Description

Ethnic Studies involves the exploration and examination of factors that bear on the lives and experiences, both past and present, of ethnically diverse peoples. The Institute for Ethnic Studies is interdisciplinary and intercollegiate, and focuses on the experiences of individuals and groups who are of African-American, Latino/a, or Native origin or descent both in the United States and elsewhere.

Within the Institute, a major and a minor can be taken in Ethnic Studies (described below). Program-specific minors are also available in African Studies, African-American Studies (see listing for African and African-American Studies), U.S. Latina/Latino Studies (see Latino and Latin American Studies), and Native American Studies (see separate catalog listing); both a major and a minor are available in Latin American Studies (see Latino and Latin American Studies).
 

Program Assessment. To assist in evaluating the program’s effectiveness, each major will be asked to do the following before graduating:

  1. submit a copy of a research paper, honors thesis, or other major project completed during the senior year;
  2. participate in an exit interview or complete an exit survey.

Results of participation in these assessment activities will not affect a student’s grades or graduation.

College Requirements

College Admission

College Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. Students who are admitted through the Admission by Review process may have certain conditions attached to their enrollment at UNL. These conditions are explained under “Removal of Deficiencies.”

In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language. Four years of high school coursework in the same language will fulfill the College of Arts and Sciences’ language requirement. It will also allow students to continue language study at a more advanced level at UNL, and provide more opportunity to study abroad.

Transfer Students

To be considered for admission as a transfer student, Nebraska resident or nonresident, students must have an accumulated average of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum C average in the last semester of attendance at another college. Transfer students who graduated from high school January 1997 and after must also meet the UNL General Admission Requirements. Those transfer students who graduated before January 1997 must have completed in high school, 3 years of English, 2 years of the same foreign language, 2 years of algebra, and 1 year of geometry. Transfer students who have completed less than 12 credit hours of college study must also submit either their ACT or SAT scores.

Ordinarily, hours earned at a similarly accredited college or university are applicable to the UNL degree.  The College, however, will evaluate all hours submitted on an application for transfer, and reserves the right to accept or reject any of them, based upon its exclusion and restriction policies. Sixty is the maximum number of hours the University will accept on transfer from a two-year college or international institution. Transfer credit in the major or minor must be approved by the departmental advisor on a Request for Substitution Form to meet specific course requirements, group requirements, or course level requirements in the major or minor. At least half of the hours in the major field must be completed at the University regardless of the number of hours transferred.

The College of Arts and Sciences will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other schools. The C- and D grades cannot be applied toward requirements for a major or minor. This policy does not apply to the transfer of grades from UNO or UNK to UNL. All D grades may be transferred from UNO or UNK, but they are not applicable to a major or minor.

Readmitted Students

UNL students who choose not to take courses for more than 2 consecutive terms, must reapply to UNL.  Students readmitted to the College of Arts and Sciences will follow the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year of readmission and re-enrollment as a degree-seeking student in Arts and Sciences. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991, the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Admission Deficiencies/Removal of Deficiencies

Students must remove entrance deficiencies in geometry and foreign language as soon as possible, and before graduating from the College of Arts and Sciences.  For questions and more information, students should consult a college advisor in the Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall.

Removing Foreign Language Deficiencies

Students must complete the second semester of a first year language sequence to clear the deficiency and the second semester of the second year language sequence to complete the college graduation requirement in language.

Removing Geometry Deficiencies

A deficiency of one year of geometry can be removed by taking high school geometry courses through an approved independent study program, or by completing a geometry course from an accredited community college or a four-year institution. Neither of these options will count for college credit.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science (16 hours + Language)

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are designed to further the purposes of liberal education by encouraging study in several different areas within the College. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements. A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one of the following five distribution requirements. A student cannot use a single course to satisfy both an ACE outcome and a College distribution requirement. A student cannot use a course from their primary major to satisfy the Breadth Requirement (F), but may apply an ancillary requirement of the primary major or a course from their second major toward this requirement. Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements. To see a complete list of excluded courses, run a degree audit through MyRED.

Courses from interdisciplinary programs will count in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department(s).
 

College Distribution Requirements
CDR A - Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR B and BL - Natural, Physical, and Mathematical Sciences with Lab4
Select from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, computer science, geology, meteorology, mathematics, physics and statistics. Must include one lab in the natural or physical sciences. Lab courses may be selected from biochemistry, biological sciences, chemistry, geology, meteorology and physics.
Some courses from geography and anthropology may also be used to satisfy the lab requirement above. 1
CDR C - Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR D - Social Science3
Select from: anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR E - Language0-16
Fulfilled by the completion of the 6-credit-hour second-year sequence in a single foreign language in one of the following departments: Classics and religious studies, modern languages and literatures, or anthropology. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, Omaha, Russian, and Spanish. A student who has completed the fourth-year level of one foreign language in high school is exempt from the languages requirement.
CDR F - Additional Breadth3
Select from: natural, physical and mathematical sciences (Area B), humanities (Area C), or social sciences (Area D). Cannot be a course from the primary major.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 16-32
1

See degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for approved geography and anthropology courses that apply as natural science.

