Joyce Irene Middleton, Director, 2128 Bate Building Su-Ching Huang, Assistant Director, 2150 Bate Building
Ethnic studies is an interdisciplinary program that uses cross-cultural comparative methods to explore the diverse histories and cultures of ethnic groups in the US to examine the formation of identities and societies in local, national, and global contexts, and to analyze the social, cultural, and political sources of bias and discrimination.
The ethnic studies minor requires 24 s.h. of credit. A maximum of 6 s.h. may be used to satisfy requirements for both the foundations curriculum and the ethnic studies minor. A course may not count both toward the student’s major requirements and the ethnic studies minor requirements. Study programs abroad having the prior approval of the director may be accepted for up to 6 s.h. of credit toward the minor. Additional courses may be approved by the director if they significantly further the student’s understanding of ethnic studies. Departmental prerequisites may be waived in special cases by the department offering the course.
Core - 6 s.h.
ETHN 2001. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Humanities (3) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) or ETHN 2002. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Social Science (3) (FC:SO) or ETHN 2003. Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Fine Arts (3) (FC:FA)
ETHN 4000. Seminar in Ethnic Studies (3) (S) (FC:HU)
Electives - 18 s.h. Choose 12 - 18 s.h. in at least three different disciplines from the following courses:
ANTH 3005. North American Indians (3) (EY) (FC:SO) (P: ANTH 1000 or 2010 or 2200 or consent of instructor)
ART 3961. Native North American Art and Ritual (3) (S) (P:ART 1906, 1907)
ART 3975. African American Art (3) (F,S) (FC:FA) (P: ART 1906, 1907; or consent of instructor)
CDFR 4303. Families and Cultural Diversity (3) (F,S) (P:CDFR 1103)
COMM 3180. Intercultural Communication (3) (SL*) (Formerly COMM 3080)(P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor; COMM 1001, 1002)
COMM 4040. Media, Culture, and Society (3) (SL*) (F,S) (P: COMM major or minor or consent of instructor; 15 s.h. COMM)
EDUC 3002. Introduction to Diversity (3)
ENGL 3240. U.S. Latino/a Literature (3) (WI) (F) (FC:HU)
ENGL 3250. Native American Literatures (3) (WI) (FC:HU)
ENGL 3260. African American Literature (3) (WI) (F,S,SS) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)
ENGL 3290. Asian American Literatures (3) (FC:HU) (P: ENGL 1200)