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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Ethnic Studies

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Department Ethnic Studies
College Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description The Department of Ethnic Studies (ES) is an interdisciplinary program that is academically committed to promoting multicultural and ethnic knowledge, skills and values found both within and outside the United States, and to preparing our students for effective advocacy and practice across the culturally diverse global community.
The major in ethnic studies exposes students to those historical, economic, social and political forces that have contoured the crosscultural and ethnic experience within and outside the United States. This program prepares the students to cope with social injustice (e.g., racism, discrimination, social conflict) effectively and also provides students with multicultural/ethnic knowledge, multicultural/ethnic values and skills (e.g., cultural competency skills and other professional skills) so that ES majors will be academically strong and competitive in the job market. ES majors must take both ES core courses and skill-oriented or applied courses that focus on one of the following areas: Governmental/Public Area, Business/Corporate Area, Community/Human Services Area, and Extended Program courses.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department.
Minimum University admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 (C)
Other Requirements  
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information Department of Ethnic Studies
109 Morris Hall
Minnesota State University
Mankato, MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2798
Fax: 507-389-6377
College Advising College of Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising
Melissa Iverson, Student Relations Coordinator
114 Armstrong Hall

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