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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.

To declare an Ethnic Studies Minor, print and fill out the Declare Minor form on the right, and turn in to the Warrior Hub on the second floor of Maxwell Hall.

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.

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◎ = 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