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Top ES 101 INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
This interdisciplinary course focuses on the ethnic group experience in the United States with emphasis on African Americans, Native Americans, Chicanos/as, Latinos/as, and Asian Americans. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 159 LANGUAGE, RACE AND RACISM IN THE US: AN INTRODUCTION (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Students in this course will unpack language, race and racism--as well as the intersections between those ideas-- as cornerstones to understanding identity and society as inherently socially constructed notions. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as ANTH 159 and WLC 159.

Top ES 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ES 201 INVENTING ETHNIC AMERICA (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An examination of past and present constructions of race and ethnicity in U.S. culture and society and their impact on individuals, institutions, policies, and practices, with particular emphasis on contemporary America. (Bacc Core Course) (H) (SS)

Top ES 213 CONTEMPORARY LATINO/A CULTURE AND ISSUES (3)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A comparative interdisciplinary treatment of contemporary Latino/a cultures and current issues affecting their status in the United States. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 221 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES I (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An interdisciplinary survey of the African American experience beginning with pre-colonial Africa to the early 1900s. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 221H SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES I (3)  Baccalaureate Core Course
An interdisciplinary survey of the African American experience beginning with pre-colonial Africa and ending with World War I. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ES 223 SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES II (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
An interdisciplinary survey of the African American experience from World War I to the present. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 231 INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An examination of the histories and experiences of Asian Americans from the mid-1800s to the present through historical texts, oral histories, personal essays, video, audio, and creative writings. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 233 ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ACTIVISM AND EMPOWERMENT (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
A look at Asian Pacific American activism and issues, from early labor organizing to contemporary community efforts, with particular emphasis on the 1960s to the present. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 241 INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
A survey of Native American cultures and history, both prior to and following contact with Europeans. Introduces the key contemporary issues and questions in the field of Native American studies. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 241H INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
A survey of Native American cultures and history, both prior to and following contact with Europeans. Introduces the key contemporary issues and questions in the field of Native American studies. (H) (NC) (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ES 243 NATIVE AMERICAN ASSIMILATION AND ACTIVISM (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Comprehensive course dealing with Native American experiences in the United States. Focuses on tribal and individual Native American activism and responses to government policies and cultural practices of assimilation since 1900. (Bacc Core Course) (H) (NC)

Top ES 260 INTRODUCTION TO PACIFIC ISLANDS STUDIES (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduction to the geography, societies, histories, cultures, and contemporary issues of Oceania (Pacific islands). Especially concerned with the experience of indigenous communities and the representations generated inside and outside Oceania. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ES 311 NARRATIVES OF LATINO MIGRATIONS (3) 
A study of the scholarship and creative literature dealing with migrations from Mexico and other Latin American countries to the United States.

Top ES 314 CHICANO/A LITERATURE (3) 
A survey of select works in various genres. Attention to questions of cultural production, reception, critical approaches and how factors such as race, gender, and class impact Chicano/a discursive practices.

Top ES 321 AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT: 20TH CENTURY (4) 
This interdisciplinary course examines the dialogues, conflicts and self-representations produced by African Americans beginning with the closing years of the 19 century (1895) and ending with the opening days of World War II. (SS)

Top ES 323 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL DISCOURSE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Interdisciplinary course examines key African American political discourse(s) that emerged in response to major social and cultural transformations occurring in the United States after World War II to the present. (SS)

Top ES 332 ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS AND THE MEDIA (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A broad study of representations of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and Asian Pacific Americans in various US media, including media produced by Asian Pacific Americans themselves.

Top ES 334 ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LITERATURE (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
An examination of various works by Asian Pacific American writers and some of the critical debates surrounding them. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 345 NATIVE AMERICANS IN OREGON (4) 
Analysis and understanding of the complex experiences of Native Americans in the present state of Oregon, from early contact with those of other ethnicities to contemporary demographic contexts. (H) (NC)

Top ES 350 PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND WRITINGS ON RACE (4)  Offered in current or future terms WIC Core Course
Explores historical and contemporary cases of private, political, and public discourse on race and difference. Students will study diverse examples to explore strategies and methods of dominant and resistant discourse, as well as their social and material impacts. (Writing Intensive Course)

