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Studies in Race 

Different views of what "race" is and has been, the importance of personal and social racial identities, the impact of racism on individuals and institutions across cultures, historically, and in the United States today--all of these are studied in courses in the Studies in Race area of the Core.  The knowledge and the communication skills gained in these courses help students better understand a critical aspect of their society and their own experience.  Such understanding is essential for living and working in our racially diverse world.

The course number and Required Course Indicator (RCI) of a Studies in Race courses are important indicators of Core credit.  Unlike the courses in other Core areas; but like Writing-Intensive courses, Studies in Race courses may fulfill a requirement for another Core area at the same time that they meet the Studies in Race requirement.  Some even meet the Studies in Race requirement, and another Core requirement, and the requirement for Writing-Intensive courses.  The Core credit carried by a Studies in Race course is indicated in the list below by the combination of the course number, which usually starts with an "R," and the Required Course Indicator (RCI) in parentheses after the course number.  See Core Course Numbering at the beginning of the Core Curriculum section for a list of the Core codes for these courses.  If the RCI is "RS", then the course carries Studies in Race credit.  If the RCI indicates another Core area (such as "IN" for Individual and Society), then the course carries Studies in Race credit and credit for that other Core area.  If the RCI is "RC," the course meets both the Studies in Race and the Core Composition requirements.  If it is "WR," the course is both Studies in Race and Writing-Intensive.  If the RCI begins with an "X," the course carries credit for Studies in Race and another Core area and is Writing-Intensive.

Note that Studies in Race courses may also have non-Studies in Race versions with the same number but without an "R," that do not meet the Studies in Race requirement (for example, English R170 is a Studies in Race course but English 0170 is not). 

Requirement: One three-credit course from this list. 

The Studies in Race requirement applies to Temple undergraduates who matriculated as freshmen in fall 1993 (having completed fewer than 15 semester hours before then) and after and to all transfer students matriculating as Temple undergraduates in fall 1994 and after. 

Note:  Core courses no longer offered by departments have been removed from this list, but students who took them will receive Core credit, as indicated in their DARS document. Questions about the past, present, or future Core status of a course can be answered by the Core and Transfer Office.

African American Studies
R348 (RS) Dimensions of Racism

American Studies
R112 (RS) African American Experiences
H134 (RS) Honors Literature of American Slavery 
R134 (RS) Literature of American Slavery 
R136 (RS) Asian American Experiences 

R060 (IN) Introduction to Anthropology
H090 (IN) Honors Introduction to Anthropology

Asian Studies
R190 (RS) Asian American History

Communication Sciences
R110 (RS) Language and Race

Criminal Justice
R335 (RS) Urban Minorities and the Criminal Justice System 

R280 (RS) Dance, Movement, and Pluralism 

R065 (RS) The Economics of Diversity 

R065 (WR) Race and Racism in U.S. Education 

R050 (RC) College Composition (Studies in Race version)
R090 (RC) Honors College Composition (Studies in Race version)
R110 (RS) Language and Race 
R125 (RS) African American Literature I 
R126 (RS) African American Literature II 
R170 (RS) The Art of the Film
R283 (RS) Blacks/Literature/Drama/Media 

Geography and Urban Studies
R055 (IN) Urban Society: Race, Class, and Community

Greek, Hebrew, and Roman Classics
R112 (IS) Race: Ancient and Modern

NOTE:  Changes in course numbers do not affect Core credit.  History courses with new numbers carry Studies in Race credit under both old and new numbers.

R108 (RS) Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Racism
R109 (RS) Imperialism, Race, and Empire
R120 (RS) Latino Caribbean World
R160 (RS) Race and Ethnicity in American History (formerly R101)
R161 (RS) African American History to 1865 (formerly R233)
R162 (RS) African American History 1865 to Present (formerly R234)
R163 (RS) Asian American History (formerly R237)
R164 (RS) California Dreams, California  Nightmares
R267 (RS) Race and the U.S. Constitution (formerly R246)

Jewish Studies
R234 (RS) Anti-Semitism, the Holocaust and Racism

Kinesiology (was Physical Education)
R336 (RS) Racism and College Athletics
R337 (RS) Minorities in Sport

Legal Studies
R050 (AC) Racial Discrimination Under the Law 

R298 (RS) Cultural Diversity in Health Care

R125 (RS) Philosophy of African American Experiences

Political Science
R050 (IN) The Individual, Race, and American Political Life 
R135 (RS) Urban Politics and Problems
W135 (WR) Urban Politics and Problems

R055 (RS) Racial Justice: A Religious Mandate for Obedience and Revolt 
H095 (RS) Honors Racial Justice: A Religion's Mandate for Obedience and Revolt

Social Work 
R365 (RS) Institutional Racism 

C059/R059 (IN) The Sociology of Race and Racism 
X059/H099 (XN) The Sociology of Race and Racism 
C064/R064 (AC) American Ethnicity
X064 (XC) American Ethnicity 
R279 (RS) Racial and Ethnic Stratification 

Speech Communication
R082 (XC) Campaigns and Movements
H092 (XC) Honors Campaigns and Movements

R188 (XC) Art, Race, and the American Experience

Women's Studies
R152 (WR) The Politics of Diversity
H195 (WR) Honors The Politics of Diversity