Ethnic Studies

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Program Structure and Requirements

  • Offered as an interdisciplinary concentration
  • 15 credits total across at least two disciplines.
  • Required course (3 credits): ET-100
  • Core Courses (12 Credits): Chosen from approved list of electives across departments


As an interdisciplinary concentration, Ethnic Studies draws its core faculty from multiple disciplines across campus. Each faculty member's information can be found at the respective department for each of the courses. Additionally, the Ethnic Studies Program seeks to build linkages between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs to support students’ academic success and the enrichment of the campus culture.  The Director/Program Area Chair for Ethnic Studies is Dr. Emanuel E. Nneji in the Department of Communication.


ET-100 Introduction to Ethnic Studies

LASC Categories: TLC, HBS, DAC

An interdisciplinary survey course analyzing socio-political, economic, historical and contemporary issues related to African American, Latino/a American, Asian American and Native American (ALANA) communities.

Every year. 3 Credits