Mar 19, 2018  
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue 
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

Ethnic Studies, B.A.

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Advisor: Catherine Stewart

The Ethnic Studies Program and the courses that make up its major address questions of ethnic identity and relations among ethnic groups and is supervised by a faculty committee composed of the course instructors.

In order to receive Ethnic Studies credit a course must devote a significant portion of its content to the study of subordinate racial or ethnic groups,  where a subordinate group is understood as one whose members are, or have historically been, disadvantaged and subjected to unequal treatment by the dominant group in a society, the latter understood as a group whose members have superior access to or control over a society’s economic, political, or social power. Specific courses may emphasize the cultural practices of one or more racial or ethnic groups or the interrelationships between subordinate and dominant racial or ethnic groups.

Ethnic Studies faculty members: Craig Allin, Carol Enns, Christina Penn-Goetsch, Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Mary Olson, Catherine Stewart, 


Four Courses Selected from the Following

At least two of which must be at the 300 level and no more than three of which may be chosen from one department:


Similar courses, if approved in advance by the Ethnic Studies advisor, may also be chosen as electives. Students are encouraged to participate in relevant study-abroad programs. To count such programs toward an interdisciplinary major in Ethnic Studies, students must obtain the approval of the Ethnic Studies advisor in advance.

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