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Major & Minor Requirements

Applicable for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Major

The Major

Core Courses

RM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration

RM 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity

RM 218 Critical Analysis of Quantitative Data

RM 215 Interdisciplinary Research Methods (pre-requisite REM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration) or other methods course approved by the director

RM 312 Theories of Migration and Diaspora (Pre-requisite REM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration or 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity)

RM 400 Senior Seminar

RM 499 Senior Project A research based, comparative, and intersectional analysis grounded in critical theories of race, ethnicity, and migration.

Electives

Students will work closely with their major advisor to develop a course of study that addresses their interests and commitments. Elective courses must be cross-listed with REMS or approved by the director. Students may not take more than 3 elective courses at the 200-level to fulfill the major. A single elective course may not fulfill more than one requirement on the student’s transcript, though one course may fulfill more than one major or minor requirement.

  • One comparative cross-listed course
  • One course focused on a particular racial or ethnic group
  • One course that engages critical historiography
  • One course focused on colonialism, neo-colonialism, or post-colonialism
  • One course focused on social movements and/or activism
  • One practicum or community based research class

 

TOTAL: 13 Units

Minor

      The Minor

  1. RM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race, Ethnicity, and Migration Studies
  2. RM 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity or another cross-listed course that theorizes race such as REM 200/PH 285 Philosophy and Race. Other courses offered in a given block may be considered in consultation with members of the REMS Core Faculty
  3. RM 312 Theories of Migration
  4. RM 218 Critical Quantitative Analysis Course or approved Methods course
  5. 1 RMS Cross-listed course
  6. An Integrative Experience, capstone project demonstrating the student’s ability to conduct a critical examination of racial and ethnic groups or an issue related to migration. It could consist of a thesis, an internship with a critical component, or other independent work, to be completed after other requirements have been fulfilled. Proposals for the Integrative Experience are approved by members of the REMS Core Faculty and evaluated by the director and a faculty advisor assigned to the student.