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:
Iwigara: American Indian ethnobotanical traditions and science
by Enrique Salmon. Timber Press, 2020. 248 p.
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