Comparative Ethnic Studies minor

The comparative ethnic studies minor offers a unique opportunity to study the social, economic and political forces that have shaped the historic experience of diverse ethnic communities in the U.S. over the past 500 years that continue to determine our present circumstances and our future.

CES embraces interdisciplinary, comparative and transnational approaches to studying race relations and how race, gender, class, sexuality, nation and globalization come together. The coursework fosters an in-depth understanding of race and culture and prepares you to work and function in the multiracial and multicultural world in which we live.

By taking CES courses, you will learn how to:

  • Understand how the social constructions of race impact the social fabric of our historical and contemporary world.
  • Appreciate differences and actively and critically engage in civic responsibilities, especially with respect to identifying inequities and seeking social justice.
  • Navigate an increasingly interconnected world and apply your education in any number of occupations.

Course offerings

  • CES 101: [EQJS] Introduction to Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • CES 201: Foundations of Comparative Ethnic Studies
  • CES 207: Race/Ethnic Dynamics in the Corporate World
  • CES 209: [HUM] Hip Hop Around the World
  • CES 254: [SSCI] Comparative Latina/o/x Cultures
  • CES 260: [HUM] Race and Racism in US Popular Culture
  • CES 301: [M] Race and Global Inequality
  • CES 313/ENGL 311: [HUM] Asian Pacific American Literature
  • CES 331/ENGL 321: African American Literature
  • CES 357 Latinas/os/x in US Popular Culture
  • CES 373/ENGL 341 [M]: Native American Literature
  • CES 426/HIST 426: Workers Across North America
  • CES 454 Latinas in US Culture and Society
  • Amer St 462/CES 462/English 462 Race, Justice, and Food Ecosystems