2

Language courses numbered 210 or below apply only for the foreign language requirement.

3

See degree audit or College of Arts and Sciences advisor for list of natural/physical science courses in anthropology, geography, and psychology that do not apply as social science.

Scientific Base

Bachelor of Science Only (60 hours)

The bachelor of science degree requires students to complete 60 hours in mathematical, physical and natural sciences. Approved courses for scientific base credit come from the following College of Arts and Sciences disciplines: actuarial science, anthropology (selected courses), astronomy, biochemistry (excluding BIOC 101), biological sciences (excluding BIOS 203), chemistry (excluding CHEM 101), computer science (excluding CSCE 10), geography (selected courses), geology, life sciences, mathematics (excluding courses below MATH 104), meteorology, microbiology, physics and statistics.

See your degree audit or a College of Arts and Sciences advisor for a complete list including individual classes that fall outside of the disciplines listed above. Up to 12 hours of scientific and technical courses offered by other colleges may be accepted toward this requirement with approval of a college advisor.

Foreign Languages/Language Requirement

Languages Exemption Policy

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences will exempt or waive students from the UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or from the College’s language distribution requirement based on documentation only. The following are the options and procedures for documentation:

High School Transcripts

For the University entrance requirement, students must show an official high school transcript with two or more years of the same foreign language.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, students must show an official high school transcript with four or more years of the same foreign language in high school, or show evidence of graduation from a non-English-speaking foreign high school. Students whose native language is not English must show English as a Second Language study on an official high school transcript. Four years of ESL at the high school level (9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grades) will be the basis for a waiver of the CDR E Language requirement.

Proficiency Examination at UNL

For the University entrance requirement, students who do not have transcript documentation can request to take a proficiency exam in the language. (This is not the same test as the Modern Languages Placement Exam.) However, UNL will provide testing only in the languages it teaches. Currently, these languages are: Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Russian, Czech, Japanese, Chinese.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test at the 202 level. If the student passes the test, the department will sign the College Request for Waiver form and indicate the level of proficiency. The form is then forwarded to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center for approval.

The Department of Modern Languages will oversee the test and provide written documentation to the Arts and Sciences Advising Center the level of proficiency passed.

Distance Education

For the University entrance requirement, students without transcript documentation who claim proficiency in a language not taught at UNL, have the option of seeking out a distance education program in languages. If the student completes the equivalent of 102 from an approved distance education program, the student will meet the UNL entrance requirement. The student must have the course work approved before he/she takes/completes the course as equivalent to 102 by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

For the College of Arts and Sciences College Distribution Requirement E-Language, the student can seek out a distance education program and complete the equivalent of the 202-level course. The student must submit the request on the College Request for Substitution form and have the course work approved by a College advisor. The student then completes the course and has the distance education program send the transcript to the Admissions Office.

Third Language Option

If a student demonstrates knowledge of two foreign languages at the 102 level, the College of Arts and Sciences may consider waiving two semesters of the four semester College Distribution Requirement E-Languages requirement. If this waiver were granted, the student would then be required to complete 101 and 102 in another, 3rd foreign language at UNL.

Minimum Hours Required for Graduation

A minimum of 120 semester hours of credit is required for graduation from the College of Arts and Sciences. A total grade point average of at least 2.0 is required.

Grade Rules

Restrictions on C- and D Grades

The College will accept no more than 15 semester hours of C- and D grades from other schools except for UNO and UNK. No transfer C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor. No UNL C- and D grades can be applied toward requirements in a major or a minor.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege state:

  • The Pass/No Pass option is designed for your use by seeking to expand your intellectual horizons by taking courses in areas where you may have had minimal preparation.
  • Neither the P nor the N grade contribute to your GPA.
  • P is interpreted to mean C or above.
  • A change to or from a Pass/No Pass may be made until mid-term (see academic calendar for specific dates per term).
  • The Pass/No Pass or grade registration cannot conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing the grading option.
  • Changing to or from Pass/No Pass requires using the MyRED system to change the grading option or filing a Drop/Add form with the Office of the University Registrar, 107 Canfield Administration Building. After mid-term of the course, a student registered for Pass/No Pass cannot change to a grade registration unless the Pass/No Pass registration is in conflict with the policy of the professor, department, college, or University governing Pass/No Pass.
  • The Pass/No Pass grading option cannot be used for the removal of C- or D or F grades.

Pass/No Pass privileges in the College of Arts and Sciences are extended to students according to the following additional regulations:

  • Pass/No Pass hours can count toward fulfillment of University ACE requirements and college distribution requirements up to the 24-hour maximum.
  • Most Arts and Sciences departments and programs do not allow courses graded Pass/No Pass to apply to the major or minor. Students should refer to the department’s or program’s section of the catalog for clarification. By college rule, departments can allow up to 6 hours of Pass/No Pass in the major or minor.
  • Departments may specify that certain courses of theirs can be taken only on a P/N basis.
  • The college will permit no more than a total of 24 semester hours of P/N grades to be applied toward degree requirements. This total includes all Pass grades earned at UNL and other U.S. schools. NOTE: This 24-hour limit is more restrictive than the University regulation.

