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Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies is a degree category that consists of the following common degrees:

  • Women's Studies

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    Women's Studies

    Degree programs in women’s studies focus on feminism and the history, culture, and politics of women. Courses examine the categories of identity – gender, sexuality, race, class, age, ability, and geopolitical affiliation – as well as the social processes and structures that frame them.

    Students of women’s studies consider questions like these:

    • How have women shaped the direction of the nation?
    • How have women influenced global events?
    • How have women influenced public life and politics throughout history?
    • How have women’s health issues been politicized?
    • How do men and women communicate differently?
    • How have women authors used literature to express political and business ideas?
    • Have the work and contributions of women been underrepresented?

    In exploring these topics, the curriculum aims to provide students with an understanding of both feminist theories and movements.

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  • Native American Studies

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    Native American Studies
  • Ethnic Studies

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    Ethnic Studies

    Ethnic studies explores ethnicity and race from the interrelated perspectives of history, politics, economics, religion, and social and cultural realities. The field considers and examines the experiences of underrepresented minorities in the United States. It questions the origin and continuity of racism within the general context of American society and institutions. And ultimately, it seeks to provide its students with a critical understanding of contemporary society and a catalyst for social change and social justice.

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  • African American Studies

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    African American Studies
  • Chicano Studies

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    Chicano Studies
  • Deaf Studies

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    Deaf Studies

    The Deaf Studies curriculum is composed of courses in American Sign Language (ASL), Deaf culture, Deaf education, and Deaf history. Classes cover the linguistic structure, grammar, and vocabulary of ASL, as well as the sociocultural impacts related to being deaf or hard of hearing. Programs prepare students to work as sign language interpreters for the Deaf community in life and in the work world and introduce them to the field of ASL interpretation and translation.

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