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 African, African-American, Latino/a, Latin American, or Native origin of 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 Admission

The entrance requirements for the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), including any of the majors or minors offered through the college, are the same as the UNL General Admission Requirements. In addition to these requirements, the College of Arts and Sciences strongly recommends a third and fourth year of one foreign language in high school. 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.

ACADEMIC AND CAREER Advising

Academic and Career Advising Center

The Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall is the undergraduate hub for CAS students in all majors. Centrally located and easily accessed, students encounter friendly, knowledgeable people who are eager to help. Students visit the Advising Center in 107 Oldfather Hall to:

  • Choose or change their major, minor, or degree program.
  • Check in on policies, procedures, and deadlines.
  • Get a college approval signature from the Dean's representative, Sr. Director of Advising and Student Success.

While the assigned academic advisor should be the student's primary contact, there are daily walk-ins from 12-3 where a general academic advisor can answer a quick question. In addition, the CAS Career Coaches are located here. They help students explore majors and minors, gain experience, and develop a plan for life after graduation. Not sure where to go or who to ask? The Advising Center team can help.

Assigned Academic Advisors

Academic advisors are critical resources dedicated to students' academic, personal, and professional success. Every CAS student is assigned an academic advisor based on their primary major. Since most CAS students have more than just a single major, it is important to get to know the advisor for any minors or additional majors. Academic advisors work closely with the faculty to provide the best overall support and the discipline-specific expertise.

Assigned advisors are listed in MyRED and their offices may be located in or near the department of the major for which they advise or in the Academic and Career Advising Center. Students who have declared a pre-health or pre-law area of interest will also work with advisors in the Exploratory and Pre-Professional Advising Center (Explore Center) in 127 Love South, who are specially trained to guide students preparing to enter a professional school.

For complete and current information on advisors for majors, minors, or pre-professional areas, contact the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center, 107 Oldfather Hall, 402-472-4190, http://cas.unl.edu/advising.

Career Coaching

The College believes that Academics + Experience = Opportunities and encourages students to complement their academic preparation with real-world experience, including internships, research, education abroad, service, and leadership. Arts and sciences students have access to a powerful network of faculty, staff, and advisors dedicated to providing information and support for their goals of meaningful employment or advanced education. Arts and sciences graduates have unlimited career possibilities and carry with them important career competencies—communication, critical thinking, creativity, context, and collaboration. They have the skills and adaptability that employers universally value. Graduates are not only prepared to effectively contribute professionally in the real world, but they have a solid foundation to excel in an increasingly global, technological, and interdisciplinary world.

Students should contact the career coaches in the Arts and Sciences Academic and Career Advising Center in 107 Oldfather, or their assigned advisor, for more information. The CAS career coaches help students explore career options, identify ways to build experience, and prepare to apply for internships, jobs, or graduate school, including help with resumes, applications, and interviewing.

ACE Requirements

 Students must complete one course for each of the ACE Student Learning Outcomes below. Certified course choices are published in the degree audit, or visit the ACE website for the most current list of certified courses.

ACE Student Learning Outcomes
ACE 1 : Write texts, in various forms, with an identified purpose, that respond to specific audience needs, integrate research or existing knowledge, and use applicable documentation and appropriate conventions of format and structure.
ACE 2: Demonstrate competence in communication skills.
ACE 3: Use mathematical, computational, statistical, logical, or other formal reasoning to solve problems, draw inferences, justify conclusions, and determine reasonableness.
ACE 4: Use scientific methods and knowledge to pose questions, frame hypotheses, interpret data, and evaluate whether conclusions about the natural and physical world are reasonable.
ACE 5: Use knowledge, historical perspectives, analysis, interpretation, critical evaluation, and the standards of evidence appropriate to the humanities to address problems and issues.
ACE 6: Use knowledge, theories, and research perspectives such as statistical methods or observational accounts appropriate to the social sciences to understand and evaluate social systems or human behaviors.
ACE 7: Use knowledge, theories, or methods appropriate to the arts to understand their context and significance.
ACE 8: Use knowledge, theories, and analysis to explain ethical principles and their importance in society.
ACE 9: Exhibit global awareness or knowledge of human diversity through analysis of an issue.
ACE 10: Generate a creative or scholarly product that requires broad knowledge, appropriate technical proficiency, information collection, synthesis, interpretation, presentation, and reflection.

College Degree Requirements

College Distribution Requirements – BA and BS

The College of Arts and Sciences distribution requirements are common to both the bachelor of arts and bachelor of science degrees and are designed to ensure a range of courses. By engaging in study in several different areas within the College, students develop the ability to learn in a variety of ways and apply their knowledge from a variety of perspectives. All requirements are in addition to University ACE requirements, and no course can be used to fulfill both an ACE outcome and a College Distribution Requirement.

