2010-2011 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 08, 2023  
2010-2011 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Race and Ethnic Relations Concentration

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Undergraduate Concentration

Race and Ethnic Relations is an interdisciplinary concentration that enables students to examine relations within and between racial and ethnic groups primarily in the United States. The concentration brings together a wide range of courses in the humanities and social sciences that allow students to compare experiences across racial and ethnic groups. The concentration also allows students to compare the U.S. experience with that of other racially and ethnically diverse countries in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia, past and present.

Principal Advisers

Janette Greenwood, Ph.D.
Shelly Tenenbaum, Ph.D.


Program Requirements

Students fulfilling the race and ethnic relations concentration are required to take a minimum of six courses. Five of the six courses must be U.S.-based courses; one must focus on a country or region outside the United States.


One course must be HIST 016 - American Race and Ethnicity , a humanities course. This course serves as the introductory course for the concentration.


Two additional courses in the humanities (classics, English, foreign languages and literature, history). One of these courses must be a literature course.


Three courses in the social sciences (cultural and global processes, geography, government, sociology).


A minimum of three courses must be at the 200 level. One course must be an advanced seminar approved by the student’s adviser. The advanced seminar serves as the capstone experience.


One course whose focus is a country or region other than the United States.

Humanities Courses

Social Science Courses

Courses on Race and Ethnicity Outside the United States

Independent Study Courses

  • RER 299 Sec. 1 Directed Readings
  • RER 299 Sec. 5 Special Projects
  • RER 299 Sec. 9 Internship 

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