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Web Site for Ethnic Studies at Illinois State University

How to Apply

Students must be in good academic standing with at least a 2.00 GPA. For information, email the undergraduate advisor, Susan Kalter, in Stevenson 424J or call at (309) 438-8660.

Undergraduate Minor

Group III - Global Contexts

Students must complete at least 2 courses from Group III.

 
  • AGR 201 Resources, Food, and Society:  A Global Perspective
  • ANT 185 Cultures of the World [Outer Core--SS] 
  • ANT 294 Japanese Society and Culture
  • ANT 307 Japanese Diasporas, Culture, and Identity
  • ANT 308 Japanese Communicative Strategies
  • ANT 373 Archaeology of Political Economy
  • ANT 384 North American Archaeology (formerly ANT 283)
  • ART 275 World Arts:  Visual Arts [Outer Core--FA]
  • ENG/LAN 206 Women of Asia, Latin America, and Africa [Outer Core--H]
  • GEO 235 Geography of Emerging Areas (GEO 235.01:  Africa; GEO 235.02:  Latin America; GEO 235.03:  South Asia; GEO 235.04:  Middle East; GEO 235.05: Eurasia; GEO 235.06: Central Asia and the Caucasus) [Outer Core--SS]
  • GEO 250 Africa
  • GEO 255 Asia
  • HIS 104.01  History of Africa [Outer Core--H]
  • HIS 104.02  History of East Asia [Outer Core--H]
  • HIS 104.03  History of Latin America [Outer Core--H]
  • HIS 104.04  History of the Middle East [Outer Core--H]
  • HIS 104.05 History of South and Southeast Asia [Outer Core--H]
  • HIS 263 Modern Mexico
  • HIS 265 African Civilization
  • HIS 266 Modern Africa
  • HIS 267 Modern South Asia
  • HIS 269 History of Japanese Religions
  • HIS 270 World Religions/World Views
  • HIS 271 Islamic Civilization
  • HIS 272 Modern Middle East
  • HIS 275 History of Japanese Civilization
  • HIS 276 History of Chinese Civilization
  • HIS 282 Colonial Latin American History
  • HIS 283 History of Cuba
  • HIS 307 Selected Topics in Non-Western History
  • HIS 335 The Holocaust:  The Event and Its Aftermath
  • HIS 351 Ancient Near East
  • HIS 373 History of Modern China
  • HIS 375 History of Modern Japan
  • IDS 121.31  Texts and Contexts:  Music and Context in Latin America [Middle Core--LH]
  • IDS 133.02  Interdisciplinary Study Abroad:  Japanese History, Civilization, and Culture
  • IDS 133.03  Interdisciplinary Study Abroad:  Exploring Korean Culture and Education:  Multicultural and Global...
  • IDS 133.04  Interdisciplinary Study Abroad:  Introduction to Mexican Culture
  • IDS 203 Nations and Narrations (IDS 203.05:  Africa; IDS 203.10: East Asia; IDS 203.15:  Latin America; IDS 203.20:  Middle East; IDS 203.25:  South Asia) [Outer Core--H]
  • LAN 115.02 Second-Year Portuguese
  • LAN 115.17 Second-Year Chinese
  • LAN 115.18 Second-Year Japanese
  • LAN 116.18 Second-Year Japanese part 2
  • LAN 116.15 Second-Year Spanish part 2
  • LAN 244.15 Hispanoamerican Culture
  • LAN 314.12 Studies in Contemporary French and Francophone Culture
  • LAN 325.12 Selected Topics in Francophone Literature and Culture
  •  LAN 326.15 Spanish American Literature:  Foundations to Late 19th Century
  • LAN 327.15 Spanish American Literature:  Late 19th Century to Present Day
  • LAN 336.15 Selected Topics in Spanish American Literature
  • MQM 349 Business in a Multicultural Environment
  • MUS 216 Non-Western Music Literature
  • MUS 275 World Arts:  Music
  • NUR 313 International Studies in Transcultural Nursing (Nursing majors only)
  • PHI 207 Indian Philosophy
  • PHI 208 Buddhist Philosophy
  • POL 140 Introduction to the Politics of Africa, Asia, and Latin America [Outer Core--SS]
  • POL 240 Latin American Politics
  • POL 245 Asian Politics
  • POL 246 African Politics
  • POL 247 Middle Eastern Politics
  • POL 340 Topics in Latin American Politics
  • POL 345 Topics in Asian Politics
  • POL 349 Topics in Middle Eastern Politics
  • SOC 220 Global Social Change:  An Introduction to Macrosociology
  • SOC 318 Children in Global Perspective
  • THE 271 Studies of NonWestern Film
  • THE 275.01 World Arts:  Theatre
  • THE 275.02 World Arts:  Film
  • THE 374 Multicultural Perspectives in Dance

Courses taken in 2013 or before:

  • ART 140 Introduction to the Arts of the Americas, Africa, and the South Pacific
  • HIS 378 Islam
  • IDS 121.02  Texts and Contexts:  Islamic Art and Culture [Middle Core--LH]
  • IDS 121.26  Texts and Contexts:  Music & Theatre of East and Southeast Asia [Middle Core--LH]
  • IDS 121.42  Texts and Contexts:  Japanese Women's Literature as History [Middle Core--LH]
  • IDS 121.43  Texts and Contexts:  Chinese Characters, Japanese Arts [Middle Core--LH]
  • LAN 253.15 Survey of Spanish Literature I
  • LAN 255.15 Survey of Spanish American Literature
  • LAN 325.15 Spanish American Literature
  • LAN 331.15 Spanish American Literature I

NOTE:  Other courses with appropriate content for Group III may be approved by the faculty director.  Courses in second-year language (and beyond) and courses in global English-language or non-English-language literatures and cultures, if appropriate to the minor and the student’s focus as determined by the faculty director, will be approved.  HIS 104 and IDS 121 may be taken only once for credit.