Arts & Sciences Ethnic Studies

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College: Arts & Sciences
Degree Offered: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Hours Required: 120
Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0 for graduation
Minor Available: Yes
Advisor: Tom Gannon
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Ethnic Studies

COLLEGE: Arts & Sciences

MAJOR: Ethnic Studies

DEGREE OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science

HOURS REQUIRED: 120

MINIMUM CUMULATIVE GPA: 2.0 for graduation

MINOR AVAILABLE: Yes

ADVISOR: Tom Gannon

DESCRIPTION

Director: Joy Castro (English), 303 Seaton Hall

Associate Director: James Garza (History)

Faculty: Castro, Dreher, Gannon, Montes, Rutledge (English); Ari, Curry, Garza, J. Jones, P. Jones, Smith (history); Gonzáles (modern languages and literatures); Kang, Wals (political science); Willis-Esqueda (psychology); Dance (sociology)

Ethnic Studies involves the exploration and examination of factors that bear on the lives and experiences, both past and present, of ethnically diverse peoples. The Institute for Ethnic Studies is interdisciplinary and intercollegiate, and focuses on the experiences of individuals and groups who are of African-American, Latino/a, or Native origin or descent both in the United States and elsewhere.

Within the Institute, a major and a minor can be taken in Ethnic Studies (described below). Program-specific minors are also available in African Studies, African-American Studies (see listing for African-American and African Studies), U.S. Latina/Latino Studies (see Latino and Latin American Studies), and Native American Studies (see separate bulletin listing); both a major and a minor are available in Latin American Studies (see Latino and Latin American Studies).

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS

Specific Major Requirements

All majors must take 33 credit hours, to include 15 credit hours from Groups A, B, and C (as described below) plus one of the following:

  • 6 credit hours from each of Groups D, E, and F (18 hours total)
  • 18 credit hours from one of Groups D, E, or F

Other courses (e.g., special topics, independent readings) may be substituted with the approval of the advisor.

No more than one half of the courses may be taken within one particular discipline (e.g., History, English). At least 12 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above, and at least 6 hours must be taken at the 400 level.

A. Required courses

(6 credit hours required of all majors; cannot be taken Pass/No Pass)

ETHN 100 Freshman Seminar: The Minority Experience (3 cr)

ETHN 400 Senior Seminar (3 cr)

B. Methods

(3 credit hours required of all majors; check departmental listings for prerequisites)

ANTH 290 Fieldwork (1-6 cr)

COMM 201 Social Scientific Research Methods in Communication Studies (3 cr)

ENGL 200 Introduction to English Studies (3 cr)

ENGL 270 Literary/Critical Theory (3 cr)

ENGL 471 Advanced Theory (3 cr)

SOCI 205 Introduction to Social Research I (3 cr)

SOCI 407 Strategies of Social Research: Qualitative Methods (3 cr)

PSYC 350 Research Methods & Data Analysis (4 cr)

C. Comparative Courses

(6 credit hours, including 3 hours at 300 or 400 levels)

ANTH 130 Anthropology of the Great Plains (3 cr)

ETHN 211 Intercultural Communication (COMM 211) (3 cr)

ETHN 212 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 212) (3 cr)

ETHN 217 Sociology of Race & Ethnicity (SOCI 217) (3 cr)

ETHN 310 Psychology of Immigration (PSYC 310) (3 cr)

ETHN 330 Multicultural Education (TEAC 330) (3 cr)

ETHN 341 American West to 1900 (HIST 351) (3 cr)

ETHN 344 Ethnicity & Film (ENGL 344) (3 cr)

ETHN 425 Psychology of Racism (PSYC 425) (3 cr)

ETHN 445 Ethnic Literature (ENGL 445) (3 cr)

ETHN 448 Family Diversity (SOCI 448) (3 cr)

ETHN 454 Physical Health Disparities (SOCI 454) (3 cr)

ETHN 481 Minority Groups (SOCI 481) (3 cr)

POLS 260 Problems in International Relations (3 cr)

