The original minor program required students to take Seminar 144. However, although this course is offered regularly, it often does not have the necessary enrollments and is prone to being canceled, in which case our Ethnic Studies minors are forced to petition other courses to complete this program requirement.
The Ethnic Studies Program has plans to transition into a major program and we find it necessary to align our minor with the course requirements of the proposed major.
We believe making these changes will align the Ethnic Studies minor with other minors offered across the disciplines at Saint Mary’s College. Thus, it will become more attractive and competitive.