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Undergraduate Program

Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity Undergraduate Program names surrounded by multicolored triangle pieces

About the Program

The Interdepartmental Program in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity (CSRE) offers students the opportunity to MAJOR or MINOR in either one of the following five interdisciplinary academic areas:

Asian American Studies; Chicana/o-Latina/o StudiesComparative StudiesJewish StudiesNative American Studies

Alternatively, one can COMPARE any of the above to receive a MAJOR or MINOR in Comparative Studies of Race & Ethnicity.  

Each of our academic areas provides analytical tools for understanding how racial and ethnic categories form; how and why these categories are significant; and how they are represented and reimagined.  Students can investigate the various meanings of race and ethnicity through internships, engagement with the community, and through original research.

With over 140 CCSRE faculty affiliates across the University in a wide range of schools and academic discplines, the CSRE Programs offer students a broad range of resources and interdisciplinary courses relevant to the study of race and ethnicity both in the United States and abroad.  Our students may take courses in anthropology, art, communications, economics, education, feminist/gender/sexuality, history, languages, linguistics, literature, music, philosophy, political science, theater, psychology, sociology, and religion, among others.   As such, our undergraduate curriculum is flexible and dynamic.  Core and foundational courses provide students essential knowledge about race and ethnicity, while a rigorous and engaging set of more than 150 courses allow students to explore new passions and further examine old interests.  Students can create a thematic concentration to articulate the focus of their program of study, or choose one of our existing concentrations such as: Identity, Diversity & Aesthetics (IDA); Race & Health; Education, Access & Equity; American Diversity, and more.