Major and Minor

Ethnic Studies Major and Minor Advising Requriements
(Spring 2019)

ETHNIC STUDIES MINOR: (15 units)

  • ETHS 2050- Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3 units)
  • 6 units of core courses (as listed below)
  • 6 units of electives (only classes within Ethnic Studies)

ETHNIC STUDIES MAJOR: (30 units)

Prerequisites: 6 units

  • ETHS 2050 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies, 3 units            

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ETHS 2000 – Introduction to Black/African Studies (3 Units)                                            
  • ETHS 2100 – Introduction to Chicano/a/x-Latino/a/x Studies (3 Units)                              
  • ETHS 2200 – Introduction to Asian American/Pacific Islander Studies (3 Units)
  • ETHS 2300 – Introduction to Native American/Indigenous Studies (3 Units)         
  • ETHS 2400 – Contemporary Race and Ethnic Studies (3 units)      

 Core Courses: 6 units

Choose TWO of the following courses:

  • ETHS 4200 – Racial/Ethnic Experiences (3 Units)              
  • ETHS 4350 -- Racial Inequities in Education (3 Units)
  • ETHS 4360 – Theories and Concepts in Ethnic Studies (3 Units)               
  • ETHS/SOCL 4430 -- Contemporary U.S. Immigration (3 Units)    

Methodology: 3 units

Choose ONE of the following:

  • ETHS 4950 (ETHS 3950) – Media Production for Social Change (3 units)
  • ETHS 4340 –  Ethnic Studies Research (3 units)
  • SOCL 3030 - Research Methods (4 Units)                                                                           
  • SSCI 3010   - Introduction to the Social Science Methodology (3 Units)                            
  • ANTH 4040 - Crossing Cultural Boundaries: The Field Work Process (4 Units)                
  • GEND 3000 – Contemporary Gender Studies Research (3 Units)                                       

Electives to complete the major: 15 units

Minimum of Ethnic Studies courses (12 Units)
Optional Outside course (3 Units)

Elective Choices:

  • ETHS 3100— Asian Americans in Media and Popular Culture (3 units)
  • ETHS 3110—Chicano Images in Film (3 units)       
  • ETHS 3115— Chican@ and Latin@ Cultural Production (3 units)   
  • ETHS/GEND 3200—Chicana Identity and Activism (3 units)
  • ETHS 3225 -- Black/African American Experiences
  • ETHS 3275 – Chicano/a/x and Latino/a/x Experiences                                       
  • ETHS 3300 – The Hmong American Experience (3 units)   
  • ETHS 3350 – Asian American and Pacific Islander Experiences (3 units)
  • ETHS 3400 - Native American/Indigenous Experiences (3 units)
  • ETHS/THEA 3600 -- Indigenous Perspectives in Theatre (3 units)             
  • ETHS/ANTH 3800 — Language and Culture (3 units)        
  • ETHS 3900 – Writing, Race, and Power (3 units)
  • ETHS/GEND 4000 — The Mexican American Family (3 units)                                         
  • ETHS 4040— Education for Social Justice (3 units)
  • ETHS 4050 – Latinx Communities (3 units)                         
  • ETHS/GEND 4150—Gender and Ethnicity in Children’s Literature and Culture (3 units)
  • ETHS 4250— California Racial and Ethnic Awareness (3 units)
  • ETHS 4350 – Racial Inequities in Education (3 units)
  • ETHS 4711—Latino Diaspora: History of U.S. Latinos (3 units)    
  • ETHS 4940 -- Field Work in Ethnic Studies (3 units)                             
  • ETHS 4950—Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies (1-5 units)

Optional Ethnic Studies Course:

  • CJ 4960—Race, Ethnicity, and the Criminal Justice System (3 units)                                 
  • ENGL 3940—Multicultural American Literature (3 units)  
  • ENGL 3945 – Multicultural California Literature (3 units)              
  • PHIL 3700—Concepts of Race and Identity in Philosophical Perspective (3 units)
  • PSCI 4320—Immigration and Refugee Policy (3 units)                                                       
  • SOCL 4010—Race and Ethnic Relations (3 units)

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