Learning Goals

Upon graduation, a student will be able to:

Major-Specific Areas of Knowledge

Identify and interpret important ideas, assumptions, and debates that are central to the study of race and ethnicity. Explore the intersection of broad theoretical claims with different socio-historic contexts, as well as with other categories of difference such as nation, class, religion, and gender. Develop an interdisciplinary approach to the study of race and ethnicity and a critical ability to analyze the historical and contemporary issues arising from the institutionalization of racial and ethnic differences.

Critical Thinking

Analyze issues with a variety of tools and approaches in a range of disciplines.

Research Experience

Conduct a substantial academic inquiry about a focused research question, demonstrating a critical awareness of competing arguments, the mastery of relevant methods, and a capacity to generate substantive results from original research.