Grading Appeals

A student who feels that he/she has been unfairly graded must ordinarily take the following sequential steps in a timely manner, usually by initiating the appeal in the semester following the awarding of the grade:

  1. Talk with the instructor concerned. Most problems are resolved at this point.
  2. Talk to the instructor’s department chairperson.
  3. Take the case to the Grading Appeal Committee of the department concerned. The Committee should be contacted through the department chairperson.
  4. Take the case to the College Grading Appeals Committee by contacting the Dean’s Office, 1223 Oldfather Hall.

Course Level Requirements

Courses Numbered above 299

Thirty of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered above 299. Of the 30 hours above 299, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Graduate Courses

Seniors in the University who have obtained in advance the approval of the dean for Graduate Studies may receive up to 12 hours credit for graduate courses taken in addition to the courses necessary to complete their undergraduate work, provided that such credits are earned within the calendar year prior to receipt of the baccalaureate. For procedures, inquire at the Office of Graduate Studies.

Course work taken prior to receipt of the baccalaureate may not always be accepted for transfer to other institutions as graduate work.

Residency

Residency Requirement and Open Enrollment and Summer Independent Study Courses

Students must complete at least 30 of the 120 total hours for their degree at UNL. Students must complete at least 1/2 of their major course work including 6 hours above 299 in their major, and 15 of the 30 hours required above 299 in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement if students register through UNL and participate in prior-approved education abroad programs. UNL open enrollment and summer independent study courses count toward residence.

ACE Requirements

Consistent with the mission and values of the University, ACE is based on a shared set of four institutional objectives and ten student learning outcomes. The ACE program was approved by faculty in all eight undergraduate colleges and endorsed by the Faculty Senate, the student government, and the Academic Planning Committee in January 2008 for implementation in the fall 2009. ACE aligns with current national initiatives in general education.

Key characteristics of ACE demonstrate the benefits of the program to students:
 

  • Students receive a broad education with exposure to multiple disciplines, critical life skills and important reasoning, inquiry, and civic capacities.
  • ACE is simple and transparent for students, faculty and advisors. Students complete the equivalent of 3 credit hours for each of the ten student learning outcomes.
  • Students connect and integrate their ACE experiences with their selected major.
  • Students can transfer all ACE certified courses across colleges within the institution to meet the ACE requirement and any course from outside the institution that is directly equivalent to a UNL ACE-certified course. Courses from outside institutions without direct equivalents may be considered with appropriate documentation for ACE credit (see academic advisor).

ACE allows faculty to assess and improve their effectiveness and facilitate students’ learning.

ACE Institutional Objectives and Student Learning Outcomes

To meet the ACE Program requirement, a student will complete a minimum of 3 credit hours for each of the ten ACE Student Learning Outcomes (a total of 30 ACE credit hours). See the ACE website at: http://ace.unl.edu for the most current information and the most recently certified courses.

Catalog Rule

Students must fulfill the requirements stated in the catalog for the academic year in which they are first admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL. In consultation with advisors, a student may choose to follow a subsequent catalog for any academic year in which they are admitted to and enrolled as a degree-seeking student at UNL in the College of Arts and Sciences. Students must complete all degree requirements from a single catalog year. Beginning in 1990-1991 the catalog which a student follows for degree requirements may not be more than 10 years old at the time of graduation.

Learning Outcomes

Majors in ethnic studies will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. and/or transnational ethnic history.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. and/or transnational culture and civilization
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. and/or transnational concerns with race, ethnicity, diversity.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of U.S. and/or transnational concerns with immigration.
  5. Use and analyze library and other research resources.
  6. Think critically about disciplinary and interdisciplinary issues.
  7. Recognize logical fallacies.

Major Requirements

Thirty-three (33) hours with no more than half taken within one particular discipline (e.g., History, English). At least 12 credit hours must be taken at the 300 level or above, and at least 6 hours must be taken at the 400 level.

