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Ethnic Social Studies


View Ethnic Social Studies Certificate: 241
View Ethnic Social Studies Letter of Recognition: 816


Ethnic Social Studies Certificate: 241

New: Effective Semester - Spring 2008

Gainful Employment Information for the Ethnic Social Studies Certificate

Emphasizes interdisciplinary knowledge about the role of ethnicity in its national and global contexts.  The curriculum provides students with the tools to critically analyze: the history and politics of race and ethnicity within US society; the formation of cultural knowledge; and the study of power, community and social justice from an inter-ethnic perspective.

AN 101 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
HS 136 Civil Rights in America
3
SO 208 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
Electives:  Select three from the following courses from two separate disciplines.
HS 129
The History of African Americans to 1865
3
HS 130
The History of African Americans Since 1865
3
HS 137
History of Asian Americans
3
HS 138
History of Latinos in the United States
3
PS 210
Race and Ethnicity US Politics
3
PS 250
Introduction to International Conflict Resolution
3
SO 240
Globalization issues
3
Total credit hours 18

Program Outcomes for the Ethnic Social Studies Certificate

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify and explicate the differences between ethnic groups and the creation and maintenance of ethnic group identities
  • Describe and explain the relationship tensions of ethnic groups within the context of a larger society
  • Identify issues related to the migrant/transnational experience within the US and a global context
  • Apply newly found internalized understanding of these issues to a diverse work situation
  • Challenge stereotypes and promote an understanding of the heterogeneous, complex and fluid nature of ethnic identities
  • Enhance communication with different ethnic groups in the work place and in the community at large

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Ethnic Social Studies Letter of Recognition: 816

New: Effective Semester - Fall 2007

This sequence of three courses is designed for persons who wish to develop skills or knowledge in Ethnic Social Studies. In order to complete each course in this sequence, students need to demonstrate skills or knowledge in specific areas. These areas include interdisciplinary knowledge about ethnic groups and relations in US society and in global contexts the history and politics of race and ethnicity within US society; cultural knowledge; an understanding of and sensitivity toward ethnic relations regarding power, community and social justice. A grade of C or better is required in each course in the sequence

AN 101 Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology 3
HS 136 Civil Rights in America
3
SO 208 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
Total credit hours  9

Program Outcomes for the Ethnic Social Studies Letter of Recognition

Upon completion of this program a student will be able to:

  • Identify and explicate the differences between ethnic groups and the creation and maintenance of ethnic group identities
  • Describe and explain the relationship tensions of ethnic groups within the context of a larger society
  • Challenge stereotypes and promote an understanding of the heterogeneous, complex and fluid nature of ethnic identities
  • Enhance communication with different ethnic groups in the work place and in the community at large

This program is not approved for federal or state student financial aid.

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Refer to course description pages to identify courses with prerequisites.
Courses in italics meet
 General Education requirements.


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