Dec 05, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Race and Ethnic Studies


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The Race and Ethnic Studies minor offers students an opportunity to center issues of race and ethnicity as a field of study. Students explore how ideas about race and ethnicity function in society and have shaped history, politics, and economics. Courses focus on various discourses surrounding race, ethnicity, racism and biases, and how they intersect with gender, sexuality, class, and nation. Race and Ethnic Studies classes examine the role of ideas and biases about race and ethnicity in determining who holds power as well as in shaping communities, movements, and identities. The minor not only highlights the contributions of minoritized peoples to history and society, but it provides cutting-edge training in diversity - knowledge that is in high demand by 21st century employers - and is in keeping with the College’s mission to foster Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

 

Minor Requirements


  • A minimum of 18-20 credits and five (5) courses
  • Completion of the required introductory course: WGS 2010  

  • Remaining courses from Women’s and Gender Studies and cross-listed courses from other departments throughout the College (see list below)

  • Three of the four remaining electives should be at the 3000-level

  • Students who also major or minor in Women’s and Gender Studies cannot double-count more than two courses toward the minor in Race and Ethnic Studies (WGS 1010  cannot count for both WGS majors/minors and the minor in Race and Ethnic Studies)

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