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ES 301 - Theoretical Perspectives Ethnic Studies

Instructor: Michael Hames-García

Term: Fall 2015

ES 301 introduces students to advanced theoretical perspectives in the field of Ethnic Studies. It is intended for juniors who are ES majors or minors. For ES majors, the course builds toward the two-­‐ course “capstone” sequence (ES 498 and ES 499) typically taken during winter and spring terms of senior year. The course engages a range of advanced scholarship on the intersections of race, ethnicity, gender, class, indigeneity, dis/ability, and sexuality, building on your previous experiences in Ethnic Studies. The texts assigned for this class incorporate an array of theories and methods, and are organized around a “keywords” approach, drawing from short essays on critical concepts in Ethnic Studies, American Studies, and cultural studies.

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