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ETHS 111. Race in America (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Exploration of the contemporary meanings of race in America. Examination of how social forces shape racial meanings and relationships and the consequences for individuals and communities.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 201. Introduction to Ethnic Studies (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A multidisciplinary introduction to the study of people of color in American society.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 205. Introduction to Chicano/a Studies (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An interdisciplinary introduction to the Chicano/a (Mexican-American) experience and to the field of Chicano/a Studies.
Semester Offered: Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 210. Introduction to American Indian Studies (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Introduction to the study of American Indians, their experiences, history, culture and contemporary issues.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 215. Introduction to Asian American Studies (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Asian Americans, their experiences, history, culture, and contemporary issues.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 220. Introduction to African American Studies (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Interdisciplinary approach to the African American experience and the field of African American Studies.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 301. Special Topics in American Indian Studies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Special topics related to the lives of American Indians. Topics will vary. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 credits with different topics.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


ETHS 305. Topics in Ethnic Studies

Credits: 1-3 View Details
Description: Select topics, issues, developments and concerns affecting Asian-American, Black, Latino and American-Indian communities. May be repeated to a maximum of 12 credits with different topics.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ETHS 307. Chicano/a Cultural Expressions

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Cultural expressions within Chicano/a populations of the U.S. Indigenous aspects of Mexican culture and tradition. Cultural characteristics as manifested in traditions, customs, social character, artistic and creative expression and language.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


ETHS 308. African American Cultural Expressions (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Overview of African American cultural expressions as responses to practices of institutional racism. Examines the absorption of African American expression into U.S. culture.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 310. American Indians in the Social Science Curriculum (Diversity/RIS)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical, political, social, cultural, and specifically educational information about Minnesota's tribal communities. Meets Racial Issues and Social Science licensing requirement.
Semester Offered:
  • Spring
  • Summer
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 312. American Indian Women's Lives

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Lives of Indian women from several cultures, historical and contemporary perspectives, stories, experiences, and histories.
Semester Offered: Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ETHS 313. Hmong Culture and Society

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Hmong history and sociocultural issues from a comparative perspectives of the Hmong communities in Asia and the diaspora communities in the Western world, their migration patterns, contemporary issues, and transnational movements.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ETHS 315. Topics in Asian Homelands and/or Diaspora Communities

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Historical, economic, sociocultural, and political impacts of various transnational movements on specific Asian nations and their peoples. May be repeated with different nations to max. of 9 credits.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ETHS 325. Study Abroad in the Americas

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Teachings of non-western indigenous cultures of the Americas.
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ETHS 335. Asian Pacific American Women (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: History of Asian Pacific American women; impact of military and wars, globalization; identities and representation; contemporary issues that Asian Pacific American women face; activism.
Prerequisites: Select one: ETHS 201, ETHS 215 or WS 201
Semester Offered: Odd Spring
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ETHS 345. Asian Pacific Americans in Popular Culture (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Representations of Asian Pacific Americans in historical and contemporary U.S. popular culture and self-representations of Asian Pacific Americans.
Prerequisites: ETHS 201 or ETHS 215
Semester Offered: Even Spring
Goal Area:
  • GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
  • GOAL AREA 6: HUMANITIES AND FINE ARTS


ETHS 350. Minorities in Latin American (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: An investigation of the position of minorities in contemporary Latin America, principally Afro-Americans and Amerindians, utilizing a comparative and interdisciplinary approach.
Semester Offered: Spring


ETHS 401. Senior Seminar

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Investigation, through reading, discussion, and/or field experience of a topic or issue relevant to the American minority experiences. Synthesis of concepts, data and analysis from specialized minority studies courses through reading, discussion, research, and/or field experience.
Prerequisites: ETHS 201
Semester Offered: Spring


ETHS 405. Women of Color (same as WS 405)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Examination of historical and contemporary issues facing American Indian, African-American, Asian American, Latina and immigrant women living primarily in the United States. The impact of race, gender, class, and other social inequalities on the lives of women of color will be discussed.
Prerequisites: One of WS 201, ETHS 201, ETHS 205, ETHS 210, ETHS 215, ETHS 220 or WS 201.
Semester Offered: Fall


ETHS 407. Contemporary Issues in Chicano/a Studies

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Contemporary research and theory on the Chicano experience.
Prerequisites: ETHS 205
Semester Offered: DEMAND


ETHS 408. Major Works in African American Studies (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: A multidisciplinary examination of landmark works in African American Studies addressing effects of institutional racism upon African Americans. Serves as the capstone course.
Semester Offered: DEMAND
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 7: RACIAL AND ETHNIC DIVERSITY IN THE U.S.


ETHS 410. Contemporary American Indian Issues

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Contemporary theory and research on the American Indian experience within a global and historic context.
Semester Offered: Fall


ETHS 425. Contemporary Asian Pacific American Issues (Diversity)

Credits: 3 View Details
Description: Diaspora and immigration; relations to other groups of color; anti-Asian movements; identities and representations; Model Minority Myth; activism; achievement/contributions of Asian Pacific Americans.
Prerequisites: ETHS 201 or ETHS 215
Semester Offered: Even Fall
Goal Area: GOAL AREA 5: HISTORY AND THE SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES


ETHS 444. Internship

Credits: 1-16 View Details
Description: Internships are offered at the discretion of departments. Course number and number of credits are determined by the departments. Contact departmental offices for further information. 16 credits maximum in any one program.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Summer






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