Ethnic Studies

The Department of Ethnic Studies has provided information for students who plan to study abroad. Review your department’s responses to the Major Advising Questionnaires below, then contact the department directly with any additional questions.

 

Advising Resources

Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies Majors PDF

Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies Majors PDF

Comparative Ethnic Studies Majors PDF

Native American Studies Majors PDF

 

 

Berkeley Programs Questionnaire

 

Does your department currently sponsor a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program?

Yes. Berkeley Summer Abroad: “Muslims in the West,” Granada, Spain, and “International Migration,” Barcelona, Spain.

Do any courses offered on a Berkeley Summer Abroad or Berkeley Global Internships program currently satisfy requirements within your major?

Yes, for Ethnic Studies and Chicano Studies majors: Ethnic Studies N180, Granada Spain, and Ethnic Studies N180, Barcelona, Spain. Native American Studies and Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies majors should contact the undergraduate advisers to discuss.

 

UCEAP Programs Questionnaire

 

What is the maximum amount of major credit given for courses taken during UCEAP? Is this maximum calculated by number of courses or by units of credit?

This is determined on a case-by-case basis. The maximum is calculated by number of courses rather than units of credit.

Does your department maintain a list of courses previously awarded credit on UCEAP and/or a list of pre-approved courses for UCEAP programs? How do students access this information?

No.

Does your department have a 4-year or 2-year plan available to students that incorporates semester or year-length study abroad? How do students access this information?

No. Academic planning with study abroad is done directly with students. Please contact the undergraduate advisers to discuss.

What is the process in your department to have courses evaluated? What materials must be submitted? What is the timeframe for response?

Students must submit course descriptions and/or syllabi for the courses they plan to take prior to study abroad or by the beginning of their program.

Are students in your department able to undertake a senior honors thesis the semester following UCEAP participation?

Yes, on a case-by-case basis.

Does your department calculate UCEAP grades into departmental GPA?

Yes.

Are UCEAP grades counted towards departmental honors?

Yes.

If you represent a department which teaches foreign language, does your department award major credit for the courses taken during the Intensive Language Program (ILP) portion of the UCEAP program?

N/A

Does the undergraduate adviser sign the UCEAP academic planning form, or must a faculty adviser sign?

The undergraduate adviser.

Does your department place Academic holds on declared majors prior to each registration period? If yes, what is your departmental policy on releasing advising holds for students currently abroad on UCEAP (e.g. is advising possible via email, skype, etc.)?

Yes. Holds can be released after email advising with the undergraduate adviser. .

Do you have any department specific advice for students participating on a UCEAP program in their last term at Berkeley?

Have fun!

 

Independent Programs Questionnaire

 

Have any Independent programs been approved by your department and the Study Abroad Advisory board for credit in the major?

No.

Are there any pre-approved courses for your major from other UC summer abroad programs (UCLA, UCD, etc.)?

No. Courses are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

What is the process to have a course from an Independent study abroad program evaluated for your major?
Students must submit course descriptions and/or syllabi for the courses they plan to take prior to study abroad or by the beginning of their program.