2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog 
    Nov 30, 2022  
2022-2023 Cal Poly Humboldt Catalog

Ethnic American Literatures Minor

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Drawing on classes from ethnic studies, Native American studies, and English, this interdisciplinary minor provides the opportunity to study the diverse literatures of multi-ethnic American writers. Students gain an understanding of the comparative histories, cultures, and resistance movements of ethnic groups in the U.S. through ES 105  or ES 308 , required for the minor.

To complete the minor, take another 12 units in ethnic American literature and culture, including ENGL 336 /ES 336 /WS 336 - U.S. Writers of Color  . Courses might concentrate on the literary traditions of a particular group (e.g., African American, Asian American, Indigenous, Latinx literatures) or examine multi-ethnic U.S. literatures in a comparative way. Various special topics courses also may apply, depending on the topic and subject to advisor approval. This minor can be particularly useful for those planning careers in teaching, social work, business, law, journalism, and community development.

Requirements for the Minor (15 Units)

Literature and Culture

Complete one of the following courses, plus an additional 8 units of approved elective courses.

Approved Elective Courses

Consult with the advisor for approval of special topics courses not on this list.


Christina Hsu Accomando, Ph.D.
Founders Hall 219

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