Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies Major/Minor (CRPC/CRES)
Faculty members affiliated with the CSRPC have long been committed to initiating an undergraduate curriculum that focuses on the study of race and ethnicity, enables the Center to be directly engaged intellectually with the undergraduate population, and deepens the Center's involvement with the intellectual and cultural life of the College. Through the Comparative Race & Ethnic Studies major and minor (CRPC/CRES), the Center provides students interested in the study of race and racialized ethnic groups with the opportunity to take courses and participate in programs that illustrate how race and ethnicity and their structural manifestations impact and shape our lives on a daily basis. The focus of Comparative Race Studies is to expand the study of race and racialized ethnic groups beyond the black/white paradigm and to promote the study of race and processes of racialization in comparative and transnational frameworks.
Beginning in Autumn 2009, students will have the opportunity to major or minor in the new undergraduate degree program in Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies, which includes African American Studies, Asian American studies, Latina/o studies, Native American studies, and African studies. Courses currently listed under CRPC will be transferred over to the new major and renamed CRES. A description of the new major and minor, the requirements, and a list of courses offered can be downloaded here.