Petitioning for a Race & Ethnicity (R&E) Requirement Substitution
All students are required to complete a course of at least 3 credits which addresses issues arising from racial and ethnic intolerance and is not simply a course on diversity. You may petition the Academic Standards Board to be allowed to satisfy the R&E requirement with a class that was either taken at another institution or that was taken in the College but has not been officially designated as R&E.
What Does the Board Look for in R&E Petitions?
To be approved as a substitution, a course must spend at least half of the term addressing all of the following:
- The meaning of race, ethnicity, and racism;
- Racial and ethnic intolerance and resulting inequality; and
- Comparisons of discrimination based on race, ethnicity, religion, social class, and/or gender.
How Do I Start the Petition Process?
- Meet with a member of the Academic Standards Board who serves on the Race and Ethnicity Exception Committee. The Board member will talk with you about the criteria for approving an exception and about the petition process.
- You can make an appointment with a member of the R&E Committee by calling the Newnan Advising Center Front Desk at 734-764-0332.