D. African-American and African Studies

ETHN 113 History of Hip Hop (HIST 113) (3 cr)

ETHN 150 African Culture & Civilization (HIST 150) (3 cr)

ETHN 200 Introduction to African-American Studies (3 cr)

ETHN 203 Introduction to Africa (3 cr)

ETHN 238 Blacks & the American Political System (POLS 238) (3 cr)

ETHN 244 African-American Literature since 1865 (ENGL 244) (3 cr)

ETHN 244A Introduction to African Literature (ENGL 244A) (3 cr)

ETHN 244E African-American Literature before 1865 (ENGL 244E) (3 cr)

ETHN 246 African-American History: African Origins to 1877 (HIST 246) (3 cr)

ETHN 247 African-American History: After 1877 (HIST 247) (3 cr)

ETHN 285 Africa Since 1800 (HIST 285) (3 cr)

ETHN 344B Black Women Authors (ENGL 344B/WMNS 344B) (3 cr)

ETHN 344D African-Caribbean Literature (ENGL 344D) (3 cr)

ETHN 347 African Architecture (ARCH 347/AHIS 366) (3 cr)

ETHN 356 African-American Women's History (HIST 356/WMNS 356) (3 cr)

ETHN 362 Peoples & Cultures of Africa (ANTH 362) (3 cr)

ETHN 366 African Americans & the Politics of Race: From the New Deal to the New Right (HIST 366) (3 cr)

ETHN 375 Conflict & Development in Africa (POLS 375) (3 cr)

ETHN 385 African Liberation in the African Diaspora (HIST 385) (3 cr)

ETHN 445B Topics in African American Literature (ENGL 445B) (3 cr)

ETHN 445K Topics in African Literature (ENGL 445K) (3 cr)

ETHN 459 Women & Gender in African Societies (HIST 459/WMNS 459) (3 cr)

ETHN 460 The Civil Rights Movement (HIST 460) (3 cr)

ETHN 486 History of South Africa (HIST 486) (3 cr)

HIST 364 Slavery & Emancipation in U.S. History (3 cr)

MUNM 387 History of American Jazz (3 cr)

E. Latino and Latin American Studies

ETHN 171 History of Latin America (HIST 171) (3 cr)

ETHN 202 Introduction to Latina and/or Latino Studies (3 cr)

ETHN 237 Ancient Mesoamerica (ANTH 237/LAMS 237) (3 cr)

ETHN 271 Colonial Latin America (HIST 271/LAMS 271) (3 cr)

ETHN 272 Modern Latin America (HIST 272/LAMS 272) (3 cr)

ETHN 277 Latin American Politics (LAMS 277/POLS 277) (3 cr)

ETHN 345D Chicana and/or Chicano Literature (ENGL 345D) (3 cr)

ETHN 346 Cuban-American Literature (ENGL 346) (3 cr)

ETHN 350 Peoples & Cultures of Native Latin America (ANTH 350) (3 cr)

ETHN 357 Mexican-American History (HIST 357/LAMS 357) (3 cr)

ETHN 370 Colonial Mexico (HIST 370) (3 cr)

ETHN 371 Modern Mexico (HIST 371) (3 cr)

ETHN 373 Latin America & Global Relations (HIST 373/LAMS 373) (3 cr)

ETHN 374 History of Brazil (HIST 374/LAMS 374) (3 cr)

ETHN 463 Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (HIST 463/LAMS 463) (3 cr)

ETHN 476A Gender & Sexuality in Latin America (HIST 476A/WMNS 476A) (3 cr)

ETHN 476B Race in Modern Latin America (HIST 476B) (3 cr)

GEOG 378 Geography of Latin America (3 cr)

HIST 372 Revolutions in 20th Century Latin America (3 cr)

LAMS 311 Representative Spanish-American Authors I (SPAN 311) (3 cr)

LAMS 312 Representative Spanish-American Authors II (SPAN 312) (3 cr)

LAMS 331 Latin American Civilization (SPAN 331) (3 cr)

