Race & Ethnicity Studies Minor

The minor in race & ethnicity studies takes an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and ethnicity. What do these categories of difference mean? How have they been defined, constructed and applied in different historical and socio-cultural contexts? How do they intersect or overlap with other aspects of difference (e.g., gender, class, nation, sexuality, religion)? Exploring these questions with analytical tools and approaches developed in a range of academic disciplines, the minor leads to a critical examination of the construction of race and ethnicity in a variety of social, cultural, historical, political and economic contexts.

The minor consists of five courses to be taken from three categories:

Course from any of the three categories1
Race & Ethnicity Core Requirement
Select at least one of the following:1
Introductory Topics in Race and Literature (Queerness and Race)
Introductory Topics in Race and Literature (Race, Law and American Literature)
Introductory Topics in Race and Literature (Reading Race in Time Travel)
Topics in the History of Science and Medicine (Sex, Race, Science)
Philosophy and Race
Race and Ethnicity in American Legal Thought
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Race and Sexuality
Comparative/Theoretical
Select at least one course from the list of approved comparative/theoretical courses. 11
Multiculturalism and Education
Introductory Topics in Race and Literature (Queerness and Race)
Introductory Topics in Race and Literature (Race, Law and American Literature)
Introductory Topics in Race and Literature (Reading Race in Time Travel)
Identity, Inequality, and the Environment
Topics in the History of Science and Medicine (Sex, Race and Science)
Philosophy and Race
Latin American Philosophy
Race Ethnicity and American Politics
Race and Ethnicity in American Legal Thought
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
How Holocausts Happen
Race and Ethnicity after Technology
Modernism on the Margins: Race, Class and Sexuality
Race and Sexuality
Area or Ethnic Group
Select at least two courses from the list of approved area or ethnic group courses. 22
Anthropology of Native North America
Religions in Africa: Spirits, Saints, and Sufis
Immigrant Youth in U.S. Society
Special Topics in American Literature (Beyond Rum and Revolution: imagining Cuba from the Diaspora)
US Latino/a Literature (Growing Up Latinx)
US Latino/a Literature (US Latino/a Literature)
Studies in Dramatic Literature (Margins to the Mainstream: US Latino/a Theatre & Film)
Studies in Dramatic Literature (The Theatre of the Civil Rights Movement)
Studies-Selected American Authors (Melville's Sea, Faulkner's South, Morrison's Song)
Introduction to African American Literature
Ethnic Comedy in the United States
Questioning the Post-Racial
Caribbean Literature
Jewish American Comedy: Stage, Screen, Stand-up
US: Fever/Fantasy/Desire
Race & Gender in the 18th Century
Topics in Francophone Literature and Culture (French West Indies)
Holocaust Literature
Topics in American History (Native American History)
American Revolution (African Americans and the American Revolution)
American Abolition (Slavery)
U.S. History from the 1940s to the Present (When taught by Jennifer Thomson)
Topics in the History of Science and Medicine (Sex, Race, Science)
African-American History (Terror and the Black Struggle)
Language and Race
Music and Culture: Jazz and Social Justice
Music and Culture: Jazz, Rock, and Race
Integrated Perspectives Course (Modern Africa)
Women and the Penal System
1

The list of approved comparative/theoretical courses is available on the website of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender (bucknell.edu/csreg.xml).

2

The list of approved area or ethnic group courses is available on the website of the Center for the Study of Race, Ethnicity & Gender (bucknell.edu/csreg.xml).

  • The fifth course may be selected from any of the three categories.
  • Any given course may not count for more than one category.
  • At least one course in the social sciences and one course in the humanities are required.
  • No more than one 100-level course may count toward the minor.
  • Students are encouraged to take the core course as early as possible.
  • Courses other than those on the approved list may be approved by the Coordinating Committee on a case by case basis, upon request of the student. These include interdisciplinary courses that span the humanities and social sciences, and courses in the natural sciences.
  • Students are encouraged to discuss their selection of courses for the minor with a member of the Coordinating Committee.
  • Students may request that study abroad courses be considered for the minor. The Coordinating Committee will consider study abroad courses upon completion of the course and a review of the syllabus.

Faculty

Coordinating Committee: Cymone Fourshey, Susan A. Reed