Welcome to the
Ethnic Studies Department
The Ethnic Studies Department is committed to offering and developing diverse and balanced curricula in all of its ethnic studies disciplines to promote self-discovery, social awareness, and appreciation of the cultural diversity of all major ethnic groups in America. The course offerings are designed to expand students’ awareness and understanding of the rich and unique histories and realities that have shaped our American experience. The core of each course offers a variety of rich and unique histories and realities that promote the development of tolerance and mutual self-respect. The central curricula in the Ethnic Studies Department are in the academic disciplines of Africana Studies, Asian Studies, Chicano Studies, Judaic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, and Multicultural Studies. Many department faculty serve as student advisors to the major ethnic student organizations and participate in campus and community cultural and educational events.