Welcome to the Department of American Ethnic Studies

AES is a multicultural and multidisciplinary research and teaching unit dedicated to the production and transmission of knowledge on key aspects and issues of race and ethnicity. Through the courses we offer in our four areas of concentration, students have the opportunity to learn interdisciplinary, ethnic-specific, and comparative concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry as applied to the study of selected U.S. ethnic groups. Our aim is to help students become knowledgeable citizens with an advanced sense of critical thinking and respect for diversity.