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Center for the Study of Ethnicity and Race

Undergraduate Requirements

For a Major in Ethnicity and Race Studies

The major consists of a minimum of 27 points. Students take three core courses and write a senior research project. Following the core courses, students take a minimum of four elective courses, one of which must be a seminar:

  1. Core Courses (11 points)
    • One of the following:
      • CSER W1040 Critical approaches to the study of ethnicity and race
      • CSER W1010 Introduction to comparative ethnic studies
    • CSER W3928 Colonialism, decolonization, and the making of the modern world
    • CSER W3919 Modes of inquiry

  2. Specialization (13 points): students must complete at least four courses, in consultation with their major adviser, in one of following areas of specialization:
    • Asian American studies
    • Comparative ethnic studies
    • Latino/a studies
    • Native American/indigenous studies
    • Individualized courses of study

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  4. CSER W3990 Senior research project (4 points)
  5. Language courses: one of the following is highly recommended, although not required for the major:
    • One course beyond the intermediate-level in language pertinent to the student's focus
    • An introductory course in a language other than that used to fulfill the degree requirements, but that is pertinent to the student's focus
    • A linguistics or other course that critically engages language
    • An outside language and study abroad programs that include an emphasis on language acquisition.

For a Concentration in Ethnicity and Race Studies

The concentration requires a minimum of 19 points. Students take two core courses and four elective courses, one of which must be a seminar:

  1. Core Courses 
    • One of the following:
      • CSER W1040 Critical approaches to the study of ethnicity and race
      • CSER W1010 Introduction to comparative ethnic studies
    • CSER W3919 Modes of inquiry

  2. Specialization (12 points): students must complete at least four courses, in consultation with their major adviser, in one of following areas of specialization:
    • Asian American studies
    • Comparative ethnic studies
    • Latino/a studies
    • Native American/indigenous studies
    • Individualized courses of study