Minor in Race and Ethnicity

UALR History Department in Conjunction with the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity offers a minor in Race and Ethnicity.

Required Courses (6 hours)

RACE 2301 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity HIST/RACE 4356/5356 History of Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Elective courses
(12 hours selected from the list below)

Elective courses

ANTH 3312 North American Indians

ANTH 4398 Race and Human Variation

CRJU 3310 Race, Ethnicity, and Crime

GEOG 2312 Cultural Geography

MCOM 4384 Special Topics: Images of Minorities in the Media

ENGL 3326 African American Literature I

ENGL 3327 African American Literature II

ENGL 4350 Black Women’s Activism and Literature

SOCI 3340 Experiences of Black Americans

SOCI 3330 Minority Groups

SOCI 4395 Special Topics: Native American History

HIST 3355 American Civil War and Reconstruction 1848-1876

HIST 3371 Colonial Latin America

HIST 3380 The Indian in American History

HIST 4327 Africa in World History

HIST 4328 South Africa in World History

HIST 4338 Holocaust

HIST 4357 The Little Rock School Crisis

HIST 4358/5358 Civil Rights Movement Since 1954

HIST 4368 African American History to 1865

HIST 4369 African American History from 1866

HIST 4378 The History of U.S.-Latin America Relations

PHIL 4373 Philosophy of Race

MGMT 4391 Employment Law

MUHL 3361 Jazz History and Styles

MUHL 3381 American Music

SPAN 3335 Las Culturas de Las Americas

SPAN 4361 Afro-Cuban Literature and Culture

SPCH 4312 Intercultural Communication

Courses in Race and Ethnicity (RACE)

RACE 2301 Introduction to Race and Ethnicity
This course provides an overview of the key concepts and issues in the interdisciplinary study of race and ethnicity. The course serves as an introduction to complex issues such as the social construction of race and ethnicity, white privilege, the role of media in that construction, the effect of immigration on conversations about race, individual and institutional discrimination, multiple differences and intersecting oppressions. Students will explore their own racial identities, biases, and prejudices. Course materials facilitate engagement in critical analysis of textual and statistical information from a variety of disciplinary sources. This course is required for the minor in Race and Ethnicity. Three credit hours.

HIST/RACE 4356 History of Race and Ethnicity in America
A survey of the history of race and ethnicity in the United States from prehistory to present with a special focus on selected topics in the experience of African Americans, Asian Americans, European Americans, Latino Americans, and Native Americans. Dual listed in the UALR Graduate Catalog as HIST/RACE 5356. Three credit hours.

RACE 4100/4200/4300 Independent Study Race and Ethnicity
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. This course is available to students minoring in Race and Ethnicity only. For the student of superior ability who wishes to pursue Two, or Three credit hours.