Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (REGS)

Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (REGS) Courses

REGS 2003. Intersectional Approaches to Social Justice. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

This course will introduce students to concepts and race-based and gender-based theories that frame critical and liberatory pedagogies. Historical, social, political, philosophical, cultural, and economic forces that shape United States public school system will be explored. Students in the course will engage in an intensive study around systemic injustices as they relate to hegemonic logics of schooling, such as coloniality, heteronormativity, white supremacy, and anti-blackness. This course also seeks to recover community-rooted ways of knowing that facilitate culturally sustaining pedagogies, liberatory identities and critical consciousness. Topics addressing economic, political, and status hierarchies as well as how struggles for equality have varied across race, ethnicity, religion, sexual identity, and class within these systems vary from semester to semester. The course includes a capstone project in which students plan a program of study appropriate to the academic fields of African American Studies, Mexican American Studies and Women's and Gender Studies. Course Fees: LRH1 $20.54; STSH $30.81; DL01 $75.

REGS 4083. Ethnic and Gender Studies Research Seminar. (3-0) 3 Credit Hours.

Prerequisites: 12 hours completed in AAS, MAS, WGSS, REGSS, or combination; limited to junior and senior majors in AAS, MAS, WGSS, or REGSS. This seminar provides students the opportunity to learn interdisciplinary research methods for conducting research in ethnic studies and intersectional gender studies. Provides students the opportunity to compare, contrast, and integrate theory and methods, and guides students in the design and conduct of interdisciplinary research with communities of color. Topics may include qualitative, ethnography, oral history, feminist, archival analysis, decolonial, interdisciplinary, humanities, humanistic social science, or other methods with an emphasis on innovative community-oriented research that respond to dominant theories of knowledge production. Designed for students majoring in fields related to Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, such as African American Studies, Mexican American Studies, or Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Students may earn credit for this course or for AAS 3113, MAS 4083, or WGSS 3613. May be repeated if methods focus differs or with instructor consent. Course fees: LRH1 $20.54; STSH $30.81.