Thematic Concentration in Race and the American City
The Race and the American City concentration is designed for students who wish to develop methodologies, data, and theoretical and conceptual materials concerning how urban life, infrastructure, and policies are influenced by race and ethnicity. As virtual laboratories of social interaction, cities embody negotiations around resources, residences, financial districting, economic flow, health and educational resources, environmental policies, and city planning. A primary goal is for students to learn how they might contribute to the social and political discourse on race and ethnicity in the U.S. Participation in a public service internship and/or Stanford in Washington is encouraged.
The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in the Race and the American City concentration should contact the CSRE undergraduate program office.
The Race and the American City concentration requires 15 units including two approved CSRE core courses and CSRE 200X: Senior Seminar (WIM), taken Autumn Quarter of the senior year. One foundational course may be counted toward the 15 unit core requirement. In addition to the core requirements, students must take an additional 45 units of course work relevant to the thematic concentration which may include courses such as:
- AMSTUD 184. Cityscapes of the Imaginary: The Urban World in Literature and Film (5 units)
- ANTHRO 126. Cities in Comparative Perspective (5 units)
- HISTORY 260. California's Minority-Majority Cities (5 units)
- PEDS 250. Social and Environmental Determinants of Health (3 units)
- SOC 135. Poverty, Inequality and Social Policy in the United States (5 units)
- SOC 148. The Urban Underclass (5 units)
- SOC 155. The Changing American Family (5 units)
- URBANST 114. Cities in Comparative Perspective (5 units)
- URBANST 173. Suburbs and Sprawl (5 units)
- URBANST 162. Managing Local Governments (5 units)