The Ethnic Studies minor offers courses on the experiences of the various racial and ethnic groups in the U.S. and abroad. Courses provide a foundation for understanding the histories and contemporary issues from a comparative framework. Drawing knowledge from multi-disciplinary sources, the program of study welcomes students from the humanities, the social sciences, and professional degree programs such as education, business, and law.

Effective Fall 2015

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Students in the Ethnic Studies minor must earn a minimum grade of C (2.000) for all Ethnic Studies courses required for the minor.

ETST 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)3
ETST 404Race Formation in the United States3
or ETST 405 Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.
Select one African American course from the following:3
African American History (GT-HI1)
African-American Studies
African American Resistance and Self-Creation
Black Cinema and Media
African American Periods and Personalities
Black Feminism(s)
Africa and African Diaspora
Select one Asian Pacific American course from the following:3
Asian-American History (GT-HI1)
Ethnicity and Film: Asian-American Experience
Asian-Pacific Americans and the Law
Asian American Social Movements, 1945-Present
Select one Chicano(a) course from the following: 13
Latin American Peasantries
Introduction to Chicano Literature
Chicana/o History and Culture (GT-HI1)
La Chicana in Society
Latina/o Populations in the U.S.
Contemporary Chicana/o Issues
Latina/o Creative Expression
Latina/o Routes to Empowerment
Chicano/a Film and Video
Select one Native American course from the following: 23
Introduction to Native American Literature
Native American Literature
Native American Cultural Experience (GT-AH2)
Native American History (GT-HI1)
Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes
Development in Indian Country
Indigenous Film and Video
Federal Indian Law and Policy
Select one Global Ethnic Studies course from the following: 33
Latin American Peasantries
Introduction to Queer Studies
Ethnicity and the Media (GT-SS3)
Border Crossings: People/Politics/Culture (GT-SS3)
Queer Studies and Women of Color
Global Environmental Justice Movements
Caribbean Identities
The Modern Caribbean
Queer Creative Expressions
Total Credits21

Seniors may select with minor advisor approval: ETST 531, ETST 535.


Seniors may select with minor advisor approval: ETST 541, ETST 550.


Seniors may select with minor advisor approval from ETST 500-level course(s) with a global ethnic studies content.