The Ethnic Studies Concentration is a liberal arts interdisciplinary program, focusing on the study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity within the broader context of inclusion and diversity. Concentrators study the historical socio-cultural experiences and perspectives of United States ethnically and racially marginalized communities. Designed to increase the understanding of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic social groups, at the intersection of gender and social class, the program aims at preparing students to work and live successfully as good citizens in a diverse and globalized society.
Students completing the Ethnic Studies concentration will,
- Apply Ethnic Studies principles and theories to personal, organizational, and community settings.
- Demonstrate ability to interact meaningfully and build effective relationships with individuals and groups across differences, through community projects.
- Demonstrate ability to engage the ways that race, as a system of domination, is intimately tied to issues of gender, class, sexuality, migration, or indigeneity.
- Conduct logical arguments utilizing evidence and texts, both in writing and verbally
- Use critical and creative thinking to solve problems.
- Demonstrate ability to use appropriate language and behavior while interacting across differences, in writing and verbally.
- Understand and explain how structures of domination and acts of resistance are created.
Ethnic Studies Concentration Requirements
|Choose One Introductory Course from the following:
|Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
|Introduction to Cultural Studies
|Introduction to American Studies
|Electives: Students choose 5 courses from the list below, one of which must be at the 400 level
|The Sociological Imagination: What We See When We Watch T.V.
|Race in America
|Studies in Ethnic Literature of the United States
|African American Studies
|Asian American Studies
|Latin American Studies
|Native American Studies
|Women and the Creative Imagination
|Race and Ethnicity
|Social Theory: The Study of Isms and Phobias
|Note: SOC 251 prerequisite will be waived on a case-by-case basis
A minimum of 18 credit hours is required for the concentration.