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Ethnic Studies
Degree Requirements

NOTE: The degree requirements listed below are applicable to all students entering during academic year 2016-2017. Students who entered during a previous academic year should view the degree requirements in their entering year catalog in the catalog archives. Students who wish to switch to the 2016-17 major and minor requirements should submit a new Declaration of Major or Declaration of Minor form to the M Center.

Ethnic Studies Major  |  Ethnic Studies Minor
Ethnic Studies Major
(a minimum of 26 semester course credits)

Required:

ETHS 051 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)

ETHS 090 Comparative Ethnic Literature and Cultural Production (3-4)

ETHS 126 Theories of Race and Ethnicity (4)

ETHS 189 Research Methods with Communities of Color (4)

Senior Requirement:

ETHS 191 Senior Seminar (4)

Select four courses within one of the following concentrations or select a concentration in African Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, American Indian Studies or Comparative Ethnic Studies in consultation with your advisor.

Race, Sexuality, and Intersectionality

ETHS 041 Inventing the "Other" (3-4)

ETHS 064 Mixed Race Descent in the Americas (3)

ETHS 113 Comics and Politics (3-4)

ETHS 114 Representing Blackness: Film in Africa and the Diaspora (4)

ETHS 144 Representation and Politics in Asian Diasporic and PI Lit (3-4)

ETHS 150 Black Feminist Theory (3)

ETHS 154 Writing the Self (3-4)

ETHS 156 Contemporary Queer Writers of Color (3‑4)

ETHS 157 Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System (3-4)

ETHS 166 Women of Color in Social Movements (3-4)

ETHS 172 American Indian and Pacific Islander Women (3-4)

ETHS 188 Film, Color, and Culture: Images of POC in Cinema (4)

WGSS 105 Sexuality and the City (3)

WGSS 135 Race, Sexuality and the State (3)

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities (3)

Community Organizing and Social Justice

ETHS 040/140 Digital and Social Media and Youth Activism (3-4)

ETHS 052 African American Women’s History (3)

ETHS 054 American Indian History to 1900 (3)

ETHS 055 Law, Resistance and Identity: American Indian History from 1900 (3)

ETHS 119 Action Research for Social Change (4)

ETHS 120 Decolonizing Spirituality: Indigenous Religions in the Americas (4)

ETHS 150 Black Feminist Theory (3)

ETHS 157 Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System (3-4)

ETHS 158 Latino Immigration (3-4)

ETHS 159 History of Latinas/os in the US (3-4)

ETHS 160 Latina/o Politics and Social Movements (3‑4)

ETHS 166 Women of Color in Social Movements (3-4)

ETHS 172 American Indian and Pacific Islander Women (3-4)

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities (3)

Race, Culture, and Power

ETHS 040/140 Digital and Social Media and Youth Activism (3-4)

ETHS 041 Inventing the Other (3-4)

ETHS 052 African American Women’s History (3)

ETHS 064 Mixed Race Descent in the Americas (3)

ETHS 113 Comics and Politics (3-4)

ETHS 114 Representing Blackness: Film in Africa and the Diaspora (4)

ETHS 120 Decolonizing Spirituality: Indigenous Religions in the Americas (4)

ETHS 144 Representation and Politics in Asian Diasporic and PI Lit (3-4)

ETHS 150 Black Feminist Theory (3)

ETHS 154 Writing the Self (3-4)

ETHS 156 Contemporary Queer Writers of Color (3‑4)

ETHS 160 Latina/o Politics and Social Movements (3‑4)

ETHS 173 Celluloid Native: American Indians in Film (4)

ETHS 188 Film, Color, and Culture: Images of POC in Cinema (4)

ENG 043 Survey of African American Literature (3)

ENG 117 20th Century African American Literature (4)

ENG 147 Survey of 19th Century African American Literature (4)

LET 115 African and Caribbean Literatures (3-4)

LET 149 Post-colonial Conditions (3-4)

LET 150 Reconfiguring South Asian Diasporic Identity (3)

Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Migration

ETHS 039 Raíces (Roots): Latin America and the Caribbean (3)

ETHS 040/140 Digital and Social Media and Youth Activism (3-4)

ETHS 047 The “Third” World: Colonialism and Globalization (3)

ETHS 064 Mixed Race Descent in the Americas (3)

ETHS 114 African Diasporic Representations in Film (4)

ETHS 120 Decolonizing Spirituality: Indigenous Religions in the Americas (4)

ETHS 144 Representation and Politics in Asian Diasporic & PI Lit (3-4)

ETHS 150 Black Feminist Theory (3)

ETHS 158 Latino/a Immigration (3-4)

ETHS 159 History of Latinas/os in the US (3-4)

ETHS 160 Latina/o Politics and Social Movements (3‑4)

ETHS 166 Women of Color in Social Movements (3-4)

LET 115 African and Caribbean Literatures (3-4)

LET 149 Post-colonial Conditions (3-4)

LET 150 Reconfiguring South Asian Diasporic Identity (3)

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities (3)

Select two additional upper-division ethnic studies courses in consultation with major advisor.

Electives may be selected from the Ethnic Studies course list or from the following list:

ANTH 130 Ethnicity, Race, and Child Development (3)

ENG 117 20th-Century African American Literature (4)

ENG 147 Survey of 19th-Century African American Literature (4)

ENG 152 Poets of Color of the 20th and 21st Centuries (4)

ENG 157 Topics in African Literature (4)

HIST 118 The Civil Rights Movement in America: 1941 to Present (3-4)

HIST 151 African American History Since Emancipation (3-4)

LET 111 Theorizing Cultural Studies in the Americas (3‑4)

LET 115 African and Caribbean Literatures (3-4)

LET 131 Aspects of Hispanic American Cultures (3)

LET 149 Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa (3-4)

LET 161 Women Writers of Spain, Latin America, and US Latinas (3)

MUS 170 African American Music: The Meaning and the Message (3)

SOC 129 Race and Ethnic Relations in the US (3)

SOC 132 Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations (3)

SOC 146 Sociology of Hip-Hop (3-4)

SOC 149 Sociology of US Immigration (3-4)

WGSS 105 Sexuality and the City (3)

WGSS 135 Race, Sexuality and the State (3)

WGSS 175 Transnational Sexualities (3)

Ethnic Studies Minor
(a minimum of 18 semester course credits)

Required:

ETHS 051 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)

And select five additional ethnic studies courses. Three courses must be upper division.

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Last Updated: 7/18/16