Ethnic Studies Major—BA

Minimum of 36 semester course credits and general BA requirements

Required
ETHS 051Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
ETHS 090Comparative Ethnic Literature and Cultural Production3-4
ETHS 126Theories of Race and Ethnicity4
ETHS 189Research Methods with Communities of Color, with Fieldwork4
Senior Requirement
ETHS 191Senior Seminar4
Select two additional upper-division ethnic studies courses in consultation with major advisor.

Concentrations

Select four courses within one of the following concentrations or select a concentration in African Diaspora Studies, Latina/o Studies, American Indian Studies or Comparative Ethnic Studies in consultation with your advisor.

Race, Sexuality and Intersectionality Concentration

Select four:
Inventing the "Other," Policing Differences
Mixed Race Descent in the Americas
Comics and Politics: Visual Culture, Power, and Ideology
Representing Blackness: Film and Literature in Africa and the Diaspora
Representation and Politics in Asian Diasporic and Pacific Islander Literature
Black Feminist Theory
Writing the Self: Autobiographies of People of Color in the U.S.
Contemporary Queer Writers of Color
Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System
Women of Color in Social Movements
American Indian and Pacific Islander Women
Film, Color, and Culture: Images of People of Color in Cinema
Sexuality and the City
Race, Sexuality, and the State
Transnational Sexualities
Transnational Sexualities

Community Organizing and Social Justice Concentration

Select four:
Activism in the Digital Age
African American Women's History
American Indian History to 1900
Law, Resistance and Identity: American Indian History from 1900
Action Research for Social Change
Decolonizing Spirituality: Indigenous Religions in the Americas
Black Feminist Theory
Race, Gender, and the Criminal Justice System
Latin American Transnational Migration
Intro to Chicanx & Latinx Studies
Militarism, Gender, and Ethnicity
Women of Color in Social Movements
American Indian and Pacific Islander Women
Transnational Sexualities

Race, Culture, and Power Concentration

Select four:
Activism in the Digital Age
Inventing the "Other," Policing Differences
African American Women's History
Mixed Race Descent in the Americas
Comics and Politics: Visual Culture, Power, and Ideology
Representing Blackness: Film and Literature in Africa and the Diaspora
Decolonizing Spirituality: Indigenous Religions in the Americas
Representation and Politics in Asian Diasporic and Pacific Islander Literature
Black Feminist Theory
Writing the Self: Autobiographies of People of Color in the U.S.
Contemporary Queer Writers of Color
Militarism, Gender, and Ethnicity
Celluloid Native: American Indians in Film
Film, Color, and Culture: Images of People of Color in Cinema
Survey of African American Literature
20th-Century African American Literature
Survey of 19th-Century African American Literature
African and Caribbean Literatures
Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa
Gender, Diaspora and Social Issues in Indian Women's Literature and Cinema

Transnationalism, Diaspora, and Migration Concentration

Select four:
Latin American Social Movements
Activism in the Digital Age
The "Third World": Colonialism and Globalization
Mixed Race Descent in the Americas
Representing Blackness: Film and Literature in Africa and the Diaspora
Decolonizing Spirituality: Indigenous Religions in the Americas
Representation and Politics in Asian Diasporic and Pacific Islander Literature
Black Feminist Theory
Latin American Transnational Migration
Intro to Chicanx & Latinx Studies
Militarism, Gender, and Ethnicity
Women of Color in Social Movements
African and Caribbean Literatures
Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa
Gender, Diaspora and Social Issues in Indian Women's Literature and Cinema
Transnational Sexualities

Electives

Select from the Ethnic Studies course list or from the following list:

20th-Century African American Literature
Survey of 19th-Century African American Literature
Poets of Color of the 20th and 21st Centuries
Topics in African Literature
HIST 118
HIST 151
Women, Gender and Cultural Production in the Global South
African and Caribbean Literatures
Cultures and Identities in the Americas and the Caribbean
Post-Colonial Conditions: Contemporary Women's Writings from Africa
Latin American Women Writers in Translation
African American Music: The Meaning and the Message
Race and Ethnic Relations in the U.S.
Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations
Sociology of U.S. Immigration
Sociology of Hip-Hop
Sexuality and the City
Race, Sexuality, and the State
Transnational Sexualities