The minor in Ethnic Studies provides an opportunity for students to take a group of courses that address the impact of race, culture, class, gender, and sexuality in shaping institutions, social relations, and identities. Regardless of the main area of students’ academic focus and career aspirations, a minor in Ethnic Studies will be advantageous as employers and organizations increasingly look for individuals capable of communicating across difference and addressing issues of equity and justice.
Effective Fall 2022
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.
|Introduction to Ethnic Studies (GT-SS3)
|Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.
|Select one course from each of the following categories: 1
|Critical Histories in Ethnic Studies:
|African American History (GT-HI1)
|Asian American History (GT-HI1)
|Chicanx History and Culture (GT-HI1)
|Native American History (GT-HI1)
|Creative Expressions and Social Change:
|Introduction to Native American Literature
|Introduction to Chicano Literature
|Indigenous Cultural Experience (GT-AH2)
|African American Creative Expression (GT-AH1)
|Racial Representations of Black Athletes
|African American Studies
|Ethnicity and Film--Asian-American Experience
|Black Cinema and Media
|Advanced Topics in African American Studies
|Queer Creative Expressions
|Indigenous Film and Video
|Latina/o Creative Expression
|Native American Literature
|Chicanx Film and Video
|Intersectionality and Coalitional Politics:
|Introduction to Queer Studies
|La Chicana in Society
|Queer Studies and Women of Color
|Queer Indigenous Studies
|Indigenous Women, Children, and Tribes
|Indigenous Consciousness and Gender
|Community Organizing and Institutional Change:
|Border Crossings--People/Politics/Culture (GT-SS3)
|Contemporary Indigenous Issues
|Culture of Care in Schools
|Asian-Pacific Americans and the Law
|African American Resistance and Self-Creation
|Contemporary Chicanx Issues
|Asian American Social Movements, 1945-Present
|Global Environmental Justice Movements
|Race Formation in the United States
|Development in Indian Country
|Latinx Routes to Empowerment
|Federal Indian Law and Policy
|Inclusive Sport Organizations
|Global Race, Power, & Resistance:
|West Africa in Global and Local Perspective
|Latinx Populations in the U.S.
|Study Abroad--Ghana: Youth Development, Transnational Perspectives
|The Modern Caribbean
|Africa and African Diaspora
|Program Total Credits:
Select a minimum of 9 upper-division credits (300-400 level).