Comparative Ethnic Studies minor

WSU Vancouver offers a minor in Comparative Ethnic Studies. The program focuses on the stories and experiences of communities of color, particularly in the United States. The new minor in comparative ethnic studies is designed to provide an understanding of the historical forces and social dynamics of racism and racial inequality worldwide, including the ways class, gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexuality, age and ability shape the human experience. The program helps students gain the knowledge, tools and motivation to become agents of change for social justice.

Courses have an interdisciplinary focus. Students must complete either of CES 101 or 201, though both are recommended, plus an additional 15 hours of CES coursework, for a total of 18 hours.

Initial projected course offerings

  • CES 101: Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies [DIVR]
  • CES 201: Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • ENGL 311/CES 313: Asian Pacific American Literature [HUM]
  • ENGL 321/CES 331: African American Literature
  • ENGL 341/CES 373: Native American Literature
  • HIST/CES 426: Workers Across North America
  • W_ST/CES 300: Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality [DIVR]

Questions?

Contact Cassandra Gulam, program leader, at casgulam@wsu.edu or Shellynda Michalek, minor advisor for the College of Arts and Sciences, at michaleksj@wsu.edu.