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Comprehensive List of Approved Courses to Meet the Race and Ethnic Studies Requirement

Given the systematic discrimination and exploitation of African Americans, Latinxs/Chicanxs, Native Americans, Asian Americans and Middle Eastern Americans that have figured so critically in the history of the United States and its territories, the Race and Ethnic Studies requirement provides the opportunity to study the histories, politics and cultures of people of African, Latinx, Asian, Middle Eastern and Indigenous descent. Courses must substantially examine the impact of racial construction on power relations and cultural identities of these groups within and/or beyond the US context.

To request that a course be added to the approved list of courses, students must submit courses (including a syllabus) by petition (use the Race and Ethnic Studies Requirement Petition).

Seniors may only take pre-approved courses.

This comprehensive list is kept updated as new Race and Ethnic Studies courses are approved. Refer to “Course Area: SC Race & Ethnic St Rqmt” on the Academic Portal schedule of courses for each semester.

Last Updated: August 5, 2019
Course Course Title College Instructor
AFRI010A AF Introduction to Africana Studies Pomona Lemelle, S
AFRI116 AF Marxism and the Black Radical Tradition Scripps Soliman, M.
AFRI144A AF Black Women Feminism(s) and Social Change Pomona Jackson, P
AFRI195F AF Transnationalism Scripps Arguello, M
AMST103 JT (approved for SP16; must petition ea. sem.) Introduction to American Cultures Scripps
AMST110 SC Migrant Memoir Scripps Cheng, W
AMST120 HM Hyphenated Americans HMC Balseiro, I
AMST128 SC Race, Space, and Difference Scripps Cheng, W
AMST169A SC Freedom and Race: Citizenship, Slavery and the Sex/Labor Trades Scripps
ANTH012 PZ Native Americans and Their Environments Pitzer Miller, S
ANTH111 PZ Historical Archaeology Pitzer Miller, S
ANTH127 SC Settler Colonialism Scripps Morales, G
ARHI137 PZ Tradition and Transformation in Native North American Art Pitzer Anthes, B
(formerly ARHI139 PZ)
Native American Art Collections Research Pitzer Anthes, B
ARHI138B PZ Native American Art Collections Research w/Lab: (Same course as ARHI138; offered some years with lab component) Pitzer Anthes, B
ARHI144B PO Daughters of Africa: Art, Cinema, Theory, Love Pomona Jackson, P
ARHI178 PO The Black Aesthetic and Politics of (Re)Presentation Pomona Jackson, P
ARHI184 PO Modernism, Antimodernism, Postmodernism: A Social History of North American Art, 1900 to Present Pomona Gorse, G
ARHI186L PO Critical Race Theory, Representation, and the Rule of Law Pomona Jackson, P
ARHI186W PO Whiteness: Race, Sex and Representation Pomona Jackson, P
ART 137 SC Race and Identity: Artists’ Books Scripps Blassingame, T
ART 181G SC Topics Seminar in Studio Art: Beauty and Abject: Race/Gender/Art Scripps Gonzales-Day, K
ASAM086 PO Social Documentation and Asian Americans Pomona Mak, K
ASAM094 PZ Community Health Pitzer Yep, K
ASAM104 PZ Asian American Foodways Pitzer Nubla, G
ASAM105 PZ Zines, Creativity, Community Pitzer Honma, T
ASAM112 PZ Asian American Literature: Racial Form, Aesthetics, and Politics Pitzer Nubla, G
ASAM125 AA Introduction to Asian American History: 1850-Present Harvey Mudd Flores, A
ASAM145 PZ Asian North American Women Writers: Colonial Legacies Pitzer Nubla, G
ASAM160 AA Asian American Women’s Experiences Scripps
ASAM179B HM Asian American and the Law HMC Young, B; Sugihara, M
ASAM179D AA Special Topics for Asian American Studies: Mixed Race Experiences HMC O’Brien, G
ASAM179E PZ Asian /Americans and Popular Culture Pitzer Nubla, G
ASAM187 AA Special Topics for Asian American Studies: Art, Activism, and Asian American Social Movements Scripps
CHLT060 CH Women in the Third World Pitzer Soldatenko, M
CHLT061 CH Contemporary Issues of Chicanas and Latinas Pitzer Soldatenko, M
CHLT115 CH Gender, Race and Class: Women of Color in the U.S. Pitzer Soldatenko, M
CHLT153 CH Rural and Urban Social Movements Pitzer Calderon, J
CHLT154 CH Latinas in the Garment Industry Pitzer Soldatenko, M
CHLT157 CH Latina Activists Work and Protest Pitzer Soldatenko, M
