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    Dec 07, 2022  
2022-2023 Catalog 
  
2022-2023 Catalog

American Ethnic Studies Minor


A minor in American Ethnic Studies (AES) consists of 24 credits of coursework.

Minor candidates must complete 12 credits of foundational courses, 8 credits focusing on a specific American ethnic group (African American, Asian American, Latina/o American Native American) and a 4-credit capstone course (3 credits for an internship or research project and one credit for a capstone seminar). The capstone seminar course will include both meetings while enrolled for an internship or research project and utilization of assessment documentation from earlier courses intended to assure ongoing communication with each student declaring the minor and facilitation and implementation of the program’s assessment process.

I. Foundational Courses (12 Credits)


A. Introduction (4 credits required of all minors)


B. Social Science (4 credits required from this area)


This requirement introduces students to the study of race and ethnicity in America from the Social Science perspective. Students may select from the following courses.

C. Humanities (4 credits required from this area)


This requirement introduces students to the study of race and ethnicity in America from the Humanities perspective. Students may select from any of the following courses.

II. American Ethnic Groups: Identity and Social Reality (8 Credits)


Students will gain an in-depth understanding of the reality of a particular ethnic group in the United States. Students must select one of the ethnic groups represented in A-D below on which they will focus their studies and must select two courses from within the ethnic category.

III. Capstone Requirement (4 Credits)


This requirement can be met in either of two ways:

  1. An internship, approved by the AES director, in which students are immersed in a U.S. ethnic minority culture (preferably one involving the minority group emphasis chosen by the student)
    OR
  2. An extensive research project focusing on one of the ethnic minority groups in the United States (preferably one involving the minority group emphasis chosen by the student). The project can take either an interdisciplinary or disciplinary approach. The project must be approved by the AES director prior to the student beginning any formal research and must adhere to all aspects of the institutions research protocol.

Note: Students who selected this course to meet the Humanities requirement in the Foundations section must take the two other courses in this category to fulfill this requirement.