Current Courses

Fall 2024

  • ETHNC 3365-001
    Ethnic Minorities
    Location: ART 158 (ART 158)
  • ETHNC 5663-001
    Criminal Justice & Law
    Location: SAEC 1145 (SAEC 1145)

Summer 2024

Spring 2024

Professional Organizations

  • American Sociological Association. 06/1995 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Society of Criminology. 08/1992 - present. Position : Member.
  • National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies. 03/1989 - present. Position : Member.

Courses I Teach

  • ETHNC 1800 - Issues in Ethnic Studies
    In this one-credit course students will explore the historical development of Ethnic Studies as well as research issues and current theoretical trends and research methodologies in the field. The course is in collaboration with The Office for Student Equity & Diversity (SED). SED staff will assist in developing students holistically by offering opportunities for students to explore the college campus and receive mentoring. This institute will also serve to enhance the developing college-going culture of the Jumpstart Program students. The Jumpstart Program is a pre-baccalaureate summer program that provides a positive environment for student learning and growth.
  • ETHNC 2500 - Introduction to Ethnic Studies
    This course serves as a general introduction to Ethnic Studies, its history, theoretical and key concepts that make up the discipline, and research that is important to its development as a field of study. While learning about Ethnic Studies as an academic discipline, students will examine the daily lives of people of color and the roles of race and ethnicities in various communities of U.S. society including White America. The readings and discussions will encourage you to think deeply and critically about the complexity & multifaceted nature of race and ethnicity.
  • ETHNC 2510 - Diversity Scholars
    “Introduction to Ethnic Studies: Diversity Scholars” draws from critical essays, empirical research and diverse forms of narrative to examine the complex dimensions of race, class, and gender as they intersect in American society. The course introduces students to varied ethnic studies concepts and theories in order to help them better understand the dynamic interplay of racialized, gendered, and ethnic identities, politics, and self-representation. The course also helps students make connections between theory and practice by completing community engaged learning (CEL) hours in Salt Lake City schools.
  • ETHNC 2560 - Chican@ & Latin@ Experiences
    This course provides students with an in-depth examination of the historical and contemporary development of Chicanx and Latinx populations in U.S. society (DV). In addition, students will gain an appreciation for the purpose and philosophy of Ethnic Studies as a discipline for social justice praxis. To that end, community engaged learning (CEL) is a major requirement for completion of the course.
  • ETHNC 3365 - Ethnic Minorities in America
    This course explores how ethnic minority populations navigate a range of political, economic, and legal circumstances in the United States. The class lectures and readings consider the diverse and sometimes overlapping experiences of different ethnic/racial groups and address subjects such as: Immigration, Language, Science, Education, Media, and Social Justice. Applying a sociological lens, we will pay attention to the historical and contemporary ways that ideas about ethnicity are instituted, circulated, and made meaningful in society. We will also examine the intersections of class, gender, and sexuality in the lives of ethnic minority populations and discuss how people work to eradicate inequalities within and between ethnic minority subgroups in America.
  • ETHNC / SOC 5300 - U.S. Latino Diaspora
    U.S. Latino Diaspora is designed for students interested in examining the historical creation and contemporary spread of the multicultural Latina/o Diaspora from islands in the Caribbean, to Central México and beyond. Various activities in and out of the classroom will provide students with knowledge about the indigenous, European, and African roots of Latina/o culture and history.
  • ETHNC / SOC 5663 - Soc Inequality, Crime, Criminal Justice, & the Law
    This course provides an in-depth look at various manifestations of social inequality and their impact on crime, criminal justice, and the law. Intersectional effects of race, class, and gender inequality on crime, its control, and its adjudication is the focus of the course, however, there will be some opportunity for examination of other individual and structural factors. Critical theoretical perspectives that promote social justice as a societal goal, is the primary analytical focus. To that end, community engaged learning (CEL) is a major requirement for completion of the course.
  • ETHNC 5900 - Ethnic Studies Interdisciplinary Research Methods
    This course is designed to familiarize you with the major techniques of interdisciplinary data collection and analysis used by interdisciplinary scholars. These include feminist methods, participant observation, in-depth interviewing, biographical methods, content analysis, archival research, and a variety of nonreactive techniques. This course will also address the links among theory, data, and methods, and provide you with a critical appreciation for interdisciplinary research. You will not only become acquainted with various research methods, but also how to conduct field research that is descriptively interesting, theoretically illuminating, and ultimately publishable. The course will follow a seminar format emphasizing reading, group discussion, in- and out-of-class exercises, oral presentations, original research, and writing. The success of the class will depend largely on your individual and collective contributions.

Teaching Projects

  • The Gang Paradox: Inequalities and Miracles on the US-Mexico Border. Project Lead: Ed A Munoz. Collaborators: Cindy Fierros, Guangzhen Wu, Heather Melton. Univerity of Utah Teaching Committee 09/30/2019 - 10/02/2019. Total Budget: $6,667.00.
  • Global Learning Across the Disciplines. Project Lead: Ed A. Munoz. Collaborators: Alborz Ghandehari, Annie I. Fukushima. Office for Global Engagement 03/01/2019 - 03/01/2021. Total Budget: $10,000.00.
  • Community Engaged Learning TA Supplementary Funding. Project Lead: Ed A. Munoz. Bennion Community Service Center, Social Inequality 01/07/2019 - 04/24/2019. Total Budget: $1,500.00.
  • Community Engaged Learning TA. Project Lead: Ed A. Munoz. Bennion Community Service Center 01/08/2018 - 04/25/2018. Total Budget: $750.00.

Current Students

  • Rebecca Y. Owen, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Chair.
  • Rebecca Y. Owen, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Project Type: Dissertation. Role: Chair.

Pedagogical Publications

  • Muñoz, Ed A., Angela M. Jaime, Deborah L. McGriff, and Adrian H. Molina. 2012. “Assessment of Student Learning: Estudios Chicana/o Cultivating Critical Cultural Thinking.” Teaching Sociology. 40(1): 34-49. Paper published, 07/20/2012.