The Ethnic Studies Minor shall require a minimum of twenty-four semester hours of approved Ethnic Studies courses.
Total Hours: 24
Required Courses (9 hours):
ETHS 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies
This course focuses on the historical development, perspectives, and cultural expressions of U.S. minority groups. Consideration will be given to key concepts including race, ethnicity, nationality, class and power, and the interactions among them.
ETHS 370 Advanced Research Project
Under faculty guidance, students will conceive and carry out a semester-long project of research or creative activity in Ethnic Studies. It may be possible to cross-list this research course with compatible research / independent study courses from other disciplines.
ETHS 450 Senior Seminar in Comparative Ethnic Studies
A capstone course for students minoring in Ethnic Studies. Utilizing the projects developed by students in ETHS 370, this interdisciplinary seminar will draw connections between prior Ethnic Studies courses and student research while examining contemporary theory, issues, and events.
Elective Courses (15 hours): Choose courses from at least two of the three academic groups:
Group 1: Arts and Humanities
ENG 253: Intro to Lit, Non-Western Civ.
ENG 254: Native American Literature
ENG 333: Special Topics, World Lit: Writing and Imperialism
ENG 359: Contemporary American Multicultural Literature
HIST 250: Survey of U.S. History
HIST 251: America After 1865
HIST 429: Religion
HIST 431: Colonial America
MUS 106: Intro to Jazz and Blues
MUS 107: Intro to Rock and Blues
SPCH 454: Intercultural Communication
Group 2: Social Sciences
Criminal Justice CJUS 380: Minorities and Criminal Justice
Political Science PSCI 353: Race & Politics
Social Work SOWK 410: Social Policies & Programs
SOWK 420: Diversity and Social Justice
SOWK 470: International Social Work Experience
Sociology SOC 201: Social Inequality
SOC 225: Community and HumanDiversity
SOC 340: Sociology of the Holocaust
SOC 420: Race and Minority Relations
Group 3: Applied and Professional Studies
Family Studies and Interior Design
FSID 280: Diversity Field Experience (2 cr. hrs)
FSID 481: Cross Cultural Family Patterns
Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Leisure Studies
PE 402: Sociology of Sport
These courses will be selected from the offerings of various departments with the review, assessment and approval of the Director of the Ethnic Studies Program and the Ethnic Studies Committee.