May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Ethnic Studies, Minor

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The Ethnic Studies Minor is the interdisciplinary study of race, ethnicity, and indigeneity, with a focus on the histories, cultures, perspectives, and community work of marginalized racial and ethnic groups in the United States. The curriculum takes a theoretical, historical, and experiential approach to examine: modern (in)justice; social movements; legal and public policy activism; antiracist and anti-patriarchal ontologies; liberationist epistemologies; and community and identity formation in American history. Students will learn about multiple cultures’ social and historical context within the United States; academic and experiential learning are interwoven such that key themes, concepts, and ideas in the field of Ethnic Studies are applied intentionally with communities.

For additional information regarding the minor in Ethnic Studies, please contact Dr. Justin de Leon (Wilkinson College) at

Students pursuing a Minor in Ethnic Studies are required to:

  • Complete a minimum of 21 credits in the minor, 12 of which cannot be duplicated by the major or any other minor.
  • Complete a minimum of 12 upper-division credits.
  • Complete a minimum of 6 upper-division credits completed in residence.
  • Maintain a 2.000 cumulative GPA and 2.000 GPA for all upper-division coursework.

electives (15 credits)

total credits 21

*Course must contain a community-based component to count for the minor. Course offerings alternates between with community component and without.
**Course may count towards minor when the current iteration of the course has a substantial ethnic studies component with course director approval.

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