About this program
Ethnic Studies is a study of people of color and their experience in all dimensions of life. Our curriculum aims to understand and pose questions that critically consider notions of and meanings regarding race, sexuality, gender, class, nation, indigeneity and immigration.
- know and understand the socio-cultural and historical experiences of racialized communities of color in the United States within a comparative, transnational, and interdisciplinary framework.
- be able to understand and apply critical concepts of racialization, racial formation and their intersection with gender, sexuality, socio-economic class, and national and religious identity.
- be able to analyze structures of dominance, power, and ideology and their concomitant perpetuation of racial inequality.
- be able to recognize the multidimensional complexities of concepts of culture and their relationships to racialized communities.
Students will know and be able to apply the concepts, theories, and methods of interdisciplinary ethnic studies practices and scholarship to work towards social justice.