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Identity Studies Minor

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Degree Type Offered: Minor

The Identity Studies minor offers students a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and intersectional curriculum for understanding their own and others' identities. With a focus on the cultural, economic, historical, political, and social factors that produce various contemporary identity formations/classifications, this program allows students from any major to deepen their analysis of the world they live in. The program is structured around a core sequence of three required courses, which introduce students to the theoretical frameworks and practical manifestations of identities in contemporary societies, while the remaining elective courses for the minor facilitate students' specific interests through a choice of identity-related concentrations. Ultimately, students graduating from this program will be able to more critically and effectively engage with their own and others' identities in whatever professional career they pursue.

Consists of 21 credit hours including the following courses:

SOC-232 Campus Identities

PHIL-322EW Ethics and Identity


PSCI/SOC-205 Global Identities

SOC-431EX Public Identities

And 4 courses to complete one of the following concentrations:

French Cultural Studies

Gender Studies

German Studies

Hispanic Cultural Studies

Iberian Studies

Latin American Studies

Race and Ethnic Studies