CHLT166 CH Chicana Feminist Epistemology Pitzer Soldatenko, M
CHST015  CH Introduction to Chicanx Latinx Studies Scripps Alcala, R
CHST064 CH Chicanx Music from Genre to Experience Scripps Gonzalez, M
CHST066 CH Fandango as a De-Colonial Tool Scripps Gonzalez, M
CHST074 CH Women Who Rock: The Archive, Pop Music and New Media Scripps Gonzalez, M
CHST077 CH Chicana-Latina, Gender and Popular Culture Pomona Gonzalez, M
CHST126B CH Contemporary Chicanx Literature Scripps Alcala, R
CHST184D CH Chicanx Short Fiction Scripps Alcala, R
CHST185B CH Narratives of the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands Scripps Garcia, M
CHST186 CH Contemporary Chicana Literature Seminar Scripps Alcala, R
DANC131 SC Critical Perspectives on Dance: Gender, Race and Sexuality Scripps Smith, J
DANC135 PO Traditions of World Dance Pomona Shay, A
DANC151 SC Dancing Social Justice Scripps Branfman, S
EA 086 PZ Environmental Justice Pitzer Sarathy, B
EA 099 PO Introduction to Urban Health Equity: Uncovering Local and Global Disparities Pomona Los Huertos, M
ECON116 PO Race in the U.S. Economy Pomona Conrad, C
ENGL012A AF Intro to African American Literature Before 1865 Pitzer Harris, L
ENGL012B AF Intro to African American Literature After 1865 Pitzer Harris, L
ENGL052 PO American Gothic Pomona Heintz, L
ENGL056 PO Contemporary Native American Literature Pomona Thomas, V
ENGL125C AF Introduction to African American Literature: Middle Passage to Civil War Pomona Thomas, V
ENGL141 SC (formerly ENGL161 SC) The Slave Narrative and the Novel Scripps Koenigs, T
ENGL155 SC Multi-Ethnic Literature of the United States Scripps Mansouri, L.
ENGL161 SC The Futures of Asian America Scripps Liu, W
ENGL162 SC (formerly ENGL183 SC) Asian American Literature, Gender and Sexuality Scripps Liu, W
ENGL167A CH (formerly ENGL184A CH) Chicano Movement Literature Scripps  Alcala, R
ENGL167B CH (formerly ENGL184B CH) Contemporary Chicanx Literature Scripps Alcala, R
ENGL167C CH (formerly ENGL184C CH) Contemporary Chicana Literature Seminar Scripps Alcala, R
ENGL167D CH (formerly ENGL184D CH) ChicanxShort Fiction Scripps Alcala, R
ENGL197D SC American Protest Literature Scripps Drake, K
FGSS026 SC Introduction to Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Scripps
FGSS181 SC Feminisms in Community: Community Engagement with Incarcerated Women Scripps Castagnetto, S
FGSS182 SC Feminist Intersectional Pedagogies: Learning Grassroots Leadership Practices Scripps Chatterjee, P
FGSS183  SC Sciences from “Below”: Feminist and Queer Conceptions Scripps Cheng, J
FGSS184  SC Feminist Theories: Antiracist, Postcolonial and Queer Critiques Scripps
FGSS187 SC Advanced Topics in Feminist Studies: Gender, Race, and Science Scripps
FGSS188B SC Advanced Topics in Feminist Studies: Queer Representations in Film and Video Scripps Cheng, J
FGSS188E SC The Queer Transpacific: Sinophone Cultures and Race/Ethnicity in Asian America Scripps Cheng, J
FGSS192 SC Antiracist Feminist and Queer Praxis: Theory, Ethics and Social Action Scripps Chatterjee, P
GEOG179B HM Place, Power, and Difference Harvey Mudd Seitz, D
GERM107 SC Memory, Trauma, Guilt-Writing the Holocaust Scripps Vennemann, K
GOVT168 CM Black Intellectuals: Debating Race in the Age of Obama Claremont McKenna Shields, J
HIST025 CH All Power to the People: Social Movements for Justice Pomona Summers Sandoval, T
HIST050A AF (formerly HIST111A prior to FA10) African Diaspora in the U.S. to 1877 Scripps Roberts, R
HIST050B AF (formerly HIST111B prior to FA10) African Diaspora in the U.S. Since 1877 Scripps Roberts, R
HIST070B SC Introduction to Modern U.S. History Scripps Liss, J
HIST100C CH Chicana/Latina Histories Pomona Summers Sandoval, T
HIST114 CM Race and Racism in the Colonial Americas CMC Livesay, D
HIST125 CM Asian American History: 1850-Present CMC Yoo, D
HIST153 AF (formerly HIST114 prior to FA10) Slave Women in Antebellum America Scripps Roberts, R
HIST166 SC Political and Cultural Criticism in the U.S. Scripps Liss, J
HIST169A SC Freedom and Race: Citizenship, Slavery and the Sex/Labor Trades Scripps
HIST171 AF African American Women in the United States Scripps Roberts, R
