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Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2019-2020 
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U.S. Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Minor

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The U.S. Ethnic and Indigenous Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor, which aims to introduce students to the history, theory and cultural analyses of ethnicity, indigeneity, race, class and culture in the United States, as well as provide opportunities for engaged learning and community service among U.S. ethnic, Indigenous, racial and regional groups. Students will explore the following: 1) theoretical and practical approaches to race, ethnicity and indigeneity in multicultural America; 2) interdisciplinary perspectives on U.S. ethnic, Indigenous, racial groups; 3) issues of cultural identity from the perspectives of people of color and heritage cultures; 4) discrimination, prejudice and other inequalities against racial, ethnic and Indigenous groups; and 5) opportunities to learn about services, interventions and civic engagement in addressing respect, civility and social justice issues.

For further information, contact Dr. Joyce Rain Anderson in the Department of English.

Course Requirements

Students must complete 18 credits toward the minor as outlined below.

Electives (6 credits)

Complete two additional courses, selected from either group above.


Other courses, including Second Year Seminars, may be approved by the program coordinator.

Total minimum credits: 18

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