Students, faculty and administration discuss the latest pre-proposal for a critical race and ethnic studies major (CRES). A formal proposal for the program is scheduled to be proposed during the Fall Academic Senate meeting.
Amidst additions to graduate curriculum, a Ph.D. program in Latin American and Latino studies and a Masters program in feminist studies, there is also a suspension of the American Studies program; a critical race and ethnic studies is in the works and may also enter the university.
Last year, the American studies faculty announced their decision to dissolve their own department and suspend the major. What really happened to lead up to this, and could anything have been done?
The final decision on the suspension of American studies has been postponed until February 2012. While students rejoice, faculty warns that the quality of the program has not improved.
An American studies major who switched to that major after community studies was eliminated now finds herself experiencing a case of deja vu.
In this week’s A Changing UC, City on a Hill Press talks to an American studies major from England who tells how the program has diminished throughout his year at UCSC, and how he has grown to love many aspects of the campus and community.
Free education and a call for awareness on March 1 and March 2 advocate for a space of open discussion for future strategic planning on UC education. The Open University Together has been organizing since the start of the quarter to make the March protests a peaceful, fun and informative demonstration.
As the debate over the potential closure of the American studies major continues, an exchange student offers an outside perspective on the issue, questioning just how much the loss of the department will affect UCSC.
With the UC budget crisis cutting every corner it can, there’s little hope for UC Santa Cruz’s nonstandard courses. Or is there?
On Monday, students organized a town hall meeting with humanities and American studies faculty members to discuss possible forms of keeping the major alive.