HIST173 AF (formerly HIST122 prior to FA10) Black Intellectuals and the Politics of Race Scripps Roberts, R
HIST174 SC The American 1960s Scripps Liss, J
HIST176 AF Civil Rights Movement Modern Era Scripps Roberts, R
HIST177 SC The U.S. in the 1920s: Fords, Flappers, and Fundamentalists Scripps Liss, J
HIST179C SC Mexican American History Scripps
HIST190 CM Race and American Cities Claremont McKenna Geismer, L
JPNT177 PO Japanese Japanese-American Women Writers Pomona Miyake, L
LGCS114 PO Linguistic Discrimination Pomona Holliday, N
LGCS114 PZ Linguistic Discrimination Pitzer Holliday, N
LGCS116 PZ Language and Ethnicity Pitzer Fought, C
LIT 087 CM Modern Black Fiction CMC Bradley, A
LIT 179U HM Reading Race Writing HMC Balseiro, I
MS 100 AA Asian Americans in Media HMC Kaneko, A
MUS 121 SC Music of the Spirits Scripps Huang, H
MUS 122 SC Color of Music: Race in Blues and Jazz Scripps Huang, H
MUS 125 SC Fight the Power: Music in L.A. Scripps Huang, H
MUS 130 SC Rhythm and the Latina Body Politic Scripps Jaquez, C
MUS 131 SC Mariachi Performance and Culture Scripps Jaquez, C
PHIL191 CM Race and Policy Claremont McKenna Basu, R
POLI118 SC Korea and Korean Americans Scripps Kim, T
POLI124 SC Race in American Politics Scripps Kim, T
POLI126 SC Black Americans and the Political System Scripps Tyson, V
POLI127 SC Politics and Public Policy of Asian Communities in U.S. Scripps Kim, T
POLI136 PO Environmental Justice and Public Policy Pomona Worthington, R
POLI145 SC Race, Violence, and the Law Scripps Golub, M
POLI157 SC Black Feminist and Womanist Thought Scripps Uskup, D.
POLI187I SC Race, Education and Law Scripps Johnson, C
POLI187K SC Race, Nation and Baseball Scripps Kim, T
POST107 CH Latino Politics Pitzer Pantoja, A
POST116 PZ Surfing and the Politics of Race, Class, and Culture Pitzer Pantoja, A
PSYC012 AF Introduction to African-American Psychology Pitzer Fairchild, H
PSYC084 CH Psychology of the Chicanx Latinx Experience Pomona Bacio, G
PSYC116 SC Identity Development in Minority Children and Adolescents Scripps Walker, S
PSYC150 AF Psychology of the Black Experience Pomona Hurley, E
PSYC153 AA Asian American Psychology Pomona Goto, S
PSYC155 CM Seminar in Ethnic Minority Psychology and Mental Health CMC Hwang, W
PSYC156 SC Native American Psychology Scripps Walker, S
PSYC157 SC Psychology of the Black Woman in America Scripps Walker, S
PSYC180M PO Seminar in Cultural Psychology Pomona Goto, S
PSYC183 PZ Ethnic Psychology Laboratory Pitzer Rodriguez, N
PSYC188 AF Seminar in African American Psychology Pitzer Fairchild, H
RLST081 SC Precolonial African Christian Spiritualities Scripps Sales, L
RLST082 CM African-American Religions CMC Doran, J
RLST084 CM Religion, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement CMC Gilbert, G
RLST085 SC Conquered Colonized Christianity SCR Sales, L
RLST115 CM (formerly RLST116 CM) Asian American Religions CMC Yonemoto, K
RLST142 AF The Problem of Evil: African American Engagement with(in) Western Thought Pomona Smith, D
SOC 030 CH Chicansx-Latinsx in Contemporary Society Pomona Ochoa, G
SOC 035 PZ Race and Ethnic Relations Pitzer Calderon, J
SOC 073 PZ Asians in America: Model Minority and Perpetual Foreigner Pitzer Junisbai, A
SOC 077 PZ Indigenous Movements Pitzer Steinman, E
SOC 114 PZ Los Angeles Communities: Transformations, Inequality and Activism Pitzer Ochoa, G
SOC 124 AF Race, Place and Space Pitzer Basu, D
SOC 126 AA Immigration and the Second Generation Pomona Thai, H
SOC 150 AA Contemporary Asian American Issues Pomona Nazareno, J
SOC 150 CH Chicanxs-Latinxs and Education Pomona Ochoa, G
SPAN100 PZ Spanish in the Community/Children of Immigration Pitzer Gutierrez, P
SPAN127 CH Literatura Chicana en Espanol Scripps Alcala, R
SPAN142 PO Tropicalizations: Transcultural Representations of Latinidad Pomona Chavez-Silverman, S
WRIT175 SC Social Action Writing and Rhetoric Scripps Drake, K

NOTE: At the direction of the course instructors, the following courses do not satisfy the Race and Ethnic Studies Requirement at Scripps College:

Last Updated: January, 7, 2016
ENGL070 AF Love and Revolution: Black Women’s Poetry and Song Pitzer