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Comparative Ethnic Studies

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Comparative Ethnic Studies (120 Hours)

Students majoring in Comparative Ethnic Studies complete 33 hours in CES, which must include CES 201, 300, WST 201, and two of the following sub-core courses: CES 301, 446, 491.
First Year
First TermHours
CES 201 3
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS]3
Second TermHours
Biological Sciences [BSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 101 [SCI]4
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
Humanities [HUM]3
Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Second Year
First TermHours
CES 3003
CES Elective 13
Physical Sciences [PSCI] with lab or SCIENCE 102 [SCI]4
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3 or 4
Second TermHours
CES Elective13
CES Sub-core3
Creative & Professional Arts [ARTS], Humanities [HUM], or Social Sciences [SSCI]3
Diversity [DIVR]3
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermHours
300-400-level CES Elective13
CES Sub-core3
Writing in the Major Elective [M]3
Second TermHours
300-400-level CES Electives16
Writing in the Major Elective [M]3
Fourth Year
First TermHours
300-400-level CES Elective3
Second TermHours
300-400-level Electives9
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3

1Of the six CES Electives, four electives must be CES courses; one must be a WOMEN ST course; cross-listed courses between CES and WOMEN ST may count as either; any unused sub-core courses may fulfill electives. CES Electives are: 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; CES /WOMEN ST 411; CES /WOMEN ST 454; WOMEN ST 211, 220, 308 [M], 309, 310 [M], 317, 332, 336, 338, 340, 363, 403, 406, 460, 464, 481 [M], 484, and 485 [M]; WOMEN ST/CES 120; WOMEN ST 302/CES 305; WOMEN ST 369/CES 309.

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