The Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity (CSCRE) delivers a curriculum focused primarily on African-, Latino/a-, Asian-, and Native-American (ALANA) people in the U.S., who are usually marginalized, under-represented and/or misrepresented in the normative curriculum.  CSCRE also fosters critical dialogues on race through its yearly Discussion Series which brings speakers, artists, and performers to Ithaca over the Fall and Spring semesters.  This dual focus is meant to help students develop a comprehensive understanding of the multiracial and polycultural world in which we live.

CSCRE Minors
The Center's minors in African Diaspora, Latino/a, Asian American and Native American Studies cover a broad range of issues, including identity formation, cultural and historical representations  and struggles, public policy, intersections of race and colonialism, social justice, and racial redress.  Where possible, courses rely on historical and comparative methodologies and a combination of epistemological /theoretical concerns with an analysis of “real-life” problems so as to give students a contextual understanding of the issues they are studying.

Students in the minor are required to take a total of six courses (*18 credit hours), two from the Conceptual Frameworks category and one each from the remaining four: Conceptual Frameworks, Comparative and International, Culture and History, Policy and Praxis, and Power and Liberation.

* For the Native American Studies minor, students must take additional 3 credit hours in a Capstone Experience category (total of 21 credit hours).

Please click here for: Minors' Course Lists

Discussion Series: TECH N' COLOR (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)

**Technologizing Funk/Funkin Technology**
Adam J. Banks, Professor
University of Kentucky
Tuesday, September 9, 2014, 7–9 P.M.
Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall

**Racism School: Woman of Color Feminism and the Internet**
Lisa Nakamura, Gwendolyn Calvert Baker Collegiate Professor
University of Michigan
Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7–9 P.M.
Klingenstein Lounge, Egbert Hall

**Wounds of Waziristan: Ethnography of a Kill Zone**
Madiha R. Tahir, Writer/Journalist & Filmmaker
Columbia University
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 7–9 P.M.
Clark Lounge, Egbert Hall

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Claire Swensen at cscre@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1056. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as much in advance of the event as possible.




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