Bachelor's Degree

Students interested in the Ethnic Studies Bachelorʻs Degree should contact and set an appointment with the Ethnic Studies Department Academic Advisor.

Requirements

To be admitted into the Baccalaureate Program, prospective majors must first complete ES 101 with a minimum grade of "C". Students must complete a total of 30 credit hours from categories A, B, C, and D; and mantain at least a 2.0 GPA in 30 credits with with no less than a "C" grade in any course selected from the Ethnic Studies Curriculum.

 

Please check with the current UH Manoa Class of Availability to see which classes are offered.

 

Categories

A. Introductory Course (3 credits) (Mandatory for all majors):
ES 101 Introduction to Ethnic Studies (3)  
B. History and social dynamics of the various major ethnic group (12 credits):
ES 221 Hawaiians (3) ES 331 Chinese in Hawai'i (3)
ES 305 The African American Experience I (3) ES 333 Filipinos in Hawai'i (3)
ES 306 The African American Experience II (3) ES 338 American Indian Experience (3)
ES 330 Japanese in Hawai'i (3) ES 339 South Asian Migrants: Culture and Politics (3) (**WS 339)
C. History, theories and problems of ethnic groups and ethnicity on the framework of social, economic and political change (12 credits):
ES 213 Race, Class, Gender in Popular Culture (3) ES 395 Multiethnic Popular Culture: Hip Hop (3)
ES 214 Introduction to Race and Ethnic Relations (3) (**SOC 214) ES 399 Directed Reading/Research (3)
ES 301 Ethnic Identity (3) ES 410 Race, Class, and the Law (3)
ES 310 Ethnicity & Community: Hawai'i (3) ES 418 Women and Work (3) (**WS 418/SOC 418)
ES 318 Asian American: Survey (3) (**AMST 318) ES 420 American Ethnic and Race Relations (3)
ES 320 Hawai'i & the Pacific (3) ES 440 Contemporary Diasporas in Comparative Perspective (3)
ES 340 Land Tenure and Use in Hawai'i (3) ES 443 Filipino Americans: Research Topics (3)
ES 350 Economic Change & Hawai'i's People (3) ES 455 (B|C) Topics in Comparative Ethnic Conflict (3)
ES 360 Immigration to Hawai'i and U.S. (3) ES 456 Racism and Ethnicity in Hawai'i (3) (**SOC 456)
ES 365 Pacific/Asian Women in Hawai'i (3) (**WS 360) ES 460 Ethnic Conflict (3)
ES 370 Ethnic Literature of Hawai'i (3) (**ENG 370) ES 480 Oceanic Ethnic Studies: Theories & Methods (3)
ES 372 Asian American Literature (3) (**ENG 372) ES 486 Peoples of Hawai'i (3)
ES 373 Filipino Americans: History, Culture and Politics (3) (**AMST 373) ES 492 Politics of Multiculturalism (3) (**SOC 492)
ES 375 Issues of Diversity in Higher Education (3) ES 493 Oral History: Theory & Practice (3)
ES 381 Social Movements in Hawai'i (3) ES 495 Hawaiian Labor History (3)
ES 390 Gender and Race in U.S. Society (3) (**WS 390) ES 496 Special Topics in Ethnic Studies(3)
ES 392 Change in Pacific Polynesia (3) (**PACS 392)  
D. Field Work in Ethnic Studies (3-6 credits) (Mandatory for all majors):
ES 380 Field Work in Ethnic Studies (3)  

 

* For related courses to apply toward the total number of required credits, they must be approved by an Ethnic Studies undergraduate advisor.
 
** Cross-listed in the UH Mānoa Schedule of Courses.