Top ES 351 ETHNIC MINORITIES IN OREGON (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Exploration of the cultures and contributions of major ethnic groups in the state of Oregon. With timelines, oral histories, and audiovisual aids, the course will allow students to learn the ethnic and regional diversity in Oregon history. (Bacc Core Course) (H)

Top ES 353 ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduces environmental racism; the unequal impact of environmental harm on communities of color and indigenous peoples. Presents empirical evidence and theoretical frames, and explores efforts by government, residents, and activists to combat it. Considers questions of environmental justice via social structure, public access, open space, indigeneity, food, and media. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 353H ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Introduces environmental racism; the unequal impact of environmental harm on communities of color and indigenous peoples. Presents empirical evidence and theoretical frames, and explores efforts by government, residents, and activists to combat it. Considers questions of environmental justice via social structure, public access, open space, indigeneity, food, and media. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ES 354 LITERATURE OF ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES (4)  WIC Core Course
An examination of various literary works by ethnic minorities addressing issues of race and ethnicity in U.S. culture and society. (Writing Intensive Course)

Top ES 355 RACE, SPACE, AND DIFFERENCE (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
A hands-on approach to exploring how we make space, and why geography is always infused with markers of social identity and exercises of power. Will practice "reading" space and landscapes, and learn how notions of race and other forms of "difference" shape space (and vice versa) to produce experiences of inclusion, exclusion, cooperation, and conflict. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 355H RACE, SPACE, AND DIFFERENCE (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
A hands-on approach to exploring how we make space, and why geography is always infused with markers of social identity and exercises of power. Will practice "reading" space and landscapes, and learn how notions of race and other forms of "difference" shape space and (vice versa) to produce experiences of inclusion, exclusion, cooperation, and conflict. (Bacc Core Course) PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ES 357 FARMWORKER JUSTICE MOVEMENTS (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Justice movements for farmworkers have a long and storied past in the annals of US history. This course begins with the 1960s Chicano civil rights era struggles for social justice. Focus on the varied strategies of four farmworker justice movements: United Farm Workers, Farm Labor Organizing Committee, Pineros y Campesinos Unidos Noroeste, and the Coalition of Immokalee Workers. The course is structured around the question of the movement and its various articulations. Course covers central themes and strategies that comprise the core of farmworker movements but is designed to allow students to explore other articulations they find relevant. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 361 (RE)FRAMING RACE THROUGH FILM PRODUCTION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A critical engagement of ways race and ethnicity are treated in nonfiction short film as students produce their own short film as a means of challenging dominant racial representations and narratives. Requires a basic understanding of ways that notions about race and ethnicity combine with ideologies about gender, sexuality, ability, class, etc. to perpetuate unjust systems and institutions. Prior filmmaking experience is welcome but not required. CROSSLISTED as QS 361, WGSS 361, WLC 361.

Top ES 373 APPROACHES TO SOCIAL JUSTICE (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Students study various ways of thinking about social justice and evaluate these in case studies and current events. As a basis for the Social Justice minor, students write a research paper on the theoretical and practical aspects of a social justice issue. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 373, WGSS 373, WLC 373.

Top ES 375 ARTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Explores concepts of structural inequality, difference, power, and discrimination through a critical survey of arts activism. Students will think critically about artwork and artists which address a number of social issues in the United States, including race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexuality, immigration, and indigeneity. CROSSLISTED as QS 375, WGSS 375.

Top ES 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ES 399H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top ES 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 402 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 406 PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 407 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 408 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top ES 409 PRACTICUM (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 410 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 411 CHICANO/AS IN/ON FILM (3) 
Exploration of how Mexicans and Mexican Americans have been portrayed in Hollywood film and how contemporary filmmakers from this group are challenging traditional representations.

Top ES 416 MIGRANT HEALTH (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An overview of major health and health care issues related to immigrant communities in the United States. From an ecological perspective, students gain an understanding of the theories and realities about migration and the migration-health relationship. In particular, the situation of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest is analyzed. Specific topics include assimilation and acculturation, access to care, protective practices (the so-called Latino paradox), migrant health centers and community health workers, environmental and occupational issues, immigrant families.

