Courses

Approved RAES Courses

The following courses have been approved for RAES credit. Approved special topics classes are listed separately by year. Approved regular courses offered in past years can be found here.  Please note that special topics courses may change content from year to year while retaining the same course number -- be sure to check the course title as well as the number in selecting electives from the list below.

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Regularly offered courses (2014-15 Catalog)

  • All courses listed under RAES, including RAES 105, Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies
  • Anth 248 Native Cultures of North America
  • Anth 258 Peoples of the Tibeto-Burman Highlands
  • Anth 259 Culture, Power, and Identity in the Andes
  • Anth 328 Medical Anthropology (was "Culture, Health, and Healing")
  • ArtH 235 Race and American Visual Culture
  • ArtH 354 Race and the Urban Imaginary
  • Engl 376 Studies in Colonial and Anti-Colonial Literature
  • Fren 316 Contemporary France and the Francophone World
  • Hist 112 Modern Africa
  • Hist 188 Modern Latin America
  • Hist 209 Religion in Latin America
  • Hist 217 Decolonization in Africa
  • Hist 219 Nation Creation: Latin America in the Nineteenth Century
  • Hist 223 International Relations of the Modern Middle East
  • Hist 247 Early Chinese History
  • Hist 250 Colonies to Nation: North America, 1600-1800
  • Hist 254 Social History of Stuff
  • Hist 268 US Ethnic and Immigration History
  • Hist 287 Colonial Latin America
  • Hist 288 Reform or Revolution: Latin America in the Twentieth Century
  • Hist 290/Soc 290 History and Sociology of Rock ’n Roll
  • Hist 297 Nineteeth-Century United States (formerly Building a nation, US 1800-1890)
  • Hist 314 Colonial Moment in Africa
  • Hist 322: History of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict
  • Hist 335 Modern European Imperialism
  • Hist 344 China in Revolution (was Modern Chinese History)
  • Hist 346 Modern Japanese History
  • Hist 364 The Black Atlantic
  • Hist 368 Emergence of Modern America
  • Hist 369 US since the Second World War
  • Hist 370 Gendered Lens on US History (formerly Interrogating Sisterhood: Women and Gender in the US)
  • Hist 371 African American History
  • Hist 381 History of Central America
  • Hist 389 History of Mexico
  • Mus 160 Study of Jazz
  • Pol 100 Introduction to Race, Gender, & the Politics of the Body
  • Pol 220 American Political Theory
  • Pol 236 Concepts of the Political in Southeast Asia
  • Pol 242 Politics of Development in Latin America
  • Pol 250/Soc 250 Latinos in US Politics and Society
  • Pol 258 Politics in Africa
  • Pol 254 Gender and Race in Law and Policy
  • Pol 259 Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Religion
  • Pol 311 Deservingness in US Social Policy
  • Pol 316 Culture, Ideology, Politics
  • Pol 318/Soc 318 Community-Based Research as Democratic Practice
  • Pol 319 Public Communication about Community-Based Research
  • Pol 329 Theories of Empire
  • Pol 334 The U.S.-Mexico Border: Immigration, Development, and Globalization
  • Pol 335 Globalization and Cultural Politics of Development in Latin America
  • Pol 337 Globalizing Southeast Asia
  • Pol 338 North-South Relations
  • Pol 348 International Politics of Ethnic Conflict
  • Pol 351 Necropower and the Politics of Violence
  • Pol 359 Gender and International Hierarchy
  • Pol 367 African Political Thought
  • Pol 378 Transnationalism
  • Psych 230/Soc 230 Social Psychology
  • Psych 232 Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Intergroup Relations
  • Psych 336 Social Stigma
  • Rel 222 South Asian Religions II: The Classical Period
  • Rel 260 Religion in America from the Civil War to the Present
  • Rel 259 Religion in America from Columbus to the Civil War
  • Rel 345 Judaism in the US
  • Rel 349 Field Studies in the Religions of the Pacific Northwest
  • Rel 355 Religious Intolerance in the Contemporary U.S.
  • Rel 358 Feminist and Liberation Theologies
  • Rel 359 Gender Body and Religion
  • Rhet 240 Rhetorical Explorations: Race, Class, and Gender (formerly RFS 240)
  • Rhet 245 Persuasion, Agitation and Social Movements (formerly RFS 250)
  • Rhet 341/Soc 341 Rhetoric of Hip Hop
  • Soc 230/Psych 230 Social Psychology
  • Soc 341/Rhet 341 Rhetoric of Hip Hop
  • Soc 250/Pol 250 Latinos in US Politics and Society
  • Soc 267 Race and Ethnic Group Relations
  • Soc 271 Asian Americans in contemporary society
  • Soc 290/Hist 290 History and Sociology of Rock ’n Roll
  • Soc 318/Pol 318 Community-Based Research as Democratic Practice
  • Soc 353 Environmental Justice
  • Soc 369 Social Stratification (formerly Class, Status and Power)
  • Span 305-306 Advanced Spanish: Topics in Contemporary Hispanic Culture
  • Span 325 Translation: Healthcare and Language
  • Span 326 Translation: Public Affairs, the Law and Language Change
  • Span 417 Vision of Paradise: Latin American Perceptions of What It Means to be Human
  • Span 418 Soulscapes of Prison: Prison Narratives
  • Span 419 Cannibalizing Cannibalism: Re-appropriations of Savagery in Latin American Literature and Cinema
  • Span 421 Axis of Evil: Law and Literature in Latino America and the Caribbean
  • Span 425 The Rise of Latinos in the U.S.
  • Span 450 Night Chicas: Sex Workers in Contemporary Film from Spain, Mexico, and Brazil
  • WLit 320 Race, Trauma, Narrative
  • WLit 395 Contemporary Literary Theory

