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Requirements & Courses

Major Requirements - Starting Fall 2020

10 courses: 

Requirement 1 (1 course): 
RCD 0050 Introduction to Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora.

Requirement 2 (1 course): 
One course from the RCD or History department that functions as a survey of U.S. or North American history. Please see the departmental website for an updated list of courses.

Requirement 3 (5 courses): 
Five courses from at least two different disciplines that form a coherent interdisciplinary cluster.  Students prepare a rationale for their choice of five courses. 

Requirement 4 (1 course):
RCD 0150 Theories and Methods in Studies of Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora. 

Capstone (2 courses):  
Students may choose a) a one-semester senior special project and an elective; b) a two-semester senior honors thesis; or c) two elective courses.  Departmental approval required.