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Social and Ethnic Relations

The interdisciplinary minor in Social and Ethnic Relations explores the racial, ethnic, class and gender aspects of human relations in the modern world. Students study human societies and cultures from a multi-ethnic perspective and across established academic departmental lines. The minor is jointly sponsored by African American and African Studies, Asian American Studies, Native American Studies, and Women and Gender Studies.

Requirements: 

Restrictions

  • Courses applied toward the satisfaction of a major may not also be offered in satisfaction of the minor.
  • No more than four units (one course) may be lower division.

24 units

Choose one from each of the following six groups (24 units)

  • Group A:
    • AAS 100 Survey of Ethnicity in the US (4 units)
    • ANT 134 Buddhism in Global Culture (4 units)
      • or NAS 134 Race, Culture, and Nation (4 units)
    • WMS 102 Gender and Post Colonialism (4 units)
  • Group B
    • AAS 123 Black Female Experience in Contemporary Society (4 units)
    • AAS 133 The Black Family In America (4 units)
    • AAS 145A Black Social and Political Thought (4 units)
  • Group C
    • ASA 001 Historical Experience of Asian Americans (4 units)
    • ASA 002 Contemporary Issues of Asian Americans (4 units)
    • ASA 100 Asian American Communities (4 units)
    • ASA 110 Theoretical Perspective in Asian American Studies (Discontinued) (4 units)
    • ASA 130 Asian American Literature (4 units)
  • Group D
    • CHI 130 United States-Mexican Border Relations (4 units)
    • CHI 132 Political Economy of Chicana/o Communities (4 units)
  • Group E
    • NAS 001 Introduction to Native American Studies (4 units)
    • NAS 010 Native American Experience (4 units)
    • NAS 115 Native Americans in the Contemporary World (4 units)
    • NAS 119 Introduction to Federal Indian Law (4 units)
    • NAS 130A Native American Ethno-Historical Development (4 units)
    • NAS 130B Native American Ethno-Historical Development (4 units)
    • NAS 130C Native American Ethno-Historical Development (4 units)
    • NAS 157 Native American Religion and Philosophy (4 units)
    • NAS 180 Native American Women (4 units)
  • Group F
    • WMS 103 Introduction to Feminist Theory (4 units)
    • WMS 104 Feminist Research (4 units)
    • WMS 180 Women of Color Writing in the United States (4 units)

Total = 24 units

 

Minor Advisor

Kimberly Nettles-Barcelon
kdnettles@ucdavis.edu