The goal of the Race and Ethnic Studies Program is to prepare students to thrive in a diverse society. The courses are designed to foster students' understanding and appreciation of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups in the United States. Class content highlights the many contributions that these groups have made, intentionally fostering the students' ability to think critically about issues of race and ethnicity. Students are guided on the examinations of issues of power, privilege and access relating to the lives of racial and ethnic minority populations within U.S. culture.
In 2016, the Race and Ethnic Studies Program developed 4 new minors and revised the existing general minor to offer greater opportunities for study and inquiry. These new minors will be available for enrollment in August 2017. Please contact Race and Ethnic Studies Coordinator Pilar Melero at firstname.lastname@example.org for information on enrollment, advising, and program information.
If you are interested in one of the new minors or are interested in receiving additional information regarding one of the new minors, fill out the following information at this link.
The Race and Ethnic Studies minor is a wise choice. Why? Take a look around you the classrooms, the streets, the places of business. We live in a diverse world. The fact that we are part of a global economy makes it even more diverse. Race and Ethnic Studies courses deal with diversity. If you combine a Race and Ethnic Studies minor with a major in any other field of study, your preparation for working within our diverse world will be strong, your chances for success high. Our program offers students:
Students with majors in business, education, social work, public relations, journalism, law, political science, and other disciplines would benefit from a Race and Ethnic Studies minor.
The certificate is designed to allow students, across the disciplines, to engage in in-depth diversity learning around issues of gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality and ability. (website) (checklist)
February 17, 2017 - New Courses and New and Revised Minors are Official at UW-Whitewater
After months of careful creation and diligent development, the Race and Ethnic Studies Program received final approval for the new program developments. Four new minors and the revised minor will be available for enrollment in August 2017. Four of the eight new courses will be offered in Fall 2017.
Find full descriptions of the new courses in the Course Spotlight page.