Core Requirements

ETHN 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
ETHN 400Senior Seminar3
Total Credit Hours6

Specific Major Requirements

Methods
Select one from the following:3
Fieldwork
Introduction to Research Methods in Communication Studies
Introduction to English Studies
Literary/Critical Theory
Advanced Theory
Introduction to Social Research I
Strategies of Social Research: Qualitative Methods
Research Methods and Data Analysis
Credit Hours Subtotal: 3
Comparative Courses
Select two courses from the following (including one at the 300 or 400 level):6
Anthropology of the Great Plains
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Psychology of Immigration
Multicultural Education
Rights & Wrongs in American Legal History
Rethinking the American West
Ethnicity and Film
Psychology of Racism
Ethnic Literature
Family Diversity
Physical Health Disparities
Minority Groups
Problems in International Relations
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Emphasis Areas
Select eighteen (18) hours from one emphasis or six (6) hours from each emphasis. Emphasis areas are African and African-American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, and Native American Studies.18
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
African and African-American Studies
History of Hip Hop
African Culture and Civilization
Introduction to African American Studies
Introduction to Africa
Blacks and the American Political System
African American Literature since 1865
Introduction to African Literature
African American Literature before 1865
African American History: African Origins to 1877
African American History: After 1877
Africa Since 1800
Black Women Authors
Caribbean Literature
African Architecture
African-American Women's History
Peoples and Cultures of Africa
African Americans and the Politics of Race: From the New Deal to the New Right
Conflict and Development in Africa
African Liberation in the African Diaspora
Topics in African American Literature
Topics in African Literature
Women and Gender in African Societies
The Civil Rights Movement
History of South Africa
Slavery and Emancipation in U.S. History
History of American Jazz
Latino and Latin American Studies
History of Latin America
Introduction to Latina and/or Latino Studies
Ancient Mesoamerica
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Latin American Politics
Chicana and/or Chicano Literature
Cuban-American Literature
Peoples and Cultures of Native Latin America
Mexican-American History
Colonial Mexico
Modern Mexico
Latin America and Global Relations
History of Brazil
Indigenous Peoples of Latin America
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
Race in Modern Latin America
Geography of Latin America
Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Latin America
Introduction to Hispanic Literature: Latin America
Representative Spanish-American Authors II
Latin American Civilization
Spanish-American Poetry
Spanish-American Novel
Spanish-American Short Story
Pro-seminar in Latin American Studies
Twentieth and Twenty-first Century Spanish and Spanish-American Essay
Native American Studies
Introduction to Archaeology
Art and Anthropology of Native North Americans
North American Archaeology
Introduction to Great Plains Archaeology
Introduction to Native American Studies
Ancient Mesoamerica
Native American History
Introduction to Native American Literature
History of Plains Indians
Native American Women Writers
Peoples and Cultures of Native Latin America
Indigenous Peoples of North America
Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains
Native American Women
Topics in Native American Literature
Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North America
Native American History: Selected Topics
Indigenous Peoples of the World

Individualized Courses of Instruction. A total of 9 hours of individualized course work may count toward the major, but no more than 6 hours of one particular course will count toward the major. This includes ETHN 297, ETHN 299, ETHN 399H, ETHN 497, ETHN 499.

Minor Requirement

Students must also complete a Plan A minor from a discipline other than ethnic studies or one of its component programs.

Additional Major Requirements

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or the minor.

Requirements for Minor Offered by Department

Eighteen (18) hours from the following courses with a minimum of 6 hours in courses numbered 300 and above (other courses may be used with the approval of the faculty advisor):
 

Select 18 hours of the following:18
Introduction to Ethnic Studies
History of Hip Hop
African Culture and Civilization
History of Latin America
Introduction to African American Studies
Introduction to Native American Studies
Introduction to Latina and/or Latino Studies
Introduction to Africa
Intercultural Communication
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Blacks and the American Political System
Native American History
African American Literature since 1865
Introduction to African Literature
African American Literature before 1865
Introduction to Asian American Literature
Introduction to Native American Literature
African American History: African Origins to 1877
African American History: After 1877
Colonial Latin America
Modern Latin America
Latin American Politics
Africa Since 1800
Psychology of Immigration
Multicultural Education
History of Plains Indians
Ethnicity and Film
Black Women Authors
Caribbean Literature
Chicana and/or Chicano Literature
Native American Women Writers
Cuban-American Literature
Indigenous Peoples of North America
Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains
African-American Women's History
Mexican-American History
Native American Women
Peoples and Cultures of Africa
African Americans and the Politics of Race: From the New Deal to the New Right
Colonial Mexico
Modern Mexico
Latin America and Global Relations
History of Brazil
Conflict and Development in Africa
African Liberation in the African Diaspora
Senior Seminar
Psychology of Racism
Ethnic Literature
Topics in African American Literature
Topics in African Literature
Topics in Native American Literature
Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North America
Physical Health Disparities
Women and Gender in African Societies
The Civil Rights Movement
Indigenous Peoples of Latin America
Native American History: Selected Topics
Gender and Sexuality in Latin America
Race in Modern Latin America
Indigenous Peoples of the World
Minority Groups
History of South Africa
Slavery and Emancipation in U.S. History
Revolutions in Twentieth-Century Latin America
History of American Jazz

Grade Rules

C- and D Grades

A grade of C or above is required for all courses in the major and minor.

Pass/No Pass

No course taken Pass/No Pass will be counted toward the major or the minor.

ETHN100
Introduction to Ethnic Studies

Prerequisites: Freshman or Sophomore standing required.

