Information & Resources for Ethnic Studies Students 

 

Student Petition Form for non-ETHN Courses

Courses from other departments or colleges can be petitioned by uploading specific documents into our ONLINE PETITION SUBMISSION WEBSITE. You are required to upload a syllabus and upload a completed Student Petition Form for review. It may take 4 to 6 weeks for results and you will be notified by email with the results or request for more information. 
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Below is are two examples of what to write in a Student Petition
REQUEST:
To review and approve ETST 002 from UC Riverside as a lower-division Ethnic Studies elective and to meet the DEI requirement. 
 
REASON for REQUEST:
To use ETST 002 as a lower-division elective for my Ethnic Studies minor and/or complete my DEI requirement. 
 
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REQUEST:
To review and approve EDS 116 Equity Minded Education in Student Affairs as an upper-division Ethnic Studies elective.
 
REASON for REQUEST:
To use EDS 116 for the upper-division for my Ethnic Studies Double Major.
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Pass/No Pass (P/NP) Grade Option for Spring 2020 Courses ONLY 

Typically, except for independent study course electives (ETHN 197, 198, or 199) which are always taken with a Pass/Not Pass grade option, undergraduate students majoring in Ethnic Studies may take up to two courses, and students minoring in Ethnic Studies may take up to one course with a Pass/Not Pass option.
For Spring Quarter 2020 Ethnic Studies is waiving this limit and any courses taken P/NP during this period will not count toward the above limits for majors or minors. In addition, UC San Diego has deemed that any course taken P/NP in Spring 2020 will not count towards the 25% cap on P/NP courses for the Bachelor’s degree. Students must still select the P/NP option via WebReg and may change their selection of P/NP or Letter Grade through the end of Week 10 (6/5/2020).
To view the official deadline dates visit this UC San Diego webpage: 
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Pass/No Pass (P/NP) Grade Option for Fall 2020 Courses

Per the request of the University, Ethnic Studies will support Student Petitions for additional P/NP courses due to the circumstances associated with the coronavirus pandemic and remote learning.  

 

Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) Grade Option for Spring 2020 Courses ONLY 

 

For Spring Quarter 2020 graduate students in the Ethnic Studies Ph.D. program may select to take their courses with the S/U grading option instead of the standard Letter Grade.

Student Petitions

Student Petition Form for non-ETHN Courses

Courses from other departments or colleges can be petitioned. Please submit a syllabus and a completed Student Petition Form via email to EthnicStudies@ucsd.edu for review. It may take 4 to 6 weeks for results and sometimes longer during breaks and the summer.