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Faculty: Paul Adogamhe, Lloyd Binagi, Carlos de Onis, Eugene Grigsby (Coordinator), John Valadez.
The Program of Race and Ethnic Cultures offers a 24-credit minor composed of 3 credits of American Indian Studies, 9 credits of Afro-American Studies, 9 credits of Chicano Studies and 3 elective credits chosen from a list of approved courses. In an ever changing nation and international community of people, this minor will help broaden students' learning and wisdom, while complementing any major, preparing students for the future.
MINOR - 24 CREDITS
The objectives of Afro-American Studies are to provide a systematic study of the experiences, conditions, and origins of Afro-American people, their philosophical, religious, and social values, their various modes of artistic expression, and the way in which each of these cultural aspects is interrelated. In this way Afro-American Studies provides the student with an opportunity to gain knowledge and understanding of the history, social organization, current conditions, and problems that face Afro-Americans as a racial minority in the United States. Additionally, the study of the Afro-American experience will unfold and analyze the Afro-American contribution to the American heritage.
American Indian Studies deals with the history and traditions of Native Americans. Special attention is given to current issues and events relevant to conditions in Wisconsin today.
Chicano Studies deals with those who may call themselves Mexican, Hispanic or Latino.
Chicano Studies provides the student with an opportunity to study the role of the Chicano in, and his relationship to, United States society in general. These courses serve to broaden perceptions of the origins, conditions, and experiences of Hispanics by exploring their social and philosophical values. The study of the Chicano/Latino experience includes an examination of Chicano history and literature, culture and political thought from earliest antecedents to the present day.