The Ethnic Studies major includes core, elective, and advanced course, totaling 33 credit hours.
The Core Components
- An introductory course (ETHNC 2500) that provides students with an overview of the various themes found in the program
- One survey course focusing on the experiences of one racial group.
- Two theory courses that provide students with a conceptual framework and the various theories of race, ethnicity, and inequality.
Five Elective Courses
- Students can choose five elective courses from the Ethnic Study offerings.
- Of these, two of the five elective courses can come from other departments or programs that have recognized courses accepted by the Ethnic Studies program.
Prerequisites and foundations
- The ETHNC 2500 (Introduction to Ethnic Studies) as well as the one survey course serve as the prerequisites for any of the 3000-level courses.
- The distribution of lower to upper credit hours includes a total number of lower division credit hours while the upper division credit hours required is 27.
Two Advanced Courses
- One research methodology course that orients students to posing research questions and designing research.
- Finally, there is a capstone course that links the various themes that the student encountered throughout the program.