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
345 Race and Ethnicity
Art History
312 Race and Its Representation in American Art
Communication Studies
313 Intercultural Communication
Economics and Management
322 Issues in Modern Political Economy
354 Labor Economics
202 Foundational Contexts of Education
211 Latina/o Literature
360 The Problem of Race in American Literature
Ethnic Studies
260 Caribbean Identity and Migration
330 French Louisiana
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
390 History of Women in the United States, 1877-Present
385 British India
398 The 1960s
Modern Languages and Cultures
107 "Our Americas": Crossing Borders, Histories, and Cultures
362 Hispanic Literature and Cultures in the U.S.
372 Postmodernism and Theatre
Selected 189, 289, 389 Courses (as approved by the ethnic studies chair)