Race and Ethnicity minor offers students opportunity to add to academic experience

Registration for spring classes opened Thursday, Nov. 21, for undergraduate students, and an option for students who are looking to add to their academic experience is a minor in Race and Ethnicity.

students at Racial Attitudes Conference at UALRThe minor is offered through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of History in partnership with the Institute on Race and Ethnicity and can be combined with any major course of study.

The minor is focused on the study of the history of race and ethnicity and topics related to racial and ethnic justice, and is designed to inform a new generation of progressive thinkers and doers.

“Providing focused study opportunities that deal with race and ethnicity is a priority for the Institute,“ said Dr. Michael R. Twyman, director of the Institute.

“Offering students the Minor in Race and Ethnicity is essential to preparing future leaders who are equipped to address how race and ethnicity work in the larger context of societal issues.”

Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (RACE 2301)

The minor includes six hours of required coursework. One, Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (RACE 2301), is usually taught in the fall semester; however, this course will be available to students for the spring 2014 semester. Register for the class through BOSS by logging into myUALR at ualr.edu.

The second required course, History of Race and Ethnicity in the United States (RACE/HIST 4356/5356), will also be offered in the spring.

In addition to the required courses, students pursuing the minor will take 12 hours of elective classes.

Students in the Classroom at UALRExamples of electives available in the spring include:

  • GEOG – 2312 Cultural Geography
  • ANTH – 3312 North American Indians
  • SOC – 3330 Minority Groups
  • HIST – 4338 Holocaust,
  • MGMT – 4391 Employment Law

Students interested in the minor, should contact the Department of History at 501.569.3235 for advising information.

To see a full list of courses, go to Minor in Race and Ethnicity.

To see what additional classes may be available this spring, use the UALR Class Search Tool.

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