Race and Culture Studies Major, Bachelor of Arts (BA)

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Required Foundation Courses
RCST 101AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF RACE AND CULTURE5
RCST 202RACE, PRIVILEGE AND POWER5
RCST 304LIBERATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE5
RCST 330RESEARCHING RACE AND CULTURE5
RCST 430RESEARCH METHODOLOGIES IN RACE AND CULTURE STUDIES5
Required–choose two from the following10
INTRODUCTION TO AFRICANA STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO CHICANO CULTURE
INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN STUDIES
Required Capstone
RCST 490SENIOR CAPSTONE IN RACE AND CULTURE STUDIES5
or RCST 491 SENIOR THESIS IN RACE AND CULTURE STUDIES
Degree Options—choose two of the three emphasis areas for the B.A.40
Africana Studies Emphasis Area
Required
EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO THE END OF THE RECONSTRUCTION 1877
EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO THE END OF THE RECONSTRUCTION 1877
EARLY AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO THE END OF THE RECONSTRUCTION 1877
Choose from the following
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS
AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE AND EXPRESSIONS
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY: POST CIVIL WAR TO PRESENT
HARLEM RENAISSANCE: RECONSTRUCTION TO 1930
AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA
AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA
AFRICAN HISTORY: ANCIENT AFRICA TO MANDELA
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY
HISTORY AND DYNAMICS OF U.S. SLAVERY
PEOPLES OF AFRICA
PEOPLES OF AFRICA
AFRICAN AMERICAN CINEMA: 1915–1990
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
ECONOMICS OF POVERTY AND DISCRIMINATION
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY
AFRICAN AMERICAN WOMEN'S HISTORY
NEGRO SPIRITUALS
DR. KING AND MALCOLM X: A COMPARISON
AFRICANA STUDIES INTERNSHIP
DIRECTED STUDY
WORLD ART
Chicano Studies Emphasis Area
Required
CHICANO HISTORY
CHICANO HISTORY
CHICANAS AND LATINAS IN THE U.S.
Choose from the following
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 Emphasis Area
Note: only one Salish language class IDST 201, IDST 202 and IDST 203 can count here.
Required
CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ISSUES
Choose from the following
SALISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE I
SALISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE II
SALISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE III
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY I
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY I
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY II
AMERICAN INDIAN HISTORY II
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITING
INDIAN WARS: PAST AND PRESENT
AMERICAN INDIAN CINEMA
SURVEY OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
SURVEY OF NATIVE AMERICAN LITERATURE
READINGS IN DECOLONIZATION
READINGS IN DECOLONIZATION
FEDERAL INDIAN LAW AND POLICY I
FEDERAL INDIAN LAW AND POLICY I
FEDERAL INDIAN LAW AND POLICY II
FEDERAL INDIAN LAW AND POLICY II
CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS WOMEN
CONTEMPORARY INDIGENOUS WOMEN
NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL TRADITION
NATIVE AMERICAN ORAL TRADITION
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
INDIAN STUDIES INTERNSHIP
WORKSHOP, SHORT COURSE, CONFERENCE, SEMINAR
SEMINAR
DIRECTED STUDY
Total Credits80

For information on General Education, see Undergraduate Degree .

Student Learning Objectives—students will

  • differentiate between the concepts of racism, prejudice and discrimination; and, understand how lives are situated in or impacted by these concepts;
  • demonstrate understanding of what it means to be a culturally competent individual/human being;
  • demonstrate understanding of the role that activism and struggle have played in building the African American, Chicano/a and American Indian consciousness and empowerment.