The mission of the Department of Ethnic Studies is to provide an academically rigorous program that substantively contributes to the University's public commitment to provide a multicultural learning experience. Our comparative and interdisciplinary program covers six core areas: American Indian Studies; Asian American Studies; Black Studies; Chicanx and Latinx Studies; Comparative Ethnic Studies (Available online only); and Genders and Sexualities in Communities of Color. In our courses, we teach students to analyze social relations of race, class, gender, and sexuality; develop nuanced understandings of social justice; and act as socially responsible global citizens.
The Department of Ethnic Studies also offers five minors:
In memory of Kahlil Gay
On Friday February 26th, 2021, former student and activist Kahlil Gay passed.
Kahlil recently graduated from Cal State East Bay.
He wasn't only a beautiful soul but a powerful activist!
Kahlil will be truly missed!
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