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Major & Minor Requirements

Applicable for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Race, ethnicity, and migration studies inform disciplines in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences as fundamental categories that produce and inflect knowledge. This interdisciplinary, multidisciplinary, and transnational major prepares students to develop questions, knowledge, and research methodologies that contribute to and challenge a complex, globally connected world.

In the best tradition of the liberal arts at Colorado College, the major bridges the gap between theory and practice and classroom and community. Students explore how race, ethnicity, class, gender, and sexuality are lived realities and shape history, geopolitics, culture, economies, and domestic and international policy.  Students majoring in this program gain historical knowledge as well as a critical understanding of historiography and its impact on marginalized populations.

Major

The Major

Core Courses

RM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity

RM 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity

RM 218 Critical Analysis of Quantitative Data

RM 215 Research Design: Method and Theory 

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

6 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.

 

TOTAL: 11 Units

Minor

  The Minor

  1. RM 185 Introduction to the Comparative Study of Race and Ethnicity
  2. RM 212 Theories of Race and Ethnicity
  3. RM 218 Critical Analysis of Quantitative Data or another method course approved by advisor

Two courses in REMS approved by advisor