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:
The Vera M. Gayters Scholarship and the Que Andrada Scholarship for disbursement next academic year 2022-2023. Both are currently accepting applications.
The Vera M. Gayters Memorial Scholarship is awarded to students majoring in Ethnic Studies at CSUEB to encourage them to pursue the highest degree of excellence in their academic and professional careers, and to promote social responsibility. To qualify of this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
*Be an Ethnic Studies major
*Show promise in making a substantial contribution to minority communities in politics, sciences, medicine, or arts
*Be a currently enrolled junior or senior
*Have a minimum 2.5 CSUEB GPA
*Reside in Alameda or Contra Costa Counties
*Demonstrate financial need by filing the FAFSA, or California Dream Act
*Submit a letter of recommendation from a member of the Ethnic Studies faculty.
The Que-Andrada Foundation Scholarship is a university-wide scholarship awarded to undergraduates who have a demonstrated interest in the Filipino American community. To qualify for this opportunity, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:
* Show demonstrated interest in the Filipino American community
* Be a current CSUEB undergraduate
* Be an undergraduate in the upcoming Fall term
* Have a minimum cumulative 2.7 GPA
You can access the scholarship portal by going to this link https://csueastbay.scholarshipuniverse.com/ and search by scholarship name.
Deadline to apply is April 4th, 2022
Iwigara: American Indian ethnobotanical traditions and science
by Enrique Salmon. Timber Press, 2020. 248 p.
This award recognizes a staff or faculty member who is positively impacting our community in ways that inspire integrity and engagement. This person works through a student-centered lens and continues to inspire our community beyond the classroom.
Office: MI 4098