Advisor: Catherine Stewart
The Ethnic Studies Program and the courses that make up its major address questions of ethnic identity and relations among ethnic groups and is supervised by a faculty committee composed of the course instructors.
In order to receive Ethnic Studies credit a course must devote a significant portion of its content to the study of subordinate racial or ethnic groups, where a subordinate group is understood as one whose members are, or have historically been, disadvantaged and subjected to unequal treatment by the dominant group in a society, the latter understood as a group whose members have superior access to or control over a society’s economic, political, or social power. Specific courses may emphasize the cultural practices of one or more racial or ethnic groups or the interrelationships between subordinate and dominant racial or ethnic groups.
Ethnic Studies faculty members: Craig Allin, Carol Enns, Christina Penn-Goetsch, Marcela Ochoa-Shivapour, Mary Olson, Catherine Stewart,