Civic Engagement and Off-Campus Study

Civic Engagement

Students interested in learning about race and racism in a community setting may select from among ten Academic Civic Engagement courses that also count for Race and Ethnic Studies credit. Please consult ACE’s annual list of offerings to check the availability of:

  • ARMS 250: Asian American Experience
  • Asian Studies 123: Asia in America
  • Education 170: Urban Schools and Communities
  • Education 246: English Language Learners
  • Political Science 244: Immigration and Citizenship
  • Political Science 350: Race and Politics
  • Social Work 373: Just Practice
  • SOAN 266: Crime and Inequality
  • Spanish 273: Cultural Heritage of the Hispanic U.S.
  • Spanish 311: Language in Society

Off-Campus Study

Race and Ethnic Studies encourages students to pursue off-campus study opportunities through permanently approved offerings located in Ghana, South Africa, Chicago, and the southern United States. RACE majors and concentrators have also completed off-campus electives coordinated by the American Colleges of the Midwest Off-Campus Study Programs such as “Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Urban Studies” and “Human Rights, Social Justice, and Race in the Chicago Context.” HECUA’s Race in America may also be eligible if paired with an independent study (RACE 298/398).

And there are other possibilities. Please contact the program director to discuss whether your proposed plan to study off-campus may count as elective credit for your RACE major or concentration.