EST 485 "Readings/Research in Ethnic Studies"

EST 485 is a required capstone course for the major in Ethnic Studies. It follows the completion of EST 123 and at least six additional courses that may be counted towards the Ethnic Studies Major. Students must decide on an independent project that relates to the students' own interests in the field. A project proposal should be written by the student, and approved by the Ethnic Studies Instructor with whom the student plans to work. The proposal will then be submitted to the Ethnic Studies Committee for final approval no less than two months before the block in which the project will be completed

Proposal Guidelines

  1. Discuss the project with an Instructor in the Ethnic Studies Program.

  2. Write a project proposal. The proposal should be typed (double-spaced, #12 font) and should include:

    • A Title

    • A Summary - In addition to providing an overall description of the project, the summary should also include an outline of the project and the basic ideas to be investigated. It should indicate how the project relates to ethnic studies, to courses that the student has taken before, and possibly to what the student would like to do in the future.

    • The Methodology - This should explain how the project will be completed.

    • A Bibliography or preliminary booklist

  3. Submit the proposal to your Instructor at least three months before the block in which the project will be completed.

  4. Once the Instructor has approved the proposal, the Instructor will submit it to the Ethnic Studies Committee at least two months before the block in which the project will be completed.