Program Learning Outcomes
Students will gain the following:
- Study the roles of race and ethnicity in U.S. society, both historically and today.
- Analyze how economic and political forces intersect with race and ethnicity in the United States.
- Understand the aesthetic and creative contributions of U.S. non-whites.
- Address the representation of racial and ethnic minorities in American culture, history, and politics.
- Understand the relationships between ideology and power.
- Study the intersectional natures of race, ethnicity, class, gender, religion, region, nationality, and other factors.
- Develop an understanding of how race and ethnicity are tied to personal values.
- Gain an appreciation for the role non-whites have played in building America.
- Foster a moral and political commitment to multiculturalism.
- Understand the connections between individual achievement and community involvement.
- Complete a research or creative project in ethnic studies.
- Build critical thinking abilities and apply them to real-life issues.
- Develop oral and written communication skills.