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Thematic Concentration in the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA)

Students in any major in the Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity undergraduate program can choose a concentration in the Institute for Diversity in the Arts. The concentration is not declared on Axess; it does not appear on the transcript or diploma. Students interested in IDA should contact the CSRE undergraduate program office.

A minimum of 60 units is required for the thematic concentration in IDA. Students take two of the CSRE core courses (10 units), one of which must focus on the arts; in addition, CSRE 200X is required of students in the IDA concentration and is taken in Autumn Quarter of the senior year (5 units, WIM). As a capstone experience, majors must write an honors thesis or senior paper.

IDA concentration students must also complete a senior project. Possible senior projects include a stage production, CD, or arts workshop curriculum in a community setting. Students who elect to write an honors thesis may incorporate their project as the basis for their thesis.

In addition to the core curriculum, students complete 45 units drawing from new and existing courses in departments and programs such as Art and Art History, Music, Drama, and Comparative Literature, African and African American Studies; Asian American Studies; Chicana/o Studies; Comparative Studies; and Native American Studies. Thematic courses may focus on performance, visual aesthetics, writing for performance, critical studies in art and performance, and critical arts theory.

Students may find the following courses useful in fulfilling requirements in the Institute for Diversity in the Arts (IDA) thematic concentration.

ARTHIST 160A. Twentieth Century African American Art (4 units)

ARTHIST 256A. Critical Race Art History (5 units)

CHICANST 160N/CSRE 160N/DRAMA 17N. Salt of the Earth: Docudrama in (Latino) Amťrica (3-5 units)

DRAMA 110. Identity, Diversity, and Aesthetics: The Institute for Diversity in the Arts (5 units)

COMPLIT 142/ ENGLISH 172E. Literature of the Americas (5 units)

CSRE 179G/DRAMA 179G. Indigenous Identity in Diaspora People of Color Art Practice in North America (5 units)

CSRE 177/DRAMA 177. Writing for Performance: The Fundamentals (5 units)

CSRE 197/CHICANST 197/NATIVEAM 197/DRAMA 355. The Rite to Remember: Performance and Chicana Indigenous Thought (3-5 units)

CSRE 201B/CHICANST 201B. From Racial Justice to Multiculturalism: Movement-based Arts Organizing in the Post Civil Rights Era (5 units)

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