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Comparative U.S. Race and Ethnicity Minor

Afr American/African Studies
American Indian Studies
American Studies
Chicano Studies
College of Liberal Arts
  • Program Type: Undergraduate free-standing minor
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2012
  • Required credits in this minor: 15
This minor exposes students to key content, methodologies, and theories in the comparative study of African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans, Chicanos, and Latinos in the United States. Students explore various methodologies and core concepts within the social sciences and humanities. Students develop a general knowledge of how diverse racial and ethnic individuals and groups have historically interacted with one another and might redefine themselves today. This minor draws from courses in a number of disciplines and academic approaches, and encourages social awareness, critical thinking, the development of new perspectives, and artistic appreciation.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Minor Requirements
Prospective minors are urged to enroll in 1xxx introductory courses offered in AFRO, AMIN, AAS, or CHIC (such as AMIN 1001 Indigenous Peoples: An American Perspective, AMIN 1003 Indigenous Peoples: A Minnesota Perspective, AAS 1101 Imagining Asian America) before officially declaring the minor.
Core Course
Take 1 or more course(s) totaling 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AFRO 4231 - The Color of Public Policy: African Americans, American Indians, and Chicanos in the United States (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3113W - America's Diverse Cultures [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· ANTH 4047 - Anthropology of American Culture [SOCS] (3.0 cr)
· SOC 3211W - American Race Relations [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3875W - Comparative Race and Ethnicity in US History [HIS, DSJ, WI] (4.0 cr)
· GWSS 3002W - Gender, Race, and Class in the U.S. [DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3303W - Writing Differences: Literature by U.S. Women of Color [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3203W - Blood, Bodies and Science [TS, SOCS, WI] (3.0 cr)
Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· AMST 3117 - Latinos in America's Global Cities [SOCS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMST 3001 - Contemporary Perspectives on Asian America [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· HIST 3877 - Asian American History, 1850-Present [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 4311 - Asian American Literature and Drama [LITR, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AAS 3301 - Asian America Through Arts and Culture [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3112 - In the Heart of the Beat: the Poetry of Rap (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3251W - Sociological Perspectives on Race, Class, and Gender [WI] (3.0 cr)
· AFRO 3597W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture I [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3598W - Introduction to African American Literature and Culture II [LITR, WI] (4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3864 - African American History: 1619 to 1865 (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3865 - African American History: 1865 to the Present (3.0-4.0 cr)
· AFRO 3866 - The Civil Rights and Black Power Movement, 1954-1984 (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3201W - American Indian Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3301 - American Indian Philosophies [AH, DSJ] (4.0 cr)
· AMIN 3409 - American Indian Women: Ethnographic and Ethnohistorical Perspectives [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3501 - American Indian Tribal Governments and Politics [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3601 - American Indian Oral Traditions (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3871 - American Indian History: Pre-Contact to 1830 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3872 - American Indian History: 1830 to the Present (3.0 cr)
· AMIN 3876 {Inactive} (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3223 - Chicana/o and Latina/o Representation in Film [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3507W - Introduction to Chicana/o Literature [LITR, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3212 - Chicana Studies: La Chicana in Contemporary Society [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3444 - Chicana and Chicano History: 1821-1945 [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3446 - Chicana/o History II: WWII, El Movimiento, and the New Millennium [HIS, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3452 - Xicana/Indigena Studies: History, Culture, and Politics [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· CHIC 3752 - Chicanas and Chicanos in Contemporary Society [DSJ] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3409W - Asian American Women's Cultural Production [AH, DSJ, WI] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 3411 {Inactive} [CD] (3.0 cr)
· GWSS 4401 - Chicana/Latina Cultural Studies [AH, DSJ] (3.0 cr)
 
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