Major Requirements

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The educational goals of the Ethnic Studies Program for majors include:

  • Exploring the cultural and social histories of African American, Latino, Native American and Asian American/ Pacific Islander ethnic groups.
  • Integrating Catholic social justice teaching, the Lasallian core values, and service based learning in service of these historically underrepresented groups.
  • Critically examining United States racial and ethnic diversities and their

The Ethnic Studies Major comprises 11 Courses:
2 lower division and 9 upper division.
*Core Curriculum designations noted in [ ].  
 
Lower Division (2)
ES 1—Introduction to Ethnic Studies [AD, TCG] (1)
ES 50—Creating Community [AD, TCG] (1)

Upper Division Core
Ethnic Studies Theory (1)
   ES 101: Critical Race Theory (or other Theory course approved by Director)

ES 196- Capstone Course (1)

One Methods Course from list below: (1)
(Other courses may be taken with approval of   ES Director):  
   ES 105: Modern Approaches to History
   ES 111: Qualitative Methods
   ES 132: Sociological Research Methods

Six Upper Division Electives (6)
Two courses from each of the following categories:
Ethnic Groups and Identity; Arts and Literature; and Socioeconomics and Inequality

  Ethnic Groups and Identity:
•    ES 102
•    ES/COMM 106 [AD, SHCU]
•    ES/SOC 107, 111, 116, 123, 125, *135 (*depending on course content)  
•    ES/MODL 133
•    ES/HIST 017, 018, 133, 136, 139 [SHCU],  140 [AD, SHCU], 141 [AD, SHCU], 142 [AD, SHCU], 154,131,132, 134,170    
•    ES/POL 003, 101, 109, 110 [AD, CE, TCG], 140,149     
•    ES/PSYCH 165 [AD, CE]  
 
  Arts and Literature:
•    ES/MODL 150  
•    ES/SOC *135 (*depending on course content)   
•    ES/ENGL 023, 150, 151, 152, 153 [AA, AD], 154 [AA, AD], 184, 170          
•    ES/PERFA 014, 50, 61, 60/160, 113 [AA, AD], 161      
•    SEM 144   
 
   Socioeconomics and Inequality:
•    ES/ANTH 131   
•    ES/COMM 161 [CE, TCG]   
•    ES/SOC 004, 112, 115, 120, 122, 124, *135 (*depending on course content)   
•    ES/POL 106, 115 [TCG], 125, 126, 127
•    ES/TRS 166 [AD, TE], 171 [AD, TE]   
•    PSYCH 163 [AD]    
In addition, new courses are approved on a term-to-term basis.