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Comparative Ethnic Studies

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Comparative Ethnic Studies (120 Credits)

First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
CES 201 3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second Year
First TermCredits
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]14
CES Elective 23
Foreign Language and/or Electives6
Humanities [HUM]3
Second TermCredits
Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
CES Elective23
Foreign Language and/or Electives6
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]14
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
CES 300 [M]3
300-400-level CES Elective23
CES Sub-core33
Second TermCredits
CES Sub-core33
300-400-level CES Electives26
300-400-level Electives6
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
300-400-level CES Elective23
Second TermCredits
CES 489 [CAPS]3
300-400-level Electives12

1To meet University and College of Arts and Sciences requirements, students must take a [BSCI] course with lab and [PSCI] course with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI] and SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI]. SCIENCE 102 [SCI] is offered Spring semester.
2CES Electives: 18 credits including 12 credits of 300-400-level course work. CES Electives and sub-core must include course work to meet the University requirement of 2 [M] courses. Approved courses include AMER ST 475; CES 111, 131, 151, 171, 209, 220, 240, 244, 254, 255, 260, 271, 280, 301 [M], 308 [M], 313, 314 [M], 325, 331, 332 [M], 335, 336, 338, 353 [M], 357, 358 [M], 373 [M], 379, 380, 405, 406, 407, 413, 426, 440, 444, 446, 465, 470, 491 [M]; CES /WOMEN ST 372, 411, 454.
3CES Sub-core courses are (6 Credits): CES 301 [M], 325, 440, 446, and 491 [M]. CES Sub-core and Electives must include coursework to meet University requirement of 2 [M] courses.

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