Race and Culture Studies Minor

The mission of the academic minor in the Study of Race and Culture is to contribute to the overall mission of Eastern Washington University “to prepare broadly educated, technologically proficient and highly productive citizens to obtain meaningful career, to enjoy enriched lives and to make contributions to a culturally diverse society.” More specifically, RCST provides Eastern Washington University students a comprehensive interdisciplinary curriculum that contributes to their understanding and appreciation of the experiences, concerns and perspectives of the three major historically marginalized populations, (African Americans, Chicanos/Latinos and Native Americans) in the United States.

Central Core Emphasis of the RCST Minor

Students majoring in RCST enroll in a core curriculum using interdisciplinary and comparative perspectives. RCST minors study the history, culture, social-economics and political realities of these communities. More specifically, RCST minors gain insights about international connections relevant to these groups as well as participate in research and community based study to augment classroom learning.

Note:

  • in order to graduate with a minor in RCST students must have a minimum grade point ≥2.0 and all courses completed towards the minor must be ≥2.0.
Required Foundation Courses
RCST 101AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RACE AND CULTURE5
RCST 202RACE, PRIVILEGE AND POWER5
RCST 304LIBERATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE5
Choose one course from each of following three programs3-15
Africana Studies Program
HARLEM RENAISSANCE: RECONSTRUCTION TO 1930
AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
HISTORY AND DYNAMICS OF U.S. SLAVERY
PEOPLES OF AFRICA
AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA: 1915–1990
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY
NEGRO SPIRITUALS
DR. KING AND MALCOLM X: A COMPARISON
AFRICANA STUDIES INTERNSHIP
DIRECTED STUDY
WORLD ART
Chicano Studies Program
SURVEY OF CHICANO LITERATURE
LATINAS/OS IN THE U.S. MEDIA
CHICANO-LATINO POLITICS IN AMERICA
LATINO IMMIGRATION TO THE U.S.
LATINO FAMILY IN THE U.S.
LATINA/O COMMUNITIES IN THE U.S.: FIELD RESEARCH IN CHICANA/O, LATINA/O STUDIES
INTERNSHIP/PRACTICUM
SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Indian Studies Program
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY I
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY II
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITING
INDIAN WARS: PAST AND PRESENT
AMERICAN INDIAN CINEMA
SURVEY OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
READINGS IN DECOLONIZATION
FEDERAL INDIAN LAW AND POLICY I
FEDERAL INDIAN LAW AND POLICY II
CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS WOMEN
NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL TRADITION
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
INDIAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Total Credits18-30