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Race, Power, and Resistance
Explore the social, political, and cultural dimensions of race, power, and resistance. Gain the perspectives and skills to create a more just society.

For students interested in understanding social inequalities, systemic racism, and what we can do about it

The goal of the Race, Power, and Resistance major is to provide students with an option to study concepts, methodologies, and histories related to race, power, and resistance from an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective. This major has an unapologetic focus on race and power inequalities in the U.S. and the diaspora. It is enhanced by a rich array of interdisciplinary course offerings that is unified by a coherent conceptual core. The major is housed in the Center for the Study of Culture, Race & Ethnicity (CSCRE).

A flexible major

The Race, Power, and Resistance major has an integrated experiential learning component that allows students to apply what they learn in real world contexts. It also has a flexible design that allows students to explore different departments, disciplines, and schools. 

Real life application

The Race, Power and Resistance major helps students obtain knowledge, analytic and writing skills that are central to a range of professions and careers, including: law and policy; governmental legislation; non-profit leadership and development; media advocacy; market research; teaching and education. Alumni of the CSCRE have become film makers, teachers, professional writers, media producers, journalists, and non-profit directors.

Questions? Please Contact Us.

Belisa Gonzalez, Director
Center for the Study of Culture Race and Ethnicity (CSCRE)

Spring 2023 Major List
Major in Race, Power and Resistance Spring 2023

RPR Major SP2023 Courses

CSCR 10900     Intro to Native American Indigenous Studies
CSCR 12300     Culture, Race and Ethnicity Concepts
CSCR 23100     Issues in Latino/a/x Studies
CSCR 23400    Black Cinema
CSCR 26100    Watching Race in US Media
CSCR 27100    Race, City, Environment
CSCR 32500    Black Horror
CSCR 32600    Black Queer Studies
CSCR 43300    Education, Oppression, and Liberation

RPR SP2023 Electives in Other Departments (RPRE attribute)

HLTH 21300    Multicultural Perspectives on Healing
RLST 21700     Blackness in/and the Bible
ARTH 35008   Art Race and Representation in Latin America and the Caribbean
ENGL 37100    African American Literature
HLTH 31200    Inequalities in Health
SPAN 33300    Latin American Civil Society and Culture
SPAN 38000   Latino/a Culture Through Literature