Race and Ethnic Studies Minor
The Race and Ethnic Studies minor (formerly the Race, Culture, Power minor) examines how racial and ethnic categories are created and maintained—politically, socially, and culturally. RES uses critical, interdisciplinary, and comparative approaches to study race relations as they intersect with factors including gender and sexuality, class, religion, and immigration status. The minor prepares students for life and work in a world increasingly characterized by difference derived from racial and ethnic identities.
Classes for the RES minor are housed in a variety of departments in the College of Liberal Arts, offering students a truly interdisciplinary experience.
The minor consists of five courses or 20 credits. To complete a minor, students are required to:
- Enroll in an introductory level course
- Enroll in at least one course at the 600/700-level.
- No more than 8 credits used to satisfy the requirements for a major may be used for a minor.
- Students must earn a C- or better in each course and must maintain a 2.0 grade-point average in courses taken for the minor.
- Courses taken Pass/Fail may not be used toward a minor.
- A relevant internship may be substituted for one of the electives.
Classes are approved by the coordinator and announced each semester in the Time and Room Schedule.
After completing the 20-credit sequence, the student submits the Certification of Completion of Minor form, available online or from the RES Coordinator. Once this certification is approved by the RES Coordinator and major advisor the form goes to the College Dean and the Registrar to be recorded on the transcript. The certification form must be completed by the beginning of the student's final semester at the University.