Special Topics Courses, 2013-14

  • ArtH 357 ST/Pol 400ST The Art and Architecture of Empire

Special Topics Courses, 2012-13

  • ENGL 181 ST Introduction to the Humanities: The Iroquois World
  • ENGL 347 ST Contemporary Multi-Ethnic Fictions
  • RHET 347 Rhetoric of Identity and Nationhood

Special Topics Courses, 2011-12

  • Eng 182 African-New World Shakespeare
  • ArtH 259 ST: Post/Colonialism and Visual Culture

Special Topics Courses, 2010-11

  • Eng 181 Introduction to African American Literature
  • Eng 388 Black Urban Experience

For information on approved Special Topics Courses offered prior to 2010-11, please contact RAES director, Zahi Zalloua, zallouz@whitman.edu,

Past Regularly Offered Courses

      • Anth 250 Las Américas: Contemporary Latin American Anthropology
      • Anth 259 Andean Culture and Society Since the Inca
      • ArtH 208 Arts of the Americas: The Visual Culture of Conquest and Colonialism
      • ArtH 221 American Art and Visual Culture, Colonial to 1900
      • ArtH 222 American Art and Visual Culture of the Twentieth Century
      • Educ 278 Strategies for Teaching Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students
      • Educ 375 Development and Diversity
      • Educ 348 Multicultural Education
      • Educ 360/Soc 370 Educational Equality
      • Hist 212 Modern Africa
      • Hist 383 Women in Latin America
      • Phil 225 Critical Race Theory
      • Pol 268 South Asian Diasporas: Migration, Culture and Transnational Politics
      • Pol 313 Social Policy and Democracy in the United States
      • Pol 332 Politics of Place
      • Pol 402 Research Seminar: Racism & Latinos in Washington State
      • Pol 458 Research Seminar: Racism & Latinos in Washington State
      • Psych 335 Seminar in Cross-Cultural Psychology
      • Rhet 278 Rhetoric and the Politics of National Identity
      • Rel 389 Multireligious South Asia
      • Rhet 378 Rhetoric, Politics, and Postmodernity
      • Rhet 377 Language, Rhetoric, and the Question of Human Rights
      • RFS 240 Rhetorical Explorations: Race, Class, and Gender
      • RFS 250 Persuasion, Agitation and Social Movements
      • RFS 340 Background to African American Protest Rhetoric
      • Soc 319 Public Communication about Community-Based Research
      • Soc 370/Educ 360 Issues of Educational Equality
      • Span 335 Intro to Latin/o American Literatures
      • Span 336 Intro to Hispanic Literatures and Cultures
      • Span 335-336 Hispanic Culture, History, and Intro to Hispanic Literature
      • Span 447/ WLit 329 Familias y Fronteras: Contemporary Chicana Literature
      • Span 451The Theater and Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca
      • Span 452 Pedro Almodóvar's Spain
      • WLit 329/ Span 447 Familias y Fronteras: Contemporary Chicana Literature
      • WLit 387 Arab World through Literature