Requirements for the Major
Eight units are required.
CES 200: Argument with the Given (key concepts)
CES 240: Language: The Colonial and Imperial Difference
CES 260: Insurgency, Solidarity and Coloniality of Power
CES 490: CES Senior Colloquium
Four Electives chosen from Critical Ethnic Studies Elective List:
AFST/FREN 455 Afro-Perspectives
ANSO 270 Communities and Schools
ANSO 357 Immigrants and Exiles
ANSO/CES 410 Missionaries to Pilgrims: Diasporic Return
ANSO 424 Border Epistemologies
ARTX 360 Queer Aesthetics
CES 300 Body, Land, and Labor
CES 340 Plant Communication/Kinship
CHIN 250 China from the Borders
ENGL 150 Reading the World: Beyond Realism: Imperial Romance*
ENGL 155 Reading the World: Identities*
ENGL 156 Reading the World: Social Justice
ENGL/SEMN 217 World Indigenous Literatures
ENGL 220 African American Literature
ENGL 221 African Literature
ENGL 222 American Indian Literature
ENGL 230 US Ethnic Literature
ENGL 260 African Cinemas
ENGL 310 Constructing Blackness
ENGL 318 Post-colonial Literature
ENGL 323 Chicana/o/x Literature
ENGL 331 East Asian Diasporic Literatures
ENGL/SEMN 492 Advanced Literary Studies: American Indian Literature and the Law
GERM 430 Contemporary German Minority Cultures
GERM 435 Minority Cultures in Germany
HIST 291 History of Latin America in its Colonial Period
POLS 229 Race, Law, & US Politics
RELG 120 Religion in the Early U.S.
RELG 121 Religion in the Modern U.S.
RELG 122 Religions of Latin America (and the Caribbean)
RELG 123 Catholicism in the Americas
RELG 221 Black Religious Experience in the Americas
WGS 390: Feminist and Queer Inquiry**
*Courses taught as part of the Reading the World (RTW) series in the English Department must be approved of by CES Director. Only RTW: Identities taught by Dr. Salinas and RTW: Beyond Realism taught by Dr. Sinha currently count as approved CES electives.
**WGS 390 will count as an elective only if taught by Dr. Fong. All other interations of this course will have to be approved by the CES Director.
Courses that fit into the major will be designated CES courses under course type. The elective lists will continue to develop. For a list of current electives please consult the Critical Ethnic Studies website.
Courses taken at other U.S. colleges and universities, or on Study Abroad, may count for an elective course. We usually only accept one transfer credit toward the major. Please speak with the Director of the program for final approval and clarification.