The Race and Ethnic Studies minor provides students the opportunity to study race and ethnicity as evolving social constructions shaped by many factors, including labor, politics, religion, nationality, sexuality, gender, and culture. The minor encourages students to explore race and ethnicity from a variety of disciplinary approaches and to examine the histories of various racial and ethnic groups. UMass Lowell students will graduate knowing how to contribute to a more humane and civil society in which diversity is acknowledged and celebrated.
The Race and Ethnic Studies minor is open to all undergraduates and consists of an interdisciplinary program of 18-24 credits of required and elective courses.
The following classes, most of which are offered yearly or every other year, constitute electives towards the minor. Students may petition to have Special Topics and/or other courses count towards the minor.
Asian American Studies
For more information about the Race and Ethnic Studies minor, contact Dr. Jose Mendoza, program coordinator.