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Multicultural Relations in the U.S. Minor

Degree Type: Minor

College(s): Arts and Sciences

Required Courses  Credit Hours 
Choose one:
ANTH 122 Intro Cultural Anthropology 3
GEOG 112 Cultural Geography 3
HIST 201 African-American History 3
HUMN 230 Women-the Arts-and Society 3
LITR 170 Intro to Women's Literature 3
LITR 202 Black Literature 3
LITR 203 Intro-African Literature 3
LITR 204 Native American Literature 3
SOCY 230 Gender Roles in Society 3
Choose one:
HIST 301 Racism in the Modern World 3
HIST 315 Civil Rights Movement 3
SOCY 340 Race and Ethnicity in the U.S. 3
COMM 365 Intercultural Communication 3
SSCI 450 Intercultural Competence 3
* With the approval of the Social Sciences Department, COMM 305, COMM 310 or SCWK 330 can be substituted for COMM 365
**50 percent of the courses selected for this minor must be at the 300 or higher level.
Choose two courses already listed or from the following:
ANTH 310 North American Indians 3
ANTH 320 Contemp American Indian Issues 3
ARTH 325 Women and Art 3
ECON 331 Labor Economic Labor Relations 3
GEOG 202 Geog-Latin America-Africa-Asia 3
HIST 320 US and the Vietnam War 3
HIST 325 American Women's History 3
HIST 371 East Asia in the 20th Century 3
HIST 372 Middle East in Modern Era 3
HIST 375 Latin American History 3
LITR 371 Topics in Women's Literature 3
RELG 325 Eastern Religions 3
RELG 326 Western Religions 3
FILM 360 Gender and Race in Film 3
PLSC 221 American Political Parties 3
PLSC 301 Perspective - Developing World 3
PSYC 325 Social Psychology 3
PSYC 430 Interpersonal-Cultural Percept 3
SOCY 341 Community Studies 3
SOCY 443 Soc Stratification-Inequality 3
SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish 1 3
SPAN 202
SPAN 332 3
SPAN 333 Contemp Cult-Soc Hispan Americ 3

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. Students may use only one-third of the credits in a minor that overlap with the student's major. For example: If a minor is 18 credits, 6 credits may be applied to the minor that are also used in the 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: Dr. Richard Griffin
PHONE: 231-591-2761
E-MAIL: griffinr@ferris.edu

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

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