Top ES 431 QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUES (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
"Queer of color critiques" refers to political theories and activism that emerge from LGBTQ people of color to examine the intersections between race, sexuality and gender. This course addresses these intersections through theory, history, and activism. (Bacc Core Course) CROSSLISTED as QS 431 and WGSS 431. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top ES 437 (EN)GENDERING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
An examination of intersecting articulations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity as they relate to and are addressed by Asian Pacific Americans. (H) (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 444 NATIVE AMERICAN LAW: TRIBES, TREATIES, AND THE UNITED STATES (4) 
Examination of the parameters of native treaty relationships with the federal and state governments, and considers the future of these agreements.

Top ES 445 NATIVE AMERICAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
Examination of scientific and technological discovery, continuity, and change among indigenous peoples, with particular emphasis on selected communities of pre- and post-European contact North America. (Bacc Core Course) (H) (NC)

Top ES 448 NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES (4) 
Native American perspectives on ways of knowing, sources of meaning and ethics, the nature of reality, self, community, and cosmos. Includes lectures, scholarship, story-telling, poetry, theater, and music as forums for this exploration. Introduces ideas of leading Native American thinkers about the human relation to the natural world, sources of strength and wisdom, the nature of time and place and spirit, right ways of acting in communities, both civic and biotic, and the place of beauty in a well-lived life. (NC) CROSSLISTED as PHL 448/PHL 548, REL 448/REL 548.

Top ES 451 THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A seminar examining various theories of race and ethnicity, their historical contexts, and applications.

Top ES 452 ETHNICITY IN FILM (4)  Offered in current or future terms Baccalaureate Core Course
Using ethnicity and gender as primary frames of reference, this upper-division/graduate level seminar seeks to introduce students to critical film theory and examine ethnicity and gender as a force both in front of and behind the camera. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 453 ETHNOHISTORY METHODOLOGY (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
A seminar developing techniques for collecting, analyzing, and incorporating ethnic community histories in research papers and theses. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 455 INTERNSHIP SEMINAR (1) 
Prepares students for the internship and provides an opportunity to explore career options and/or graduate study. PREREQS: ES 101 and ES 201

Top ES 457 LITERATURE BY WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE UNITED STATES (4)  Baccalaureate Core Course
An examination of works by various women writers of color and their treatment of issues such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender. (Bacc Core Course)

Top ES 458 RACIAL PATTERNS OF URBANIZATION (4) 
This interdisciplinary course will examine the linkages between race and patterns of urbanization. It will examine how ideologies about race, gender, and class have set the themes of debate and discussion about urbanization in both theoretical and popular discourses.

Top ES 459 LANGUAGE, RACE AND RACISM IN THE U.S.: ADVANCED STUDY (4) 
Students in this course will unpack language, race and racism--as well as the intersections between those ideas-- as cornerstones to understanding identity and society as inherently socially constructed ideas. The goal of this course is to better understand how racism is produced and reproduced in talk and text (this will include symbols and signs), especially in the context of the denial of racism. Our course will specifically focus on the language of racism, and, more specifically, types of discourse that construct Whiteness as dominant over Color. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 459/ANTH 559, WLC 459/WLC 559.

Top ES 460 ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Seminar examines inequities and social justice issues in contemporary U.S. society, particularly dimensions of race and ethnicity in our public policies and practices impacting communities in areas such as housing, poverty, employment, public health, education, law enforcement, and the environment.

Top ES 461 RACISM AND THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX (4)  Offered in current or future terms
The prison industrial/punishment complex in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has become a growth industry with the privatization of prisons, and mass incarceration of mostly people-of-color. This course examines the history and growth of this industry and the implications that it has on this democracy.

