Ethnic Studies Undergraduate Major (BA, BS, HBA, HBS)
Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary field critically engaging the historical and ongoing impact of race and ethnicity primarily in the US but within a global context. A major in Ethnic Studies provides students with a strong background and set of analytical skills to address issues of difference and inequity in a wide range of areas, from state policy and institutions to pop culture, media, and literature.
Major Code: 894
- Describe the experiences and histories of people of color in the United States, not as separate histories, but as intrinsic to U.S. and world history.
- Analyze ways in which oppressions such as racism, sexism, and heterosexism not only involve individual acts and attitudes but function systematically.
- Identify ways in which racialized ethnic groups and indigenous peoples have engaged in community formation, activism, resistance, coalition-building, and movements for self-empowerment.
- Compare the experiences of racialized groups in the United States and the ways in which they have been incorporated or excluded from national agendas.
- Evaluate social and cultural theories which explore the construction and articulation of race, class, gender, sexuality, indigeneity, ethnicity, immigration status, and citizenship.
|Select 51 credits|
|Ethnic Studies Major Core—Required of all majors|
|ES 101||*INTRODUCTION TO ETHNIC STUDIES||3|
|ES 201||*INVENTING ETHNIC AMERICA||3|
|ES 350||^PUBLIC DISCOURSE AND WRITINGS ON RACE||4|
|or ES 354||^LITERATURE OF ETHNIC MINORITIES IN THE UNITED STATES|
|ES 451||THEORIES OF RACE AND ETHNICITY||4|
|Ethnic Studies 200-level Courses|
|Select three of the following:||12|
|*INTRODUCTION TO LATINO/A STUDIES|
|*LATINO/A IDENTITIES AND ACTIVISM|
|*SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES I|
|*SURVEY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDIES II|
|*INTRODUCTION TO ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES|
|*ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN ACTIVISM AND EMPOWERMENT|
|*INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES|
|*NATIVE AMERICAN ASSIMILATION AND ACTIVISM|
|Ethnic Studies Upper-Division Elective Courses|
|Select six courses for 22-24 credits of the following with at least three courses at 400 level: 1||22-24|
|NARRATIVES OF LATINO MIGRATIONS|
|AFRICAN AMERICAN POLITICAL AND SOCIAL THOUGHT: 20TH CENTURY|
|CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN AMERICAN SOCIAL DISCOURSE|
|ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICANS AND THE MEDIA|
|*ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LITERATURE|
|NATIVE AMERICANS IN OREGON|
|*ETHNIC MINORITIES IN OREGON|
|*RACE, SPACE, AND DIFFERENCE|
|*FARMWORKER JUSTICE MOVEMENTS|
|*ARTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE|
|*QUEER OF COLOR CRITIQUES|
|*(EN)GENDERING ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICA|
|NATIVE AMERICAN LAW: TRIBES, TREATIES, AND THE UNITED STATES|
|*NATIVE AMERICAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY|
|NATIVE AMERICAN PHILOSOPHIES|
|*ETHNICITY IN FILM|
|*LITERATURE BY WOMEN OF COLOR IN THE UNITED STATES|
|RACIAL PATTERNS OF URBANIZATION|
|LANGUAGE, RACE AND RACISM IN THE U.S.: ADVANCED STUDY|
|ETHNICITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE|
|RACISM AND THE PRISON INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX|
|FOOD AND ETHNIC IDENTITY: DECOLONIZING FOOD AND OUR BODY|
|^INDIGENOUS TWO-SPIRIT AND QUEER STUDIES|
|QUEER/TRANS PEOPLE OF COLOR ARTS AND ACTIVISM|
|Total credits required for graduation||180|
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
A grade-point average of 2.0 is required and majors must earn a grade of C- or above in all major courses.
Major Code: 894