Ethnic Studies

Cultures, Gender, and Social Constructs

The Department of Ethnic Studies critically examines the interlocking forces of domination that are rooted in socially constructed categories of gender, sexuality, class, race, disability and national status

Undergraduate

  • Ethnic Studies B.A.
  • Women's and Gender Studies B.A.
  • Social Studies Teacher Licensure

Graduate

  • Ethnic Studies M.A.
  • Women's Studies Graduate Certificate

Minors

  • Ethnic Studies
  • Women's Studies
  • Indigenous Studies
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The Department of Ethnic Studies is committed to nurturing critical thinking, civic-minded and culturally informed students who strive to strengthen the communities in which they reside, while engaging with communities on and off campus in order to effect meaningful change in public policy and social life.

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The Women's Interdisciplinary Studies Program prepares individuals for the needs and opportunities of an increasingly interconnected and interdependent world. The program builds awareness of the range of human experience, potential, and accomplishment.

The Things They Don’t Tell You: A Panel About Black Women in Higher Education (Video Links)

By Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters | March 26, 2021

In case you were unable to attend the amazing panel discussions from the Black History Month and Women’s History Month event entitled, The Things They Don’t Tell You: A Panel About Black Women in Higher Education, hosted by Ethnic Studies instructor Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters and her Black Feminisms students, here are the links to the Department […]

Beyond Warnock and Ossoff, A Black History Month Discussion of African American and Jewish Relationships (Video Link)

By Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters | March 26, 2021

Just in case you missed the start of the Ethnic Studies Department Community Conversation Series entitled, Beyond Warnock and Ossoff, A Black History Month Discussion of African American and Jewish Relationships, the recording of the first installment is now available using the link below! This conversation was in conjunction with the BLM Engaged Art Installation […]

Neurodecolonization and the Medicine Wheel: An Indigenous Approach to Healing the Traumas of Colonialism

By Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters | February 26, 2021 | 0 Comments

We are excited to announce that CSU’s 3rd Biennial Brad Sheafor Lecture in Social Work will feature Dr. Michael Yellow Bird, Dean and Professor of the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Manitoba. Dr. Yellow Bird will be presenting the Medicine Wheel is a symbol used to represent wholeness, balance, and the natural […]

The Things They Don’t Tell You: A Panel About Black Women In Higher Education

By Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters | February 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Beyond Warnock and Ossoff, A Black History Month Discussion of African American and Jewish Relationships

By Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters | February 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

LENSES OF THE LIBERAL ARTS: HEALTH How Our Disciplines in the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Help Us Identify, Analyze, and Understand Our World from a Variety of Perspectives.

By Aaunterria Bollinger-Deters | February 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

A SPOTLIGHT ON THE MENTAL HEALTH STRUGGLES OF STUDENTS OF COLOR AT CSU A Spotlight on the Mental Health Struggles of Students of Color at CSU

CLA Magazine Article Spring 2019

By Abby Marweg | May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Toward a New Economy: Cryptocurrency and International Development   Bitcoin, the most popular cryptocurrency, has been touted as an amazing solution for those without easy access to a traditional bank. While it certainly opens up opportunities for people in developing nations who otherwise have to rely on third parties to help them receive and transfer […]