Description: Introduction to the interdisciplinary study of American Indians, African Americans, Latinas/os and other racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ETHN113
History of Hip HopCrosslisted with HIST 113

Description: A chronological and thematic survey of the history of Hip Hop and major debates in Hip-Hop studies. Topics addressed include the elements of Hip-Hop culture, including deejaying, emceeing, sampling, dancing, beatboxing, rapping, graffiti art, fashion, as well as issues of race, politics, gender, sexual orientation, class, commercialism, capitalism, cultural appropriation, and authenticity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN150
African Culture and CivilizationCrosslisted with HIST 150

Description: Broad interpretative survey of the major features that have shaped modern African life.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN171
History of Latin AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 171

Description: A panoramic analysis, from the pre-Columbian civilizations to the 21st century, focusing on the history of power and culture in order to understand Latin America today.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN189H
University Honors Seminar

Prerequisites: Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Description: Topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN198
Special Topics

Prerequisites: If required, will be published before the early registration period.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ETHN200
Introduction to African American Studies

Description: Origins, nature, scope, and relevance of research, theory, and social, political, and cultural institutions in African American Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN201
Introduction to Native American Studies

Description: Origins, traditions, culture, spirituality and current issues of North America's indigenous populations. Diversity of tribal experiences and issues relevant for Native Nations both present and past.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ETHN202
Introduction to Latina and/or Latino Studies

Description: Origins, traditions, culture, and current issues of Latina and/or Latino populations in the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN203
Introduction to Africa

Description: Introduction to the geography, history, society, economy, politics, and arts of Africa. Explores connections between the United States and Africa.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN211
Intercultural CommunicationCrosslisted with COMM 211

Description: Exploration of culture as a dimension of all communicative activity. Communication between cultural groups in a variety of contexts, e.g. interpersonal relationships, groups, organizations, politics, and international relations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN212
Introduction to Cultural AnthropologyCrosslisted with ANTH 212

Description: Introduction to ethnology and its subfields. Standard topics, problems, and theories considered in ethnology, social anthropology, culture and personality, and applied anthropology.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Introductory
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ETHN217
Sociology of Race and EthnicityCrosslisted with SOCI 217

Prerequisites: 3 hrs sociology or related social sciences

Description: Overview of sociological theories and research on the experiences of different racial, religious, and ethnic groups. Concepts of race and ethnicity, including their social construction. Historical and contemporary racial and ethnic relations and patterns of inequality. Intersections of race, social institutions, and social policies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN237
Ancient MesoamericaCrosslisted with ANTH 237, LAMS 237

Description: Ancient civilizations of Mexico and Central America including the Ancient Maya, Aztecs, and Toltecs. Anthropological theories and methods dealing with archaeological data about urbanism, architecture, art, human-environment interaction, etc. in ancient Mesoamerica.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN238
Blacks and the American Political SystemCrosslisted with POLS 238

Description: Role of the Blacks in the American political system, with emphasis on strategies used to gain political power and influence decision makers; problems faced in the southern and urban political settings.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:American Government&Public Pol
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

ETHN241
Native American HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 241

Description: History of Native peoples of North America, focusing on peoples of the region that became the United States. Surveys major themes and issues in Native American history from origins to the present day. Includes tribal cultures and politics; responses to and interactions with Europeans and Euroamericans; land loss and the degradation of Native Americans' natural resource bases; "pan-Indian" movements; cultural persistence and revitalization; and tribal economies in the twentieth century.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN244
African American Literature since 1865Crosslisted with ENGL 244

Description: Representative African American works written since 1865, of various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN244A
Introduction to African LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 244A

Description: Representative literary works by African writers, mainly in the English language, but with a sampling of works translated from other languages, from the twentieth century, and presented in their social, historical and social contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN244E
African American Literature before 1865Crosslisted with ENGL 244E

Description: Representative early African American works of various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts, from the oral tradition to the Civil War.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ETHN245A
Introduction to Asian American LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 245A

Description: Introduction to Asian American literature and relevant historical and cultural background.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN245N
Introduction to Native American LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 245N

Description: Introduction to literature by Native Americans covering early and recent periods.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN246
African American History: African Origins to 1877Crosslisted with HIST 246

Description: African American history from African origins to 1877. The slave trade. The development of slavery and slave culture. The experience of free black people in both the North and South. The role of black people in the Revolution and the Civil War. Emancipation and Reconstruction and the Compromise of 1877.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN247
African American History: After 1877Crosslisted with HIST 247

Description: African American history from the end of the Reconstruction period through the present. Social, cultural, economic and political history, the Jim Crow era in the South, African American experience in the urban North and West, the Civil Rights Movement, and the post-Civil Rights era.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN271
Colonial Latin AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 271, LAMS 271

Description: Survey of Spanish and Portuguese America that stresses the European background, indigenous peoples, colonial institutions, church, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, and the struggle for independence. Focus on the history of power and culture in order to understand colonial Latin America. Pre-1800 content.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN272
Modern Latin AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 272, LAMS 272

