Ethnic Studies, Minor

This Online Ethnic Studies Minor Program requires a total of 18credits--semester hours. Upon completion, students can transfer the coursework to the baccalaureate degree at MSU or other universities.
Faculty teach courses via the Desire2Learn. Minnesota State University’s (MSU) web-based management system Desire2Learn (D2L) will be used to manage the delivery of the online courses. All registered students have immediate access to D2L via its link on the MSU homepage.
The proposed online program is based on the following category of courses: Prerequisites, Major Common Core and Restricted Electives. Details here

Prerequisite Core Courses (3 Credits)

  • ETHN 100 American Racial Minorities (3)

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  • ETHN 101 Introduction to Multicultural & Ethnic Studies (3)

Major Common Core (3 Credits): Writing intensive

  • 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 (3 Credits)

  • ETHN 401: Applied Cultural Research (3)
  • ETHN 402W: Ethnic Research Method/Skills (3)

Critical Thinking/Theoretical Course (3 Credits)

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

Major Restricted Electives (6 Credits)

  • ETHN 150: Multi-Cultural/Ethnic Experience (3)
  • ETHN 200: Interracial/Interethnic Dating/Marriage (3)
  • ETHN 300: American Indian Leaders (3)
  • ETHN 330: Immigration/Ethnicity (3)
  • ETHN 420: African American Studies (3)
  • ETHN 430: American Indian Studies (3)
  • ETHN 440: Asian American Studies (3)
  • ETHN 450: Latino/Hispanic Studies (3)
  • ETHN 460: Urban Minority Problems (3)
  • ETHN 470: Women of Color (3)
  • ETHN 480: Social Justice in Ethnicity and Gender (3)
  • ETHN 486: Racial and Ethnic Politics (3)