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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Bachelor of Science in Ethnic Studies

Page address: http://sbs.mnsu.edu/ethnic/curriculum/undergraduate/bs.html

Program Requirements

Admission to B.S. Major in Ethnic Studies is granted by the Ethnic Studies Department. Minimum admission requirements are:

  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00

Required Minor: Any

Descriptions of courses listed below are available on the Undergraduate Catalog page.

Required General Education Courses (3 credits)

Select one introductory course of 3 credits:

  • ETHN 100 (3) – American Racial Minorities
  • ETHN 101 (3) – Introduction to Multicultural & Ethnic Studies

Instructor in the upper level course could waive this requirement, though ETHN 100 or 101 should be a prerequisite for upper-level courses in Ethnic Studies.

Required for Major (Core 6 credits)

Select one Research Method/Skill course of 3 credits:

  • ETHN 401 (3) or ANTH 431 (3) – Applied Cultural Research
  • ETHN 402 (3) – Ethnic Research Method/Skills

Select one Critical Thinking/Theoretical Course of 3 credits:

  • ETHN 400 (3) – Cultural Pluralism
  • ETHN 410 (3) – Foundations of Oppression

Electives Required for Major (15 credits)

Select two of the following courses, total of 6 credits:

  • ETHN 201W (3) – Perspective on African Americans
  • ETHN 202W (3) – Perspective on American Indians
  • ETHN 203W (3) – Perspective on Asian Americans
  • ETHN 204W (3) – Perspective on Latinos/Hispanics

Select three courses, total of 9 credits. Two must be 4XX level courses:

  • ETHN 150 (3) – Multi-Cultural/Ethnic Experience
  • ETHN 200 (3) – Interracial/Ethnic Dating/Marriage
  • ETHN 220 (3) – Civil Rights in the U.S.
  • ETHN 240 (3) – Rural Studies
  • ETHN 295 (1-4) Selected Topics
  • ETHN 296 (1-3) Workshop: TBA
  • ETHN 300 (3) – American Indian Leaders
  • ETHN 330 (3) – Immigration and Ethnicity
  • ETHN 420 (3) – African American Studies
  • ETHN 430 (3) – American Indian Studies
  • ETHN 440 (3) – Asian American Studies
  • ETHN 450 (3) – Latino/Hispanic Studies
  • ETHN 460 (3) – Urban Minority Problems
  • ETHN 470 (3) – Women of Color
  • ETHN 480 (3) – Social Justice in Ethnicity and Gender
  • ETHN 481 (3) – U.S. Civil Rights Since 1965
  • ETHN 486 (3) – Racial and Ethnic Politics
  • ETHN 495 (3) – Selected Topics
  • ETHN 496 (1-3) – Workshop: TBA
  • ETHN 498 – College Teaching Internship

Required for Major (15 credits):

Public/Government Emphasis

Choose five courses, total of 15 credits:

  • SOC 100 (3) – Social Problems
  • URBS 100 (3) – Introduction to the City or URBS 415 (3) – Urban Housing Policy
  • POL 101 (3) – Introduction to Public Life
  • POL 111 (3) – United States Government
  • ECON 201 (3) – Principles of Macroeconomics
  • LAWE 234 (3) – Policing in a Diverse Society
  • POL 260 (3) – Introduction to Public Administration
  • POL 361 (3) – Public Budgeting
  • SOC 417 (3) – Program Administration
  • ETHN 497 (3) – Internship will be optional

The courses in the category above are related to public and governmental settings. Students who focus on this category are strongly encouraged to minor in Political Science, Law Enforcement, or Urban Studies or in other social sciences.

Business/Corporate Emphasis

Choose five courses, total of 15 credits:

  • MRKT 100 (3) – Global Business Concept
  • MRKT 310 (3) – Principle of Marketing
  • MGMT 330 (3) – Principle of Management
  • IBUS 380 (3) – Principle of International Business
  • GEOG 425 (3 )– Economic Geography
  • MGMT 440 (3 )– Human Resource Management
  • MGMT 445 (3) – Training and Development
  • PSYC 463 (3) – Survey of Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • ETHN 497 (3) – Internship will be optional

The courses in the category above are related to the business and corporate settings. Students who focus on this category are strongly encouraged to minor in marketing, human resource management, international business or in other business related areas.

Local Community and Human Services Emphasis

Choose five courses, total of 15 credits:

  • PSYC 101 (4) – Introduction to Psychology
  • WOST 120 (3) – Violence and Prevention Education
  • SOWK 190 (3) – Social Welfare Services or SOWK 210 (3) – Introduction to Social Work
  • GERO 200 (3) – Aging: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
  • KSP 235 (3) – Human Development
  • PSYC 438 (3) – Community Psychology
  • HLTH 455 (3) – Health and Aging (or an age-related cource)
  • CSP 471 (3) – Interpersonal Helping Skills
  • URBS 230 (3) – Community Leadership and Service Learning
  • ETHN 497 (3) – Internship will be optional

The courses in the category above are related to the local community and human services. Students who focus on this category are strongly encouraged to minor in gerontology, psychology, social work, counseling/education or in other community service related areas.

International Community and Human Services Emphasis

Choose five courses, total of 15 credits:

  • POL 106 (3) – Politics in the World Community or POL 231 (3) – World Politics
  • POL 448 (3) – Political Development and Change
  • POL 431 (3) – International Relations
  • IBUS 380 (3) – Principles of International Business or POL 431 (3) – International Relations
  • IBUS 380 (3) – Principles of International Business
  • HIST 171 (3) – World Civilization
  • GEOG 341 (3) – World Regional Geography
  • SOWK 255 (3) – Global Perspective in Human Needs
  • URBS 150 (3) – Sustainable Communities
  • ANTH 421 (3) – Health, Culture and Disease
  • PSYC 457 (3) – Cross-Cultural Psychology or SPEE 203 (3) – Intercultural Communication
  • XXXX (3) – One of Western Languages (e.g., French, Spanish, German)
  • XXXX (3) – One of Eastern Languages (e.g., Asia/Middle East or Africa)
  • ETHN 497 (3)– Internship will be optional

The courses in the category above are related to the global community and human services. Students who focus on this category are strongly encouraged to minor in international relations or any foreign languages or in any other world community related areas.

Extended Program Courses (Subject to Agreement)

  • (3) – One computer skills course or quantitative/statistical skills course
  • (12) – Four multicultural electives are to be taken within or outside Department of Ethnic Studies but subject to the – – approval of ES advisors*.

*Example of multicultural electives outside the ES Department may include but are not limited to: the curricula of social/behavioral sciences, arts/humanities, education or other academic areas–e.g., Anthropology (ANTH 240: Language and Culture), Gender and Women’s Studies (GWS 220: Global Perspectives on Women and Change or GWS 251: Coming Age: Gender and Culture.) History (one Advanced African American History– HIST 437 or HIST 477, or Asian History–HIST 434 or Latin American History–HIST 442), Geography (GEOG 103: Introductory Cultural Geography), Music (MUS 125 or MUS 126: Pop Music USA, Jazz or R&B) Philosophy (PHIL 115W: Race, Class and Gender; or PHIL 205W: Culture, Identity and Diversity), Sociology (SOC 446: Race, Culture and Ethnicity), Theatre (THEA 285W Theatre of Diversity) All these are just examples subject to the approval of ETHN advisors.

 

Additional Information
For general admission questions, contact the Office of Admissions:
507-389-1822 or 1-800-722-0544, admissions@mnsu.edu
Office of Admissions
Minnesota State University, Mankato
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Mankato, MN  56001