  • A student may not use a single course to satisfy more than one College Distribution Requirement, with the exception of CDR Diversity. Courses used to meet CDR Diversity may also meet CDR Writing, CDR Humanities, or CDR Social Science.
  • Independent study or reading courses and internships cannot be used to satisfy distribution requirements.
  • Courses from interdisciplinary programs will be applied in the same area as courses from the home/cross-listed department.
College Distribution Requirements
CDR: Written Communication3
Select from courses approved for ACE outcome 1.
CDR: 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: Humanities3
Select from classics, English, history, modern languages and literatures, philosophy, and religious studies. 2
CDR: Social Science3
Select from anthropology, communication studies, geography, political science, psychology, or sociology. 3
CDR: Human Diversity in U.S. Communities0-3
Select from a set of approved courses as listed in the degree audit.
CDR: 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 or modern languages and literatures. Instruction is currently available in Arabic, Chinese, Czech, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin, 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, but encouraged to continue on in their language study.
Credit Hours Subtotal: 13-32

Language Requirement

UNL and the College of Arts and Sciences place great value on academic exposure and proficiency in a second language. The UNL entrance requirement of two years of the same foreign language or the College’s language distribution requirement (CDR: Language) will rarely be waived and only with relevant documentation. See the main College of Arts and Sciences page for more details.

Scientific Base - BS Only

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 100 or 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 (excluding MBIO 101), and physics.

See your Degree Audit or your assigned academic 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 the College of Arts and Sciences. See your assigned academic advisor to start the approval process.

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 cumulative 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 domestic institutions except for UNO and UNK. All courses taken at UNO and UNK impact the UNL transcript. No transfer of 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. International coursework (including education abroad) with a final grade equivalent to a C- or lower will not be validated by College of Arts and Sciences departments to be degree applicable.

Pass/No Pass Privilege

The College of Arts and Sciences adheres to the University regulations for the Pass/No Pass (P/N) privilege with 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 at the 300 or 400 Level

Thirty (30) of the 120 semester hours of credit must be in courses numbered at the 300 or 400 level. Of those 30 hours, 15 hours (1/2) must be completed in residence at UNL.

Residency Requirement

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 coursework, including 6 hours at the 300 or 400 level in their major and 15 of the 30 hours required at the 300 or 400 level, in residence. Credit earned during education abroad may be used toward the residency requirement only if students register through UNL.

Catalog to Use

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

Graduates of 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, and 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. Students must select and complete one of four emphasis areas: Multi-Ethnic, African and African-American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, or Native American Studies.

Core Requirements

Required Courses
ETHN 100Introduction to Ethnic Studies3
ETHN 400Senior Seminar3
Credit Hours Subtotal: 6
Total Credit Hours6

Specific Major Requirements

Methods Courses
Select one of the following:3
Fieldwork
Social Scientific Research Methods in Communication Studies
Introduction to English Studies
Literary/Critical Theory
Advanced Theory
Introduction to Social Research Methods
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
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
Sociology of Race and Ethnicity
Psychology of Immigration
Intercultural and Intergroup Communication
Multicultural Education
Immigration and Politics
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
Total Credit Hours9

Emphasis Area Requirements

Select one of the following emphasis areas: Multi-Ethnic Studies, African and African-American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, or Native American Studies.
 

Multi-Ethnic Studies Emphasis
Select 6 hours from each of the following three lists—African and African-American Studies, Latino and Latin American Studies, and Native American Studies.18
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
African and African-American Studies Emphasis
Select 18 hours from the following:18
History of Hip Hop
African Culture and Civilization
Introduction to African American Studies
Introduction to Africa
The History of African-American Religious Experience
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
The Rise and Fall of American Slavery
History of American Jazz
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Latino and Latin American Studies Emphasis
Select 18 hours from the following:18
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
War and Human Rights in Latin America
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
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Native American Studies
Select 18 hours from the following:18
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
Credit Hours Subtotal: 18
Individualized Courses of Instruction

A total of 9 hours of individualized coursework 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

Restriction

Ethnic Studies majors may not declare a minor in any of its component programs: African Studies, African-American Studies, Latin American Studies, U.S. Latino/Latina Studies, or Native American Studies.

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
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
Intercultural and Intergroup Communication
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
The Rise and Fall of American Slavery
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.

