Learning Outcomes/Expectations for Ethnic Studies Majors

  1. Bodies of Skills
  2. Critical Thinking
    1. Contrast and compare ethnic group experiences
    2. Frame conclusions from a range of information
    3. Predict outcomes based on known information
  1. Communication Skills
    1. Effectively and clearly write about experience of ethnic groups
    2. Effectively and convincingly verbalize the ethnic group experience
    3. Work effectively in group processes
  1. Research Skills
    1. Apply research trends and directions in ethnic studies
    2. Utilize data bases in ethnic Studies
    3. Utilize basic computing skills
    4. Utilize and discern valid research conclusions
    5. Utilize design, conduct, and defend a research project
  1. Content Mastery
  2. Understanding of Interdisciplinary Approaches to Knowledge of the Ethnic Group Experience in the United States
    1. Analyze and apply concepts of culture, acculturation, assimilation, and cultural pluralism
    2. Analyze and apply concepts of “race”, ethnicity, racism, and ethnocentrism
    3. Analyze and apply concepts of implications of discrimination, slavery coerced Americanization, colonization, sexism, and color consciousness on the social experiences of men and women of color

B.   Social Histories of Ethnic Groups

  1. Distinguish ethno-socio-historical perspectives of African and African Americans, Asian and Pacific Island Americans, Mexican/Latino/a Americans and Native Americans
  2. Distinguish concepts of immigration, migration, emigration, and push-pull factors
  3. Distinguish economic and other contributions of ethnic groups to the United States and human civilization
  4. Distinguish the roles of community formations and institutions building among ethnic groups

C.   Concepts and Theories/ Old and New in Ethnic Studies

  1. Analyze and apply the concept of “race” and the evolution of the human species
  2. Analyze and apply concepts such as melting pot, culture of poverty, deprivation, and assorted sociological models to rigid analysis
  3. Analyze and apply new models and paradigms to the study of the ethnic group experiences

D.   Social Justice Issues

  1. Evaluate judicial systems and the implications for the ethnic group experience
  2. Evaluate past and present processes of de jure and de facto segregation
  3. Evaluate continuing effects of discrimination
  4. Evaluate recommendations and strategies for ameliorating discrimination

E.   Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Class, and Sexuality

  1. Analyze the intersections of gender, race/ethnicity, class, and sexuality
  2. Interpret educational attainment across these lines
  3. Analyze the  “glass ceiling” phenomenon
  4. Analyze the experiences of women of color
  5. Interpret key civil and human rights legislation, e.g.,, voting rights, affirmative action, and open ….

IV.              Service Based Community Learning

  1. Apply community based learning
  2. Relate and connect the relationship between service learning and the major
  3. Generate first-hand knowledge regarding the ethnic group experience
  4. Promote community and civic engagement to provide service to others

V.                Self-Development

  1. Reflect on personal and intellectual growth
  2. Reflect on the value of social consciousness and personal responsibility