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 differences of identities.

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.

Effective Fall 2020

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
Introduction to Chicano Literature
Chicanx History and Culture (GT-HI1)
La Chicana in Society
Latinx Populations in the U.S.
Contemporary Chicanx Issues
Latina/o Creative Expression
Latinx Routes to Empowerment
Chicanx Film and Video
Select one Native American course from the following: 23
Introduction to Native American Literature
Native American Literature
Indigenous 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
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
Program Total Credits:21