Interdisciplinary in nature, the minor in Ethnic of studies gives CSUSB students exposure to the major historical and contemporary political, economic and social events that have shaped the experiences of non-dominant groups in the United States. The program highlights key concepts, methodologies, and theories in the comparative and interdisciplinary study of major ethnic groups in this country.

Study many lead to a general degree or to a specialized one in African American, Asian American, Latino, or Native American Studies. Third – and – fourth year students may complete most of the requirements in their general education and upper-division courses. Typically, students must take 2 or 3 additional courses.

Students from all majors can benefit from an Ethnic Studies minor by gaining an increased insight into issues of diversity. They also come to see how scholars from different disciplines-including anthropology, communications, education, history, literature, political science, psychology, sociology, theatre and writing – approach the study and expression of race and ethnicity.