The Ethnic Studies minor provides students opportunities to explore the transdisciplinary study of racial and ethnic difference—including how these constructs intersect with other social identity categories including class, gender, sexual orientation, and ability—and power as it manifests interpersonally, institutionally, and structurally.
Ethnic Studies includes the study of various racial and ethnic histories, cultures, vernaculars, and epistemologies as sites of inquiry including but not limited to Black studies, Native and Indigenous studies, Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies, Latinx/e studies, and Middle East and North African Studies.
Within the US context, the course selection represents a range of disciplinary knowledge within the framework of US Ethnic Studies that students can access as they matriculate through the 15 required elective hours. Moreover, the goal is to allow students to pair courses with those in their major or program with courses in the Ethnic Studies minor that allows for more concentrated focus on issues and dynamics related to race and ethnicity.
Students who minor in Ethnic Studies will be prepared to work in a number of fields including health, education, state and federal agencies, human services, non-profits, and many other allied fields.
Requirements for a Minor in Ethnic Studies
|Eighteen semester hours including the following:|
|EST 2300||Introduction to Ethnic Studies||3|
|Select fifteen hours from the following:||15|
|Native North Americans|
|Culture, Personality and Identity|
|African American Communication|
|Rhetorics of Race|
|African American Literature|
|History of Black Americans|
|History of Indigenous Peoples of America|
|The American Civil Rights Movement|
|Gender, Race & Media|
|Language in Society|
|Introduction to Linguistics|
|American English Dialects|
|Children's Literature (Multicultural Literature)|
|Introduction to Citizenship and Community Service|
|Rhetoric of Race|
|The Sociology of Race and Ethnicity|
|Race, Racism, and Religion in America|
|Social Issues in Education|