Related Classes

Through course work offered in BGSU's School of Cultural and Critical Studies, you will explore the intersections of race, gender, and culture (and meet a general education requirement too!).   

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ETHN 1010

All students in the community will be enrolled in a section of Introduction to Ethnic Studies (ETHN 1010) which meets the general education (BGP) requirement for Cultural Diversity in the U.S.

This gateway course to the field of Ethnic Studies introduces students to interdisciplinary analyses of race and ethnicity in the U.S. It explores the social construction and ideologies of race in colonial conquest, slavery, and immigration, and the intersections of race with other hierarchies such as class, gender, and sexuality. The course particularly focuses on the theorizing and lived experiences of people of color (including African Americans, Native Americans, Latino Americans, and Asian Americans) in the U.S., exploring the ways in which marginalized racial/ethnic groups historically have negotiated their disempowerment, as well as addressing contemporary discourses on racial and ethnic issues.

This course takes a critical race theory/critical ethnic studies approach to the study of race and ethnicity, relying upon an understanding of race and ethnicity as socially constructed; race and ethnicity are class- and gender-dependent social institutions with historic origins and real-world effects, with meanings determined and mediated by geographic location and temporality.

Fall 2020 Class Meeting Time:
ETHN 1010 1015-1016 MW 4:30-5:45 pm


RESC 2000J

In addition all students will be enrolled in RESC 2000J.

This is a one-credit course specifically for members of the Finding Your Voice in Social Justice Learning Community, with a theme each semester chosen by students, and provides a time and place for us to come together as a group to discuss mutual goals and help with individual ones.

Fall 2020 Class Meeting Time:
RESC 2000J (1 credit) W 6:00-7:15 pm