Advising for the Ethnic Studies Major and Minor

Ethnic Studies Advising in the Diversity Center
Wednesday, April 10, at 4:30 to 5:30


Ethnic Studies will host an information session for all students interested in Ethnic Studies courses, and the minor and major, in the Diversity Center, next Wednesday, April 10 at 4:30 to 5:30.

Ethnic Studies Advising will be an opportunity to describe the new major and minor and advertise next year classes. We can help students with the paperwork for declaring a major or minor in Ethnic Studies.  We will encourage students to ask questions about courses and requirements.
So, Students, come be advised on all things Ethnic Studies! There will be cookies!

 

Declaring a major or minor in Ethnic Studies

The Ethnic Studies major begins with the 2018-19 catalog. There are also new requirements for the Ethnic Studies minor in the 2018-19 catalog. In order to declare the new major or minor in Ethnic Studies, some students will need to switch their catalog year to match the 2018-19 catalog. So, First-Year Students entering Lawrence with their 2018-19 matriculation year catalog already match catalog years and need only submit to Brokaw Central the DECLARATION OF MAJOR, MINOR, OR INTERDISCIPLINARY AREA form. But, current Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors will need to switch their catalog year to the 2018-19 catalog in order to declare a major or minor in Ethnic Studies with the form.  Direct questions to a faculty advisor in the program or the Program Director: Carla N. Daughtry, Associate Professor of Anthropology.

New Senior Seminar in Ethnic Studies 2019-20 (Winter Term 2020 - TR 9:00-10:50am)
ETST 600: Senior Seminar (taken in the winter of the senior year)
 
Senior majors in Ethnic Studies must take ETST 600 unless, in advanced consultation with an Ethnic Studies advisor, the student completes one of the two other senior experience options:
• Off-Campus Program experience incorporating a major research project
• Student Teaching Practicum: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages OR Teaching in ethnically diverse K-12 classrooms or programs

 

Core Courses in Ethnic Studies
The 2019- 2020 Class Schedule will contain the complete list of courses cross-listed in Ethnic Studies.

Fall Term 2019
• ETST 100: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (MWF 1:50 – 3:00; J. Smith)
• ETST 300: Contemporary Native American Perspectives (TR 12:30 – 2:20; B. Miller)
Winter Term 2020
• ETST 301: Theories of Race & Ethnicity (TR 2:30 – 4:20; J. Smith)
• ETST 600: Senior Seminar (TR 9:00 – 10:50; J. Smith)
Spring Term 2020
• ETST 210: Expressions of Ethnicity (MWF 9:50 – 11:00; K. Hoffmann)
• ETST 302: Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (TR 9:00 – 10:50; J. Smith)
• ETST 336: Decolonization, Activism and Hope (TR 12:30 – 2:20; B. Miller)
• ETST 400 Sociology of Latinx Americans (TR 2:30 – 4:20; J. Smith)

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