Major in Ethnic Studies 2013-2014

The Ethnic Studies department reserves the right to change major requirements at any time. Please check with the Ethnic Studies department or the CU Boulder catalog for the most current listing of requirements. You are subject to the requirements in effect at the time you declare your major as an Arts & Sciences degree seeking student.

In addition to the general requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences, students must complete at least 33 credit hours of Ethnic Studies requirements: students must complete 12 hours of required Ethnic Studies core courses, and an additional 21 credit hours in ethnic studies, 15 of which must be upper-division for a total of 24 upper-division credits in the major (required courses below are included). The 21 credit hours in ethnic studies can be selected from the current ethnic studies course offerings; they may include courses that are cross-listed with the Department of Ethnic Studies.

A grade of C- or better must be received in all courses used to satisfy major requirements, with an overall average of 2.00 in the major.

At least 24 hours must be upper-division credit (3000 or 4000 level). No more than 6 credit hours may be taken in independent study. No pass/fail graded courses may satisfy the 33-semester-hour minimum requirement. Required Ethnic Studies courses may be substituted by other appropriate courses on a case by case basis, if requested by the student in advance and in writing, and with the approval of the student’s faculty advisor, as well as that of the department chair.

Courses required for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethnic Studies at CU-Boulder and Colorado Community College applicable courses.

CU-Boulder Required Courses Colorado Community College Applicable Courses
  • ETHN 2001 (3) Foundations of Ethnic Studies
  • ETH 200 (3) Intro to Ethnic Studies
  • ETHN 3501 (3) Theory, Writing and Methods in Ethnic Studies
  • ETHN 4951 (3) Senior Seminar in Ethnic Studies

ETHN topic. Select one:

  • ETHN 3101 (3) Selected topics in ETHN
  • ETHN 3102 (3) Selected Topics in African-American Studies
  • ETHN 3103 (3) Selected Topics in American Indian Studies
  • ETHN 3105 (3) Selected Topics in Asian American Studies
  • ETHN 3106 (3) Selected Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies