Minor Requirements

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The educational goals of the Ethnic Studies Program for majors and minors 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 interrelatedness to other international socio-historic systems.

The Ethnic Studies minor comprises 6 courses- 2 lower division and 4 upper division:

*Core Curriculum designations noted in [ ]

Lower Division (2)
ES 01 Introduction to Ethnic Studies [AD, TCG]
ES 50 Creating Community [AD, TCG]

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

Upper Divison Electives (3)
Three (3) upper division electives, with no more than two (2) from a single discipline;

  Ethnic Groups and Identity:
•    ES 102
•    ES/COMM 106 [AD, SHCU]
•    ES/SOC 107 [AD], 111 [AD, SHCU], 123 [AD}, 125
•    ES/HIST 141 [AD, SHCU], 142 [AD, SHCU]   
•    ES/POL 110 [AD, CE, TCG], 140 [CE]   
•    ES/PSYCH 163 [AD]
•    ES/TRS 171 [AD, TE] 
 
  Arts and Literature: 
•    ES/COMM 143 [AA, CP], 161 [CE, TCG]
•    ES/ENGL 152, 154 [AA, AD], 182 [AA], 184 [AA]        
•    ES/PERFA 113 [AA, AD]    
•    ES/SEM 144
•    ES/SPAN 140 [AA, GP]
 
   Socioeconomics and Inequality:
•    ES/ANTH 131   
•    ES/COMM 161 [CE, TCG]   
•    ES/POL 106, 115 [AD, SHCU, TCG]
•    ES/PSYCH 163 [AD]
•    ES/SOC 115 [AD, SHCU]
•    ES/TRS 117 [AD, TCG, TE]    
 
Additional courses are approved on a term-to-term basis.