Restriction

The ethnic studies minor is not available to students pursuing any of the following minors: African studies, African-American studies, Latin American studies, U.S. Latina/Latino studies, or Native American studies.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN160
Native Americans in Popular CultureCrosslisted with HIST 160

Description: Representations of Native Americans in popular culture and what they mean for understanding Native experiences and North American history more generally. How Native people portray themselves, cultural misappropriation, sports mascots, gender, Indigenous hip hop, transnational representations, and political activism.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:United States or Canadian 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN198
Special Topics

May be repeated for credit if the topic varies.

Course details
Credit Hours:1-4
Max credits per semester:4
Max credits per degree:4
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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.

This course is a prerequisite for: ETHN 446

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 8 Civic/Ethics/Stewardship

Credit Hours:3

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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
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
Grading Option:Graded
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity

ETHN206
History of MexicoCrosslisted with HIST 206

Description: Survey of Mexican history from the Spanish Conquest through the early 2000s. Emphasis on the ethnic diversity of the nation and its political, economic, and social problems related to its historical development.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 6 Social Science

ETHN226
The History of African-American Religious ExperienceCrosslisted with RELG 226, HIST 226

Description: Study of the religious history of Africans and African Americans from the seventeenth to the early twenty-first centuries through the motif of movement-literal, metaphorical, and spiritual. Main topics include the influence of African religious beliefs and practices on the creation of new diasporic African-American religious traditions, "slave religion," the formation of independent black churches, African-American Islamic traditions, social protest movements, religion in African-American literature, black womanist movements, and the rise of a "black, Christian Presidency".

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE: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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies CAS Diversity in the US
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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).

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN311
Intercultural and Intergroup CommunicationCrosslisted with COMM 311

Description: Introduction to the theories and concepts of intercultural and intergroup communication. Communicative processes associated with social comparison, prejudice and discrimination, and social conflict in various relational and professional contexts.

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 2 Communication Competence

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 2 Communication Competence

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:American Government&Public Pol International Relations&Compar CAS Diversity in the US
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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN342
History of Plains IndiansCrosslisted with HIST 342

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies CAS Diversity in the US
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:SPRING
Groups:Literary and Cultural Studies CAS Diversity in the US
ACE Outcomes: ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 9 Global/Diversity ACE 5 Humanities

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US Literary and Cultural Studies
ACE Outcomes: ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 5 Humanities ACE 9 Global/Diversity

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
Grading Option:Graded

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN350
Peoples and Cultures of Native Latin AmericaCrosslisted with ANTH 350

Prerequisites: 6 hours of ANTH.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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.

This course is a prerequisite for: ANTH 451, ANTH 851, ETHN 451

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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.

This course is a prerequisite for: ANTH 451, ANTH 851, ETHN 451

Course details
Credit Hours:3
Max credits per semester:3
Max credits per degree:3
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN357
Mexican-American HistoryCrosslisted with HIST 357, LAMS 357

Prerequisites: Sophomore standing

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Offered:FALL/SPR
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Cultural Anthropology

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN370
Colonial MexicoCrosslisted with HIST 370

Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior standing.

HIST/ETHN 370 is a pre-1800 course.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Pre-1800 History Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN371
Modern MexicoCrosslisted with HIST 371

Prerequisites: Sophomore, junior, or senior 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN398
Special Topics

Any prerequisites will be published before the 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:1-4

ACE:

ETHN399H
Honors Course

Prerequisites: Permission.

Cannot be taken "Pass/No Pass".

Course details
Credit Hours:1-6
Max credits per semester:6
Max credits per degree:6
Grading Option:Graded

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
ACE Outcomes: ACE 10 Integrated Product

Credit Hours:3

ACE:ACE 10 Integrated Product

ETHN425
Psychology of RacismCrosslisted with PSYC 425, PSYC 825

Prerequisites: 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:CAS Diversity in the US

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN448
Family DiversityCrosslisted with SOCI 448, SOCI 848, ETHN 848

Prerequisites: 9 hours of SOCI, or Senior standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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 hours of SOCI, or Senior standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:United States or Canadian Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

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

Prerequisites: Junior or senior 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr Hist

Credit Hours:3

ACE:

ETHN481
Minority GroupsCrosslisted with SOCI 481, SOCI 881, ETHN 881

Prerequisites: 9 hours of SOCI, or Senior standing.

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option
Groups:Lat Am,Asian,Mid East,Afr 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
Grading Option:Pass No Pass

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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
Grading Option:Graded with Option

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.


Ethnic Studies - Multi-ethnic Studies (B.A.)

