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Ethnic Studies

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What is Ethnic Studies?

Ethnic Studies is an interdisciplinary major and minor that seeks to understand how society is systemically and structurally formed by ideas of race, ethnicity, sexuality, class, and gender. This program provides a wide-range of methodological and critical approaches (intersectionality, relationality, anti-racism, feminism, etc.). Students are also able to examine the historical and contemporary experiences of people from a variety of origins.

Courses offered focus on people from the United States, Latin America, Africa, the Basque Country, Asia, the Middle East and other populations.

For more information, contact the Director of Ethnic Studies Dr. Dora Ramirez at

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What can you do with it?

Work in a variety of government, non-profit, and private organizations seeking to bring awareness and appreciation of the culture, language, history and real-life experiences of diverse populations.

You can see how your existing coursework would apply toward your degree in Ethnic Studies by running a “what if” report, or by using Degree Tracker.

For more information, contact the Director of Ethnic Studies, Dr. Dora Ramirez at