Top ES 464 FOOD AND ETHNIC IDENTITY: DECOLONIZING OUR FOOD AND BODY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
This interdisciplinary and comparative course will examine the relationship between food and identity. Food, from its production to consumption, is a powerful symbol of social and cultural meaning. As an expression of identity and subjectivity, food also marks borders between humans and non-humans, plants and animals, nature and culture, tradition and modernity, etc. CROSSLISTED as FCSJ 464. (H)

Top ES 472 INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES (4)  WIC Core Course
"Two-spirit" refers to North American indigenous genders outside of European male/female binaries. Two-spirit communities argue for decolonization as a central political struggle, calling all people to unlearn settler colonial gender/sexuality on Native land. This course addresses indigenous two-spirit/GLBTQ issues through theory, literature, activism, and art. CROSSLISTED as QS 472, WGSS 472. PREREQS: QS 262 or ES 242 or WGSS 414 or instructor permission

Top ES 477 QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR ARTS AND ACTIVISM (4) 
LGBTQ people of color often engage struggles for social justice through artistic movements. This course will focus on arts by LGBTQ people of color and the way these artistic movements contribute to activism that interrupts interlocking systems of oppression. CROSSLISTED as QS 477/QS 577, WGSS 477/WGSS 577. PREREQS: QS 262 and QS 462

Top ES 485 CAPSTONE IN SOCIAL JUSTICE (2)  Offered in current or future terms
Working with an advisor from the Social Justice minor, students conduct research to synthesize and extend analysis of a particular social justice issue, building on three previous papers or projects. Results are presented in a 10-15 page paper and a public poster, presentation or website. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 485, WGSS 485, WLC 485. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits. PREREQS: (ANTH 373 [D-] or ES 373 [D-] or WGSS 373 [D-] or WLC 373 [D-] ) and (ANTH 410 [D-] or ES 410 [D-] or WGSS 410 [D-] or WLC 410 [D-] )

Top ES 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ES 501 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 502 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 506 SPECIAL PROJECTS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 507 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 508 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ES 509 PRACTICUM (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 510 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top ES 515 ADVANCED RESEARCH LITERATURE REVIEW (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Provides graduate students with knowledge and experience in the advanced literature review process including construction of the literature review as product. One of the primary skills graduate students must master is advanced review of a body of literature for the research project. Mastery of the literature review process influences quality and sophistication of claims developed to justify research, with the written review clearly delineating the unique contribution of the student’s research and the knowledge gap that it fills. The literature review as a product is a strong written argument that builds a case from credible evidence based on previous research. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 515, CSSA 515, WGSS 515. PREREQS: Graduate standing

Top ES 516 MIGRANT HEALTH (4)  Offered in current or future terms
An overview of major health and health care issues related to immigrant communities in the United States. From an ecological perspective, students gain an understanding of the theories and realities about migration and the migration-health relationship. In particular, the situation of migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the Pacific Northwest is analyzed. Specific topics include assimilation and acculturation, access to care, protective practices (the so-called Latino paradox), migrant health centers and community health workers, environmental and occupational issues, immigrant families.

Top ES 531 QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUES (4) 
"Queer of color critiques" refers to political theories and activism that emerge from LGBTQ people of color to examine the intersections between race, sexuality and gender. This course addresses these intersections through theory, history, and activism. CROSSLISTED as QS 531 and WGSS 531. PREREQS: Junior standing.

Top ES 537 (EN)GENDERING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA (4) 
An examination of intersecting articulations of race, class, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity as they relate to and are addressed by Asian Pacific Americans.

Top ES 544 NATIVE AMERICAN LAW: TRIBES, TREATIES, AND THE U.S. (4) 
Examination of the parameters of native treaty relationships with the federal and state governments, and considers the future of these agreements.

Top ES 548 NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES (4) 
Native American perspectives on ways of knowing, sources of meaning and ethics, the nature of reality, self, community, and cosmos. Includes lectures, scholarship, story-telling, poetry, theater, and music as forums for this exploration. Introduces ideas of leading Native American thinkers about the human relation to the natural world, sources of strength and wisdom, the nature of time and place and spirit, right ways of acting in communities, both civic and biotic, and the place of beauty in a well-lived life. CROSSLISTED as PHL 448/PHL 548, REL 448/REL 548.

Top ES 551 THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY (4)  Offered in current or future terms
A seminar examining various theories of race and ethnicity, their historical contexts, and applications.

Top ES 552 ETHNICITY IN FILM (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Using ethnicity and gender as primary frames of reference, this upper-division/graduate level seminar seeks to introduce students to critical film theory and examine ethnicity and gender as a force both in front of and behind the camera.

