Minor in Interdisciplinary Studies: Ethnic Studies
Do you already have a degree or want to expand your current
one? A minor in ethnic studies will give
you an awareness of race, ethnicity, culture, and diversity that complements
your major course of study.
To expand your expertise and learn about other cultures and
ethnicities you may encounter in your career, you can use this minor with many
majors, including, but not limited to:
work or medicine emphasis
In this program, you will:
- be introduced to
theories and analyses of race, ethnicity, racism, and class division
- explore the
history of race and ethnicity, and the cultures of major racial and ethnic groups in the United States
- be encouraged to
become involved in the community by interning with local organizations
- be prepared for
a changing and global work place
The ethnic studies minor has required and specialized courses, including "Introduction to Ethnic Studies", "Race, Identity, and Film", "Introduction to African American Studies", and "Introduction to Chican@/Latin@ Studies." Other courses which have interdisciplinary focus can be found in:
- forestry—how do
different ethnicities and cultures manage the land?
- applied indigenous studies—how do different indigenous cultures supply healthcare,
build relationships, express themselves, and treat the environment?
kind of history do natives and people of the Southwest have?
- criminal justice—what are the laws governing indigenous peoples and how are they
treated in the justice department?
are the different religions surrounding cultures?
- political science—how does race affect power relationships in society?
- sociology—how do race and ethnic relations affect society?
- English—what does multicultural literature tell us about diverse identities in society?
See the academic catalog for more information or contact the Director.