The Ethnic Studies Department offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate major leading to a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science degree. Majors construct their programs in consultation with an Ethnic Studies faculty adviser.
A total of 48 credits is required, distributed as follows:
Lower Division (100-200 level classes) 12 credits
- ES 101: Introduction to Ethnic Studies (4 credits, generally offered every term)
- At least one course from the list below (4 credits, each offered 1-2 times per year).
- ES 250: Introduction to African American studies
- ES 252: Introduction to Asian American studies
- ES 254: Introduction to Chicano/Latino studies
- ES 256: Introduction to Native American studies
- ES 258: Introduction to Pacific Islander Studies
- One additional 100- or 200-level course (4 credits, can include any other 200-level course from the list above)
Upper Division (300-400 level classes) 36 credits
- Six 300- and/or 400- level ES courses (24 credits total). Three of these courses may be approved cross-listed courses taken in other departments.
- ES 301: Theoretical Perspectives in Ethnic Studies (4 credits, offered every fall)
- ES 498: Theories of Race & Ethnicity (4 credits, offered every winter)
- ES 499: Ethnic Studies Pro-seminar (4 credits, offered every spring)
Other Requirements and Course Policies
- At least 24 upper-division credits must be taken in residence at the University of Oregon.
- All courses counting toward the major must be taken for letter grades and completed with grades of C or higher.
- Ethnic Studies majors must maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in courses applied to the major.
- Students majoring in Ethnic Studies may apply ES 401 [Research] and ES 405 [Reading and Conference] credits towards their major degree only if those courses were taken for a grade and passed with a grade of C or higher.
- ES 409 [Practicum] credits may be applied towards the major or minor if taken for a grade or on a pass/no pass basis.
- A maximum of 12 credits in cross-published courses may be applied to the major in Ethnic Studies. Specific details and course approvals must be obtained from the Ethnic Studies Department.