Jun 02, 2023  
Catalog 2020-2021 
Catalog 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Ethnic Studies

Drawing from a variety of academic disciplines, the field of Ethnic Studies analyzes issues related to race and ethnicity, highlighting the perspectives and experiences of people of color in the United States and beyond. Ethnic Studies uses an intersectional approach that considers class, sexuality, gender, ability, legal status, and other markers of social identity to examine social inequality, and to envision and work toward a more just and egalitarian society.

Approved Courses

Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the histories, cultures, and lived experiences of people of color/ethnic communities in the United States.
  2. Describe how race and ethnicity intersect with class, gender, religion, sexuality, ability, and/or other markers of social identity to shape life chances and social relations.
  3. Analyze the impact of social structures sustained by racism, racialization, and colonialism and their role in U.S. social, political, economic development locally, nationally, and/or globally.
  4. Explain how peoples of color/ethnic communities resist oppression, build coalitions, and affirm identities for empowerment locally, nationally, and/or globally.