MINOR IN ETHNIC STUDIES

Requirements (28 units)

To earn the minor in ethnic studies, students must complete 28 units of coursework with a concentration to be chosen in consultation with an advisor, in only one of the following five specializations:

General Ethnic Studies

African American Studies

Asian Pacific American Studies

Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Studies

Native American Studies

Core Courses (8 units)

  1. ES 100. Ethnicity and Race in America (4)
  2. ES 300. Research Methods in Ethnic Studies (4)

Topic Courses (4 units)

  1. Four units chosen from:
    • ES 392. Topics in Ethnic Studies (2) for a total of (4)
    • ES 394. Topics in Ethnic Studies (4)
    • Note:    Students may consider relevant course substitution with the approval of the ethnic studies coordinator.

Electives (16 units):

  1. In consultation with an Ethnic Studies advisor, 16 units are to be selected from only one of the five specialized concentrations below:
    • Note:    Students may consider relevant course substitution with the approval of the ethnic studies coordinator.

General Ethnic Studies

Select 16 units (no more than one elective course from the same department may count toward elective units) from:

  1. Eight units chosen from the College of Arts and Letters:
    • ART 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ART 329. Chicano Art (4)
    • COMM 302. Communication, Language and Culture (4)
    • COMM 304. Intercultural Communication (4)
    • COMM 401. Gender, Race and Media (4)
    • COMM 402. Ethnography of Communication (4)
    • COMM 580. Culture and Ethnicity in Language (4)
    • ENG 314. American Indian Literature (4)
    • ENG 323. Chicano Literature (4)
    • ENG 339. African American Literature (4)
    • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
    • HUM 350. Cultures of American Childhood (4)
    • HUM 370. African Heritage in the Arts (4)
    • HUM 450. Aspects of Chicana/o Culture (4)
    • HUM 460. Cultural Studies (4)
    • MUS 352. African American Music (4)
    • PHIL 364. Philosophy of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    • PHIL 375. Non-Western Philosophy (4)
    • SPAN 435. Chicano Literature in Spanish (4)
    • TA 462. African-American Theatre and Drama (4)
    • TA 465. Ethnic Film and Film Makers (4)
    • TA 468. Chicana/o and U.S. Latina/o Theatre (4)
  2. Eight units chosen from the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation and the Concept of Race (4)
    • ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices (4)
    • ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
    • ANTH 332. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Aging (4)
    • ANTH 333. Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Practices (4)
    • ANTH 335. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Crime and Deviance (4)
    • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
    • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    • ANTH 380. Gender and Language (4)
    • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
    • ANTH 466. Anthropology of Health, Illness and Healing (4)
    • ECON 352. Political Economy of Poverty and Discrimination (4)
    • ES 595. Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
    • HIST 340. African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 341. African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
    • HIST 465. Modern Central America (4)
    • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
    • HIST 565. Immigration and Ethnic American History (4)
    • PSYC 340. Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination (4)
    • PSYC 345. Cross-Cultural Psychology (4)
    • SOC 410. Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 425. Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)
    • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
    • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native America (4)
    • SSCI 300. Nonwestern World (4)
    • SSCI 316. Race and Racism (4)
    • SSCI 350. Roots of Modern Racism in America (4)
    • Note:    Students may receive credit for only one of the following:
      • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
      • ART 323. Native North American Art (4)

African American Studies

  1. Sixteen units chosen from:
    • ES 595. Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    • ENG 339. African American Literature (4)
    • HIST 340. African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
    • HIST 341. African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
    • HUM 370. African Heritage in the Arts (4)
    • MUS 352. African American Music (4)
    • SOC 336. Black Women and Feminism (4)
    • SOC 341. Marriage and Family Among Blacks (4)
    • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
    • TA 462. African-American Theatre and Drama (4)
    • TA 465. Ethnic Film and Film Makers (4) (when the topic pertains to African American studies)

Asian Pacific American Studies

  1. Sixteen units chosen from:
    • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
    • ES 595. Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    • PHIL 375. Non-Western Philosophy (4)
    • SOC 425. Asian Americans: Origins and Ethnicity (4)
    • TA 465. Ethnic Film and Film Makers (4) (when the topic pertains to Asian American/Asian Pacific American)

Chicano(a)/Latino(a) Studies

  1. Sixteen units chosen from:
    • ART 329. Chicano Art (4)
    • COMM 409. Latina/os, Media and Culture (4)
    • ENG 323. Chicano Literature (4)
    • ES 595. Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
    • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
    • HUM 335. The Origin and Contemporary Role of Latino Culture (4)
    • HUM 450. Aspects of Chicana/o Culture (4)
    • SOC 342. The Chicano Family (4)
    • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
    • SPAN 435. Chicano Literature in Spanish (4)
    • TA 465. Ethnic Film and Film Makers (4) (when the topic pertains to Chicano)
    • TA 468. Chicano/a and U.S. Latino/a Theatre (4)

Native American Studies

  1. Sixteen units chosen from:
    • ANTH 305. North American Prehistory (4)
    • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya, and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 307. Incas and Their Predecessors (4)
    • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
    • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
    • ART 323. Native North American Art (4)
    • ENG 314. American Indian Literature (4)
    • ES 595. Independent Study (1-4) for a total of (4)
    • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native America (4)