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Ethnic Studies Minor/BIS


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Ethnic Studies considers the experiences of people of color in the United States, especially focusing on power relations and conflict between dominant and marginalized groups. Primary focus is on people of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American descent. An element of American identity that cuts across disciplinary categories, the study of ethnicity draws on the humanities, the social sciences, and other related fields. Researchers also consider the topic historically and comparatively, paying attention to the five centuries of North American minority experience and the perspectives of other New World societies and cultures. Above all, the program seeks to convey knowledge and understanding of racial difference and disparity in the United States, helping students learn about the opportunities and responsibilities they have as citizens in an increasingly multicultural nation.

  • Program Prerequisite: None
  • Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better is required for all courses in Ethnic Studies.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours.
  • Program Code: 7062

​Advisement

All Ethnic Studies minors students should meet with a faculty advisor at least once a year. Undeclared students and those with general questions need to contact the current coordinator.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Compare and contrast the history and experiences of ethnic and immigrant groups in the United States, especially people of African, Asian, Latino, and Native American descent.
  • Identify and explain the interdisciplinary terms, concepts, and theories involved in Ethnic Studies.
  • Practice critical thinking, especially by applying critical frameworks to understanding racial divisions and inequality.

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