History Department Joins Institute on Race and Ethnicity to Offer New Minor
The minor includes six hours of required coursework â€“ â€śIntroduction to Race and Ethnicityâ€ť (RACE 2301), taught in the fall semester, and â€śHistory of Race and Ethnicity in the United Statesâ€ť (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 â€śRace, Ethnicity, and Crime,â€ť a criminal justice course (CRJU 3310), â€śThe Indian in American Historyâ€ť (HIST 3380), and â€śRace and Human Variation,â€ť an anthropology course (ANTH 4398).
â€śThe minor in race and ethnicity coincides with the creation of the Institute on Race and Ethnicity,â€ť said Adjoa A. Aiyetoro, director of the institute. â€śEducating the community on issues of racial and ethnic justice in Arkansas must include offering students interested in this topic an academic course of study.â€ť