Are you interested in political and social issues associated with race, ethnicity, gender, and class? Or are you interested in learning about different cultures from your own? Are you interested in your own culture? If you answer yes to any of these questions a minor in Ethnic and Gender Studies is perfect for you. An Ethnic and Gender Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor with courses available in many different academic departments. Some classes that count towards your specific major may also count towards an EGS minor. The requirements for the minor are:
¨ 18 credit hours in classes 300 and above in three different areas. These areas include a variety of classes in History, Social Sciences, English, Education, Communication, Modern Languages, Music, Art, Sociology, Anthropology, and Biology.
¨ You must attend 8 extracurricular events that deal with issues of race, class, ethnicity, gender or other cultures. Keep your programs and ticket stubs!
¨ In your Senior year you are required to complete a portfolio which includes: an essay that describes your experience as an Ethnic and Gender Studies minor; the syllabi from each of your EGS courses; any papers, tests, or assignments from your EGS courses; and also material (such as programs or handouts) collected from the 8 events you attended.
¨ A brief presentation about your experiences as a minor and/or your portfolio.
Here is a small sample of the types of courses that you can take to complete your Ethnic and Gender Studies Minor:
AN 325 - Native Peoples of North America
AN 430 - Race and Identity
AN 331 - Folklore and Urban Legends
EG 565 - Ethnic Film
EG 592 - Young Adult Literature
GE 354MA - Cultural Geography
FR 379 - Civilization of French Speaking Countries
GR 379 - Civilization of German Speaking Countries
SA 379 - Civilization of Spanish Speaking Countries
SP 350 - Intercultural Communication
SP 300 – Communication and Gender
HI 480 - Introduction to Women's Studies
HI 485 - Women of the Old West
MU 324 - World Music
CE 710A – Multicultural Counseling
HI 426 - The Holocaust
If interested please contact the Director of Ethnic and Gender Studies, Heidi Hamilton (firstname.lastname@example.org or 341-5703) or stop by or call the office in Plumb Hall 405 (341-5661). EGS staff will provide guidance in course selection for the minor so that you can plan enrollment with your own academic advisor.