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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Ethnic Studies Minor

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Professors: Kenneth Carano, Maureen Dolan, Michael McGlade, Mary Pettenger
Associate professors: Kathleen Connolly, Jaime Marroquin
Visiting assistant professors: Ricardo Pelegrin Taboada


A minor in Ethnic Studies prepares students for careers that actively promote a more equitable and just society through analysis of culture, race, and ethnicity in global, national and regional history and the present. The minor empowers students to understand and address issues of inequality in a wide range of professional areas, including government, non-profit, corporations, media and academic institutions.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate the experiences and histories of the diverse ethnic groups in the United States and in global contexts
  2. Analyze systemic discrimination and the history, processes and methods of how ethnic groups and indigenous peoples have fought for equal rights and self-empowerment
  3. Demonstrate cultural competency through an understanding of the various forms of social discrimination via professional and non-professional practices

Elective Credits: 12

Students will take courses of their choice for their elective credits from the Ethnic Studies concentrations in consultation with their Ethnic Studies academic advisor. At least eight credits must be upper-division.

Total Credits: 24

Satisfactory Grade Use

Program requirements may be fulfilled with a grade of S.

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