2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Race and Ethnic Studies Program

This interdisciplinary academic program focuses on developing students' intercultural competencies through the lens of race, ethnicity, and social justice. The goal of the program is to cultivate the intersectional thinking necessary to address systemic differences in power in order to pursue the work of equity and inclusion in conjunction with experiential learning as a means to forward the University’s anti-racist mission of serving the common good.

Race and Ethnic Studies Committee

Tom Morgan (English), Director
Allen (Associate Dean of Students/Executive Director Multi-Ethnic Education and Engagement Center), Amin (History, Alumni Chair in the Humanities), Burnley (Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion), Cox (Music), Damasco (University Libraries), James (Philosophy, Women and Gender Studies Director), Keen (Director of Assessment and Student-Centered Analytics), Lawrence-Sanders (History), Picca (Sociology, Roesch Chair in the Social Sciences), and Velasquez (Philosophy)

Minors:

Minor in Africana Studies (AFS)

The Africana studies minor offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the peoples of Africa and African descendants in the Americas, Africa, and throughout the diaspora. Through its courses, the minor encourages service at the local, national, and international level. The minor prepares distinctive graduates to develop and use analytical skills and approaches to understand historical and contemporary issues associated with the experience of Africans and African descendants. The minor is interdisciplinary and structured to incorporate teaching and research methodologies and materials from disciplines in the College of Arts and Sciences and other schools throughout the University.

RCE 200Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies3
Select one Theory course from the following: 13
African American Literature
History of Africa - 19th Century to the Present
African American History before 1877
Race, Gender and Philosophy
Afro-Caribbean Philosophy
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Select three Elective courses from the following: 16-9
Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings
African American Literature
History of Africa I: Pre-history to the 19th Century
History of Africa - 19th Century to the Present
History of the Caribbean
The Atlantic World, 1492-1800
History of South Africa: From Prehistory to Present
History of Black Women
African American History before 1877
History of Blacks in the United States Since 1900
Seminar in African History
African-American Sacred Music
History of American Jazz
Special Topics in Music
Ensembles
Hip Hop and Philosophy
African Philosophy
Race, Gender and Philosophy
Afro-Caribbean Philosophy
Experiential Learning and/or Independent Study 2
African-American Religion
Special Topics
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Special Problems
Total Hours12-15
 
 

Minor in Latinx and Latin American Studies (LLA)

The Minor in Latinx and Latin American Studies offers interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to the study of these identities and their complex socio-historical contexts. Through its courses, the minor encourages service at the local, national and global level. The minor prepares distinctive graduates to develop and use analytical skills and approaches to understand historical and contemporary issues associated with the experiences of Latinas/os and Latin Americans across space and time. The minor is interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary and structured to incorporate teaching and research methodologies and materials from various disciplines in the Colleges of Arts and Sciences, other schools throughout the university, as well as non-disciplinary knowledge formations independent of university sites.

RCE 200Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies3
Choose one Theory course from the following: 13
Cultures of Latin America
US Latinx Literature
Social & Cultural History of Latin America
Latina Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Liberation Theologies
Choose three Elective courses from the following: 16-9
Cultures of Latin America
Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings
US Latinx Literature
Environmental History
Modern Latin America
Social & Cultural History of Latin America
History of Mexico
History of the Caribbean
Economic History of Latin America
Hip Hop and Philosophy
Latina Philosophy
Race, Gender and Philosophy
Afro-Caribbean Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Comparative Politics: Latin America
United States - Latin American Relations
Experiential Learning and/or Independent Study 2
Latino/Latina Religious Experiences
Liberation Theologies
Immigration & Immigrants
Intermediate Spanish II - Medical
Spanish for the Health Professions
Latin American Culture & Civilization
Performing Human Rights in Latin/x America
Survey of Spanish Literature I
Survey of Spanish Literature II
Survey of Latin American Literature I
Survey of Latin American Literature II
Topics in Contemporary Spanish-American Literature and Film
Latin American Art
Total Hours12-15

Minor in Race and Social Justice (RSJ)

The Race and Social Justice minor is designed to develop students’ intercultural competencies by focusing primarily on the experiences of American-based domestic racial and ethnic populations. By giving students the awareness, context, and theory necessary to help them engage racial issues in a thoughtful and respectful manner, students will develop an understanding of systemic impact of race on American life, as well as the way race functions as a social construct, one directly connected to systems of power and privilege. This knowledge will allow students to better incorporate race into the larger social justice mission of the Marianist charism, and to also better value the diversity of cultural experiences that make up American life. 

RCE 200Introduction to Race and Ethnic Studies3
Choose one Theory course from the following: 13
African American Literature
African American History before 1877
Race, Gender and Philosophy
Gender, Women’s Rights and Global Politics
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Choose three Elective courses from the following: 16-9
Criminal Justice Ethics
Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
Educating Diverse Student Populations in Inclusive Settings
African American Literature
American Indian Literature
Asian-American Literature
Literature & Human Rights
US Latinx Literature
Introduction to Human Rights
Native American History
History of South Africa: From Prehistory to Present
History of Black Women
African American History before 1877
History of Blacks in the United States Since 1900
African-American Sacred Music
Understanding Sacred Music & Worship in the Local Church
Hip Hop and Philosophy
Race, Gender and Philosophy
Afro-Caribbean Philosophy
Philosophy & Cultural Diversity
Politics of Human Rights
Gender, Women’s Rights and Global Politics
Independent Study & Research
Standing Rock: Sovereignty and Indigenous Rights
Experiential Learning and/or Independent Study 2
Latino/Latina Religious Experiences
African-American Religion
Liberation Theologies
Racial & Ethnic Relations
Social Inequality
Social Justice & Dramatic Literature
History of Art and Activism
Latin American Art
Comparative Visual Culture in Film
Total Hours12-15