Minor Requirements

What are the requirements for a minor in Multicultural Studies?
Start by enrolling in the Multicultural Studies Program’s introductory course, MCS-110, Race, Class, and Gender in Contemporary American Society. Choose a themed or thread within Multicultural Studies that fits your particular interests. Explore your theme by taking six additional courses (MCS 220 and five electives) related to your particular theme.

How can I decide what my theme is?
Meet with the Director of the Multicultural Studies Program to discuss your interests and goals. Together you will soon identify your theme. Then, each semester meet with the Director during course selection period to review your plans and choose courses for the next semester.

Requirements for the Minor (21 semester hours)

Multicultural Studies
MCS-110Race, Class, and Gender in Contemporary American Society3
MCS-220Issues in Multicultural Studies3
Electives
Five courses from the following three groups, chosen in consultation with the director
15
Multicultural Studies
MCS-280Directed Readings in Multicultural Studies 
MCS-491Internship in Multicultural Studies 
Electives Emphasizing Multiculturalism within the United States
AMS-210Growing Up American 
AMS-212American Ethnic Groups: Irish, Jewish, and Italian Americans 
AMS-227The Philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. 
AMS-228Studies in American Jewish Culture 
COM-252Intercultural Communication 
ENG-228Black American Literature 
ENG-229Multi-Ethnic Literature in America 
HIS-201African American History 
HIS-307The Immigrant in American Life 
MGT-320Managing Workforce Diversity 
POL-235Race and Ethnicity in American Politics 
PSY-373Psychology and the Holocaust
SOC-207Racial and Ethnic Relations 
SOC-272Indians of North America 
Electives Providing Background and Context
HIS-281The Modern Middle East 
HIS-283Modern Latin America 
HIS-284Caribbean History 
HIS-286Modern East Asia 
HIS-287China in Revolution 
HIS-288African History 
HIS-339Women in East Asia 
PHL-207Oriental Philosophy 
POL-320Politics of the Middle East 
SOC-270Africa 
SPA-311Latin-American/Latino Culture 
SPA-325Introduction to Latin American Literature 
SPA-426Modern Latin American Narrative 

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