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Minority Relations in the United States Concentration

College of Liberal Arts, Office of Student Services
(585) 475-2444,

A concentration in minority relations in the United States offers students a variety of academic perspectives on how groups of people sharing similar characteristics (whether cultural, inherited, or learned) interact with groups sharing different characteristics. The focus of this concentration is on racial and ethnic minorities in the U.S. Courses examine the issues of differential power between groups and analyze the social structures that are used to maintain or alter these power differences. Courses also look at the interpersonal level of response of both majority and minority group members. Finally, the concentration investigates the experience of minority groups in the U.S. Note: Evening students may not declare this concentration.

Required Course:
0515-448 Minority Group Relations

Electives—Choose two of the following:
0504-447 Special Topics: Multicultural Literature
0507-496 African History
0515-482 African-American Culture
0515-483 Hispanic-American Culture
0535-484 Rhetoric of Race Relations