Race & Resistance Studies offers four different minors to choose from: Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies, Critical Pacific Islands & Oceania Studies, Queer and Trans Ethnic Studies, and Race and Resistance Studies.
Minor in Arab & Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies
The Minor in Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Studies (AMED) is a multidisciplinary program that provides undergraduate students with a justice-centered analysis in which gender, race, ethnicity, sexuality, citizenship, age, ability, and other structural inequalities are integral to the study of Arab and Muslim communities, and addresses the context in which these groups have existed and continue to develop in the current socio-political climate.
Minor in Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies
Critical Pacific Islands and Oceania Studies (CPIOS) ensures honoring Oceanic peoples, experiences, and stories throughout the diaspora — and to privilege narratives that are often forgotten and placed in the margins. Courses utilize indigenous epistemologies and methodologies to the study of Native Pacific Islander communities in diaspora. Themes include racialization, ethnicity, cultural formations, community health, colonization, immigration and sexual identities.
Minor in Queer and Trans Ethnic Studies
The Minor in Queer and Trans Ethnic Studies draw from the expertise of our faculty and to address the demand of our current students, our alumni and our future students. We see this minor as preparing students for post-graduate study, and for work in a variety of fields, including health care, social work, education, the private sector and the non-profit sector.
Minor in Race and Resistance Studies
The Race and Resistance Studies minor is an interdisciplinary program that provides undergraduate students with an approach to social justice to study race as a politically produced and contested process that begins with institutions, movements, and social problems, to examine racialized communities.