Related Minors

As an interdisciplinary major, American Ethnic Studies cross-lists many of its courses with programs and departments across the College of Arts & Sciences and the University of Washington. This enables our students to easily add a minor to their academic plan. Below are some of the most common minors for our students.

Common Related Minors

  • American Indian Studies: This minor explores the principles for understanding and supporting Indigenous communities domestically and globally
  • Comparative History of Ideas: An interdisciplinary program based in the humanities, CHID’s students, faculty and staff connect ideas and practices from across the sciences, arts and social sciences to examine ideas in their cultural, historical and political contexts.
  • Education, Learning & Society: Offered jointly by the College of Education and the College of Arts & Sciences, the ELS minor provides a strong background in how humans learn and how society, environment and culture shape that learning across school, work and play.
  • Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies: The GWSS minor analyzes how gender and sexuality create individual experiences within the systems of power as well as intersecting other factors like ethnicity, class or marriage status into deeper meanings of inequality and change
  • History: Race, Gender, and Power: This minor explores the centrality of race and gender in shaping and reproducing hierarchical relations of power around the world. 
  • Human Rights: Combining the study of philosophy, politics, economics, culture and law, this minor reflects the rising interest in human rights throughout the world, even as the realization of human rights continues.
  • Labor Studies: Bringing together courses on labor in core social-science departments, this minor focuses on the importance of labor to the economic, social, political and cultural evolution of modern societies.
  • Law, Societies and Justice: This liberal arts-oriented study of law, rights and justice includes particular emphasis on the studies of comparative law, punishment and human rights.
  • Oceania and Pacific Islander Studies: Through academic coursework and community experiences, this minor places an emphasis about the historical cultures of Oceania or Pacific Island environments.