University Studies (B.S.) Ethnicity, Race and Gender Concentration
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: University Studies
Concentration: Ethnicity, Race and Gender
Total Hours: 120
The Ethnicity, Race and Gender concentration will allow students to examine a wide variety of issues related to intercultural relations. The knowledge and skills obtained through this program of study can be employed in careers focused on diversity, inclusion and advocacy. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.
120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:
- 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
- Earning a letter grade of C or better in ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II is strongly encouraged
- SOCI 1301 Introduction to Sociology is preferred for the Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement, and either MATH 1342 Statistics or PSYC 2317 Introduction to Statistical Methods is preferred in the core component area
- 36 hours within general electives block
- 42 hours within advanced electives block
- All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
- A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
- AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development, AASC 4301 Senior Seminar, and ENGL 3311 Professional Writing are required courses for the advanced electives block. Prerequisites for AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development include both ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II.
- Race and Ethnicity Academic Area: 12 hours chosen from ANTH 4340 Topics in Anthropology (when topics applies); ENGL 3392 African American Literature; ENGL 4332 Special Topics in Non-Traditional Literatures; ENGL 4346 Special Topics: Rhetoric; HIST 4301 Native American History; HIST 4305 American Slavery; HIST 4335 Topics in U.S. History (when topic applies); COMM 4395 Studies in Communication (when topic applies); COMM 4396 Studies in Media (when topic applies); SOWK 3360 Promoting Social Justice; SOWK 4320 Seminar (when topic applies); SOCI 3306 Race & Ethnic Relations; SOCI 4300 Seminar in Sociology (when topic applies).
- Gender Academic Area: 12 hours chosen from HIST 4306 U.S. Women's History to 1877; HIST 4335 Topics in U.S. History (when topic applies); ENGL 4315 Studies in Womens Literature; ENGL 4332 Special Topics in Non-Traditional Literatures (when topics applies); ENGL 4346 Special Topics: Rhetoric; COMM 3345 Race, Gender and Media; COMM 4395 Studies in Communication (when topic applies); COMM 4396 Studies in Media (when topic applies); CRIJ 3309 Class Race and Gender; SOCI 3310 Sociology of Gender; SOCI 3315 Single Women in the US; SOCI 3340 Sociology of Sexuality; SOCI 4300 Seminar in Sociology (when topics applies).
- Cultural Studies Academic Area: 9 hours chosen from COMM 3301 Intercultural Communication; COMM 3378 Pop Culture Theories; SOCI 3365 Social Stratification; SOCI 4350 Sociology of Religion; HIST 3321 Issues in World Cultures to 1660