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Race and Culture Studies Major

MAJOR IN RACE AND CULTURE STUDIES (80 CREDITS)

Required foundation courses: 40 Credits

Two required emphasis areas: 40 CreditsMinimum


Foundation Courses (40 credits)

CSBS 330 Integrated Research Methods (5)

RCST 101 Introduction to Race and Culture (5)

RCST 202 Race, Privilege and Power (5)

RCST 304 Liberation and Social Change (5)

RCST 430 Research Methodologies in Ethnic Studies (5)

Required (choose two)

AAST 101 Introduction to Africana Studies (5)

CHST 101/ANTH 161 Introduction to Chicano Culture (5)

IDST 101 Introduction to Indian Studies (5)

Required Capstone

RCST 490 Capstone (5)

or IDST/CHST/AAST 491 Senior Thesis (5)

Degree Options: choose two of the three emphasis areas for the BA


AFRICANA STUDIES EMPHASIS AREA (20 CREDITS)

CHICANO STUDIES EMPHASIS AREA (20 CREDITS)

INDIAN STUDIES EMPHASIS AREA (20 CREDITS)

For more information, see Race and Culture Studies Major catalog


Notes: *in order to graduate with a BA in Race and Culture Studies students must have a minimum grade point of 2.0 and all courses completed towards the major must be 2.0 or better.



What will I study?

As a major in Race and Culture Studies you will take a core set of courses that will introduce you to the general concepts regarding race, gender, class and culture and how these social formations overlap and intersect.

Some courses will focus on the discrete historical experiences and cultural contributions of these groups; others will engage in comparative analysis

Emphases / Concentrations:

  • Africana Studies
  • Chicano/a Studies
  • American Indian Studies
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