2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Ethnic Studies (minor)

The minor in ethnic studies is based on the belief that the concerns of diverse communities and multicultural studies are important components of a comprehensive education. Ethnic studies is the study of the cultural, political, social and historical forces that shaped the multicultural landscape of the United States. The ethnic studies minor seeks to educate students to be culturally versatile, which is invaluable in an increasingly diverse nation and world. The ethnic studies minor is also designed to enhance skills in critical thinking, comparative analysis and written expression. The minor integrates several disciplines into the overall definitional, conceptual and practical frameworks of diversity and multiculturalism.

The ethnic studies minor offers an education that is beneficial for those considering admission to graduate schools, as well as careers in education, law, business, politics and international relations. This is an interdisciplinary minor that allows the student to accomplish the goals of the minor from social science, artistic and humanities perspectives.

Minor in Ethnic and Race Studies

19 credits minimum, 12 credits upper division.

Required for Minor:19
ERS 101Introduction to Ethnic and Race Studies4
Elective Credits
Electives credits must be taken at least from two different discplines.
ART 105American Art4
CRIM 430Gender, Race, Ethnicity and Crime4
ENGL 350Studies in African-American Literature4
ENGL 353Gender and Literature: U.S. Diversity4
ENGL 361Contemporary Chicano Literature4
Contemporary Chicano Literature
HIST 326Civil War: Slavery to Civil Rights4
POLS 413Music and the Civil Rights Movement4
RLTH 378Asian Religions in the United States4
SOC 200Sexuality and Society4
Sexuality and Society
SOC 210Introduction to Gender Studies4
Introduction to Gender Studies
SOC 318Immigration in the Global Age4
SOC 360Racial and Ethnic Relations4
TA 101Introduction to the Theatre Arts4