The American Ethnic Studies minor in Sociology addresses the concepts of race and ethnicity and the experiences of different racial and ethnic groups in the United States.

Requirements for a minor in American Ethnic Studies are 20 hours, including:

Introduction to Sociology
Racial and Ethnic Relations
Sociological Theory
Social Research
Option A - Students take 8 hours spread across two different people groups in Group 1
Option B - 4 hours from Group 1 and 4 hours from Group 2
Group 1:
Courses addressing different racial/ethnic groups in the United States: Black, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American, and Native American.
Asian American
Asians in America
Black/African American
Diverse Traditions in 20th- and 21st-Century American Literature (when topic is "African American Literature")
Jazz History
Black Political Thought
Introduction to Latin American and Latina/o Studies
Latino Cultures in the United States
Native Peoples
Exploring the Global Past (when topic is "Africans, Europeans, and Natives in the Atlantic World")
Group 2:
Courses addressing different topics involving race/ethnicity.
Race & Justice
American Cities & Suburbs
Topics in History (Race, Justice, and Reconciliation in the U.S.)
Messages, Influence, and Culture
Communication and Diversity
Teaching Ethnically and Linguistically Diverse Students
and Cross-cultural Tutoring
Race and Politics in the United States
American Music
History of Art & Architecture II
Race, Poverty, and Reconciliation
Total Credits20