Students in this concentration will:
- Understand the histories of racial groups and processes of diaspora
- Become fluent in critical theories about race and ethnicity
- Design a unique curriculum that applies relevant theories to more than one discipline
- Produce and present a significant piece of original research or creative work
- Develop strong communication skills
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Students who declare Ethnic Studies as a concentration are required to take ETHN0500. This course serves as an Introduction to Ethnic Studies. While ETHN0500 is not a prerequisite to other Ethnic Studies courses, it is a requirement that must be met in order to complete a degree in Ethnic Studies.
Concentrators complete a capstone by taking the Ethnic Studies Senior Seminar, ETHN190o. To qualify for Honors, students must maintain a GPA of 3.5 in the concentration and a 3.0 GPA overall. Applications are due by September 30th of the student's senior year and the student must have identified two professors who will serve as readers. After the thesis has been submitted, the readers must then recommend the thesis for Honors.
This concentration will help develop your speaking and writing, cultural understanding, social and behavioral awareness, historical awareness, close reading skills, diversity perspectives, and your ability to apply your knowledge.