Advising for the Ethnic Studies Major and Minor

The Ethnic Studies major offers foundational courses that introduce students to central concepts and current approaches to Ethnic Studies theory and methods. In consultation with an Ethnic Studies faculty advisor, students will select a set of electives that reflect their individual interest in certain topics or current debates, specific ethno-racial communities, geographic areas, or historical time periods. In a community-based learning experience, students will bridge academic learning and “real-world” practice through service learning, internships, volunteer work, or student-teaching. Finally, for their senior experience, students may choose from three options designed to bring reflection and focus to their Ethnic Studies experience.

PLEASE NOTE: The Ethnic Studies major begins with the 2018-19 catalog, so students can declare a major in Ethnic Studies starting Fall 2018. Students who would like to major or minor in Ethnic Studies should contact a faculty advisor in the program or the Program Director: Carla N. Daughtry, Associate Professor of Anthropology.

Courses in Ethnic Studies
The 2018- 2019 Class Schedule will contain the complete list of courses cross-listed in Ethnic Studies.

Fall 2018
ETST 401: Sociology of Black Americans (MWF 1:50-3:00)
ETST 346: Indigenous Music & Art: Identity, Loss, and Healing (TR 12:30-2:20)

Winter 2019
ETST 110: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (MWF 9:50-11:00)
ETST 300: Perspectives of Contemporary Indigenous Women (TR 12:30-2:20)
ETST 301: Theories in Race and Ethnicity (MWF 1:50-3:00)

Spring 2019
ETST 210: Expressions of Ethnicity (MWF 1:50-3:00)
ETST 302: Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (TR 9:00-10:50)
ETST 310: Social Justice & Critical Geography (MWF 11:10-12:20)
ETST 336: Decolonization, Activism & Hope: Changing The Way We See Native America (TR 12:30-2:20)

Major Requirements

1. The following introductory courses:
a. ETST 110: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (6 units)
b. ETST 210: Expressions of Ethnicity (6 units)

2. The following theory and method courses:
a. ETST 301: Theories of Race and Ethnicity (6 units)
 b. ETST 302: Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (6 units)

3. Five six-unit elective courses, representing coursework from at least two different departments and including at least two upper-division courses numbered in the 400s-500s.

4. Required social justice or community-based learning experience an off-campus site (local, domestic, or global) accompanied by a reflection.  The Ethnic Studies Advisory Committee approves social justice or community-based learning proposals and evaluates them upon completion.

5. Senior Experience (6 units)
In consultation with an Ethnic Studies faculty advisor, students may choose one of three senior capstone options:
a. ETST 600: Senior Seminar (6 units)
b. Off-campus program experience incorporating a major research project
c. Student Teaching Practicum:  Teaching English to speakers of other languages OR Teaching in ethnically diverse K-12 classrooms or programs

6. C average in the major

Minor Requirements

1. Introduction to Ethnic Studies (6 units)

2. One of the following courses:
a. ETST 210: Expressions of Ethnicity
b. ETST 301: Theories of Race and Ethnicity (6 units)
c. ETST 302: Research Methods with Communities of Color (6 units)

3. Three six-unit electives drawn from at least two departments and reflecting individual interest in certain topics or current debates, specific ethno-racial communities, geographic areas, or historical time periods.

4. One six-unit upper-division seminar (courses numbered in the 400s-500s)

5. C average in the minor

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