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Race, Ethnicity, and Politics - Specialized Field

Courses used to satisfy requirements in other fields may not be used to satisfy Minority and Race Politics requirements. Completion of at least four seminars as follows:

Requirements for the MA

1. Two seminars must be completed before the defense of the Masters Essay of Distinction.

Requirements for the Ph.D.

2. Two additional seminars.

* Students must complete at least one seminar from the Division A list and at least one seminar from the Division B list.

Students may petition other courses to fulfill the requirements.

Race, Ethnicity, and Politics Course Lists

1. Division A: Race Theory (at least one course)

POLS 570
The American Racial State (5 credits)
POLS 5**
Critical Race Theory (5 credits)
POLS 516
African American Political Thought (5)
POLS 5**
Race and Social Construction of American Citizenship (5 credits)

2. Division B: Minority Group Politics (at least one course)

POLS 5**
Urban and Regional Politics (5 credits)
POLS 5** Minority Political Behavior and Electoral Politics (5 credits)
POLS 555 Race and Racism in Contemporary Politics
POLS 555 The Politics of Immigration (5 credits)

Comprehensive Field Exam Structure:

Individualized exam – write to the field coordinator and GPA to schedule. The exam may take place during weeks 1 through 8 of the quarter. 

Oral exams take place during weeks 9 and 10 of the quarter. Reach out to your committee to schedule the exam.