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Ethnic Studies

About Us


Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous and disciplined examination of historically underrepresented racial groups in the United States. Ethnic Studies engages in the comparative study of the social construction of race in the United States, with a focus on the histories of African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans and Chicanos/Latinos. Ethnic Studies situates these core groups within national and transnational contexts. Research on these specific core groups lays the foundations for the educational, research and community service focus of Ethnic Studies.

Why Ethnic Studies

Why Ethnic Studies

The Ethnic Studies program is designed to help you develop a breadth and depth of understanding of ethnicity and its significance in contemporary American society. As you analyze the ethnic experience from an interdisciplinary perspective, you will gain a background in the theories and concepts required to understand and interpret inter- and intra-group relations in the United States. The Ethnic Studies minor focuses on the history, culture and contemporary situation of Asian Americans, African Americans, Latinos and American Indians. Students apply this knowledge in a variety of careers involving intercultural relations.

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Advisory Council

Advisory Council

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