Undergraduate Minor

Minor in Race and Ethnicity in the United States

Minor in Race and Ethnicity in the United States
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Minor Undergraduate
College of Social Science
Social Science Dean

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Social Science

Undergraduate Programs

Minor in Race and Ethnicity in the United States

The Minor in Race and Ethnicity in the United States, administered by the College of Social Science, is designed to assist students in understanding the social context of racial and ethnic categories by focusing on how it is constructed in the United States.

The minor is available as an elective to students who are enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in the College of Social Science. With the approval of the department and college that administer the student’s degree program, the courses that are used to satisfy the minor may also be used to satisfy the requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Students who plan to complete the requirements of the minor should consult an undergraduate advisor in the College of Social Science.

Requirements for the Minor in Race and Ethnicity in the United States
Students must complete a minimum of 15 credits from the following:
1. The following course (3 credits):
SOC 215 Race and Ethnicity 3
2. One of the following courses (3 or 4 credits):
ANP 433 Contemporary American Indian Communities 3
ANP 443 Human Adaptability 3
HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America 3
HST 309 American Indian History: Precontact to the Present 3
HST 311 African American History since 1876 3
HST 317 American Jewish History 3
HST 327 History of Mexican Americans in the United States 3
PLS 304 Minority Politics 3
SSC 497 Flint Community Internship 3 to 12
SSC 498 Innovate Gov Internship 3 to 12
3. Two of the following courses (6 credits):
AAAS 300 Survey in Africana Studies 3
ENG 350 Readings in African, African-American, or African Diaspora Literature 3
ENG 352 Readings in Asian/Asian American/Asian Diaspora Literature and Visual Culture 3
ENG 354 Readings in Native American Literature 3
PHL 350 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy 3
PHL 451 Philosophy and the Black Experience 3
TE 101 Social Foundations of Justice and Equity in Education 3
Not more than one English or Philosophy option may be used toward this requirement.
4. The following capstone course (3 credits):
ANP 330 Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Anthropological Approaches to Collective Identity 3