take this course early in their studies, preferably during the freshman or sophomore year in preparation for more advanced work in the junior seminar. In the junior year, all majors are required to take ER&M 300, Comparative Ethnic Studies. This junior seminar introduces majors to scholarship in ethnic studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies.
Distributional requirements In order to acquire a comparative sense of ethnicity, race, and migration, students are expected to take at least two courses in each of two distinct geographic areas. To gain familiarity with global movements of people within and across national borders, majors must take at least one course that examines historical or contemporary migrations. Students must also demonstrate evidence of interdisciplinary work related to ethnicity, race, and migration in at least two departments or academic fields.
Area of concentration In consultation with the director of undergraduate studies, each student defines an area of concentration consisting of five term courses, not including the senior essay or project. Advanced work in the foreign language related to a student's area of concentration is advised. Courses applied toward the area of concentration may also be used to fulfill the major's distributional requirements.
As a multidisciplinary program, Ethnicity, Race, and Migration draws on the resources of other departments and programs in the University. Students are encouraged to examine the offerings of other departments in both the humanities and the social sciences, interdisciplinary programs of study housed in the MacMillan Center and elsewhere, and residential college seminars for additional relevant courses. The stated area of concentration of each student determines the relevance and acceptability of other courses. Students are also encouraged to engage in community-based learning opportunities.
Senior requirement The senior requirement has two components. In the fall term, all majors take the senior colloquium (ER&M 491) on theoretical and methodological issues. Students may choose to complete the requirement by writing a senior essay in the senior project seminar (ER&M 492) during the spring term. Alternatively, students may take an upper-level ER&M seminar and write a senior essay of thirty to thirty-five pages in addition to completing all course requirements. This seminar may be taken during either the fall or spring term. Majors planning to undertake an independent senior project must submit a proposal signed and approved by a faculty adviser to the director of undergraduate studies during the fall term.
Term abroad Because of the major's emphasis on international and transnational work, students are encouraged to undertake a term abroad. They should consult with the director of undergraduate studies to identify courses from study abroad programs that may count toward the major.
REQUIREMENTS OF THE MAJOR
Number of courses 12 term courses (incl senior req)
Specific courses required ER&M 200, 300
Distribution of courses 5 courses in area of concentration; at least 2 courses in each of 2 geographic areas; at least 1 course on historical or contemporary migrations; at least 2 interdisciplinary courses from different departments or fields
Senior requirement Senior colloq (ER&M 491); senior essay or project in upper-level sem or in ER&M 492