Majors and Minors

Requirements for Major

  • Eight units, including the following:

    Ethnic Studies 103, one unit.

    Five units from an approved list of courses (see below). These courses, to be selected in consultation with the program chair, must include two at the 200-level and three at the 300-level. They must be selected from three different departments.

    An ethnic studies-related internship (or off-campus experience), one unit. The internship, providing hands-on experience with other racial or ethnic communities, may be completed in ethnic communities elsewhere in the United States or in study and research in ancestral communities or multi-ethnic communities outside the United States. Students upon returning must schedule an appointment with the ethnic studies faculty and submit evaluation form(s) and journal report to the ethnic studies faculty on how their experience has enhanced their multicultural understanding of the world. Students, working in consultation with the program chair, are encouraged to explore a variety of options for the internship experience.

    Ethnic Studies 370, one unit.

Ethnic Studies Major Electives

The following courses may be used to fulfill the elective component in the ethnic studies major.

Anthropology and Sociology
280 Children of Immigrants (same as ETHN 280)
345 Race and Ethnicity
Art History
312 Race and Its Representation in American Art
Communication Studies
213 Intercultural Communication
Economics and Management
322 Issues in Modern Political Economy
354 Labor Economics
Education
202 Foundational Contexts of Education
English
211 Latina/o Literature
360 The Problem of Race in American Literature
Ethnic Studies
260 Caribbean Identity and Migration
270 Hip Hop for Social Change
280 Children of Immigrants (same as A&S 280)
French
330 French Louisiana
History
142 Modern Latin America
243 African American History, 1865 to the Present
270 Going North: Latin American Immigration and U.S. History
300 Slave Societies of the Americas
385 British India
390 History of Women in the United States, 1877-Present
398 The 1960s

Modern Languages and Cultures
107 "Our Americas": Crossing Borders, Histories, and Cultures
Spanish
362 Hispanic Literature and Cultures in the U.S.
Theatre
372 Postmodernism and Theatre
Selected 189, 289, 389 Courses (as approved by the ethnic studies chair)

Requirements for Minor

  • Five units, including:
    • Ethnic Studies 103 (1 unit);
    • Ethnic Studies 370 (1 unit);
    • Three units from the elective ethnic studies courses; and
    • Elective ethnic studies courses must come from at least two of the lists below.
  • Elective courses should be selected in consultation with an ethnic studies faculty member and reported to the Ethnic Studies Program chair.
  • All courses must be taken for a numerical grade, except those offered only on a credit/no credit basis.

Ethnic Studies Minor Electives

List 1: Arts and Humanities*
Art History 312: Race and Its Representation in American Art
English 211: Latina/o Literature
English 360: The Problem of Race in American Literature
Ethnic Studies 270: Hip Hop for Social Change
French 330: French Louisiana
Modern Languages 107: “Our Americas”: Crossing Borders, Histories, and Cultures
Spanish 362: Hispanic Literature and Cultures in the U.S.
Theatre 372: Postmodernism and Theatre

List 2: Politics and Society*
Anthropology and Sociology 280: Children of Immigrants (Same as Ethnic Studies 280)
Anthropology and Sociology 345: Race and Ethnicity
Communication Studies 213: Intercultural Communication
Economics and Management 322:  Issues in Modern Political Economy
Economics and Management 354: Labor Economics
Ethnic Studies 289: Diversity and Education
Ethnic Studies 289: Social Movements

List 3: History of Ethnic Communities*
History 142: Modern Latin America
History  243: African American History 1865—Present
History 270: Going North: Latin American Immigration and U.S. History
History 300: Slave Societies of the Americas
History 385: British India
History 390: History of Women in the United States, 1877-Present
History 398: The 1960s
*Or courses approved by the Ethnic Studies Program.