History Department Joins Institute on Race and Ethnicity to Offer New Minor
The minor includes six hours of required coursework ‚Äď ‚ÄúIntroduction to Race and Ethnicity‚ÄĚ (RACE 2301), taught in the fall semester, and ‚ÄúHistory of Race and Ethnicity in the United States‚ÄĚ (RACE/HIST 4356/5356), taught each spring semester. In addition to the required courses, students pursuing the minor will take 12 hours of elective classes.
Examples of electives include ‚ÄúRace, Ethnicity, and Crime,‚ÄĚ a criminal justice course (CRJU 3310), ‚ÄúThe Indian in American History‚ÄĚ (HIST 3380), and ‚ÄúRace and Human Variation,‚ÄĚ an anthropology course (ANTH 4398).
‚ÄúThe minor in race and ethnicity coincides with the creation of the Institute on Race and Ethnicity,‚ÄĚ said Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, director of the institute. ‚ÄúEducating the community on issues of racial and ethnic justice in Arkansas must include offering students interested in this topic an academic course of study.‚ÄĚ