LAMS 459 Spanish-American Poetry (SPAN 459) (3 cr)

LAMS 460 Spanish-American Novel (SPAN 460) (3 cr)

LAMS 462 Spanish-American Short Story (SPAN 462) (3 cr)

LAMS 478 Pro-seminar in Latin American Studies (ANTH 478/GEOG 478/HIST 478/POLS 478/SOCI 478) (3 cr)

SPAN 463 20th & 21st Century Spanish & Spanish-American Essay (3 cr)

F. Native American Studies

ANTH 232 Introduction to Archaeology (3 cr)

ANTH 419 Art & Anthropology of Native North Americans (3 cr)

ANTH 433 North American Archaeology (3 cr)

ANTH 434 Introduction to Great Plains Archaeology (3 cr)

ETHN 201 Introduction to Native American Studies (3 cr)

ETHN 237 Ancient Mesoamerica (ANTH 237/LAMS 237) (3 cr)

ETHN 241 Native American History (HIST 241) (3 cr)

ETHN 245N Introduction to Native American Literature (ENGL 245N) (3 cr)

ETHN 342 History of Plains Indians (HIST 342) (3 cr)

ETHN 345N Native American Women Writers (ENGL 345N/WMNS 345N) (3 cr)

ETHN 350 Peoples & Cultures of Native Latin America (ANTH 350) (3 cr)

ETHN 351 Indigenous Peoples of North America (ANTH 351) (3 cr)

ETHN 352 Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains (ANTH 352) (3 cr)

ETHN 358 Native American Women (HIST 358/WMNS 358) (3 cr)

ETHN 445N Topics in Native American Literature (ENGL 445N) (3 cr)

ETHN 451 Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North America (ANTH 451) (3 cr)

ETHN 464 Native American History: Selected Topics (HIST 464) (3 cr)

ETHN 477 Indigenous Peoples of the World (HIST 477) (3 cr)

G. Individualized Courses of Instruction

ETHN 297, ETHN 299, ETHN 399H, ETHN 497, ETHN 499

A total of 9 hours of individualized course work may count toward the major, but no more than 6 hours of one particular course will count toward the major. Consult with advisor regarding substitution of individualized course work toward major requirements (in Group C, D, E, or F).

Program Assessment. To assist in evaluating the program’s effectiveness, each major will be asked to do the following before graduating: (1) submit a copy of a research paper, honors thesis, or other major project completed during the senior year; (2) participate in an exit interview or complete an exit survey.

Results of participation in these assessment activities will not affect a student’s grades or graduation.

Minor Requirements

Students must also complete a Plan A minor from a discipline other than Ethnic Studies or one of its component programs.

REQUIREMENTS FOR MINOR OFFERED BY DEPARTMENT

18 hours from the following courses (other courses may be used with the approval of the faculty advisor):

ETHN 100 Freshman Seminar: The Minority Experience (3 cr)

ETHN 113 History of Hip Hop (HIST 113) (3 cr)

ETHN 150 African Culture & Civilization (HIST 150) (3 cr)

ETHN 171 History of Latin America (HIST 171) (3 cr)

ETHN 200 Introduction to African-American Studies (3 cr)

ETHN 201 Introduction to Native American Studies (3 cr)

ETHN 202 Introduction to Latina and/or Latino Studies (3 cr)

ETHN 203 Introduction to Africa (3 cr)

ETHN 211 Intercultural Communication (COMM 211) (3 cr)

ETHN 212 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (ANTH 212) (3 cr)

ETHN 217 Sociology of Race & Ethnicity (SOCI 217) (3 cr)

ETHN 238 Blacks & the American Political System (POLS 238) (3 cr)

ETHN 241 Native American History (HIST 241) (3 cr)

ETHN 244 African-American Literature since 1865 (ENGL 244) (3 cr)

ETHN 244A Introduction to African Literature (ENGL 244A) (3 cr)

ETHN 244E African-American Literature before 1865 (ENGL 244E) (3 cr)

