Register for Intro to Race & Ethnicity class

What is the difference between race and ethnicity? Do events of the past like slavery, displacement and exclusion affect society today? Will race and ethnicity have any impact on your future career or life in general?

“I learned that we can agree to disagree and still have respect for each other.”  – Student, Spring 2014

Twyman's Intro to Race and Ethnicity ClassExploring the answers to these and many other pressing questions are the basis of the Intro to Race and Ethnicity course.

This class is a safe place to have open and honest dialogue with your peers and the professor, Dr. Michael R. Twyman and director of the UALR Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

The Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (RACE 2301) is available this fall.

Go to BOSS to register now. The class is listed under the Subject heading, “Race and Ethnicity.”

“I believe this class has helped me prepare for my career and what may come.” – Student, Spring 2014

“Exposing students to issues dealing with race and ethnicity will help better prepare them to compete in the diverse global workforce,” said Twyman.

“We encourage students to think critically about issues such as poverty, labor, education, and economic development and how they relate to their future roles as doctors, nurses, engineers, graphic artists, media professionals, and so on.”

Need to Declare a Minor?

Twyman's Class

The Minor in Race and Ethnicity is offered through the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Department of History in partnership with the Institute on Race and Ethnicity.

The minor includes six hours of required coursework. One, Introduction to Race and Ethnicity (RACE 2301), is offered in the fall.

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

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

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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The Institute on Race and Ethnicity at UALR was founded in July 2011. With a vision to make Arkansas the best state in the country for promoting and celebrating racial and ethnic diversity, the Institute conducts research, promotes scholarship and provides programs that address racial inequities. It does so by facilitating open and honest dialogue aimed at empowering communities and informing public policy to achieve more equitable outcomes. For more information, visit or the Institute’s Facebook page at

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