The CRS curriculum provides a unique combination of depth and breadth. In-depth instruction in civil rights and race theory are taught by professors who built the intellectual foundations of the field. Also, courses addressing specific racial groups and other forms of social hierarchies provide rich comparative analyses. This approach helps us understand that we live in a multiracial world with intersecting and overlapping forms of subordination.
Courses in Fulfillment of the Critical Race Studies Specialization
Overview: Students are required to take six (6) courses to complete the program, including two (2) core courses, one (1) course in comparative analysis, two (2) applied courses (one doctrine and one practice), and one (1) course which fulfills the writing requirement, in which students will complete a 35-page paper, double-spaced. This requirement is further described below under the subheading CRS Writing Requirement. The cumulative GPA within these courses must be a B- or higher in order to gain the Critical Race Studies certification. Students can use an externship in place of the applied practice course.
Note: A course fulfilling a requirement MUST be at least 3 units. The ONLY exceptions will be for courses fulfilling the Practice or Doctrine requirement, in which you may use two or more courses to add up to three units. For example, you may take a 1-unit and a 2-unit course OR three 1-unit courses, all approved for the Practice requirement, to fulfill that requirement. You may NOT use a course under 3 units to fulfill the Comparative Analysis requirement.