About Ethnicity & Race Studies
Ethnicity & Race Studies is one of the concentrations that students may choose as a Social Science contract major, offered through the School of Social Science and Human Services.
The Ethnicity & Race Studies concentration focuses on historical and sociocultural scholarship related to race and ethnicity including, but not limited to: contemporary race relations, intergroup dynamics, the African Diaspora, intersections with gender and class, and inequalities, privilege, and oppression. This concentration is a logical component of a student’s preparation for a career with international agencies, law, business, and public health, the social services, and teaching.
To complete the Ethnicity & Race Studies concentration within the Social Science contract major, within the 11 courses required for the major, students must complete one required course (either AFST 212: Introduction to African Studies or SOCI 215: Sociology of Race Relations) and three electives that focus on issues related to Ethnicity & Race.