Icon Legend: CriticalCritical
14 HR TERM 1
ACE 1 Written Texts
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr

ACE 5 Humanities
complete 1 from ACE5
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
14 HR TERM 2
ETHN 100 Core CourseCritical
complete ETHN 100
3hr
C
ETHN 100 is ideally completed in the second term of enrollment and becomes critical to your success in the major if it is not completed by the fourth term of enrollment. ETHN 100 also fulfills the ACE 8 requirement.

CDR: Writing
complete 1 from ACE1
3hr
Complete an additional course approved as ACE 1.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
5hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
16 HR TERM 3
Comparative Course

African/African American
complete 1 from Approved African American/African Studies for ETHN
3hr
C
Recommend a course that meets the CDR Humanities requirement.

ACE 3 Math/Statistics
complete 1 from ACE3
3hr

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
4hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 4
Methods Course

ACE 2 Communication Skill
complete 1 from ACE2
3hr

CDR: Diversity in the US
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course related to Diversity in U.S. Communities. See degree audit for choices. This requirement is permitted to overlap with CDR Humanities or CDR Social Science.

CDR: Language
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
If not complete, choose a language course according to your placement and proficiency. CDR Language is met after 4th level (202) of most languages.

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 5
Comparative 300/400 Lvl

Latino/Latin American
complete 1 from Approved Latino/Latin American Studies for ETHN
3hr
C

ACE 4 Sciences
complete 1 from ACE4
3hr

ACE 6 Social Sciences
complete 1 from ACE6
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
3hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.

Milestones
  1. Declare a minor from a discipline other than Ethnic Studies or one of its component programs.
16 HR TERM 6
Native American
complete 1 from Approved Native American Studies for ETHN
3hr
C

African/African American
complete 1 from Approved African American/African Studies for ETHN
3hr
C
Select a course at the 300 or 400 level.

CDR: Science/Math
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Math or Science discipline with a lab: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

CDR: Science Lab
recommend 1 or more courses
1hr
Complete an approved lab associated with a course from a Math or Science discipline: ASTR, BIOC, BIOS, CHEM, CSCE, GEOL, LIFE, MATH, METR, PHYS (select ANTH or GEOG allowed).

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 7
Latino/Latin American
complete 1 from Approved Latino/Latin American Studies for ETHN
3hr
C
Select a course at the 300 or 400 level.

Native American
complete 1 from Approved Native American Studies for ETHN
3hr
C
Select a course at the 400 level.

ACE 9 Global/Human Divers
complete 1 from ACE9
3hr

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
15 HR TERM 8
ETHN 400 Core Course
complete ETHN 400
3hr
C
ETHN 400 will complete the ACE 10 requirement.

ACE 7 Arts
complete 1 from ACE7
3hr

CDR: Social Science
recommend 1 or more courses
3hr
Complete an approved course from a Social Science discipline: ANTH, COMM, GEOG, NSST, POLS, PSYC, SOCI.

Electives
complete Any Course
6hr
In consultation with your advisor, select elective courses or courses that meet a 2nd major, minor, sci-base or upper level requirement.
Graduation Requirements
  1. A minimum 2.00 GPA required for graduation.
  2. ***Total Credits Applying Toward 120 Total Hours***
  3. Complete 30 hours in residence at UNL.
    4. Complete 30 hours at the 300 or 400 level.

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

  • Advocate for marginalized or underrepresented groups
  • Contextualize political, social, and historical events
  • Defend and discuss complex issues from multiple angles
  • Develop a strong awareness of self and others
  • Examine and address social problems, and implement creative solutions
  • Analyze and interpret difficult texts
  • Communicate clearly using different forms of writing to and for a variety of different audiences
  • Examine problems from multiple perspectives
  • Gain global perspective and high levels of intercultural awareness
  • Perform analysis of social and cultural issues

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 - International
  • Pharmacy Technician, Walgreens - Lincoln NE
  • Professional Development Lead, Lincoln Financial Group - Omaha NE
  • Public Health Coordinator, West Central District Health - North Platte NE
  • Recruiting, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Loan Advisor/Collector, Nelnet - Lincoln NE
  • Legislative Page to the Unicameral, Nebraska State Legislature - Lincoln NE
  • Bilingual Education Teacher, Teach for America - Kansas City MO

Internships

  • Teacher Assistant Volunteer, Family Service Lincoln - Lincoln NE

Graduate & Professional Schools

  • Juris Doctorate, Arizona State University - Phoenix AZ
  • Master's Degree, Social Work, Ohio State University - Columbus OH
  • Master's Degree, International Business, University of Oregon - Eugene OR
  • Master's Degree, Business Administration, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Ethnic Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Ph.D., Family Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln - Lincoln NE
  • Master's Degree, Public Health, University of Arizona - Tucson AZ