Top ES 553 ETHNOHISTORY METHODOLOGY (4) 
A seminar developing techniques for collecting, analyzing, and incorporating ethnic community histories in research papers and theses.

Top ES 557 LITERATURE BY WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE UNITED STATES (4) 
An examination of works by various women writers of color and their treatment of issues such as race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender.

Top ES 558 RACIAL PATTERNS OF URBANIZATION (4) 
This interdisciplinary course will examine the linkages between race and patterns of urbanization. It will examine how ideologies about race, gender, and class have set the themes of debate and discussion and about urbanization in both theoretical and popular discourses.

Top ES 559 LANGUAGE, RACE AND RACISM IN THE U.S.: ADVANCED STUDY (4) 
Students in this course will unpack language, race and racism--as well as the intersections between those ideas-- as cornerstones to understanding identity and society as inherently socially constructed ideas. The goal of this course is to better understand how racism is produced and reproduced in talk and text (this will include symbols and signs), especially in the context of the denial of racism. Our course will specifically focus on the language of racism, and, more specifically, types of discourse that construct Whiteness as dominant over Color. CROSSLISTED as ANTH 459/ANTH 559, WLC 459/WLC 559.

Top ES 560 ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Seminar examines inequities and social justice issues in contemporary U.S. society, particularly dimensions of race and ethnicity in our public policies and practices impacting communities in areas such as housing, poverty, employment, public health, education, law enforcement, and the environment.

Top ES 561 RACISM AND THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX (4)  Offered in current or future terms
The prison industrial/punishment complex in the late 20th and early 21st centuries has become a growth industry with the privatization of prisons, and mass incarceration of mostly people-of-color. This course examines the history and growth of this industry and the implications that it has on this democracy.

Top ES 564 FOOD AND ETHNIC IDENTITY: DECOLONIZING OUR FOOD AND BODY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
This interdisciplinary and comparative course will examine the relationship between food and identity. Food, from its production to consumption, is a powerful symbol of social and cultural meaning. As an expression of identity and subjectivity, food also marks borders between humans and non-humans, plants and animals, nature and culture, tradition and modernity, etc. CROSSLISTED as FCSJ 564.

Top ES 569 TOPICS IN JOTERIA STUDIES (3) 
A space for engaging with arts, activism and scholarship emerging from queer Latin@/Chican@ experiences and consciousness is provided. Offered winter term in odd years. CROSSLISTED as QS 569, SPAN 569, WGSS 569. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 6 credits. PREREQS: Instructor approval.

Top ES 572 INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES (4) 
"Two-spirit" refers to North American indigenous genders outside of European male/female binaries. Two-spirit communities argue for decolonization as a central political struggle, calling all people to unlearn settler colonial gender/sexuality on Native land. This course addresses indigenous two-spirit/GLBTQ issues through theory, literature, activism, and art. CROSSLISTED as QS 572, WGSS 572. PREREQS: QS 262 or ES 242 or WGSS 414 or WGSS 514 or instructor permission

Top ES 575 CRITICAL RACE FEMINISM AND OUTSIDER JURISPRUDENCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Critical exploration of critical legal justice movements and their relationship to social identities. Seminar emphasizes specific legal cases, federal and state laws, and constitutional issues that impact groups deemed outsiders in legal discourse as well as their social implications. The critical justice movement and anti-subordination struggles will be explored via case analyses that shape race, class, gender, sexuality, and disability relations. Theoretical contributions of law and society, critical race theory, LatCrit, and critical race feminism, critical white studies, critical mixed race studies, OutCrit, ClassCrit, and critical disability studies applied to historical precedent and current attempts at marginalizing/empowering communities. CROSSLISTED as WGSS 575.

Top ES 577 QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR ARTS AND ACTIVISM (4) 
LGBTQ people of color often engage struggles for social justice through artistic movements. This course will focus on arts by LGBTQ people of color and the way these artistic movements contribute to activism that interrupts interlocking systems of oppression. CROSSLISTED as QS 477/QS 577, WGSS 477/WGSS 577. PREREQS: QS 262 and QS 464

Top ES 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top ES 808 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.



 
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