2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Emphasis

The emphasis in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies requires 15 semester hours of CRES-prefixed and CRES-approved courses passed with a grade of "C-" or better and a maximum of 9 hours below the 30000 level. Courses counted for the CRES emphasis may be counted for other majors or minors.


Recommended Core Course

CRES 10103Engaging Difference and Diversity in America


Recommended to students prior to taking 20003 but not required.

Core Courses (3 hours)

CRES 20003Gateway Seminar in Critical Race Theory


Electives (12 hours)

The five required courses must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must take at least two upper division courses in CRES or in its associated disciplines from any of the program’s course subcategories.
  2. No more than two of the four courses can focus on a particular race or ethnic group.
  3. No more than two of the four courses can be in any single discipline.

Note: If students take CRES 10103, it can count as one of their five elective classes.

A list of approved courses, along with the appropriate subcategory designations, can be found in the catalog and will be maintained by the program and the Registrar.