Description: Survey of the trajectory of the Latin American nation since independence that stresses political, economic, and social problems. Focus on history of power and culture in order to understand Latin America today.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN277
Latin American PoliticsCrosslisted with POLS 277, LAMS 277

Description: Constitutional and political development of selected Latin American countries; contemporary problems and institutions. Latin America in world affairs with special reference to the inter-American relations and the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN285
Africa Since 1800Crosslisted with HIST 285

Description: Beginning with a description of African societies in the nineteenth century, focus is upon African responses to European contact and control, the nature of the colonial systems, and the emergence of new independent states in the twentieth century. Using historical and literary sources, stresses Africa's cultural and social history as well as its political and economic development. Special study units given on the Portuguese territories, Rhodesia, and South Africa.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN297
Experiential Learning in Ethnic Studies I

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Non-classroom experience that has relevance to Ethnic Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

ETHN299
Independent Study in Ethnic Studies

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Research or readings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

ETHN310
Psychology of ImmigrationCrosslisted with PSYC 310

Prerequisites: PSYC 181 or permission.

Description: Examines psychological theory and research on the topic of immigration. Includes the impact of immigration on individual development (e.g., socialization, identity formation, acculturation) and family functioning (e.g., intergenerational relations, gender roles), especially as exemplified by the experiences of Latinos from diverse national backgrounds.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN330
Multicultural EducationCrosslisted with TEAC 330

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Role of minority group status in American society. Ethnic minority group cultures, the existence of subcultures within the mainstream of society, women in the social setting, and their relationship to the American education process. Analytic methods of study.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN333
Immigration and PoliticsCrosslisted with POLS 333

Description: Immigration as a multifaceted sociopolitical phenomenon. The history of different waves of immigration to the United States. Emphasis on the diversity within every immigrant group, as well as differences and similarities regarding their acculturation process. Public attitudes towards immigration in historical perspective. The American political system's capacity to incorporate newcomers into civic life.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:International Relations&Compar
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN340
Rights & Wrongs in American Legal HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 340, HIST 840

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Description: Analysis of fundamental debates and dilemmas over the attainment and distribution of rights and obligations in American legal history from colonial times to the present.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN341
Rethinking the American WestCrosslisted with HIST 351, HIST 851

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Analysis of major events and trends in the history of the American West, including: competing claims to rights and resources; debates over development; overlapping federal, state, and tribal legal jurisdictions; racial/ethnic and gendered interactions; and/or historical roots of contemporary Western concerns.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN342
History of Plains IndiansCrosslisted with HIST 342

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Description: In-depth study of the history and culture of Native Americans of the Great Plains from earliest times through the twentieth century, stressing the history of migration, religion, diplomacy, politics, and society. All Indian nations of the Great Plains considered.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN344
Ethnicity and FilmCrosslisted with ENGL 344

Description: Construction of ethnic identities in film and TV and the impact of such images on American culture. May be repeated once for credit with a different topic.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN344B
Black Women AuthorsCrosslisted with ENGL 344B, WMNS 344B

Description: Representative works by Black women, composed in various genres, studied in their social and historical contexts. May not be offered every year.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN344D
Caribbean LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 344D

Description: History and multi-generic variety of Caribbean literature written in English.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ETHN345D
Chicana and/or Chicano LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 345D

Description: Introduction to literature by and about Mexican-Americans in its cultural and historical context.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN345N
Native American Women WritersCrosslisted with ENGL 345N, WMNS 345N

Description: Representative writings by Native American women in their social and historical contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN346
Cuban-American LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 346

Description: An analysis of a variety of works authored by Cuban-Americans in their historical, cultural, and literary contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

ETHN347
African ArchitectureCrosslisted with ARCH 347, ARCH 547, AHIS 366

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Survey of the architectural traditions of the African continent, from pre-historic times to the present day. Buildings-famous and typical-theories, and approaches that are appropriate to the specific cultural environments.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN350
Peoples and Cultures of Native Latin AmericaCrosslisted with ANTH 350

Prerequisites: 6 hrs social science.

Description: Introduction to the ethnography of native Latin America outlining the history and lifeways of indigenous peoples of the region. Indigenous culture, and change and resistance to European colonialism from the pre-Columbian through modern periods. Contemporary indigenous political organizing around issue of human and culture rights, the effects of globalization, and the environment.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN351
Indigenous Peoples of North AmericaCrosslisted with ANTH 351

Prerequisites: 3 hrs ANTH.

Description: Overview of the pre-contact, contact and post-contact experiences of indigenous peoples of North America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN352
Indigenous Peoples of the Great PlainsCrosslisted with ANTH 352

Prerequisites: 3 hrs ANTH.

