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02-03 LS&A Bulletin

Chapter III: Degree Requirements and Graduation Procedures

Common Requirements for the A.B., B.S., and B.G.S. Degrees

Race & Ethnicity

At some point before graduation, students must receive credit for one course from a list of Race & Ethnicity courses published each term on the Student Academic Affairs website:

http://www.lsa.umich.edu/saa/.

These courses will address issues arising from racial or ethnic intolerance and will meet the following criteria:

  1. Required content. All courses satisfying the requirement must provide discussion concerning: (a) the meaning of race, ethnicity, and racism; (b) racial and ethnic intolerance and resulting inequality as it occurs in the United States or elsewhere; (c) comparisons of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, social class, or gender.
  2. Required focus. Every course satisfying the requirement must devote substantial, but not necessarily exclusive, attention to the required content. Although it is hoped that many of these courses will focus on the United States, it is not required that they do so. Courses that deal with these issues in other societies, or that study them comparatively, may also meet the requirement.

Credits transferred from another college or university do not meet the requirement except by successful petition to the Academic Standards Board.

Credits used to satisfy the R&E requirement also may be used to satisfy other college requirements.


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