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Courses for a Degree in Ethnic Studies

Ethnic Studies focuses on the history and culture of minority groups and issues of inequality.

For this major you’ll take lots of ethnic studies classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career in ethnic studies.

Here are some of the courses you might take to earn a degree in ethnic studies:

Ethnic Studies Courses:

  • Introduction to African-American Studies
  • Anthropology of the African Diaspora
  • Introduction to Asian-American Studies
  • Chicano and Latino Studies
  • Race and Popular Culture
  • Social Equity and Criminal Justice
  • Race, Migration and Rights
  • Race and Social Movements
  • History of Native American Education
  • Music, Politics and Race
  • Migration in the Contemporary World
  • Indigenous Peoples in Global Inequality
  • Ethnic American Art and Artists
  • The US-Mexico Border
  • Ethnic Diversity and the City

General Curriculum Requirements

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology