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College of Education & Integrative Studies

GEMS Major

The GEMS BA Major Option offers a comparative understanding of ethnic, class and gender relations with specific concentrations in:

  • African American Studies
  • Asian American Studies
  • Chicano/Latino Studies
  • Native American Studies
  • Women's Studies

GEMS Curriculum Sheet and Course Map 2013-2014

Curriculum Sheet |  Road Map

Courses

Core courses    
Introduction to Ethnic Studies EWS 140 (4)
Study of Men and Women in Society EWS 145 (4)
Ethnic Women EWS 390 (4)
Gender, Ethnicity, and Class EWS 420 (4)
Select 2 of the following:    
African American Experience EWS 201 (4)
Chicano/Latino Experience EWS 201 (4)
Native American Experience EWS 203 (4)
Asian American Experience EWS 204 (4)
Methods in EWS EWS 395 (4)
Capstone (Senior Project) EWS 461/462 (4)
Select 2 of the following:    
Ethnic Identity EWS 301 (4)
Gender, Ethnicity and the Arts EWS 410 (4)
Ethnicity, Gender and Religion EWS 431 (4)
Feminist Theory and Practice EWS 440 (4)
Multiracial and Hybrid Identities EWS 450 (4)
Community and Culture EWS 475 (4)
Select 3 of the following:    
Women in Global Perspective EWS 380 (4)
African American Contemporary Issues EWS 401 (4)
Chicano/Latino Contemporary Issues EWS 402 (4)
Native American Contemporary Issues EWS 403 (4)
Asian American Contemporary Issues EWS 404 (4)
Concentration (24 units)    
Courses selected from one of the following areas, in consultation with advisor.
African American Studies   (24)
Asian American Studies   (24)
Chicano/Latino Studies   (24)
Native American Studies   (24)
Women's Studies   (24)
Support Courses (20 units)    
Courses chosen in consultation with advisor   (20)
General Education (68 units)    

Students should consult the catalog website for current information regarding this requirement. Courses must be selected from the list of approved courses under General Education Requirements, Areas A through E, in the University catalog.

Unrestricted Electives (16 Units)