• A Hartwick student using a microscope in the science lab.
  • A Hartwick professor discussing Botany with a student.
  • Hartwick students giving a presentation in front of the class.
  • A Hartwick professor helping a student during class.

U.S. Ethnic Studies Minor Requirements

To obtain a minor in U.S. ethnic studies one must complete six courses, two of which are core to all students in the minor. No more than two courses in the student's major field may count toward the minor. The core courses are the Introductory Course and the Capstone Seminar.
Introductory Course
In the Introductory Course (Theory/History) all students, regardless of concentration, are required to take an introductory course on ethnicity. This course will prepare students to look at the material in their area of concentrations with reference to current theory in the study of ethnicity. Students are encouraged to take this course as early as possible and before completing the other requirements of the minor.  More...
Capstone Seminar
The Capstone Seminar is designed to explore a set of significant social and ethical issues from several cultural and ethnic perspectives. In the process, students will be encouraged to apply the knowledge and analytical skills they have acquired while pursuing the minor in U.S. ethnic studies. This will be carried out through a dialogue with their peers and the faculty seminar leader(s).  More...
The remaining four courses can be taken with the intent to concentrate in three subject areas: African-American, Native American, and Comparative.  Within each concentration there is a wide variety of courses to choose from.  Students are advised to work with the coordinator to create their program of study to satisfy course requirements within their chosen concentration.  More...