Minor in Ethnic and Gender Studies
Are you interested in political andsocial issues associated with race, ethnicity, gender, and class? Or areyou interested in learning about different cultures from your own? Areyou interested in your own culture? If you answer yes to any of thesequestions a minor in Ethnic and Gender Studies is perfect for you. AnEthnic and Gender Studies minor is an interdisciplinary minor withcourses available in many different academic departments. Some classesthat count towards your specific major may also count towards an EGSminor. The requirements for the minor are:
¨ 18credit hours in classes 300 and above in three different areas. Theseareas include a variety of classes in History, Social Sciences, English,Education, Communication, Modern Languages, Music, Art, Sociology,Anthropology, and Biology.
¨ Youmust attend 8 extracurricular events that deal with issues of race,class, ethnicity, gender or other cultures. Keep your programs andticket stubs!
¨ Inyour Senior year you are required to complete a portfolio whichincludes: an essay that describes your experience as an Ethnic andGender Studies minor; the syllabi from each of your EGS courses; anypapers, 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 some of the 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 4850-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, Karen Manners Smith (firstname.lastname@example.org 341-5570) or stop by or call the office in Plumb Hall 405(341-5661). EGS staff will provide guidance in course selection for theminor so that you can plan enrollment with your own academic advisor.