Objectives of the Program

The objectives of the Ethnic Studies Minor are to enable students to:

  • Understand the historical factors affecting social inequality in the U.S.
  • Explore the intersections of race, class, and gender in U.S. society.
  • Develop and apply critical thinking skills to the study of race and ethnicity.
  • Enhance the oral and written expression of critical issues.
  • Prepare students to be productive citizens in a diverse, democratic society.