May 23, 2024  
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
Fall 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethnic Studies, B.A.


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The department of Ethnic Studies offers an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to foster an understanding of the histories and cultures of racial and ethnic groups in their local, national, and global contexts. The program emphasizes studies of race and ethnicity, gender and sexuality, and the historical processes of slavery, colonial conquest, immigration, and globalization, among other subject areas.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in ethnic studies are expected to:

  • Comprehend how racial and ethnic identities are constructed, negotiated, or contested over time, cultures, and geographical space;
  • Employ diverse analytical resources, case studies, and comparative modes of study as critical cognitive tools to address issues of difference;
  • Articulate general principles that shape ethnic relations and their intersections with gender, sexuality, and class in structural contexts of power;
  • Draw larger theoretical lessons from comparisons among ethnic groups in the U.S. and in other diasporic sites;
  • Effectively communicate and address issues of race and ethnicity, especially in multicultural environments.

BG Perspective (BGP) Requirements


Must complete at least 1 course in each of the following:

   English Composition and Oral Communication
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   Quantitative Literacy
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Must Complete at least 2 courses in each of the following:

   Humanities and the Arts
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   _____________________________    ________    

   Natural Sciences - at least one Lab Science required
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   _____________________________    ________                                                                                      

   Social and Behavioral Sciences
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                        

Complete total required BGP credit hours by selecting courses from any of the above categories:

   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________                                                                                    

University Requirements

Designated courses in Humanities and the Arts and the Social and Behavioral Sciences domains may be used to fulfill both the BGP requirement and one of the following university requirements:

Cultural Diversity in the US    ____________
International Perspective       ____________

Composition Requirement:
WRIT 1120                              

Total BGP Credits: Must be at least 36                      

Arts & Sciences Requirements


World Languages and Cultures (_____ yrs of HS_______) 

Consult the Undergraduate Catalog or the Arts and Sciences Student Handbook regarding approved course options in the different language and culture areas. 
​   ________1010_________________    ________ 
​   ________1020_________________    ________ 
​   _____________________________    ________ 
   _____________________________    ________ 

Lab Science  

   _____________________________    ________ 

Multidisciplinary Component

Select from approved offerings, in consultation with an advisor and a faculty mentor. Four courses total, each with a different subject prefix. At least two courses at 3000/4000 level. Courses applied to the Arts & Sciences MDC may not be used to fulfill other Arts and Sciences degree requirements, nor may they be used to fulfill major, minor, BGP or other program requirements.   
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   _____________________________    ________ 
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Major Requirements


6 Hours of ETHN 1000/2000 Level Courses


  • ETHN 1/2 Contact Hours: 3
  • ETHN 1/2 Contact Hours: 3

6 Hours of ETHN 3000-Level Courses*


  • ETHN 3 Credit Hours: 3
  • ETHN 3 Credit Hours: 3

*Any 3000-level ETHN courses or HIST 3173   or WS 3050   or WS 3130  

9 Hours of ETHN 4000-Level Courses+


  • ETHN 4 Credit Hours: 3
  • ETHN 4 Credit Hours: 3
  • ETHN 4 Credit Hours: 3 OR CCS 4890   (3 hours max)

+Any 4000-level ETHN courses or HIST 4027 , HIST 4037 , HIST 4044  

 

 

Total Hours: 33


Minor Requirements


(Usually 20 Hours)

Electives and Non-Credit Courses


For Graduation You Will Need:


  1. 122 credit hours minimum.
  2. Minimum GPA 2.00.
  3. At least 30 credit hours of BGSU course work.
  4. 40 credit hours at the 3000/4000 level.
  5. Completion of all degree requirements, including the BG Perspective Core.
  6. A major, and if required, a minor, specialization or emphasis.

Any substitution or waiver of courses required for your major or minor program must originate in the department/school offering the major or minor and must be approved by the College Office.

To ensure a timely graduation, see a College Advisor during the semester prior to your intended graduation.

Remember to complete an Application for Graduation by the end of the second week of classes during the fall semester or spring regular session, or by the end of the first week of the summer semester. For the specific dates, check your DARS. You may log onto MyBGSU to complete the online application. After the deadlines, you will need to complete an application in person in the College Office.

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