Fall 2022 Course Offering

Ethnic Studies Fall Offering

ES-001-01 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Sarah Dempsey, TTH 1:15PM-2:50PM, On-campus

This course provides an introduction to the complex nature of racial and ethnic populations in the United States. It seeks to understand the diverse traditions and cultures of the people of the United States in order to gain an appreciation for American diversity. It offers a critical understanding of the origins and impacts of settler colonialism, conquest, slavery, war and immigration on the development of the U.S. We will examine the ways in which race and ethnicity intersect with gender, class, sexuality, citizenship and nationality in order to better understand how systems of power and inequality are constructed, reinforced and challenged. Satisfies an Area C requirement in the pre-2012 general education requirements. 

Core Curriculum Designation(s): AD - American Diversity; TCG - The Common Good 


ES-101-01 Critical Race Theory

Calvin Monroe, TTH 11:30AM-1:05PM, On-campus

Prerequisites: One of the following: ES 001, SOC 002, SOC 004, WGS 001, or permission of instructor.

This course engages critical race theory as an explanatory critical framework, method and pedagogy for analyzing race and racism in the U.S. and that works toward identifying and challenging racism within institutional contexts. 

Core Curriculum Designation(s): AD - American Diversity; TCG - The Common Good​​​​​​​


ES-195-01 Internship

Loan Dao, To Be Determined with students

This course will allow students the opportunity to have hands-on experience to prepare for potential ES-related careers by giving them guided academic credit for internship placements. Students may also receive a stipend for their internship placement with acceptance into the SOLA LAB program in the summer or during the academic year. 


Approved Courses for Methods & Electives:



Comm 106-01 Intercultural Communication

Scott Schoenfeldt-Aultman, MWF 10:30AM-11:35AM, On-campus

Designations: AD, SHCU


Comm 110-01 Quantitative Methods

Veronica Hefner, TTH 9:45AM-11:20AM, On-campus



ENGL 153-01 American Ethnic and Oral Traditions

Jeannine King, TTH 3:00PM-4:35PM, On-campus

Designations: AD, AA



HIST 101-01 Historical Methods & Practices

E. Elena Songster, MF 1:00PM-2:40PM, On-campus

Designation: SHCU



JCL 120-01 Theory and Methods of Inquiry

Michael Viola, TTH 3:00PM-4:35PM, On-campus

Fees: $35.00

Designation: SHCU


JCL 130-01 Environmental Justice

Staff, MW 4:00PM-5:35PM, On-campus

Fees: $35.00

Designation: GP



KINES 127-01 Health Promotion: Planning and Evaluation

Robin Dunn, MF 1:00PM-2:40PM, On-campus



POL 115-01 Theories of Justice

Patrizia Longo, TTH 9:45AM-11:20AM, On-campus

Designations: SHCU, AD, TCG


POL 126-01 Food Politics

Patrizia Longo, TTH 11:30AM-1:05PM, On-campus

Fees: $20.00

Designations: CE, TCG

POL 127-01 Field work for Food Politics

Patrizia Longo, TBA



SOC 107-01 Whiteness

Staff, MWF 8:00AM-9:05AM


SOC 115-01 Wealth and Poverty

Robert Bulman, MF 1:00PM-2:40PM, On-campus

Designations: AD, SHCU


Other courses may be approved by petition with the approval of the Program Director.