Race, Ethnic and Gender Studies (REGS)

Courses

REGS 200 Introduction to Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Credits: 3

This course provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of race, ethnic, and gender studies. Students will explore these different systems of inequality and how they interact and intersect.

REGS 202 Introduction to Black Studies Credits: 3

This multidisciplinary course examines global capitalism, European contact with Africa, the development of the African Diaspora, and the origins of Black American institutions and culture. Applying a Black Studies perspective, the course explores such themes as cultural and gendered oppression, institutional destabilization, economic dislocation, liberation struggles, and creative impulses and aesthetics and the social and historical experiences of Black people in the Americas.

REGS 203 Introduction to Latinx and Latin American Studies Credits: 3

This course addresses and examines the social, economic, and political factors that have influenced the historical experiences of Latinx in the U.S. and Latin Americans. Attention will focus on the major concepts, issues and debates in the field of Latinx and Latin American Studies. Particular consideration will be given to an analysis of and understanding as to how these factors have influenced the past and present status of Latinxs in U.S. society. Given the diversity existing within the Latinx population, the course will be comparative, cross-cultural, and interdisciplinary in nature.

REGS 204 Introduction To Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Credits: 3

This class provides an introduction to the interdisciplinary field of women's, gender, and sexuality studies. The focus of this course will be the many ways gender is integral to our understanding of our world and the communities in which we live.

REGS 300 Theoretical Foundations of Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Credits: 3

This course introduces students to feminist, queer, and critical race theories since the 1960s. Students will explore the evolution of these ideas in their historical contexts and their impact on culture, ideas, language, and politics.

REGS 302 Racial and Ethnic Conceptual and Theoretical Foundations Credits: 3

This course will provide an in-depth examination of the theoretical and conceptual parameters of African American studies. We will study the evolution of the field, key scholars and creative intellectuals, and seminal categories of thought.

REGS 304 Introduction to Feminist Theory Credits: 3

This course covers a wide variety of feminist theories and theoretical perspectives, primarily since the 1960s, and is devoted to understanding and evaluating this body of work and the insights and possibilities for change that it suggests.

REGS 314 Introduction to Queer Theory Credits: 3

Queer Theory critically examines the way power works to institutionalize and legitimate certain forms and expressions of sexuality and gender while stigmatizing others. This course will focus on very recent work in queer studies and, as a group of scholar-teachers, think through some of the key issues, questions, and debates in this wing of gender studies.

REGS 321 Race and Ethnic Relations Credits: 3

The nature, origin and dynamics of ethnic and race relations in the U. S. and other societies. Specific attention will be given to the historical and contemporary contexts of prejudice discrimination and confrontation.

REGS 380 Special Topics in Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Credits: 3

Each time this course is offered a different area of Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 383 Special Topics in Latinx and Latin American Studies-Humanities Credits: 3

Each time this course is offered a different area of Latinx and Latin American Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 384 Special Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies-Humanities Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different area of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 386 Special Topics in Black Studies - Social Sciences Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different area of Black Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 388 Special Topics in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Social Sciences Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different area of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 451 Gender, Health, and Development in Senegal Credits: 3

This course examines women’s economic empowerment, health education initiatives, philanthropy, and social entrepreneurship in West Africa and Senegal in particular. In the main city of Dakar we will visit indigenous and global nonprofits to study their policies and processes. The culture, both urban and rural, will be experienced in order to provide a unique perspective on the Senegalese and their culture.

REGS 480 Advanced Special Topics in Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies-Humanities Credits: 3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 482 Advanced Special Topics in Black Studies - Humanities Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Black Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 483 Advanced Special Topics in Latinx and Latin American Studies - Humanities Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Latinx and Latin American Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 484 Advanced Special Topics in Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies - Humanities Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 485 Advanced Special Topics in Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies-Social Sciences Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 486 Advanced Special Topics in Black Studies – Social Sciences Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Black Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 487 Advanced Special Topics in Latinx and Latin American Studies – Social Sciences Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Latinx and Latin American Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 488 Advanced Special Topics in Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies – Social Sciences Credits: 1-3

Each time this course is offered a different advanced area of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies will be covered. This course may be repeated for credit when the topic changes.

REGS 490 Directed Study/Research Credits: 1-3

This course focuses on research leading to a term paper on a Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Topic.

REGS 495 Race, Ethnic, and Gender Studies Internship Credits: 1-4

This course gives students on-site training that integrates research with social activism and considers how experience informs or alters theory.