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Department of Ethnic Studies

Latina/o/x Minor

The minor consists of a minimum of twenty-nine (29) quarter units. Students must complete 3 lower-division courses, and 4 upper-division courses (including an applied learning experience).

Course Requirements
Lower Division requirements (3 courses total):

  1. Two of the following courses focused on Latinas/os/xs in the U.S.:
    • ETHN 20. Introduction to Chicana/o/x and Latina/o/x Studies
    • ETHN 21. Introduction to Chicana/o/x Literature (also listed as ENGL 36)
    • ETHN 22. Introduction to Chicana/o/x Theater (also listed as THTR 14)
    • ETHN 25. Sexuality and Spirituality in Latinx and Chicanx Literature and Theologies (also listed as TESP 59 and WGST 44)
    • RSOC 12. Latinos and Lived Religion in the United States
  2. One of the following lower-division courses emphasizing comparative, cross-racial, multiracial, and intersectional analysis of race and ethnicity:
    • ETHN5. Intro to the Study of Race & Ethnicity in the U.S. 
    • ETHN 55. Cross-Racial Electoral Politics
    • ETHN 59. Feminist Approaches to Disability Studies (also listed as WGST 59)
    • ETHN 60. Introduction to Journalism: Diversity and Community (also listed as COMM 40EL)
    • ETHN 65. Drama of Diversity (also listed as THTR 65)
    • ETHN 69. Literature by Women Writers of Color (also listed as ENGL 69 and WGST 15)
    • ETHN 70. Multicultural Literature of the U.S. (also listed as ENGL 39/39G and WGST 16)
    • ETHN 96. Race, Class, and Culture through Film

           

Upper Division requirements (4 courses total):

  1. Two (2) of the following courses focused on Latinas/os/xs in the U.S.:
    • ETHN 120. Mexican Immigration to the United States
    • ETHN 121. Chicana/o/x Families and Gender Roles
    • ETHN 122. Chicana/o/x Communities
    • ETHN 123. The Chicana/o/x Experience
    • ETHN 124. Latina/o/x Literature and Cultural Studies (also listed as ENGL 136)
    • ETHN 125. Latinas/os/xs in the United States
    • ETHN 126. Latina/o/x Immigrant Detention and Incorporation in the Age of Terrorism
    • ETHN 128. Mexican American Literature (also listed as SPAN 133)
    • ETHN 129. Mexican Popular Catholicism and Gender (also listed as RSOC 139 and WGST 152)
    • ETHN 186. Seminar---Contemporary Latina/o/x Immigration Issues
  2. One of the following upper-division courses emphasizing comparative, cross-racial, multiracial, and intersectional analysis of race and ethnicity:
    • ETHN 127. Race and Mass Incarceration
    • ETHN 150. Urban Education and Multiculturalism
    • ETHN 151. Race, Class, and Gender in the United States (also listed as SOCI 153 and WGST 115)
    • ETHN 152. Multiracial Identities
    • ETHN 153. Minority Politics in the United States (also listed as POLI 153)
    • ETHN 154. Women of Color in the United States (also listed as WGST 112)
    • ETHN 155. Racism in the U.S.
    • ETHN 157. Race, Gender, Class, and the College Experience (also listed as WGST 114)
    • ETHN 158. Race, Gender, and Politics in the News (also listed as COMM 168A and WGST 117)
    • ETHN 159. Race, Gender, and Public Health in the News (also listed as COMM 164A and WGST 116)
    • ETHN 160. Documentary Making for Social Justice
    • ETHN 161. Creating Diverse College-Going Communities
    • ETHN 162. Diversity and the Media
    • ETHN 163. Multiracial Communities in Central California
    • ETHN 164. Popular Music, Race, and American Culture (also listed as MUSC 134)
    • ETHN 166. Race and Religion in the United States (also listed as RSOC 184)
    • ETHN 167. Race and Inequality (also listed as SOCI 175)
    • ETHN 168. Contemporary Struggles of Writers of Color
    • ETHN 170. Immigrant Businesses in the United States (also listed as SOCI 150)
    • ETHN 171. Immigrant Communities (also listed as SOCI 180)
    • ETHN 172. Whiteness Studies in the 21st Century (also listed as HIST 183)
    • ETHN 174. Youth Activism & Contemporary Social Movements
    • ETHN 178. Race and World War II (also listed as HIST 178)
    • ETHN 180. Race, Voting, Campaigns, and Elections
    • ETHN 184. Seminar – Women of Color in the U.S.
    • ETHN 185. Seminar in Racial and Ethnic Politics (also listed as POLI195DW)
    • ETHN 187. Seminar - Youth Activism & Contemporary Social Movements
    • ETHN 188. Seminar – Civil Rights & Anti-Colonial Movements
  3. A service-learning course, internship experience, or other equivalent work directly engaged with Latina/o/x community or communities on or off campus (equivalent to one course with at minimum a 2-unit allocation). Examples include but are not limited to:
    • ETHN 198. Internship

 

Experiential Learning and Study Abroad
Students are strongly encouraged to focus on Latinas/os/xs in the U.S. for the experiential learning requirement in the Core Curriculum. Students are also encouraged (but not required) to participate in a study abroad program in Latin America. Courses taken in these programs may be accepted as requirements for the minor. Students must meet with the chair of the Ethnic Studies department to get approval for such courses before completing them.