ETHN 245A Introduction to Asian American Literature & Culture (ENGL 245A) (3 cr)

ETHN 245N Introduction to Native American Literature (ENGL 245N) (3 cr)

ETHN 246 African-American History: African Origins to 1877 (HIST 246) (3 cr)

ETHN 247 African-American History: After 1877 (HIST 247) (3 cr)

ETHN 271 Colonial Latin America (HIST 271/LAMS 271) (3 cr)

ETHN 272 Modern Latin America (HIST 272/LAMS 272) (3 cr)

ETHN 277 Latin American Politics (LAMS 277/POLS 277) (3 cr)

ETHN 285 Africa Since 1800 (HIST 285) (3 cr)

ETHN 330 Multicultural Education (TEAC 330) (3 cr)

ETHN 342 History of Plains Indians (HIST 342) (3 cr)

ETHN 344 Ethnicity & Film (ENGL 344) (3 cr)

ETHN 344B Black Women Authors (ENGL 344B/WMNS 344B) (3 cr)

ETHN 344D African-Caribbean Literature (ENGL 344D) (3 cr)

ETHN 345D Chicana and/or Chicano Literature (ENGL 345D) (3 cr)

ETHN 345N Native American Women Writers (ENGL 345N/WMNS 345N) (3 cr)

ETHN 346 Cuban-American Literature (ENGL 346) (3 cr)

ETHN 351 Indigenous Peoples of North America (ANTH 351) (3 cr)

ETHN 352 Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains (ANTH 352) (3 cr)

ETHN 356 African-American Women’s History (HIST 356/WMNS 356) (3 cr)

ETHN 357 Mexican-American History (HIST 357/LAMS 357) (3 cr)

ETHN 358 Native American Women (HIST 358/WMNS 358) (3 cr)

ETHN 362 Peoples & Cultures of Africa (ANTH 362) (3 cr)

ETHN 366 African Americans & the Politics of Race: From the New Deal to the New Right (HIST 366) (3 cr)

ETHN 370 Colonial Mexico (HIST 370) (3 cr)

ETHN 371 Modern Mexico (HIST 371) (3 cr)

ETHN 373 Latin America & Global Relations (HIST 373/LAMS 373) (3 cr)

ETHN 374 History of Brazil (HIST 374/LAMS 374) (3 cr)

ETHN 375 Conflict & Development in Africa (POLS 375) (3 cr)

ETHN 385 African Liberation in the African Diaspora (HIST 385) (3 cr)

ETHN 400 Senior Seminar (3 cr)

ETHN 445 Ethnic Literature (ENGL 445) (3 cr)

ETHN 445B Topics in African American Literature (ENGL 445B) (3 cr)

ETHN 445K Topics in African Literature (ENGL 445K) (3 cr)

ETHN 445N Topics in Native American Literature (ENGL 445N) (3 cr)

ETHN 451 Contemporary Issues of Indigenous People in North America (ANTH 451) (3 cr)

ETHN 454 Physical Health Disparities (SOCI 454) (3 cr)

ETHN 459 Women/Gender in African Societies (HIST 459/WMNS 459) (3 cr)

ETHN 460 The Civil Rights Movement (HIST 460) (3 cr)

ETHN 463 Indigenous Peoples of Latin America (HIST 463/LAMS 463) (3 cr)

ETHN 464 Native American History: Select Topics (HIST 464) (3 cr)

ETHN 476A Gender & Sexuality in Latin America (HIST 476A/WMNS 476A) (3 cr)

ETHN 476B Race in Modern Latin America (HIST 476B) (3 cr)

ETHN 477 Indigenous Peoples of the World (HIST 477) (3 cr)

ETHN 481 Minority Groups (SOCI 481) (3 cr)

ETHN 486 History of South Africa (HIST 486) (3 cr)

HIST 364 Slavery & Emancipation in U.S. History (3 cr)

HIST 372 Revolutions in 20th Century Latin America (3 cr)

MUNM 387 History of American Jazz (3 cr)