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


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


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


  • Ethnic Studies
  • Women's 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.

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 […]