The interdisciplinary minor in American Ethnic Studies is undergoing revisions for the 2020-2021 academic year. The revised minor will require 15 hours. For the current requirements for the minor, visit the Wake Forest University Bulletin

Declaring the Minor

To declare the AES Minor, you need to complete the online Add/Drop: Major, Minor, and Concentration form which can be found in Virtual Campus (WIN). For instructions, please visit the Registrar’s website.


AES 251: Race & Ethnic Diversity in America
   or  ANT 325: Roots of Racism: Race and Ethnic Diversity in the US
AES 234: Ethnicity & Immigration
   or  SOC 356: Sociology of Immigration
   or  COM 339: Practices of Citizenship
3-hour course from behavioral & social sciences
3-hour course from humanities
3 hours from electives

Approved Courses

  • American Ethnic Studies

    AES 234: Ethnicity & Immigration
    AES 251: Race & Ethnic Diversity in America

  • Anthropology

    ANT 325: Roots of Racism: Race & Ethnic Diversity in the U.S.
    ANT 374: North America Archeology
    ANT 377: Ancestors, Indians, Immigrants: A Southwest Cultural Tapestry

  • Communication

    COM 330: Communication and Conflict
    COM 338: African-American Rhetoric
    COM 339: Practices of Citizenship
    COM 340: American Public Discourse I
    COM 341: American Public Discourse II
    COM 350: Intercultural Communication

  • Education

    EDU 305: The Sociology of Education

  • English

    ENG 371: American Ethnic Literature
    ENG 357: Studies in Chicana/o Literature
    ENG 377: American Jewish Literature
    ENG 379: Literary Forms of the American Personal Narrative
    ENG 381: Studies in African-American Literature
    ENG 387: African American Fiction

  • History

    HST 271: African American History to 1870
    HST 272: African American History since 1870
    HST 338: Sexuality, Race and Class in the United States since 1850
    HST 341: Africans in the Atlantic World, 1750-1815
    HST 358: Race, Gender, and the Courts
    HST 365: Modern Native American History
    HST 376: Civil Rights & Black Consciousness Movements
    HST 378: Race, Memory, and Identity
    HST 390: Research Seminar: (Slave, Narrative and Memory)
    HST 390: Research Seminar: (Race, Class, Gender, and Resistance in the American South)

  • Music

    MUS 203: Jazz
    MUS 207: American Music

  • Politics and International Affairs

    POL 214: Latino/a Political Behavior
    POL 223: African American Politics
    POL 224: Racial and Ethnic Politics
    POL 278: Politics and Identity

  • Psychology

    PSY 357: Cross-Cultural Psychology
    PSY 364: Stereotyping and Prejudice

  • Religion

    REL 103A: Introduction to Christian Traditions
    REL 111: American Indian and First People’s Traditions
    REL 113: Introduction to Jewish Traditions
    REL 342: Religious Intolerance in the U.S.
    REL 345: The African American Religious Experience
    REL 357: Jews in the United States
    REL 359: Hinduism in America
    REL 373: Special Topics in African-American Religious Traditions
    REL 374: Black Messiahs & Uncle Toms
    REL 375: Race, Myth, & the American Imagination
    REL 392: First Peoples Traditions: Cherokee Removal

  • Sociology

    SOC 348: Sociology of the Family
    SOC 356: Sociology of Immigration
    SOC 359: Race and Ethnic Relations
    SOC 360: Social Inequality
    SOC 362: Sociology of Work, Conflict and Chang
    SOC 364: Power, Politics, and Protest

  • Spanish

    SPA 363: Cultural & Social Entrepreneurship: Promotion of Latin American & Latino Societies

  • Women’s, Gender, Sexuality Studies

    WGS 377: Special Topics: When topic relates to American Ethnic Studies
    WGS 383: Race, Gender, and the Courts