Ethnic Studies (Minor)

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The minor in ethnic studies, offered by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, introduces a general conceptual framework regarding race and ethnicity and how these intersect in the construction of social formations.

The minor in ethnic studies explores the changing political, social, economic and cultural realities of racial, ethnic and indigenous communities in the United States and the Americas. The coursework combines topics in the humanities, arts and social sciences, and instruction is given on methods to critically analyze racial; ethnic; gender and sexual identities; transnational movements; and diverse forms of cultural, literary and political expression. The minor in ethnic studies is recommended for graduate students, nondegree students and students majoring in professional programs. The certificate is offered by the School of Humanities, Arts and Cultural Studies.

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Ethnic Studies (Minor)

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Program requirements

The minor in ethnic studies consists of 18 credit hours, of which 12 credit hours must be upper division. A minimum of six upper-division credit hours must be completed through courses offered by the School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies. Up to three credit hours of individualized instruction may be applied toward the minor. Students are encouraged meet with an academic advisor to choose courses that develop breadth rather than limiting their selection to courses in one particular discipline. All courses in the minor must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00) or better.
Required Courses -- 6 credit hours
Upper-Division Electives -- 12 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The minor consists of 18 credit hours, 12 of which must be at the upper-division level. Students are encouraged to take courses that develop breadth rather than limiting their selection to courses in one particular discipline. Up to three credit hours of individualized instruction may be applied toward the minor. All courses must be passed with a minimum grade of "C" (2.00).

Core requirements: (6 credit hours)
ETH 100 Ethnic and Indigenous Lives, SB, C (3)
HRC 200 Introduction to Social and Critical Analysis (3)

Ethnic studies elective course work: (12 credit hours)
These courses must be chosen from the approved ethnic studies course list in consultation with the ethnic studies advisor.

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: None

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

The minor in ethnic studies is open to all ASU undergraduate majors.

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

This program helps prepare students for careers or graduate school in a variety of fields, including business, health care, criminal justice, social services, education, public relations, community development, public policy and government. Potential careers include community health worker, social and community service manager, secondary and high school teacher, and journalist.

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