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Fall 23 CRES Featured Courses. Are you still looking to add classes for fall? Consider taking a CRES course! Space is available.

Lower Division 
CRES 10103 - Engaging Difference/Diversity | sec 015 - Tonmar Johnson
CRES 10103 - Engaging Difference/Diversity | sec 074 - Rosangela Boyd
CRES 10103 - Engaging Difference/Diversity | sec 080 - Jacinto Ramos
CRES 10103 - Engaging Difference/Diversity | sec 081 - Anthony Walker
CRES 10103 - Engaging Difference/Diversity | sec 082 - Roberto Tinajero II
CRES 10103 - Honors Engaging Difference/Diversity | sec 680 - Jacinto Ramos
CRES 20003 - Seminar Critical Race Theory | sec 074 - Rikki Willingham
CRES 20103 - Intro to African American Studies | sec 035 - Tonmar Johnson

Upper Division Classes 
CRES 30203 - Social Justice Organizing and Activism | sec 074 - Nino Testa
CRES 30503 - Crimmigration | sec 055 - Luis Romero Jr.
CRES 40003 - CRES Capstone Seminar | sec 065 - Luis Romero Jr.
CRES 40003 - Honors CRES Capstone Seminar | sec 655 - Luis Romero Jr.
CRES 60003 - Grad Intro to CRES | sec 055 - Stacie McCormick
CRES 70001 - Portfolio | sec 079 - Stacie McCormick

CRES Featured Class 
RELI 10033 - Black Liberation Theology |Shari Mackinson
This course introduces students to the vital role of religion in human experience by exploring literary, historical, cultural dimensions of religion texts, patterns of belief, and related ritual and ethical practices. In the “Black Liberation Theology” section, we explore the role of religion through the theological perspectives (or “God-Talk”) of Black Theologians. Although the course focuses heavily on Black Christian perspectives from the US, it includes the contributions of the Black Power Movement, Malcolm X and the Nation of Islam, continental Africans, and other scholars and activists committed to the liberation (or well-being) of Black Americans.

RELI 30473 - Womanist Religious Thought |Shari Mackinson
Womanist Religious Thought This course helps students think about religion by centering women’s experiences and critical ideas about theology and ethics. Students will be introduced to Womanist religious thought and race-class-gender analytical approaches to examining religious life and society.
Potential content includes works from: Maria Stewart, Audre Lorde, bell hooks, Alice Walker, Delores Williams, Katie Cannon, Monica Coleman, Natalie Baszile, Nicole Dennis-Benn, etc.

HNRS 20243 - Anthropology of Black Panther |Sylviane Greensword
This seminar uses the lens of Anthropology to examine the themes, production, and reception of the popular franchise, Black Panther. Assigned reading includes select volumes of the comic strip series, its filmic adaptations, and scholarly articles on the themes, production, and media coverage of Black Panther. Through student presentations, small group discussions, and academic writing, students will examine the extent to which Hollywood and the fictional utopian society of Wakanda expose realities of contemporary cultures and subcultures at home and abroad.

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Dean Watson is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Stacie McCormick as the Department Chair for Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies. 

Dr. Stacie McCormick is an Associate Professor of English, serves as core faculty in CRES and WGST, and specializes in representations of the body (biopower, biocapitalism, disability, etc.), land, sexuality, and the ongoing resonance of slavery in contemporary Black writing and performance, all from Black feminist and intersectional lens. She is currently writing a book that examines Black storytelling and reproductive justice from the perspectives of those often marginalized out of the conversation. Her appointment begins June 1, 2023.

Dr. McCormick notes: "I am truly excited to lead CRES and to work with the dynamic students and community within the department. Ethnic Studies plays such an important role in the academy because it not only offers a socially transformative curriculum, but also serves as an important site of community building in the work of justice. I look forward to advancing these legacies within CRES."