BA in Ethnic Studies
Units required for Major: 36
Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the cultures, languages, historical, and contemporary issues relating to African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicana/os-Latina/os, and Native Americans. The program directs students to critically examine the cultural contributions made by these groups to world civilization and to American society. Ethnic Studies challenges all students to analyze existing generalizations, theories, and concepts about racial and ethnic groups in order to develop valid generalizations, concepts, and theories about the people and their experiences. Students are encouraged to actively work to eliminate problems based on discrimination.
Students are also encouraged to blend professional area studies with Ethnic Studies. For example, a student may major in Ethnic Studies and minor in Business Administration. Similarly, students with a degree in Engineering Technology may minor in Ethnic Studies and emerge well-prepared professionally to assume middle management and supervisory positions in a multicultural society. Ethnic Studies majors and minors enter careers and professions in both the public and private sectors.
Note: Program advising and other information can be obtained from the Ethnic Studies Department.
|Required Lower Division Course (3 Units)|
|ETHN 11||Introduction to Ethnic Studies ||3|
|Required Upper Division Courses (21 Units)|
|ETHN 100||Ethnic America ||3|
|ETHN 110||The Asian American Experience||3|
|ETHN 130||Chicano/Mexican-American Experience||3|
|or ETHN 131||La Raza Studies |
|ETHN 140||Native American Experience||3|
|ETHN 170||Pan African Studies||3|
|ETHN 194||Research in Ethnic Studies||3|
|ETHN 195A||Ethnic Studies Fieldwork||1|
|ETHN 195B||Ethnic Studies Seminar||2|
|Electives (12 Units)|
|Select 12 units 1||12|
Four upper division Ethnic Studies and/or cross-listed courses selected with advisor approval to provide the opportunity for social, cultural and historical study; should also apply to the area of concentration; see note below.