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2010 - 2011 Catalog of Courses 
    
2010 - 2011 Catalog of Courses [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sociology/Human Services - Ethnic Studies Option


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The Ethnic Studies option explores the multiple meaning of ethnicity and the reasons for its continuing strength as a crucial source of group identity for large numbers of people in the contemporary world. Special consideration is given to the relation of these meanings to the phenomena of the nation state and national identity. There is also a focus on the intersection of ethnicity with class and gender.

This option emphasizes ethnic groups and their histories in the United States, including African Americans, Asian Americans, Chicano/Latino Americans, and Native Americans. Students will receive 16 credits for an intensive internship with a community-based organization that works with a minority ethnic group in the Four Corners region.

Through their experience and study, students have the opportunity to consider the important elements of ethnicity, such as religion, language, gender roles, and political and ecological culture. Students consider both their own ethnic backgrounds and those of other groups.

The Ethnic Studies option provides excellent opportunities for those students interested in graduate school or a career in human services working with ethnic minorities.

REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE WITH A MAJOR IN SOCIOLOGY/HUMAN SERVICES - ETHNIC STUDIES OPTION:


Liberal Arts Core - Credits: 39


See Liberal Arts Core .

Subtotal Specific Departmental Requirements - Credits: 32


Other Departmental Requirements:


A minimum of 16 additional credits to be chosen from the following course selections:

* Courses followed by an asterisk have prerequisites.

  • Any SW 300 level and above - Credits: 3 to 4

Subtotal Other Departmental Requirements - Credits: 16


Total Departmental Requirements - Credits: 48


Free Electives (variable)


TOTAL REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION - CREDITS: 120


1These courses are part of the Sociology Block program. Students in the Ethnic Studies option must work with a community-based organization that focuses on ethnic issues.

*Courses followed by an asterisk have prerequisites.

Note to transfer and former students: If you have taken any of your major requirements and received a different number of credits than listed above, you may need to complete additional major credit requirements.

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