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Race & Ethnic Studies

221 Barnard Hall
212-854-6146
ccis@barnard.edu
ccis.barnard.edu

Interdisciplinary Concentration on Race and Ethnicity (ICORE) and Minor on Race and Ethnicity (MORE)

This program is supervised by the Steering Committee of the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies (CCIS) at Barnard:

Professors: Tina Campt (Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies and Director of Africana Studies), Neferti X. M. Tadiar (Chair of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies)
Associate Professors: Jennie Kassanoff (English and Director of the American Studies), Monica Miller (English and Coordinator of the Consortium for Critical Interdisciplinary Studies)

Mission

The purpose of the Interdisciplinary Concentration on Race and Ethnicity (ICORE) and Minor on Race and Ethnicity (MORE) is to make available to Barnard students the interdisciplinary and critical study of race and ethnicity in their mutual constitution with gender, class, and nation. ICORE and MORE provide an intersectional and international framework for thinking through issues of ethnicity and race in both local and global contexts and in relation to other forms of social difference. Advanced seminars allow students to use this framework for the in-depth study of a particular topic. For those students who desire to pursue graduate education in the field of Ethnic Studies, ICORE and MORE will provide background preparation.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete either the Interdisciplinary Concentration or Minor on Race and Ethnicity will learn how to:

  1. Gain exposure to the theories and methods of Ethnic Studies;
  2. Interpret arguments in light of the expanding literature in Ethnic Studies;
  3. Understand processes of racialization in historical and geographical context;
  4. Understand the mutual constitution and relative autonomy of axes of social differentiation;
  5. Comprehend how national boundaries, as well as local, national and transnational cultures and politics affect the constitution of racial and ethnic categories;
  6. Compare representations of borderlands, hybridity, migration and diaspora from different cultures; and
  7. Identify and communicate the importance of ethnic and racial diversity to an increasingly global and interconnected world.