The ethnic studies department emphasizes the experiences of ethnic minorities within the united states while also exploring experiences across national boundaries the course of study stresses a comparative approach, making connections among a host of areas, including history, literature, political science, and cultural anthropology. Ethnic studies 1, 2, and 3, introduction to ethnic studies, will consist of the following three courses: land and labor, circulations of difference, and making culture a minimum of thirteen four-unit upper-division courses in the department of ethnic studies must be completed from the following. Ethnic studies is an interdisciplinary program that uses cross-cultural comparative methods to explore the diverse histories and cultures of ethnic groups in the us. In some states, high school ethnic studies programs have met resistance from conservative legislatures the rationale was that such classes foster racial resentment and division. By beth slutsky over the past couple of years there has been a lot of discussion about whether california students should be required to take an ethnic studies course before they graduate from.
1 slideshow of 10 images you are at image number 1 with caption : support the queer ethnic studies scholarship fund 2 slideshow of 10 images. By kanani: ethnic studies is the study of difference in race, ethnicity, and nation as well as sex and gender the teaching of ethnic studies at the collegiate level began after a series of protests garnering support to create an ethnic studies college at san francisco state university on march 20,1969. Ethnic studies is a course designed to view the historical development and experiences of various cultures, and trace the path of how things came to be for those. The study started in 1999 and is still monitoring the health of over 6,800 participants participants are from six us communities and include diverse race and ethnic groups mesa can help us understand how heart disease can have different symptoms based on a patient's sex or racial or ethnic.
Seeking answers to the most timely and important social justice issues, ethnic studies empowers every student with a vital understanding of their changing world one of the oldest programs of its kind, ethnic studies, examines the legacy of racial and ethnic inequalities in the us, sources of. Ethnic studies is the interdisciplinary social and historical study of how different populations have experienced, survived, and critically engaged the united states nation-building project. Program description the ethnic studies program explores the social, cultural, and political forces which have shaped the histories of ethnic minorities in a us multicultural society.
Ethnic studies centers the knowledge and perspectives of a marginalized ethnic or racial group, reflecting viewpoints rooted in that group's experiences and intellectual scholarship. Welcome to the department of ethnic studies at the university of colorado boulder, the university of colorado's premier academic unit dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and teaching of race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, and decoloniality, among others. Ethnic studies is a degree-granting interdisciplinary program offering course work in the study of the histories, cultures, and contemporary issues which define and shape ethnic group experiences in the united states. Students may earn a major or minor in ethnic studies a secondary goal of the program is to encourage student awareness of the ethnic and culture-based dimensions and applications of other major fields.
Studies, it reviews research on the impact of ethnic studies curricula, first as designed specifically for students of color who are members of the group under study, and second as designed for diverse student groups that include white students. The study of race should be grounded in a deep understanding of the particular historical, social, economic, cultural, and political experiences of individual racialized groups as well as an analysis of the relationships among them. Students who pursue an ethnic studies minor seek a deeper understanding of american racial and ethnic groups, namely, african americans, latinos(as), asian pacific americans and native americans. The ethnic studies minor at california state university san marcos offers students majoring in another discipline the opportunity to study critically and systematically the experiences of racial/ethnic groups that have been economically, educationally, politically, legally, and/or socially disadvantaged.
The ethnic studies program addresses questions of ethnic identity and relations between ethnic groups through a variety of interdisciplinary courses in areas ranging from anthropology to history to art. A high school ethnic studies course examining the roles of race, nationality and culture on identity and experience boosted attendance and academic performance of students at risk of dropping out. Ethnic studies courses terms offered: spring 2018, spring 2017, spring 2016 this explores the work of key theorists of race, ethnicity, and de-colonization whose work and ideas have formed the basis of scholarly work in the broad, interdisciplinary field of comparative ethnic studies. Ethnic studies is an interdisciplinary, comparative concentration that examines the construction of race and ethnicity in social, cultural, historical, political, and economic contexts.