Minor in Ethnic Studies

To earn the minor in ethnic studies, students must complete 18 units of coursework with a specialization to be chosen in consultation with an advisor, in only one of the following:

  • General Ethnic Studies
  • African American Studies
  • Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies
  • Chicana/o/x, /Latina/o/x Studies
  • Native American/Indigenous People Studies

Requirements for a minor in Ethnic Studies (27 units)

Core Required Courses (18)9
ES 1000Ethnicity and Race in America3
ES 3000Research Methods in Ethnic Studies3
ES 3940Topics in Ethnic Studies3
Specialization Electives (9)
In consultation with an Ethnic Studies advisor, 9 units are to be selected from only one of the five specialized concentrations below.9
Total Units27

Note: Students may consider relevant course substitution with the approval of the ethnic studies coordinator.

Specializations

General Ethnic Studies (9)
Select 9 units from the following list: (Please note that no more than one elective course from the same department may count toward elective units)9
College of Arts and Letters
Female Voices in Arab American Literature
Chicanx Art
Intercultural Communication
Gender, Race, and Class in Media
Global Communication
Culture and Ethnicity in Language
Muslim Women in Media and Society
Native American and Indigenous Literatures
Studies in Literary Diversity
Chicana/o Literature
Asian American Literature
African American Literature
Latinx Border Identity: A Transmedia Perspective
LGBTQ+ Issues in the Humanities
African Arts Heritage
Jazz History in America and African-American Culture
Global Music
African American Music
Philosophy in the World ((when the topic pertains to Philosophy of Race))
Asian Philosophy
Culture, Health, and Food in Latin America
Voices & Visions from the Hispanic World ((When the topic pertains to Latino Literature USA))
Dramatic Literature of Identity
College of Social and Behavorial Sciences
North American Prehistory
Mesoamerican Archaeology
Andean Archaeology
Native North American Art
The Race Concept in Biological Anthropology
Case Studies in Linguistic Anthropology
Anthropology of Childhood
Gendered Worlds: Power, Difference, and & In/equality
Anthropology of Health
Religion and Culture
Asian Cultures
Community Engaged Research Methods (Prerequisite ANTH 1002 or consent of Department Chair)
Independent Study
Migration and Borderlands
US-Mexico Border Region
Women as Agents of Social Change
Queer Theory
African-American History, 1620-1865
African-American History, 1865-Present
American Indian History
Women in the Black Freedom Movement
Chicana/o History Through Film
LGBT History
California Indian History
Chicana/o History
Topics in History ((When the topic pertains to: 1. Black Freedom Movement outside the South, 2. Asian American History, 3. Civil Rights Hstory Through Film))
Modern Central America
Modern Latin America
Chicana/Mexicana Feminisms
Immigration and Ethnic American History
Latin American Politics
Seminar in Comparative Politics (When the topic pertains to Politics of Latin America)
Seminar in Government (When the topic pertains to: 1. Media & Politics, 2. Gender & Politics, 3. Latino Politics in the U.S.)
Stereotyping, Prejudice and Discrimination
Cross-Cultural Psychology
Introduction to Community-Based Research
Black Women and Feminism
The African American Family
The Latino Family
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Black Americans in Contemporary Society
The Latino Experience in the U.S.
Sociology of Migration
Citizenship, Status, and Inequality
Indian Nations and Native America
Indigenous Peoples
Borders, Knowledges, and Identities
Social Determinants of Health
Please note: All Sociology courses have a prerequesite course of SOC 1000 or Consent of Department Chair
Race and Racism
Total Units9
African American Studies (9)
Nine units chosen from:9
African Arts Heritage
Independent Study
African American Literature
African-American History, 1620-1865
African-American History, 1865-Present
Women in the Black Freedom Movement
Topics in History ((when the topic pertains to Black Freedom Movement)
Jazz History in America and African-American Culture
African American Music
Black Women and Feminism
The African American Family
Black Americans in Contemporary Society
Please note: All Sociology courses have a prerequesite course of SOC 1000 or Consent of Department Chair
Total Units9
Asian American and Pacific Islander Studies (9)
Nine units chosen from:9
Asian Cultures
Asian American Literature
Independent Study
Topics in History ((when the topic pertains to: Asian American History))
Asian Philosophy
Please note: All Sociology courses have a prerequesite course of SOC 1000 or Consent of Department Chair
Total Units9
Chicana/o/x, Latina/o/x Studies (9)
Nine units chosen from:9
Chicanx Art
Latinx Border Identity: A Transmedia Perspective
Latinx, Media, and Cultures
Chicana/o Literature
Independent Study
US-Mexico Border Region
Chicana/o History Through Film
Chicana/o History
Topics in History (when the topic pertains to US/Mexico Borderlands)
Chicana/Mexicana Feminisms
Seminar in Comparative Politics (When to topic pertains to Politics of Latin America)
Seminar in Government (When the topic pertains to: Latino Politics in the U.S.)
The Latino Family
The Latino Experience in the U.S.
Citizenship, Status, and Inequality
Sociology of Migration
Borders, Knowledges, and Identities
Please note: All Sociology courses have a prerequesite course of SOC 1000 or Consent of Department Chair
Culture, Health, and Food in Latin America
Voices & Visions from the Hispanic World ((when the topic pertains to Latino Literature USA))
Total Units9
Native American/Indigenous People Studies (9)
Nine units chosen from:9
North American Prehistory
Mesoamerican Archaeology
Andean Archaeology
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
Native North American Art
Native American and Indigenous Literatures
Independent Study
American Indian History
California Indian History
Indian Nations and Native America
Indigenous Peoples
Please note: All Sociology courses have a prerequesite course of SOC 1000 or Consent of Department Chair
Total Units9