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American Ethnic Studies Minor

The Mission

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The American Ethnic Studies (AES) program is designed to develop citizens, participants and activists who strive daily to build community, both locally and nationally, in the pursuit of justice and equality.


Goals of the American Ethnic Studies Minor

1. Introduce American Ethnic Studies as a legitimate field of inquiry that is critical and foundational to a Liberal Arts Education curriculum

2. Develop skills and knowledge of the critical methodologies and scholarly approaches needed to understand the diverse historical, social and cultural issues relating to ethnicity in the United States.

3. Develop skills to research, analyze and reflect on the role and effect of ethnicity, race and culture in the United States

4. Develop a rich understanding of the heritage and contributions of ethnic cultures in the United States