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Ethnic Studies minors develop cultural competency skills that prepare them to live and work in a diverse, multicultural society. These skills are highly valued by employers, who serve increasingly diverse clientele. Ethnic studies minors find employment in a variety of fields including: law, teaching, journalism, marketing, community organizing and social work.
- This is an on-campus and online program.
Declaring This Minor
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These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major, minor and CLAS advisors to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the minor, in addition to their individual minor requirements.
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- Students must complete a minimum of 18 ETST credit hours (6 courses).
- Students must complete a minimum of nine upper-division (3000-level and above) ETST credit hours.
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all courses that apply to the minor and must achieve a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the minor GPA. Courses taken using P+/P/F or S/U grading cannot apply to minor requirements.
- Students must complete all ETST course requirements for the Ethnic Studies minor with CU Denver faculty. Transfer courses do not apply.
|Complete the following required course:||3|
|Introduction to Ethnic Studies|
|Complete one ETST course from each of the following focal U.S. racial/ethnic groups:||12|
|Social History of Asian Americans|
|Contemporary Asian American Experience|
|African American History|
|African American Family|
|American Indian Cultural Images|
|History of the American Indian|
|Indigenous Political Systems|
|Chicanos/as and Latinos/as|
|Chicano/a and Latino/a History|
|Colonial Latin America|
|Complete one additional ETST elective course of your choice.||3|
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our Ethnic Studies Learning Outcomes page.