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Minnesota State University, Mankato

Minnesota State University, Mankato
Department of Ethnic Studies

Minor in Ethnic Studies

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

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

ONLINE ETHNIC STUDIES MINOR (18 Credits required)

Rationale:

The purpose of the 18 credits--semester hours online Ethnic Studies Minor Program is in response to the demand by students for flexibility and freedom in their learning experiences. The proposed online program is based on the following category of courses: Prerequisites, Major Common Core and Restricted Electives. Desire2Learn (D2L) which is the Minnesota State University’s (MSU) web-based management system will be used to manage the delivery of the online courses. Students who complete the coursework will acquire cross-cultural competency skills. In addition, students can transfer the coursework to the baccalaureate degree at MSU or other universities.

Bulletin description

This Online Ethnic Studies Minor Program requires a total of 18credits--semester hours. Faculty teach courses via the Desire2Learn. The Desire2Learn (D2L) is Minnesota State University’s (MSU) web-based management system, which manages the delivery of the online courses. All registered students have immediate access to D2L via its link on the MSU homepage. Upon completion, students can transfer the coursework to the baccalaureate degree at MSU or other universities.

Admission requirements:

Students must be admitted to a major at Minnesota State University or other universities and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.

Prerequisites to the Minor Core

Choose at least three credits from the following:

  • ETHN 100: American Racial Minorities
  • ETHN 101: Introduction to Multicultural & Ethnic Studies

Major Common Core

Writing Intensive,
Choose at least three credits from the following:

  • ETHN 201W: Perspectives on African Americans (3)
  • ETHN 202W: Perspectives on American Indians in Ethnic Studies (3)
  • ETHN 203W: Perspectives on Asian Americans (3)
  • ETHN 204W: Perspectives on Latinos/Hispanics (3)
  • ETHN 220W: Civil Rights in the U.S. (3)

Research Methods/Skills
Choose at least three credits from the following:

  • ETHN 401: Applied Cultural Research (3)
  • ETHN 402: Ethnic Research Method/Skills (3)
Critical Thinking/Theoretical Course
Choose at least three credits from the following:
  • ETHN 400: Cultural Pluralism (3)
  • ETHN 410: Foundations of Oppression (3)

Major Restricted Electives

Choose at least six credits from the following:

ETHN 150, ETHN 200, ETHN 300, ETHN 330, ETHN 420, ETHN 430, ETHN 440, ETHN 450, ETHN 460, ETHN 470, ETHN 480, ETHN 486

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
122 Taylor Center
Mankato, MNĀ  56001