Description: Overview of the pre-colonial, colonial and post-colonial experiences of indigenous peoples of the Great Plains region in North America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

ETHN356
African-American Women's HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 356, WMNS 356

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Surveys Black and/or African-American women's history from the 15th to the late 20th century. The transatlantic slave trade, "New World" experiences, slavery and resistance, sexuality, cultural persistence and evolution, racial strife, the struggle for civil rights, and black womanist and feminist theories.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN357
Mexican-American HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 357, LAMS 357

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing or permission

Description: Survey of Mexican-Americans in the United States emphasizing the Spanish-Mexican borderlands frontier, Mexican-American culture, the Anglo-American conquest, and the cultural conflict and fusion since the treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN358
Native American WomenCrosslisted with HIST 358, WMNS 358

Description: History of the indigenous women of North America. Gender roles and kinship organization, women's work and economic activities, political and diplomatic roles, and everyday lives and relationships. Analysis of change over time and the effects of colonization and dominant society's imposition of patriarchy. Famous indigenous women such as: Pocahontas, Sacagewea, Nancy Ward, and Winona LaDuke. Contemporary issues.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN362
Peoples and Cultures of AfricaCrosslisted with ANTH 362

Prerequisites: 3 hrs ANTH.

Description: Introduction to the ethnological complexity and cultural diversity of the native ways of life based on the ethnographies of several differing peoples in relation to the areal cultural patterns in contrasting geographical regions. Relations to other portions of the world in culture history and colonial relations.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science

ETHN366
African Americans and the Politics of Race: From the New Deal to the New RightCrosslisted with HIST 366

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: Survey and analysis of the struggle of African Americans and their allies to topple white supremacy and gain access to the political process. The role race played in American politics from the New Deal through the Emergence of the New Right.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN370
Colonial MexicoCrosslisted with HIST 370

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: From the preconquest (thirteenth century) to independence (1821). The foundation and development of political, social, economic, and religious patterns.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Pre-1800 History

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN371
Modern MexicoCrosslisted with HIST 371

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing.

Description: Social, economic, and political development of Mexico from 1821 to the present. The Revolution of 1910 and its background and aftermath.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN373
Latin America and Global RelationsCrosslisted with HIST 373, LAMS 373

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Analysis of the role of the Latin American nations in world affairs, emphasizing intellectual, economic, and diplomatic relations with the United States and Europe. Understanding of the position and problems of Latin America in the present world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN374
History of BrazilCrosslisted with HIST 374, LAMS 374

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

Description: History of Brazil from 1500 to the present, emphasizing political institutions, economic cycles, social structure, and religious and cultural patterns.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN375
Conflict and Development in AfricaCrosslisted with POLS 375

Description: Uses knowledge, theories, methods, and historical perspectives appropriate to the social sciences to understand the causes of conflict and development in Africa. Pays attention to the diversity of conflict and development-related experiences on the continent.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Human Rights and Security
ACE Outcomes: ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 6 Social Science ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN380
Geography of AfricaCrosslisted with GEOG 380, NRES 380

Description: Overview of the major physical and human landscapes in Africa. Prominent past and current events will be placed into a spatial context in an attempt to develop insight into the interrelationships that exist among people, cultures, countries, economies, and the environment, not only within Africa, but between Africa and the rest of the world.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Regional Geography
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN385
African Liberation in the African DiasporaCrosslisted with HIST 385

Description: Examines the experiences of people of African descent on the continent and in the Diasporas of Europe, The Caribbean, and the United States.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN398
Special Topics

Prerequisites: If required, will be published before the early registration period.

Description: This course will be used for a variety of different topics.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ETHN399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Candidate for degree with distinction or with high distinction or with highest distinction in the College of Arts and Sciences; good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-6

ACE:

ETHN400
Senior Seminar

Prerequisites: Junior standing; ETHN major or minor.

Description: Integration, synthesis, and exposure to current research and scholarship within the discipline of Ethnic Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ETHN425
Psychology of RacismCrosslisted with PSYC 425, PSYC 825

Prerequisites: For psychology majors: PSYC 350.

Description: Major terms and issues in psychology that pertain to race and racism in the United States. General principles of the psychology of racism that are universal. Psychology of the major racial minority groups in the United States examined through their unique cultures, histories, traditions, and collective identities. Research methods for the psychology of racism reviewed as a basis for interpreting research results.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN445
Ethnic LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 445, ENGL 845

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Works of writers with connections to one or more American ethnic communities, seen in their historical, intellectual, and cultural context. Survey of ethnic literature.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN445B
Topics in African American LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 445B, ENGL 845B

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: The study of a particular topic in African American poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN445K
Topics in African LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 445K, ENGL 845K

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Topics in African poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN445N
Topics in Native American LiteratureCrosslisted with ENGL 445N, ENGL 845N

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Topics in Native American poetry, fiction, and/or non-fiction prose. Critical theory and cultural criticism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN446
Black Social Movements

Prerequisites: ETHN 200.

Description: Mass or popular black movements. Human rights and their political, cultural, and intellectual impact, historical continuity, and organization.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN448
Family DiversityCrosslisted with SOCI 448, SOCI 848

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Analyzes diversity in family structure and family choices. Includes: rural families, gay/lesbian families, Native American families, African American families, Latino families, working class and working poor families and cohabitation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN451
Contemporary Issues of Indigenous Peoples in North AmericaCrosslisted with ANTH 451, ANTH 851

Prerequisites: ANTH 351 or 352.

