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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 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, 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 both the Studies in Race credit and the 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 3-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 transfer students matriculating as Temple undergraduates in fall 1994 and after, who are not classified as Core-to-Core.

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.

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