2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog


Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies Major

The Bachelors of Arts major in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies requires 30 semester hours of CRES-prefixed and CRES-approved courses passed with a grade of "C-" or better and a maximum of 12 hours below the 30000 level. A minor in any field is required. Courses counted for the CRES major may not be counted for any other major or minor (except for the Associated Requirements, which may be double-counted for multiple programs of study).

Requirements

Recommended Core Course

CRES 10103Engaging Difference and Diversity in America

3

Recommended to students prior to taking 20003 but not required.

Core Courses (6 hours)

CRES 20003Gateway Seminar in Critical Race Theory

3

CRES 40003CRES Capstone Seminar

3

Electives (24 hours)

The eight required courses must meet the following criteria:

  1. Students must take at least five courses in CRES or in its associated disciplines which have at least 50% of their content related to race/ethnicity.
  2. Students must take at least one course that considers the larger context surrounding race and ethnicity, including intersections with class, gender, or sexuality and/or larger systems of power or contestation surrounding race and ethnicity. The approved courses have at least 25% of their content related to race/ethnicity.
  3. Students must take at least one course of the eight courses that focus on race and ethnicity outside the U.S.
  4. Students must take at least six upper division courses in CRES or in its associated disciplines.
  5. No more than five of the eight courses can focus on a particular race or ethnic group.
  6. No more than five of the eight courses can be in any single discipline.

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

Associated Requirements (4 hours)

A grade of C- or better is required in each of the associated requirements below. Courses listed here may be double-counted toward multiple programs of study.

Career Preparation (1 hour)

ADRN 20101Make Your Major Work

1

Training in Inquiry & Research (3 hours)

CRES 30003Interdisciplinary Inquiry

3

ANTH 30383Writing Human Stories: Research, Ethnography, and Narrative

3

ECON 40313Econometrics

3

GEOG 30323Data Analysis and Visualization

3

POSC 20093Scope and Methods of Political Science

3

SOCI 30383Research Methods in Sociology

3

SOWO 40813Research Methods in Social Work

3