Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite
The second in a two-semester introduction to Ethnic Studies, this course examines
how U.S. processes of racial formation and gendering are related to multiple transnational
circulations – circulations of commodities, bodies, labor, capital, knowledge, and
culture. We interrogate the material and ideological work of borders – particularly
nation-state borders, but also the borders and boundaries of racial and ethnic categories,
gendered and sexualized identities, languages, forms of labor, and disciplinary categories
of knowledge. We also explore the many ways in which such borders are variously resisted,
contested, transgressed, transcended, and transformed over time.
Letter Grade Only
Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: ETHN 108
Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 838 or ENGL 848 or ESL 400.