Description: Political, economic, and social issues concerning indigenous peoples in North America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Cultural Anthropology
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ETHN454
Physical Health DisparitiesCrosslisted with SOCI 454, SOCI 854

Prerequisites: 9 hrs of sociology or related social sciences

Description: Contribution of social inequality to health outcomes; Intersection of individual and social factors through which racial, economic, and gender differences in health emerge.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN459
Women and Gender in African SocietiesCrosslisted with HIST 459, HIST 859, WMNS 459, WMNS 859

Description: Explores how the contemporary women's movement has emerged within Africa and its relationship to social change.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN460
The Civil Rights MovementCrosslisted with HIST 460, HIST 860

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Survey and analysis of the origins, contours, activities, ideas, movement centers, personalities, and legacies of the Civil Rights and Black Power movements in the U.S. A. from the 1950's through the 1970's. The roles of the African-American masses, college and high school students, and women. The points of conflict and cooperation between African-American and mainstream American society.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN463
Indigenous Peoples of Latin AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 463, HIST 863, LAMS 463

Description: Includes Indian politics, ideologies about Latin American indigenous peoples, global issues, and inter-ethnic relationships in Latin America.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN464
Native American History: Selected TopicsCrosslisted with HIST 464, HIST 864

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Issues in Native American History. Topics may include: Native Americans and the environment; Native Americans in the 19th or 20th century; Native Americans and federal Indian policy; Native Americans and gender; and Native Americans of regions other than the Great Plains.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN474
African Americans in the Jazz AgeCrosslisted with HIST 474, HIST 874

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

A basic understanding of United States history is recommended.

Description: Race relations and African American experience from the 1910s through WW II. Jim Crow, the Great Migration, WW I, "The New Negro," Harlem Renaissance, jazz/blues/gospel music, political radicalism, the Great Depression, and WW II.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN476A
Gender and Sexuality in Latin AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 476A, WMNS 476A, HIST 876A, WMNS 876A

Prerequisites: Junior standing

Description: Experience of femininity and masculinity compared according to time and place, revealing the intimate connections with nation, modernity, race, and ethnicity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN476B
Race in Modern Latin AmericaCrosslisted with HIST 476B, HIST 876B

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: The experience of race and ethnicity in the 20th and 21st centuries compared according to time and place, revealing the intimate connections with nation and modernity.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN477
Indigenous Peoples of the WorldCrosslisted with HIST 477, HIST 877

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Indigenous peoples worldwide and current issues concerning them. Tribal sovereignty, territorial conflicts, globalization, ecosystem destruction, human rights, and the World Indigenous Movement.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN481
Minority GroupsCrosslisted with SOCI 481, SOCI 881

Prerequisites: 9 hrs sociology or related social sciences.

Description: Systematic examination of racial, ethnic, and other minority groups. History and present status of such groups, the origins of prejudice and discrimination, and the application of social science knowledge toward the elimination of minority group problems.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN486
History of South AfricaCrosslisted with HIST 486, HIST 886

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Survey of the history of South Africa from the Stone Age to the evolution of the political, economic, legal and social framework of apartheid, and the recent efforts to achieve political accommodation.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Course Format:LEC
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Middle East Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN497
Experiential Learning in Ethnic Studies II

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Non-classroom experience that has relevance to Ethnic Studies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

ETHN498
Special Topics

Prerequisites: Permission.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Course Format:LEC

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ETHN499
Independent Study in Ethnic Studies

Prerequisites: Junior standing.

Description: Ethnic Studies research or readings.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-12
Max credits per semester:12
Max credits per degree:12
Course Format:IND

Credit Hours:1-12

ACE:

PLEASE NOTE
This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic advisor. Advisors also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.

Career Information

The following represents a sample of the internships, jobs and graduate school programs that current students and recent graduates have reported.

Transferable Skills

  • Communicate clearly using different forms of writing to and for a variety of different audiences
  • Understand human interactions and behaviors in multiple environments
  • Analyze and interpret difficult texts
  • Defend and discuss complex issues from multiple angles
  • Understand and utilize a variety of research methodologies

Jobs of Recent Graduates

  • Correctional Officer, Nebraska State Penitentiary - Lincoln NE
  • Training Specialist, Election Systems and Software - Omaha NE
  • Primary Education Teacher Trainer, Peace Corps -
  • Pharmacy Technician, Walgreens - Lincoln NE
  • Professional Development Lead, Lincoln Financial Group - Omaha NE

Internships

  • Teacher Assistant Volunteer, Family Service Lincoln - Lincoln NE

Grad Schools

  • Juris Doctorate, Arizona State University - Phoenix AZ
  • Masters in Social Work, Ohio State University - Columbus OH
  • International Relations, M.A., University of Oregon - Eugene OR
  • Masters Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE