Department of Ethnic Studies
Our mission is to provide students with a rigorous and disciplined examination of historically underrepresented racial groups in the United States.
Ethnic Studies engages in the comparative study of the social construction of race in the United States, with a focus on the histories of African Americans, American Indians, Asian Americans and Chicanos/Latinos. Ethnic Studies situates these core groups within national and transnational contexts. Research on these specific core groups lays the foundations for the educational, research and community service focus of Ethnic Studies.