/ American Ethnic Studies

Special Programs and Opportunities

We recommend that students take as their last course an independent study project or internship. This can be fulfilled by the following options.

Independent Study

The independent study is an in-depth study of an ethnic group (preferably one involving the emphasis you chose).

Contact the AES director for more information about independent study 


The internship should be one in which students are immersed in a minority culture or in an issue surrounding a “minority experience.” It could involve an analysis of the institution where the internship takes place from the perspective of race, class and/or gender.

Contact the AES director for more information about internships 

Off-Campus Study

Satisfying this recommendation could involve participating in one of the following off-campus programs:

Contact the Fried Center for Global Engagement for help with off-campus study