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Ethnic Studies Minor Program

To earn a Minor in Ethnic Studies, a student must complete 12 credits of required courses and 9 credits of elective coursework.

Electives courses must be completed in at least two different departments and must include at least 3 S.H. of 300/400-level coursework.

Check out the course catalog for the most up-to-date version of the minor’s required curriculum.

Declare an Ethnic Studies Minor.

  • 21 S.H.
  • 2.0 GPA required.

WSU policy requires a minor contain at least one course that is unique to the minor and not used in the major or additional requirements.

Legend
◎ = Oral Intensive
◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive
△ = Writing Intensive
✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

  • ETHN 168 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 7
  • WGSS 220 - Intersections of Privilege and Power (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 7 and 9
  • ETHN 468 - Ethnic Studies: Social Justice Research and Civic Engagement (6 S.H.)
  • CMST 281 - Intercultural Communication (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 8
  • CMST 291 - Topics in Multicultural Communication (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 7
  • CMST 292 - Multicultural U.S. Rhetoric (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 6 (Humanities) and Goal 7
  • CMST 381 - Advanced Intercultural Communication (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: CMST 281 - Intercultural Communication or instructor's permission.
    -Meets Goal 7
  • △ CMST 389 - Persuasion and Advocacy (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: CMST 191 - Introduction to Public Speaking or CMST 192 - Introduction to Speech Communication.
  • EDFD 460 - Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families Part I (2 S.H.)
  • EDFD 461 - Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families: Part I: K-12 and 5-12 (2 S.H.)
  • EDFD 462 - Multicultural Youth, Children, and Families Part II (1 S.H.)
  • EDFD 483 - Multicultural Children, Youth, and Families (2 S.H.)
  • ENG 220 - Multicultural American Literature (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 6 (Humanities) and Goal 7
  • ETHN 360 - Special Topics in Ethnic Studies (1-4 S.H.)
  • GS 205 - Cultural Encounters (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 7 and Goal 8
  • GS 233 - Latin American and Caribbean Immigrants in the U.S. (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 8
  • GS 234 - Gender and Society in Latin American/Latino Literature (3 S.H.)
  • HIST 165 - Latin American History (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 5 and Goal 8
  • HIST 220 - Introduction to African-American History (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 6 (Humanities) and Goal 7
  • HIST 235 - History of the American Indian (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: ENG 111 - College Reading and Writing or Instructor's permission.
    -Meets Goal 6 (Humanities) and Goal 7
  • HIST 320 - North American Indian Civilization (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: HIST 235 - History of the American Indian
  • NURS 325 - Transcultural Issues in Health Care (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or Instructor's permission.
  • POLS 220 - Civil Rights and Civil Liberties (3 S.H.)
    -Recommended prerequisite: POLS 120 - Introduction to American Politics.
    -Meets Goal 9
  • POLS 225 - Ethnic Conflict and Nationalism (3 S.H.)
    -Meets Goal 7
  • △ POLS 330 - Race & American Politics (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: POLS 120 - Introduction to American Politics or Instructor's permission.
  • PSY 373 - Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: PSY 210 - Introduction to Psychological Science.
    -Recommended prerequisites: PSY 325 - Social Psychology and PSY 369 - Cognitive Psychology
  • SOC 340 - Social-Cultural Anthropology (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 423 - Sociology of Race and Ethnicity (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOC 431 - Social Class and Power (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: SOC 150 - Introduction to Sociology
  • SOCW 355 - Multicultural Issues (3 S.H.)
  • SOCW 435 - Social Work Practice with Diverse Populations (3 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: ◎ SOCW 340 - Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare
  • △ SPAN 410 - The Latino Experience in the United States (4 S.H.)
    -Prerequisite: △ SPAN 301 - Spanish Composition and Conversation or equivalent