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Multicultural Relations in the U.S.

Degree Type: Minor
College(s): College of Arts and Sciences

Why Choose the Multicultural Relations in the U.S. Minor?

United States society is becoming more diverse. Consequently, the people being hired and promoted in corporate America are those able to understand and adapt to this diversity. Employers seek applicants who are adept at negotiating multiple differences, who can move back and forth across boundaries that normally separate people, and who understand the historical and persistent structural inequalities that threaten communities.

This minor will provide you with a holistic vision of the multicultural realities of America. You will learn practical communication and collaborative skills to function effectively in culturally diverse work environments, and it will give you a broad understanding of the cultural complexity of contemporary America.

Admission Requirements

This Multicultural Relations in the U.S. minor is open to any student admitted to Ferris State and pursuing a baccalaureate degree. The minor is designed to complement any Ferris major program. A maximum of 1/3 of the credits, but no more than 7 credits, in a minor may overlap with the student's major.  Students may apply 6 credit hours of overlap between minors.

Graduation Requirements

An academic minor may only be awarded upon completion of a baccalaureate degree at Ferris State. This minor requires a minimum of 18 credits with a minimum 2.0 grade average in these courses.

Also, 50 percent of the credits for a minor must be taught by Ferris State University.

More Information

ADVISOR: Michael Berghoef
PHONE: 231-591-2765
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Social Sciences Department
Ferris State University
820 Campus Dr., ASC 2108
Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: 231-591-2735

Required Courses
Credit Hours

Multicultural Relations in the U.S. Minor - 18 Credits

Required Courses:
Intercultural Communication
3
Intercultural Competence
3
With the approval of the Social Sciences Department, COMM 305, COMM 310, or SCWK 330 can be substituted for COMM 365
Choose One:
HIST 301
Array
or
Modern Civil Rights Movement
3
or
Race and Ethnicity in the U.S.
3
Directed Electives -
Choose three:
Intro Cultural Anthropology
3
Cultural Geography
3
African-American History
3
Women-the Arts-and Society
3
Intro to Women's Literature
3
Black Literature
3
Intro-African Literature
3
Native American Literature
3
Gender Roles in Society
3
North American Indians
3
Contemp American Indian Issues
3
Women and Art
3
Labor Economic Labor Relations
3
Gender and Race in Film
3
Geog-Latin America-Africa-Asia
3
US and the Vietnam War
3
American Women's History
3
Modern China, Japan & Korea
3
Middle East in Modern Era
3
Latin American History
3
Topics in Women's Literature
3
Eastern Religions
3
Western Religions
3
American Political Parties
3
Perspective - Developing World
3
Social Psychology
3
Interpersonal-Cultural Percept
3
Community Studies
3
Soc Stratification-Inequality
3
Intermediate Spanish 1
Intermediate Spanish 2
4
Contemp Cult-Soc Hispan Americ
3
50% of the courses selected for this minor must be at the 300 level or above.
50% must be Ferris State University credits.